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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4-DR. w/SAB

3
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50
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Complaints
Recalls

50 Complaints

for 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
02/11/2021
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/14/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W86X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING, THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BECAME INOPERABLE. ADDITIONALLY, THE SPEEDOMETER WAS ALSO INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS STILL AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 352,000.

11/30/2020
Components: AIR BAGS,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/30/2020
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

THE CAR DEALERSHIP DIDN'T TELL US THAT THIS CAR HAVE NO AIR BAG AND ALSO NOTHING WAS CHECKING OR CHANGE ON THE CAR. WE PAID FOR THE CAR AT 2700 AND THE ELECTRIC AND THE RADIATOR ARE BAD AND ALSO THE AC UNIT IS BAD THEY DON'T HAVE NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM AND MUCH MORE WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FIX IT NO MORE YOU ALREADY PUT 5,000 PLUS $2,700

07/08/2020
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 06/30/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING CEASED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED, WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT REACHED OUT TO CHUCK RENZE FORD LOCATED AT 751 E LAKE SHORE DR, MANISTIQUE, MI 49854 REGARDING NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V385000 (STEERING). THE VIN WAS INCLUDED HOWEVER, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT DUE TO THE AGE OF THE VEHICLE, THE MANUFACTURER HAD DECLINED TO HONOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,361.

11/20/2019
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 08/01/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W06X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA,.WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME STIFF. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO PRESCOTT BROTHERS FORD LINCOLN OF PRINCETON, INC. (1502 W PERU ST, PRINCETON, IL 61356) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING SHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS SIMILAR TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V385000 (STEERING). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 156,000.

09/23/2019
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 07/17/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V66X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE DRIVING, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED AT A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,000.

07/11/2019
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 06/06/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W96X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH AND MAKING A TURN, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND WAS DIFFICULT TO TURN. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE STEERING COLUMN WAS RUSTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,000.

03/09/2019
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 03/07/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

STEERING LOCKING UP AND MY STEERING PUMP IS IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION NO LEAKS

08/05/2018
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 07/25/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71WX6X******
Summary

THE STEERING IS NOT CORRECT, I WENT TO GET AN ALIGNMENT AND THE PROBLEM IS STILL PRESENT. THE LICENSED MECHANIC SAID THAT IT WAS SOMETHING WITHIN THE STEERING COLUMN, AND IT WOULD BE BEST IF THE DEALER LOOKS AT IT.

07/17/2018
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 06/08/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W56X******
Summary

MY AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON ALWAYS AND THE DEALER SAYS THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE AND THAT I WILL BE CHARGED FOR TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT

10/11/2017
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 10/11/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W26X******
Summary

STEERING COLUMN WAS COMING APART. THERE WAS A SMALL GREEN PLASTIC PIECE ON THE DRIVER FLOOR MAT. I LOOKED AT THE STEERING COLUMN BY THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE GREEN BUSHING WAS TOTALLY EXPOSED.

07/27/2017
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 02/08/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W86X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE STEERING CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO SPIN CLOCKWISE OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO A MEDIAN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CONTACT STRUCK ANOTHER VEHICLE WHILE SPINNING. THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE STRUCK THE REAR PASSENGERS DOOR OF AN ONCOMING VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN FROM THE SCENE TO PARK RIDGE AUTO BODY OF PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS AND REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE CRASH AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY, AND WAS NOT CAUSED BY THE REPAIR WORK PERFORMED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V385000 (STEERING)ON JANUARY 10, 2014. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 50,000.

06/26/2017
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 11/10/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FDFP74W66X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE SHE OR HER SISTER WAS DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND IT TRAVELLED TO THE FLOORBOARD AS THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL SEVERAL TIMES IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO STOP. IN ADDITION WHEN HER SISTER WAS DRIVING, SHE WOULD REMAIN HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL THE VEHICLE STOPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO WEBB FORD: 2150 OGDEN AVE, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 (630) 598-4700, WHERE THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY FURTHERED ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

11/23/2016
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 10/11/2016
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W36X******
Summary

VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A SEVERE FRONTAL IMPACT. AIR BAG FAILED TO INFLATE. [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

10/12/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/10/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

THE AIRBAG LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME (SEAT BELT RECEPTOR/RE-TRACTOR) THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES & LIGHTS STOP WORKING UPON START UP OR WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD

