Ford Crown Victoria owners have reported 142 problems related to manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Crown Victoria based on all problems reported for the Crown Victoria.
The car leaks anti-freeze throught the plastic manifold. Who ever heard of a plastic manifold. The original part is a defective part-made of the wrong material. Ford needs to recall this part, it causes havic constantly needs to add coolant. The thermostat cannot be changed because the plastic housing is one piece with the manifold.
See all problems of the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria.
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle overheated without warning. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the intake manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph and proceeding to stop at a red light the engine stalled while the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after numerous attempts. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the manifold had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 81,218. Ec.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2003 crown victory. The contact stated that fluid was underneath the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer diagnosed the problem as a intake air manifold. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Rwk.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria.
While driving the car, I lost power and had to pull over, upon checking under the hood, we came to the conclusion that the intake manifold (which is plastic) got to hot which caused antifreeze to leak out. I ended up having to have it towed to my house which is where it has set since.
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I was on vacation coming home and the car started to pull then let go and the engen light cam on then car locked up on the high way few seconds latter their was thick white smoke coming from the hood of the car and threw the vents inside the car. I turned the hazard lights on and got out of the car on a heavy high way the car smoked for about 20-40 minutes, after it faded I opened the hood to find the ( manifold intake ) broke spraying the coolant all over the engen and electrical under the hood of the car. I see online their has been other complaints and Ford fixing them only in the hotter states as I live in NY but was in texas when this happened. Also when this happened I had no place to pull off the road as I was in congested traffic / busy highway - I am lucky I didn't get hit by a car. Ford motor company I know you know of the issue !!!.
Defective plastic intake manifold prone to cracking and leaking coolant. This item was previously reported to NHTSA and Ford was required to pay for repairs already done and to extend warranty. I'm told that warranty expired for something that a recall should have taken care of. I'm told that cost to repair is in excess of $1400. Contacted dealer and Ford asking for replacement of part and I will pay labor but both declined.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria.
The heat shield covering the left side engine exhaust manifold had corroded around the attaching bolts allowing the shield to fall against the steering shaft. I removed the shield before it could interfere with the steering function.
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I was responding as a volunteer ambulance emt from my residence to the fire station for an emergency call when the steering locked up. I tried to turn the steering wheel back and forth while applying the brakes and it began to steer again. I continued to the station about 3/4 mile away, made the ambulance call. Upon completion of the call I lifted the hood and observed the lower joints of the steering shaft were rusty and corroded. I sprayed the joint with wd-40 and turned the steering back and forth. In preparation for a trip two days later I was checking the vehicle and found the "exhaust heat shield" lying on the frame between the engine and frame. It was then I figured the part had come off and jammed between the steering shaft and the frame causing a momentary loss of steering control. I have not replaced the heat shield. After a factory recall replacement of the lower shaft resulted in the car steering like new with very little effort for a month or so. I then noticed the steering seemed to bind again at times. I looked and the upper steering shaft is corroded so I sprayed the u joint contained in the upper shaft with lubricant. I contacted the dealer who said the upper shaft was not part of the recall so I called Ford and was told the same thing. The upper shaft joint is experiencing the same failure as the lower shaft. Corrosion in the u joint is causing the needle bearings to not operate properly resulting in more difficult turning of the steering. I lubricate the joint at times. I believe the "upper steering shaft" should be included in a recall due to corrosion effecting the parts due to design not sufficient to prevent contaminates from entering the steering u joints. The "exhaust heat shield" was deteriorated due to corrosion of the mounting holes used to secure the shield to the exhaust manifold mounting bolts.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.
Leaking intake manifold at the coolant crossover (thermostat housing). Aluminum crossover becomes separated from the plastic intake manifold which will cause overheating and severe engine damage at all speeds. The entire intake manifold will have to be replaced if this condition occurs.
My intake manifold went bad. This is a known issue and a lawsuit was filed. It cost me $1,600 and Ford won't reimburse me.
While driving in NJ, the manifold blew and made the vehicle inoperative. Luckily, my mechanic came and towed the car to his garage. The mechanic performed a pressure test and determined that the 'plastic manifold' had blown. The origin of the fluid leak was behind the alternator. Then we did some research and found out that this was a problem back in 2004-5. I never knew, nor was I notified about this problem. I am the original owner of the car. The car was just into the Ford dealership to diagnose a "check engine" light on, no discussion was made about this manifold problem . . . They even checked for any previous technical bulletins. So, now what happens?.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria.
