Certain police, fleet, and natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear, requiring replacement of the front ball joints. Ford has issued a recall on certain vehicles for this condition. Please contact your local dealer for more information.
Police/Fleet/Natural Gas Models May Experience Lower Ball Joint Wear on Ford Crown Victoria
Average mileage: 111,833 (40,000–200,000)
18 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
2007 Ford Crown VictoriaVisitor
It squeak alot when driving
1999 Ford Crown Victoria40,000Visitor
My Crown Vic started to make bed spring noises with any bumps or if you pushed down on the front of the car. It got worse and louder when turning the steering wheel. They were replaced with ones that have a grease fitting for future lubrication. Mechanic said if ford would of just put in the fittings for maybe a buck each in the first place this would not of been a problem. I believe it was a $700 repair.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria200,000Visitor
ball joint broken on left front side
2001 Ford Crown Victoria88,000Visitor
loud creaking sound when turning the wheel to the left and right. Started when it got cold around here. Took to the mechanic to get fixed.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria73,000Visitor
Ball joint wear, both sides of front axcel, ball joint broken on left front side.