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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 #3

Jan 052009


  • miles


I was driving around 50 mph when the spark plug blow out of the head of the motor. It caused the piston to smoke and it had a rattle.

- Bardstown, KY, USA

problem #2

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 #1

May 121998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Timing chain failed causing engine failure.

- West Bloom, MI, USA

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