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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Ford Crown Victoria Police/Fleet/Natural Gas Models May Experience Lower Ball Joint Wear
Ford Crown Victoria Problem
Average Mileage: 108,200 mi (40,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, 40,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, 200,000 mi
ball joint broken on left front side
Visitor, 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, 88,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, 73,000 mi
Ball joint wear, both sides of front axcel, ball joint broken on left front side.