10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,555 miles

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problem #16

May 272005

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,666 miles
Metal brake lines along drivers side frame rail rusted through causing complete loss of brakes.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #15

Nov 192004

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,786 miles
The brake line from the ABS pump to the right front brake rusted through which resulted in the loss of all fluid in the master cylinder. Further inspection found the two rear brake lines also severely rusted. The location of the failure and the extensively rusted rear lines was directly under the master cylinder, on top of the chassis rail.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #14

May 242004

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,923 miles
Rear steel brake lines rusted.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #13

Jun 242003

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complete brake failure. Deteriated fluid line under driver's door. All fluid was discharged and was left without any brakes at all. Should be investigated. Referenced in RQ03-004

- Caseville, MI, USA

problem #12

May 202003

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,510 miles
Brakes failed. Driver noticed brake fluid leak and added brake fluid to get the car back to our residence. A review of the brake lines showed corrosion and leakage in the brake line only. All of the other lines and the under carriage show no corrosion at all. This is indicative of a defect in the material used for the brake line. This incident could have been more serious, possibly causing injuries or deaths if it were not for the actions of the driver.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #11

Apr 162000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Brake line foward of rear axle and above fuel filter rubs on car body resulting in a hole in brake line

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #10

Apr 162000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Brake line foward of rear axle and above fuel filter rubs on car body resulting in a hole in brake line

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #9

Jan 301999

Crown Victoria

  • miles
No summary

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #8

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steel brake line running to the rear brakes rubs on the underside of the car body at the transmission crossmember.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steel brake line running to the rear brakes rubs on the underside of the car body at the transmission crossmember.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steel brake line running to the rear brakes rubs on the underside of the car body at the transmission crossmember.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steel brake line running to the rear brakes rubs on the underside of the car body at the transmission crossmember

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steel brake line running to the rear brakes rub the underside of the car body at the transmission crossmember.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 221997

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Metal brake line which runs up/over the driver's seat frame chafed, lines routed too close to the body.

- Weymooth, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 051997

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • miles
The brake lines have been replaced in 4 of the following vehicles because the frame rubs a hole in the brake line; [xxx]/1996, [xxx]/1995, and [xxx]/1995. Not sure of mileage and date. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Delhi, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 151997

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The defective rear braking lines caused the brake pads to wear out which caused ineffective rear brake lines. The rear brake pads were replaced, all four rotors were completely worn at 12000 miles.

- Morro Bay, CA, USA