10.0

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

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problem #29

Jun 272002

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving 50mph the intake manifold failed. Consumer stated that sudden failure of intake manifold caused the vehicle to overheat. The intake manifold was on recall, but the manufacturer refused to honor the recall.

- Las Vagas, NV, USA

problem #28

Aug 182002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
I was forced to stay at a hotel overnight until Monday afternoon when the car was repaired with a replacement manifold made of metal by Ford. The hotel bill came to $220.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #27

Jun 202002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
In 4-1999 a recall owner letter was sent to all Ford dealers in regard to fatigue cracks in the intake manifolds used on the 4.6 L schc engines. The recall is for 1996-1998 Crown Victoria taxis and I feel since I had the same problem with my intake manifold I should be reimburse for the repair. Ford has had recalls for the intake manifolds every year up to 2002.Ford dealer in town is no help nor the 1-800 customer assistance number. I had the car towed to a local garage for repair since they were cheaper the Ford dealer. Bryan walker at the garage said his 96 Ford crown had the same problem last year and the Ford dealer did help him get a refund so I know they are helping some people.I know there is no recall on my car but since there is one for the taxix and I had the same problem I feel it should be under the same recall.

- Kelseyville, CA, USA

problem #26

Jun 282002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While driving intake manifold cracked and was leaking anti freeze, causing engine to overheat. Contacted dealer, and dealer wasnot willing to do anything.

- Campbell, MN, USA

problem #25

Jun 062002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While driving heard a noise/pulled over, and anti freeze had leaked out due to a broken intake manifold.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #24

May 262000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
The intake manifold cracked near the thermostat and all the coolant leaked out causing the car to overheat. Took it to randall noe Ford dealership to have it fixed. They told me what the problem was. At that time I told them it sounded like a design defect. They said they had seen a lot of failures like this. I asked them to check for recalls which they did but none were found. About 30 days ago (around March 15, 2002) a relative sent me an email showing that many 1996 Crown victorias were being recalled for the exact same problem. I contacted Ford and they said ours was not included. I would like the ntsa to make them include it. I know, according to the mechanic, that there are many other people with the same problem. It was clearly a design defect and Ford should be required to reimburse me for the $800+ that I paid to have it fixed. Thanks mike parks

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #23

Mar 292002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Having problems with intake manifold.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #22

Mar 102002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Their have been 3 VIN# recalled police cars, tow truck driver new when I told him what part had failed intake manifold. New manifold front part is now made of metal. This a manufactor problem not a dealer problem. A man came up to me and asked if I had a problem with intake manifold his had done the same thing.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 042001

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Recall 01 F 025 000/intake manifold; intake manifold cracked and caused coolant to leak, and engine to overheat. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN.feel free to provide any further information.

- Diamond Spring, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While driving at speed limit vehicle lost power steering without warning.

- Burmingham, AL, USA

problem #19

Dec 012001

Crown Victoria

  • miles
A corner seal for intake manifold is cracking, causing engine to overheat. Dealership informed consumer this vehicle was not included in recall campaign 01F025000. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #18

Dec 042001

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While pulling into a parking space heard noise. Consumer got out of vehicle and noticed a large crack in front of the manifold, it leaked coolent.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #17

Oct 062001

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intake manifold had cracked due to being made out of plastic. This caused coolant fluid to leak onto alternator and motor. Steam was coming from under the hood. Temperature gauge had shown vehicle running hot while driving.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 062001

Crown Victoria

  • miles
My intake manifold cracked, and according to Ford (service center rep) and my mechanic this part is under recall. Please advise who I contact for reimbursement.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 022001

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle engine stalled and fluid was coming from the bottom. Then, vehicle was towed to a near dealer, where they found out that there was a crack on intake manifold. Also, there was a recall, but did not include this vehicle due to VIN and mileage over the warranty. Vehicle was had also overheated, mechanic found the front of the plastic intake manifold was cracked badly at manufacturing seam and stated that this was a factory defect. Consumer states vehicle shudders, there are several service bulletins relating to this, however consumer states she paid for repairs and feels this too should be a recall item.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #14

May 012001

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intake manifold has cracked, allowing water to leak and spray into alternator and destroy it. Manifold needs to be replaced. Also overheating caused transmission to fail, when the manifold leaked out all the coolant, there was no indication of it, because the temperature sensor does not register unless its in liquid.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #13

May 042001

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 70 mph for about two hours consumer noticed a rattle and smoke coming from engine. Pulled over and noticed all radiator fluid had leaked to ground. Took car to Ford, and they said intake manifold was cracked, and whole engine needed to be replaced.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #12

May 052001

Crown Victoria

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 45mph on highway and was in process of passing another vehicle. He noticed that vapor trail steam and anti freeze coolant was puring onto the engine. He was able to pull over to shoulders. Vehicle had to be towed. Ford dealership told him that intake manifold was made out of plastic.

- Carlisle, AK, USA

problem #11

Apr 022001

Crown Victoria

  • miles
The intake manifold cracked, leaking coolant. Ford refuses to repair it because it is not a fleet vehicle (refer to Ford program #01M02).

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #10

Apr 102000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
4.6L engine plastic intake manifold crack leaking hot coolant.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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