2003 Ford Crown Victoria Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria
$
369
to $
569
2003 Ford Crown Victoria
$
201
to $
293
2003 Ford Crown Victoria
$
208
to $
745
2003 Ford Crown Victoria
$
535
to $
794
2003 Ford Crown Victoria
$
1,492
to $
2,323

2003 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

Loose internal components may cause catalytic converter failure

Catalytic converter failure is common. Internal components become loose, causing a rattle or creating back pressure in the exhaust.

Coolant Leak and/or Engine Overheating Due to Cracked Intake Manifold

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

Engine May Overheat at Idle With AC On

The engine may overheat at idle when the AC is on. A new, upgraded fan motor and resistor assembly should be installed.

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Recalls

Headlights Fail To Operate

The lighting control module may fail, resulting in the loss of headlight operation. Dealers will replace the lighting control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 05V206000
ON CERTAIN POLICE INTERCEPTORS (CVPI) AND COMMERCIAL HEAVY DUTY (TAXI) VEHICLES, AT EXTREMELY HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES, THE SOUND INSULATING PANEL, LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE POSITIONED BETWEEN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM AND THE UNDERBODY, COULD SAG AND POSSIBLY CONTACT THE SURFACE OF THE CATALYTIC CO...
Rear Wheel Bearings May Fail Prematurely

Vehicles subject to chassis overloading may experience premature rear wheel bearing failure. This could ultimately lead to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the wheel bearings, seals, and axle shafts to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 04S16.

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