2005 Ford Crown Victoria Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

The illumination of the Check Engine Light is common due to ignition misfire, often caused by bad spark plugs or ignition coil.

Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function. A sign of front pump failure can be a whine type noise.

Wear on the rear axle shafts near the bearings can create excessive play and lead to gear oil leaking past the seals. Gear oil will leak onto the brake backing plate, brakes, and wheels.

It is not uncommon for the intake manifold and/or valve cover gaskets to develop a coolant or oil leak. Leakage from the intake manifold may result in coolant in the engine oil. Coolant mixing with the engine oil severally impacts the lubrication ability of the oil. Internal engine may result if this condition is not repaired promptly.

A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.