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

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problem #4

Jul 072001

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • miles
The first time we experienced that anything was wrong was when the yellow engine light on the dashboard show up. We immediately went to nearst Ford dealar service dept. (purvis Ford in fredericksburg, va. They place the automobile under a diagnosis test and told us they had to replace a mass airflow sensor assy. They told us it was safe to drive the Ford car the incident happen to us again and we called the purvis service dept. They had the car tow back to their service shop. They again put the car under the diagnosis computer an after 2 days of having it at their shop told us they could not find any wrong with our car. It now happen to us again on a route 3 going 55 miles an hr.,on heavily traveled road. Now here is the scary part, route 3 is a curvy and winding road. No accident has occurred, as yet. But when it does we could be wrapped around a tree going at 55 miles per. So please help us. We have been dealing a Ford dealer by the name of "purvis Ford and have had no solution to our problem every time we have left our car with them. We had to pay for a rental every time we leave the car there. "the problem is when are driving the steering wheel locks up and the engine quits". we have had this car serviced every 3000 miles since the day we bought it and we have the records to prove it.

- Locust Grove, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 272000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
On 10/26/2000, the mass air flow sensor was replaced due to the check engine light coming up and difficulty in starting the vehicle. After the replacement, these problems were solved. However, a new problem appeared. The vehicle stalled without any warning. It happened twice within a 24-hour period. In both incidents, it happened on a slow left turn after exiting an interstate highway. At the same time, the power steering was disabled. This created a major safety hazard since I had minimal control of the vehicle. In fact, I almost hit a lamppost. I contacted the dealer, but they could not identify the cause yet. In fact, they could not even reproduce the problem. I have a feeling that this is due to a defective mass air flow sensor, but the dealer does not agree. The dealer said that they are going to install a flight recorder on the vehicle to further investigate the cause of the problem.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 292000

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever the vehicle is in low idle engine would stall. Problem is intermittent & would have no warning. Been to dealership 3 different times & mechanic can not locate cause of problem. Had air flow sensor replaced due to check engine light coming on.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 121998

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer has experienced problems with electrical wiring. Vehicle was parked for 24 hours before it burst into fire. The consumer put the fire out. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted. Consumer states there were signs of a short under the front right fender by the trailer wires, a Ford mechanic informed consumer that he did not believe the fire was caused by the trailer wires. Referenced in EA02-025

- Tallahassee, FL, USA