07/01/2016
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/03/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

IN 2006 MY HUSBAND WAS A DEPUTY SHERIFF I'M MT.HE WAS DRIVING A 2006 CROWN VICTORIA WITH APPROX 3000 MILES. HE WAS HEADING TO AN ASSISTANCE CALL ON THE INTERSTATE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. ROAD CONDITIONS WERE GOOD THAT DAY AND NO ABNORMALITIES IN THE ROAD. I HIRED A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO INVESTIGATE SOME ISSUES. I WAS INFORMED THAT THE AIR BAGS NEVER DEPLOYED HE WAS IN A HEAD ON COLLISION THROUGH A FENCE AND THEN WRAPPED AROUND A METAL SIGN POLE. CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE TO THIS VEHICLE. ALL WINDOWS BUSTED OUT RADIATOR CAME THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. TIRES WERE NOT NOTED TO BE DEFECTED BUT I DUE QUESTION A TIE ROD. AND AT THE TIME THE INVESTIGATOR DID RUN A RECALL CHECK AND NOTHING NOTED AT THAT TIME. HIS REPORT DID STATE THERE WAS DEFORMITY NOTED IN THE STERING COLUM. IN WHICH I HAVE NOW NOTICED THAT THERE HAS BEEN SOME ISSUES WITH THE STEERING COLUM. AND THIS AAND THIS ACCIDENT DID RESULT IN HIS FATALITY.....UPDATED 12/05/16 *BF

02/03/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/29/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W56X******
Summary

THE CAR STALLS WHEN IN MOTION AND EITHER PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL OR RELEASING IT. DRIVING ON CURVES MAKES IT MORE DANGEROUS SINCE THE POWER STEERING IN NOT WORKING WHILE THE ENGINE IS OFF. THE WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATES WHEN IT STALLS AND THE CODE READS "THROTTLE ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM IS STUCK CLOSED".

02/19/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/05/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V46X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE REVVED UP TO 5,000 RPMS WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED RANDOMLY. IN ADDITION, THE REAR WHEELS SPUN WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDLING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS HELD BY THE DEALER FOR THREE MONTHS AND THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTED THE DEALER TO REPLACE THE SENSOR IN THE THROTTLE BODY CONTROL, BUT THE REPAIR DID NOT REMEDY THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ONLY THING THAT STOPPED THE FAILURE WAS BY PLACING THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND CONTINUOUSLY ATTEMPTING TO TURN THE IGNITION OFF. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

01/14/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 12/17/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

I TURNED ON THE HEAD LIGHTS APPLIED THE BRIGHT LIGHTS AND LIGHTS WENT OFF. THE NEXT DAY THE ENGINE INDICATOR WENT ON AFTER PURCHASING GAS. FIVE DAYS LATER I PURCHASED GAS AND THE LOW FUEL LIGHT INDICATOR CAME ON AND THE GAGE SHOWED EMPTY AFTER FUELING THE VEHICLE UP. *TR

09/18/2014
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 07/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W26X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND BECAME VERY DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V385000 (STEERING); HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE UPPER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

09/06/2014
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/05/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W96X******
Summary

AFTER DRIVING TO XYZ LOCATION 3 MILES FROM MY HOME I PARKED MY CAR FOR A WHILE TO PICK UP STUFF FROM THE PLACE. AFTER AROUND 30 MINUTES I JUST DROVE MY [XXX] FORD CROWN VIC 2006 P71 AN EX POLICE CAR FROM THE PARKING LOT. JUST AS I JUST ACCELERATED AND TURNED THE VEHICLE TOWARDS MY INTENDED DIRECTION ALL OF A SUDDEN I COMPLETELY LOST CONTROL ON MY STEERING WHEEL. RECENTLY I HAVE HAD A RECALL ON A STEERING WHEEL SHAFT AND I GOT IT REPLACED AT FORD DEALERSHIP; FURTHERMORE I PRESUME THAT LOOSING THE CONTROL OF STEERING WHEEL THIS TIME IS RELATED TO THE PREVIOUS RECALL REPAIR. I LEFT MY CAR AT FORD DEALERSHIP FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

02/26/2014
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 10/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W06X******
Summary