I own a 1997 crown vic less than 100 thousand miles. Bought the car 2 years ago at dealership in louisville ky. Found out there was recalls on vehicle after purchase was told carmax was good. Now here I sit with a cracked intake manifold which was recalled, but noone every fixed it. Someone should be responsible for this, yes was a recall shouldn't there be a law to make someone stand behind the crack intake manifold this was a 1 owner when I bought it with only like 60000 miles,.
Intake manifold crack causing a major coolant leak and engine malfunction cause coolant running to last spark plug hole in passenger side. Engine size 4. 6 8cyl. Same as my explorer 2002.
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact took the vehicle for inspection and was advised by the independent mechanic that the intake manifold gasket was leaking antifreeze. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 114,000.
I was driving home from work and thought a coolant hose had ruptured but after having the vehicle towed to my mechanic's place of business was told that the intake manifold had cracked and required replacement. After researching I found that Ford had issued a recall for only a few models even though most of their 8 cylinder 4. 6 engines utilized the same defective "composite" intake manifold. My Crown Victoria is a 1997 with 60,000 original miles!.
On 15 Nov 2009, my car started spitting and sputtering, I thought it was bad gasoline. On 16 Nov 2009, I had my car checked by my garage, was told that #5 spark plug and coil was bad due to leaking coolant at my intake manifold. After contacting my local Ford dealer thinking I could just buy a part vs. A whole manifold (like I was told I needed), I learned that there had been a recall for this problem and repairs were covered by Ford for only 7 years of auto's life. Well naturally, my car is 9 yrs old now and I'm facing a $1100. 00 repair bill. I was told the manifold could rupture at any time leaving me and my 2 yr old grandson stranded at any time. I feel like Ford is holding me hostage. With the spitting and sputtering the car was doing, we could have been in a serious accident. I have always driven Ford/Mercury products, but I'm not impressed with what's just happened. I don't want to be "found on road dead" (Ford).
I own a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with a v-8 (4. 6 ) that has a plastic intake manifold which is cracked and leaking coolant . It is unrepairable and must be replaced . This plastic should have never been used and intake manifolds are not supposed to fail like this and they should all be recalled .
The contact owns a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that the air intake manifold on the vehicle was manufactured out of plastic, which caused anti-freeze to leak onto the engine. The anti-freeze leak was noticed due to the burning chemical odor and smoke coming from under the hood. The dealer stated that the repairs would cost over $1,000 at the contact's expense. He was denied repairs under the class action lawsuit. When the heater was activated, the odor from the anti-freeze was overbearing in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 82,000. Updated 4/16/09
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria leaks coolant from the intake manifold. Consumer wants to know why the warranty is only seven years for this part.
The contact owns a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. While driving approximately 45 mph, the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. The engine then began to overheat. The contact pulled over to further inspect the vehicle and noticed steam near the engine. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that because the intake manifold was made out of plastic, it failed. The contact would have to pay over $3,000 to have the engine replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 91,000.
I recently determined that I now have a leaking front cover/intake manifold gasket/cracked intake manifold on my 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4. 6 liter v-8 which will require immediate repair. Had this defect manifested itself back in 2005, I would have been covered by the chamberlan v. Ford settlement but class members had to seek reimbursement by March 16, 2006. Since my 1997 Ford Crown Victoria has only recently started leaking coolant, I guess I will have to fork over the repair monies myself. Is there any chance of Ford repairing this manufacturing defect gratis? f.
The contact owns a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact felt a strong gust of heat coming through her vents. She pulled over to the side of the road and had the vehicle towed back to her residence. The vehicle was unable to be driven. A local mechanic came to service the vehicle and informed her that the plastic intake manifold cracked and needed to be replaced with an iron intake manifold. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The manufacturer has not yet been notified. The failure and current mileages were 100,000. Updated 06/17/08.
The problem began as a small hissing sound, much like that of a exhaust manifold leak. I was on my way of taking the car to a mechanic to ensure that was the problem when a loud <bang> occurred. Parts of the sparkplug boot were found in the engine compartment at the repair shop.
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria.
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle was taken to the dealer because the contact was informed of a safety recall. The dealer stated that the intake manifold failed. All of the engine coolant leaked from the reservoir. The copper tubing connected to the intake that went to the reservoir failed and caused the vehicle to begin steaming. The purchase date, powertrain, and recall number were unknown. The current mileage was 60,078 and failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 03-25-08 updated 03/25/08.
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|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
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|Engine Exhaust System problems||
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