It later became standard in 1993 for the 1994 model year. For the 2007 model year, the optional side airbags underwent revision to better protect passengers in side-impact collisions. An electronic instrument panel was introduced as an option. For the 1995 model year, a mid-cycle redesign saw more extensive changes to the Crown Victoria; a 6-slot grille replaced the egg-crate design, and wider taillamps were added to the rear with the license plate positioned between them on the trunk lid. The final vehicle produced at the facility was a 2012 Crown Victoria, as part of a small group of vehicles intended for export to the Middle East. On all standard-wheelbase models, a true dual-exhaust system was fitted not available on an American Crown Victoria.
Archived from on July 28, 2009. The second-generation is powered by a single engine, the 4. In the rear, twin-tube shocks in use since the mid-1960s , were replaced by monotube shocks; to improve maintenance and on-road handling, the shocks were moved outside of the frame rails. For the 2003 model year, the suspension and steering underwent an extensive update, paired with the chassis redesign. As with the Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car, the Ford Crown Victoria was discontinued with no direct successor. Ford of Australia would continue the nameplate on its flagship through the 2007 model year. As with the Mercury Grand Marquis, a driver airbag was standard equipment and a passenger airbag was added as an option during later 1991 production.
As with its predecessor and the Lincoln Town Car, the 4. In an effort to gain acceptance among buyers and increase parts commonality , for the 1998 model year, the Crown Victoria adopted much of the exterior design of the Mercury Grand Marquis. Holloway; Professor H Kent Bowen; Kim B. Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out. In contrast to its Mercury counterpart, the Crown Victoria was nearly devoid of chrome trim, largely restricted to the grille, window trim, and trunklid.
Coinciding with the withdrawal of the Mercury brand from Canada, for the 2000 model year, Ford of Canada continued sale of the Grand Marquis in Ford dealerships through the 2009 model year, replaced by the 2010 Ford Taurus. For 2005, the Crown Victoria received a new non-locking steering column, which gave the model its first new steering wheel since 1998. For 1996, a single-key entry system became standard, along with a hidden audio antenna, rear window defroster and tinted glass. Main article: Starting with the 1998 model year, the police version of the Crown Victoria, previously named Crown Victoria P71, was changed to Police Interceptor, and new rear badging was assigned instead of the civilian Crown Victoria badge. To improve braking performance, the Crown Victoria gained four-wheel disc brakes, which were only seen on the and. Ford's second solution came in the form of a recall kit including patterns to mark unsafe areas to drill in the luggage compartment. The system itself is integrated with the anti-lock braking system as part of the activation, and can be activated manually.
This problem can be remedied by upgrading the intake manifold to the 2002 and up version. From August 31, 2011, St. Available as options, anti-lock brakes and became popular features. The rear fascia underwent a redesign, as large taillamp units were mounted at the corners of the body, replacing the previous full-width design. A must read manual that is written from hands-on experience based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. In doing so, the Crown Victoria adopted the formal notchback roofline of its Mercury counterpart, sharing all four doors previously, the front doors were shared.
Not listed in any sales literature, in , it was available with a choice of different colors. Archived from on February 10, 2009. Produced across two generations, the Crown Victoria was sold exclusively as a four-door sedan. The original three-link coil-spring configuration was replaced with a four-link configuration with a. To reduce aesthetic commonality with the Mercury Grand Marquis, only the front doors, windshield, and alloy wheels were shared between them. Archived from on May 13, 2009.
Thomas Assembly from 1991 to 2011. Coinciding with the 2008 withdrawal of the Crown Victoria from retail sale see above , in 2009, Ford announced the 2011 closure of St. To comply with federal regulations, recessed power window switches were added replacing a design used since 1995. The condition was exacerbated by police equipment installers drilling over the package tray in the luggage compartment. Archived from on May 13, 2009. As part of the suspension upgrades, the Panther-chassis vehicles were fitted with wheels with high positive offset flat-face.
As American nameplates shifted to newer vehicles with the introduction of the , , and the becoming a variant of the , during the 2000s, the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car, while still popular, began to lose market share, primarily due to their age. Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Chilton Repair Manual for 2006-14 covering all models of Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Does. A popular feature were the anti-lock brakes and. For 2006, the dashboard of the Crown Victoria saw a revision, as Ford introduced a new instrument panel for the first time since 1992. From 1998 to 2004, the 4R70W 4-speed automatic was paired with the 4.
Optional features included speed-sensitive steering and larger-diameter sway bars. While not the winner of the New York City competition, the Transit Connect has been adopted for use elsewhere in the United States. Archived from on November 6, 2012. Introduced in April 2002, while the exterior saw no change, nearly the entire chassis was redesigned, with major updates to the suspension and steering. Despite numerous court cases charging Ford with partial liability for fires caused in accidents, the company has never been found liable in a Crown Victoria accident. The Ford Crown Victoria and Crown Victoria Police Interceptor were produced at the now-closed in.