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

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problem #3

Jun 272002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
9:00 a.M., on putting the car into reverse to back out of a space, the motor leaped into full acceleration with a loud roar. The car jumped backward about half a car length, while I jammed the brake pedal down as far as it would go, but the motor overcame the brakes.. I wrestled the gearshift our of reverse but overshot into forward. The car jumped forward with a loud screeching of the tires and a cloud of blue smoke from the tires enveloping the car, before I was able to wrrestle the gearsshift out of forward into neutral. The motor instantly calmed down to idling speed and I was able to drive as usuall.

- West Nyack, NV, USA

problem #2

Mar 092002

Crown Victoria

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming to a stop vehicle suddenly accelerated. Consumer was not able to stop vehicle. Vehicle hit a pedestrian/ a parked vehicle, and a tree before coming to a stop. Pedestrian was injured, damage to vehicle was $ $3400. Since the accident vehicle had accelerated on its own 3 more times.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 242000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While starting the engine at a service station following filling with gas, my 2000 Ford Crown Victoria made a sudden surge forward when I placed the car in gear and turned the wheel to the right. I had my foot on the break and pressed the break pedal hard to stop the car. If I had not had my foot firmly on the break pedal and reacted quickly, or if someone had been in front of the car, an accident could have occured. I heard of a very similar incident involving a fatality of a policeman driving a cv in columbus, ga when is unexpectedly surged forward while he was driving through a fast food drive through.

- Marion Junction, AL, USA