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Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Problems of Ford Crown Victoria - part 1



Ford Crown Victoria owners have reported 44 problems related to brake hoses, lines/piping, and fittings (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria 1
Failure Date: 01/20/2008

Loss of rear brakes was indicated by the indicator light on the dash. Upon inspection of the hydraulic system, a rupture in the rear crossover hydraulic line that supplies fluid to the right rear wheel was discovered, resulting in loss of fluid. The rupture occurred where the line had been clamped to the under side of the rear shelf in the passenger compartment resulting in a kink in the line. This was the original hydraulic line installed at the factory.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria 2
Failure Date: 02/27/2007

- the contact stated that the 2003 Crown Victoria police interceptor had a recall 04v328000 that was repaired 08/24/04 for the rear suspension. He stated that this was the second failure. While driving at 45 mph on the parkway the vehicle lost power. The vehicle would not regain speed and he coasted down the hill to the auto dealership. He heard a screeching noise coming from the rear axle. On that day he was taking the vehicle to have the recall repaired. The contact stated that the recall was repaired, and there were no problems with the vehicle until 02/27/07. While driving at 55 mph on a clear day the vehicle made a screeching noise from the rear and the vehicle came to a complete stop on the highway during rush hour. He smelled smoke, and noticed a huge cloud of smoke coming from the rear driver's side. The contact stated that this vehicle was stuck in the express lane and couldn't move it. He stated that he jumped out the vehicle and notice the tire was pointed at a 45 degree angle. The contact place the gear shift lever in park and the vehicle roll backwards, he stated that he got the vehicle to stop by putting some road debris behind the wheel and turn the steering wheel to get the wheel to change angels. He was able to stop the vehicle from rolling backwards. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealership, and was informed that the rear axle broke, and the braked line ruptured. The dealership informed him that the brake line rupture was what caused the smoke. The failure mileage was 50000 and the current mileage was 81232. Updated 04/12/07.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 3
Failure Date: 08/05/2006

- the contact stated that while driving the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria at 45 mph and coming to a stop light the brake pedal was almost to the floor slowing the vehicle down. , then the front brakes engaged and stopped the vehicle. The contact looked into the rearview mirror and noticed fluid on the ground behind the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle home and later took the vehicle in to be repaired. The mechanic stated that brake line rotted.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4
Failure Date: 06/29/2006

Metal hydraulic brake lines corroded and leaking to loss of brake lines to be replaced.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 5
Failure Date: 05/27/2005

Metal brake lines along drivers side frame rail rusted through causing complete loss of brakes.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 6
Failure Date: 06/28/2004

While driving 20-25 mph consumer depressed the brake pedal and it descended to the floorboard, resulting in extended stopping distance. Once the vehicle was serviced, and technician determined that the brake line wore out, causing master cylinder to lose brake fluid.


car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 7
Failure Date: 05/24/2004

Rear steel brake lines rusted.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 8
Failure Date: 03/04/2004

While driving 20-25 mph, the consumer depressed the brake pedal, and the brake pedal descended to the floorboard. Afterwards, extended stopping distance was required to stop the vehicle. Once the vehicle was serviced technician determined that the brake line wore out, causing the master cylinder to lose brake fluid. Recall#98i001000. The consumer's vehicle wasn't included in the recall. Both brake lines of the rear wheels were replaced, one was worn completely through and the other was worn but not completely through.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 9
Failure Date: 09/19/2003

Brake line forward of rear axle and above fuel filter rubs on car body, resulting in a hole in brake line.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 10
Failure Date: 07/25/2003

Consumer had experienced the same problem as in recall 98i001000 concerning the brake line. The dealer refused to repair because the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.


 
car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 11
Failure Date: 07/25/2003

The consumer stated the brake line had rusted completely.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 12
Failure Date: 06/24/2003

Complete brake failure. Deteriated fluid line under driver's door. All fluid was discharged and was left without any brakes at all. Should be investigated. Referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 13
Failure Date: 05/20/2003

