What's Wrong with the Ford Crown Victoria?

Crown Victoria owners have made 186 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (24%), followed by the lights (12%) and the cooling system (10%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Crown Victoria.

Comparing Crown Victoria Generations

Watch out for the 2nd generation's (1998–2011) 3.07 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Crown Victoria 1998–2011
134 3.07
1st Gen Crown Victoria 1992–1997
45 2.59

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The Worst Crown Victoria Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1998 (11), 1999 (10), 2000 (9), 2001 (5), 2007 (5), 2002 (4), 2008 (4), 1993 (4), 1994 (3), 2011 (3), 2009 (3), 2010 (0), and 1995 (0).