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HER VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 13V385000 (STEERING) AND THE RECALL HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE TIME FOR REPAIR. THE VEHICLE ALSO EXPERIENCED THE STEERING FAILURE. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND THEY DID NOT KNOW WHEN THE MANUFACTURER WAS GOING TO RELEASE THE PART. THE CONTACT WAS PLACED ON A WAITING LIST THAT WILL ALSO EXCEED SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE THE VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 191,323. RK

10/21/2013
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 10/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74W26X******
Summary

AIR BAG PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM DEFAULT ALARM LIGHT AND ALARM SOUND GOES OFF WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. THIS HAPPENED RANDOMLY MULTIPLE TIMES OVER A PERIOD OF 6-18 MONTHS. SOMETIMES I FIND BLOWN FUSES, OTHER TIMES ANALYTICAL TOOLS SUGGEST BAD PASSIVE RESTRAINT GROUND. CURRENTLY UNKNOWN CONDITION AND UNKNOWN IF AIR BAG SYSTEM ACTUALLY WORKS. CAR HAS EXPERIENCED DOZENS OF FAILURES LIKE THIS, DIRECTIONAL FAILURES, PARKING BRAKE FAILURE, GAS CUT OFF FAILURE, COOLING FAN FAILURE, PAINT FAILURE, REMOTE MIRROR FAILURE, WINDOW CONTROL SWITCH FAILURE, DEFROST FAILURE, HEAT CONTROL FAILURE, IGNITION FAILURE, AND MANY MORE. PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM FAILURE IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY I HAVE BEEN PERPLEXED BY. OF ALL THE FAILURES, FORD ONLY ACCEPTED THE GAS SHUT OFF FAILURE. I CAN NOT AFFORD TO KEEP THE AUTOMOBILE OPERATING. *TR

09/10/2013
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 08/18/2013
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W86X******
Summary

STEERING WENT OUT OF VEHICLE. HAD BAD COLUMN REPLACED, AND GOT VEHICLE BACK ON AUG 29, 2013. AGAIN STEERING COLUMN FAILED AND WENT BACK OUT ON AUG 30 , 2013. VEHICLE WAS MOVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH. FORTUNATELY WE WERE TO STOP THE VEHICLE BUT RAN INTO HILLSIDE, AND LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT. THE COLUMN WAS REPLACED AGAIN AND ADDITIONALLY THIS TIME THE LOWER SHAFT WAS REPLACED. *TR

07/30/2013
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 07/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74W65X******
Summary

THE HEADLIGHTS ON MY 2005 FORD CROWN VICTORIA TURNED OFF WITHOUT ANY INDICATION OF A PROBLEM BEFOREHAND. THE LIGHTS CAME ON FOR A WHILE, THEN WENT BACK OFF AND THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN REPETITIVE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. WHAT IS ALARMING ABOUT THIS - IS THAT IT HAPPENED ON THE FREEWAY AT A SPEED OF 65 MPH. *TR

06/03/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 02/14/2013
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V06X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO STOP. AFTER THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP, AND WHILE CONTACT SLIGHTLY REMOVED THEIR FOOT FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE THEN ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE CONTACT DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY INJURIES. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,940. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

04/11/2013
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 04/09/2013
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING APPROAX 25 MPH WHEN MY STEERING WHEEL ALL OF A SUDDEN BECAME FREE AND MY WHEEL JUST SPUN FREELY NOT MOVING MY WHEELS, UPON INSPECTION I FOUND THAT THE BUSHING DISLOCATED WHICH CAUSED ME TO LOOSE CONTROL OF MY STEERING. *TR

02/28/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W46X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AROUND A TRAFFIC CIRCLE, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED EXCESSIVELY AS THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES AND CONTINUED TO DEPRESS THE PEDAL UNTIL THE ENGINE RPMS AND SPEED OF THE VEHICLE DECREASED. THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. THE INITIAL FAILURE WAS MINOR HOWEVER, THE SECOND FAILURE WAS MUCH WORSE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR A MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION OR REPAIRS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ONCE USED AS A POLICE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

10/23/2012
Components: STEERING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/22/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W76X******
Summary

WAS DRIVING DOWN HWY WHEN I SMELT ELECTRICAL BURNING AND NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM AROUND THE STEERING WHEEL. *TR

10/01/2012
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 09/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71WX6X******
Summary

