1st Generation (1992—1997) Crown Victoria Problems

Crown Victoria owners with a 1992—1997 model year have the most problems with the engine (40%), cooling system (15%), and the electrical (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Complete Transmission Failure 2 complaints at an average of 104,500 miles in the 1992 Ford Crown Victoria.
  2. Leaking Coolant, Cracked Intake Manifold 4 complaints at an average of 93,778 miles in the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria.
  3. Cracked Intake Gasket 2 complaints at an average of 53,546 miles in the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria.

What Crown Victoria Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 1997 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1997 11 11 167 5.08
1996 14 12 157 4.18
1995 0 12 118 0.0
1994 3 7 80 0.67
1993 4 9 82 0.9
1992 13 9 69 4.69

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