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1998 Lincoln Continental electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082008

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Security flashes rapidly which prevents the ignition from starting. It rolls ok but will not crank up to run. This problem started almost a year ago, but after a little wait it would finally crank. In the past two months we have driven the car about 4 times because of this problem. On Mar, 2008 we were left stranded in biloxi, ms requiring a tow to the easterbrook dealership from where the automobile was purchased in 2004. At times the security light would flash normally, and on those times we could drive anywhere we liked without worry. From our progressive drive insurance webpage I ran across a nhta item # 619266 covering this complaint in 1998 Lincoln Continentals which was a technical bulletin. We had never even heard of or received a notice of this. I feel the manufacturer should be responsible for the $369 repair of this vehicle not even speaking of the pain and worry it has caused and missed doctor's appointments and such. Our first incident was in 2006 when, at our expense, we also had to replace the transmission, when it failed on interstate 63, leaving us stranded, having to be towed, and without a vehicle for over a week.

- Coden, AL, USA

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