INSPECTION FOUND DISLOCATED BUSHING. *TR

10/01/2012
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 09/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W56X******
Summary

INSPECTION FOUND DISLOCATED BUSHING. *TR

10/01/2012
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 09/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W06X******
Summary

INSPECTION FOUND DISLOCATED BUSHING. *TR

09/24/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W96X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION OF A STEERING FAILURE. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE STEERING COLUMN BUSHING ON THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN WAS LOOSE. IN ADDITION, THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT OF A CONCURRENT INVESTIGATION PERTAINING TO THE FAILURE UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE12025 (STEERING:COLUMN). THE INVESTIGATION WAS FOR THE SAME YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL BUT ONLY INCLUDED THOSE VEHICLES BEING USED AS POLICE INTERCEPTOR (CVPI) VEHICLES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 88,329.

09/17/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W06X******
Summary

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE STEERING COLUMN; COLUMN SEPARATING AND TOTAL FAILURE IMMINENT. *TR

09/12/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W76X******
Summary

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE STEERING COLUMN; THE STEERING COLUMN RETAINING RING FAILED. BINDING OF THE LOWER AND MIDDLE UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND BELIEVE IT IS HEAT RELATED? STEERING SHAFT NOT TRAVELING ON A TRUE AXIS AND A RESULT IS THE RETAINING RING IS BEING WORN AND EVENTUALLY WEARS OUT. *TR

09/11/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 07/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W16X******
Summary

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE STEERING COLUMN; THE STEERING COLUMN RETAINING RING FAILED. BINDING OF LOWER AND MIDDLE UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND BELIEVE IT IS HEAT RELATED. STEERING SHAFT NOT TRAVELING ON A TRUE AXIS AND A RESULT IS THE RETAINING RING IS BEING WORN AND EVENTUALLY WEARS OUT. *TR

09/11/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W26X******
Summary

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE STEERING COLUMN; THE STEERING COLUMN RETAINING RING FAILED. BINDING OF LOWER AND MIDDLE UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND BELIEVE IT IS HEAT RELATED. STEERING SHAFT NOT TRAVELING ON A TRUE AXIS AND A RESULT IS THE RETAINING RING IS BEING WORN AND EVENTUALLY WEARS OUT. *TR

09/11/2012
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 09/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W46X******
Summary

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE STEERING COLUMN; THE STEERING COLUMN RETAINING RING FAILED. BINDING OF LOWER AND MIDDLE UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND BELIEVE IT IS HEAT RELATED. STEERING SHAFT NOT TRAVELING ON A TRUE AXIS AND A RESULT IS THE RETAINING RING IS BEING WORN AND EVENTUALLY WEARS OUT. *TR

07/30/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W06X******
Summary

THE DRIVER OF THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLE STATED THAT WHILE PRESSING THE BRAKE OF THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE UNINTENTIONALLY ACCELERATED AND STRUCK A WALL. THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT WAS REPLACED AT A FORD DEALERSHIP. ON APPROXIMATELY JULY 13, 2012, THE DRIVER STATED THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER UNINTENTIONAL ACCELERATION WHILE BRAKING BUT NO ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN THIS CASE. WE HAVE HAD OTHER REPORTS OF A SIMILAR NATURE WITH THREE 2006 FORD CVPI'S AND APPROXIMATELY TWO 2004 CVPI'S.

05/13/2012
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W96X******
Summary

PAINT PEELED OFF ROOF AND BOTH "C" PILLARS. FORD HAS A TSB (09N02) BUT WILL NOT HELP CROWN VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTOR OWNERS WHO ARE NOT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR CVPI'S THAT ARE NOT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT/GOVERNMENT SERVICE. WAS FORCED TO PAY OUT-OF POCKET FOR REPAINT OF EFFECTED AREAS. NOW I NOTICED THAT PAINT IS PEELING OFF HOOD. I TRIED THE DEALER, WHO CALLED FORD CORPORATE AND THEY TOLD THE DEALERSHIP THEY COULD NOT HELP ME BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS NOT IN SERVICE AND PRIVATELY OWNED. *TR

10/07/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W66X******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT ENGAGED THE BRAKES AND PLACED THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED. THE FAILURE ONLY HAPPEN ONCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE BRAKE DEACTIVATION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 140,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 143,551.

