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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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1998 Lincoln Continental seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032011


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Lincoln Continental. Consumer writes regarding defective rear seat belts the consumer stated the right and left rear seat belts no longer retract. Also, water entered the front headlights and caused the lens to fogged up.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Feb 052004

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The middle and rear seat belt are not retracting. The dealer will not fix this since it isn't under warrantly. The dealer said that the retractors are defected. Since seat belts are a safety issue, it should be fixed by the manufacturer. I have owned many cars and have never had this problem with a seat belt. The dealer will charge $650 to fix this and who knows when this happen again.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #1

May 012003

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear middle seat belt would not retract. The dealer determined that the retractor was defective and was replaced under warranty. It was later noticed that the rear left seat belt would not retract. The dealer determined that the retractor was defective but would only replace the retractor at the owners expense. The rear seats weren't hardly occupied.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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