2nd Gen (1998 – 2011) Ford Crown Victoria Problems

The 2nd generation of the Crown Victoria has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.07. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1998–2011 Crown Victoria model years have sent in 134 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (18%) followed by the lights (14%) and the hvac (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 3
2.19
2010 0
0.0
2009 3
2.3
2008 4
1.14
2007 5
1.87
2006 14
4.79
2005 14
6.9
2004 19
3.32
2003 33
4.35
2002 4
1.01
2001 5
0.96
2000 9
3.25
1999 10
6.92
1998 11
3.95

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