Brakes failed. Driver noticed brake fluid leak and added brake fluid to get the car back to our residence. A review of the brake lines showed corrosion and leakage in the brake line only. All of the other lines and the under carriage show no corrosion at all. This is indicative of a defect in the material used for the brake line. This incident could have been more serious, possibly causing injuries or deaths if it were not for the actions of the driver.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 14
Failure Date: 03/20/2003

The brake line rusted, which caused the rear brakes to fail. Referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 15
Failure Date: 11/05/2002

While driving, driver applied the brakes. They did not hold, which resulted in the vehicle having an extended stopping distance. This almost caused an accident. Upon inspection of vehicle, the driver noticed that the brake fluid had leaked out because of a hole in the brake line. Mr a recall was issued, but has not been extended to the general public. Referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 16
Failure Date: 08/26/2001

Brake line has 1 1/4 long chaffing or rub area causing line to fail. Under black rubber pad design to eliminate chaffing problem. Area is next to drivers side of transmission cross member. Appears black rubber pad did not prevent chaffing. Made temperory roadside repair to keep car home. Reported to Ford motor company customer service on 8/27/2001. Assigned reference number 9005812234. I have faied brake line available for investigation. Referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 17
Failure Date: 08/15/2001

Your agency has contacted me twice, concerning a brake failure on my 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. I have located the defective brake line that you inquired about, the piece that was cut out for the repairs. This number may be associated with my compliant ea03012. I just can not remember the gentlemans name that first called me. Later an attorney called representing herself as being with your agency. Please contact me again.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 18
Failure Date: 05/18/2001

Consumer had experienced problems with brakes just like mentione din recall 98 I 001 000. Brake line wore out, this could lead to brake fluid loss for rear brakes. Referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 19
Failure Date: 03/05/2001

While driving my car I applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I had to pump the brakes to stop. I took it to my mechanic who found that the brake line had worn through. It cost me about $81. 00 to have repaired.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 20
Failure Date: 02/22/2001

The brake line that goes to the rear brakes, rubbed on the underside of the floor board until it wore through. This caused spontaneous brake failure similar to that described in two other incidents with identical vehiclesin our fleet .

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 21
Failure Date: 02/15/2001

This is a sheriffs' patrol vehicle. The brake line to the rear brakes rubbed the underside of the floor-board on the driver's side until it wore through. The brakes failed at this point. We have confirmed this problem on two more identical patrol units. No injuries have been reported yet but the potential is there. Brake loss is reported as spontaneous and fortunatly, in our three incidents, it has occured at relatively low speed.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 22
Failure Date: 02/07/2001

Brake lines are rubbing through in two places under the car this is the third crown vic that has done this in past two weeks. I have called Ford but they keep giving me the run around. I;m afraid that some one is going to get hurt or killed . Can you please let me know whats going on.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 23
Failure Date: 01/04/2001

Cars brake line has rubbed through.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 24
Failure Date: 10/18/2000

Hydraulic brake line(s) rubbed against body parts causing loss of brake fluid. Dealer will not consider as a manufacturing defect. There appears to be several many complaints concerning this problem, but dealer says warranty repairs only apply to police vehicles. What about the rest of us? referenced in rq03-004.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 25
Failure Date: 01/26/2000

The hydraulic line between the master cylinder and the rear brakes had a hole rubbed through where it was contacting the frame. This is was verified by the Ford dealership that performed the repairs. I have the line itself as evidence. I brought this to the attention of both gregg motors and the Ford customer service office and that didn't seem to alarm them. I am a mechanical engineer and feel that the line was either installed too close to the frame at assembly or it was designed without the proper spacers to keep it from rubbing. Ford customer service stated that they were unaware of this problem and that they would forward the information to the engineers. I asked if someone could get back to me and they stated this was not possible. I was charged a $100. 00 deductible for the work. The vehicle is leased to my employer bergstrom, inc. Can you please investigate this problem ? I am concerned about other vehicles that may experience brake failure on the highway. I have never heard of a brake line failing after 3 years due to rubbing on the frame. There was no evidence of damage to the line or to the vehicle. I can send some digital pictures of the brake line if it helps your investigation. Referenced in rq03-004.