2004 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID937755
 Internal NHTSA #10472517
 Model Year2004
 File date16/08/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was at drive through teller when the automatic headlights, ac, instrument gauges, odometer, and speedometer failed at once. Initially the determination was it was the overdrive switch in the gearshift, apparently a wire was shorting out because it travels in an area where the insulation wears and shorts to metal. However, after having disconnected the overdrive and waiting for a replacement wiring harness, the automatic headlights have gone out along with the permanent high beams. It will turn on the lights if you use manual lights instead of automatic headlights. Also headlights go out on the interstate for no reason whatsoever. Returned to mechanic and i was advised that it needs a light control module and that the lcm is notorious for failures especially with headlights. Cost of replacing the lcm is exorbitantly high and no new parts are available through ford as they quit making them. Cardone sells the lcm for several hundred dollars including core cost. Ford should nut up to this one. This is a dangerous product. People can get killed when their headlights suddenly go out at high speeds at night! Trust me. Not all lanes on the interstate are lit. This is really a dangerous situation. I now ford likes to count beans, but is it really worth risking human life and limb to save a few bucks?
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure134500
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePOMPANO BEACH, FL
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase24/09/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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