Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Lincoln Continental suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Lincoln Continental:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232005

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


#1-while leaving work the left front coil spring fractured in half punturing (tearing) the tire causing immediate deflation of left front tire affecting steering control and braking.(I had no advance notice -noise or bounce-before failure). #2-failure occured in a parking lot at low speed - thankfully. #3-the left front strut/spring assembly #1F3Z*5W311 was replaced as well as the right strut/spring #1F3Z*5W310 assembly due to inspection revieled a crack in the right front spring.the left front tire was replaced. This could easily have caused major damage or a fatality at driving speeds. I have old parts for inspection - they remind me how lucky I was in a parking lot at time of failure.

- Broadview Hts, OH, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?