10/07/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP71W06X******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL SO FIRMLY THAT THE TIRES BEGAN SMOKING. THE BRAKES WOULD NOT STOP THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL TO STOP THE ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE BRAKE DEACTIVATION SWITCH WAS REPLACED. THE CONTACT FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE MANUFACTURER. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 108,774.

07/07/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/07/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74VX6X******
Summary

PAINT IS FAILING ALL OVER CAR: HOOD, ROOF, SIDE MOLDING, AND BUMPERS. *TR

02/06/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W46X******
Summary

WE HAVE 21 2006 FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR POLICE CARS. EVERYONE OF THEM IS EXPERIENCING PAINT CRACKS AND OR PAINT POPPING OFF THE ROOF OR QUARTER PANELS BY THE REAR WINDOW. YOU CAN SEE THE GRAY PRIMER IN THE EXPOSED AREAS WHERE THE WHITE PAINT HAS POPPED OFF. FORD DENIES THE PROBLEM. ALL OF THE VEHICLES IN MY POLICE FLEET HAVE BETWEEN 50,000 AND 65,000 MILES. WE TOOK DELIVERY OF ALL OF THESE VEHICLES IN JANUARY 2006. *TR

08/03/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. SHIFT-LOCK MECHANISM WAS OUT OF ALIGNMENT AND HAD A LOOSE BOLT PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION TO GO FULLY INFO PARK CAUSING CAR TO REMAIN IN NEUTRAL AT FAILURE POINT. A LOOSE SHIFTER CREATED A "DEAD" SPOT BETWEEN PARK AND REVERSE GEARS. CAR DRIFTED FORWARD. *TR

06/04/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V76X******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ACCELERATES WHEN ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE. THE FAILURE OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY AND WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 27,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 24,989. UPDATE 07/06/07.*JB

05/22/2007
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 05/17/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAHP71W16X******
Summary

POLICE TRACK TRAINING PERSONNEL ARE REPORTING MOMENTARY POWER STEERING LOSS/LOCKUP WHEN EXECUTING HARD U-TURNS WITH 06/07 PRODUCTION FORD CROWN VIC POLICE INTERCEPTIONS. IN ADDITION, WE ARE RECEIVING COMPLAINTS FROM THE FIELD REGARDING THIS SAME ISSUE. CONCERN IS THAT THIS STEERING DEFECT COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT DURING NORMAL PATROL RESPONSES. THIS DEFECT IMPACTS AT LEAST ONE THIRD OF OUR ACTIVE PATROL FLEET (OVER 175 CARS, PERHAPS AS MANY AS 250). WE ARE MONITORING WHAT POLICE FLEETS IN ARIZONA ARE CURRENTLY DOING PER THE TSB ISSUED BY FORD AS WELL AS SCHEDULING A MEETING WITH LOCAL FORD TECHNICIAN., WHO, AT OUR TRACK DEMONSTRATED THE PROBLEM FOR ME ON MAY 17, 2007. *AK

05/04/2007
Components: VISIBILITY,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 05/04/2007
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP73V46X******
Summary

THE FIRST PROBLEM I WAS TOLD WAS A "MODULE SENSOR" POSSIBLE O2 SENSOR. THIS WAS WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF BUYING THIS BRAND NEW 06' FORD CROWN VIC. THE SECOND PROBLEM WAS A MINOR WINDOW MALFUNCTION. THE LATEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IS TODAY MY WIFE AND GRANDSON WERE IN A ACCIDENT. SOMEONE PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF US, WE WERE TRAVELING ABOUT 25-30 MPH. WE HIT THE OTHER CAR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE HEAD ON. OUR AIRBAGS DID NOT INFLATE. I AM VERY VERY CONCERNED THIS MAY BE ANOTHER "PROBLEM" WITH THIS 6 MONTH OLD FORD, WITH LESS THAT 4,000 MILES ON IT. THE WEBSITES FOR BOTH THE DEALER AND FORD COMPANY ARE ABSOLUTELY NO HELP IN TRYING TO FIND ANSWERS TO MY SITUATION. PLEASE CONTACT ME ON HOW TO GET THIS MATTER RESOLVED. *JB

12/29/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/27/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP73V26X******
Summary

