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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Lincoln Continental engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012002


  • miles


Vehicle was left in idle while it was parked, but then it started to rev up until it reached 1200 rpms, and then it got stuck on 3000 rpms contacted dealer.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 071999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated at 17,000 miles, the engine overheated and failed to continue operating, dealership examined the vehicle and made the necessary repairs to remedy problem, then on 26-Sep-2001, engine was leaking oil from the right valve cover gasket which had to be replaced, also the water pump was leaking, the door ajar light on dashboard illuminated and would not go out leaving doors in the open position.

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 211999


  • miles
While making a U-turn consumer noticed smoke coming from the engine, vehicle was on fire. High pressure plastic line on top of engine cracked and fuel went out onto exhaust pipes and spark plug wires.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 221999

(reported on)


  • miles
Engine shuts down while driving. Engine fails to start. These events happen intermittently and after a breif wait it will general start. Like always this will not happen when the dealer can experance the event. Biggest conser is that power steering and power brakes fail with the engine when this takes place on the road at hiway speeds. Have been towed to the dealer and then always starts upon arrival.

- Akron, IA, USA

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