2nd Generation (1998—2011) Crown Victoria Problems

This generations ranks 41st out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (18%), lights (14%), and the hvac (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Slips 4 complaints at an average of 105,265 miles in the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.
  2. Total Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 24,000 miles in the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria.
  3. Head Lights Turn Off While Driving 8 complaints at an average of 115,321 miles in the 2004 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 1999 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

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