2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA PURCHASED IN JUNE 2006. PROBLEM OCCURRED ABOUT 1 MOINTH AFTER PURCHASE (LATE JUNE). I WAS DRIVING OUT OF MY APT COMPLEX, WHEN I STOPPED AT THE GATE, THE ENGINE SUDDENLY WENT CRAZY. IT WAS AS IF IT HAD MAX THROTTLE EXCEPT MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE NOT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. IF I HAD NOT HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, I WOULD HAVE CRASHED INTO THE GATE. I PUT THE CONTROL INTO NEUTRAL AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RACE FOR ABOUT 6-7 SECONDS, THEN IT STOPPED AND IT WAS LIKE NOTHING HAD HAPPENED. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY RAN DIAGNOSTICS. NOTHING WRONG. SO I SAID IT WAS A FLUKE. BUT NOW 2 DAYS AGO (12-27-06), IT HAPPENED AGAIN. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY RAN DIAGNOSITICS - AGAIN NOTHING WRONG.

10/19/2006
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/19/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V66X******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS AFTER DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL AND STOPPING, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES HOWEVER; THE PROBLEM COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED.

08/03/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 07/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FAFP74V96X******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THERE WERE ON INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER ON FOUR OCCASIONS FOR THE SAME PROBLEMS. WHILE THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING AND THE VEHICLE WAS IMMOBILE WITH THE BRAKE PADS APPLIED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD. THIS ALMOST CAUSED SERIOUS ACCIDENTS OR CRASHES INTO PEDESTRIANS IN SOME INCIDENTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERS AND THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM OR DETERMINED THE CAUSE FOR THE PROBLEM. AFTER THE LAST INCIDENT, THE INSURANCE COMPANY NOTIFIED THE CONTACT THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER COVER THE VEHICLE BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS DUE TO THE DEFECT. THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE DEALER FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND SERVICE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY DETERMINED THE DEALER WOULD REMEDY THE PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE. DT: THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCES ON GOING PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES AND HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALERS ON FOUR SEPARATE OCCASIONS FOR THE SAME, INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS. WHILE THE ENGINE IS ON AND THE VEHICLE IN A SITTING POSITION WITH THE BRAKE PADS APPLIED UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS AND WITH NO WARNING, THE VEHICLE SURGES FORWARD AND ALMOST CAUSED SERIOUS ACCIDENTS OR CRASHES INTO PEDESTRIANS IN SOME INCIDENTS. THE VEHICLE WOULD BE TAKEN TO THE DEALERS AND THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AND CANNOT FIND THE CAUSE FOR THE PROBLEM. ON THE LAST INCIDENT, THE INSURANCE COMPANY NOTIFIED THE CONTACT THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER COVER THE VEHICLE BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS DUE TO THE DEFECT. THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED BACK TO THE DEALERS FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND SERVICE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CALLED AND STATED THAT THE DEALERS MUST REMEDY THE VEHICLES DEFECT. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALERS UNDER EXAMINATION FOR THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM.

3 Recalls

for 2006 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
13/06/2006
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06E056000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Campaign Number: 06E056000
Manufacture: UFI FILTERS USA
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.

Notes

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

29/08/2013
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V385000
STEERING
If the lower bearing separates, the vehicle may experience a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Campaign Number: 13V385000
Manufacture: Ford Motor Company
Components: STEERING
Summary

Ford is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (including Crown Victoria Police Interceptors), Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles. The affected vehicles are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Severe corrosion can seize the lower intermediate shaft which may cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and the steering column lower bearing to separate.

Notes

A separate service campaign applies to vehicles in non-corrosion states not addressed by this safety recall. Owners of these vehicles should contact Ford directly about these vehicles. For the safety recall, owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

05/11/2014
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V704000
STEERING:RACK AND PINION:PINION SHAFT
Improper servicing of the upper intermediate shaft could cause the shaft to separate, which can then result in a loss of steering control, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Campaign Number: 14V704000
Manufacture: Ford Motor Company
Components: STEERING:RACK AND PINION:PINION SHAFT
Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles manufactured March 23, 2004, to August 30, 2011, and 2005-2011 Lincoln Town Car vehicles manufactured March 8, 2004, to August 30, 2011, and on which the upper intermediate shaft was serviced during the course of safety recall 13V-385. The prior repairs may not have been correctly performed.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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