1998 Ford Crown Victoria Consumer Review: Exploding gas tanks

1998 Ford Crown Victoria - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (4.6L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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Exploding gas tanks
By jvaljon1 on


1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


We just found out a few months ago
about Crown's propensity to explode and
burn when in a car crash. Ford refuses
to fix this now-well-known defect,
unless the customer pays for the fix!
We have a '98 Crown. We are both
professional drivers, and I credit that
with the fact that, on Texas roads, we
have not yet become a casualty. But
Ford's refusal to recall and fix this
deadly gas tank defect (killed 2 cops
that I know of, recently) has made a
heretofore loyal Ford owner think very
seriously about never buying another
Ford. They built the car wrong, and
it's their responsibility, not mine, to
pay for this fix!!!

Best Features

Used to be the big trunk, believe it or not. Among other things, Ford puts their defective gas tank right UNDER the trunk! "Trunk Pack" just doesn't do it(The extra directions that Ford offers now, in how to pack your trunk so that it's LESS likely to explode in case of an accident)

Worst Features

Recall all Ford Crown Victoria's, and FIX the GAS TANK so that the whole car doesn't explode and burn when hit from behind. PAY FOR IT YOURSELVES! That's the least of what you owe people who buy your vehicles!
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