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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,783 miles

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2000 Lincoln Continental transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 052010

Continental

  • 136,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the highway the car started to accelerate on it, S own and when I applied the brakes they wouldn't work. I had to get off the next exit because I didn't want anyone to get in front of me because it went all the way up to 90 mph.once I got off it still was accelerating so I drove up on the sidewalk to keep from hitting traffic at the light and got into the grass and it still was going fast and the brakes still not working I prayed and put it into neutral or I would have went right back into the traffic. Once I put it in neutral it stopped and then I put it in park and turned it off. I then turned it back on and it was idling so high and loud I turned it back off and called a tow truck. Once they arrived he stated that the linkage to the accelerator was stuck and that's is why the brakes weren't responding. He then called the dealership who stated he wasn't sure if the could look at the car or if he did when he would be able to work on it. Since then it has been sitting and I found out about all these other recalls and complaints for the very other things we been having problems with on this car. The tower also stated that he thought there was a recall for this acceleration if so I need to know this because this car needs to be fixed on the other recalls. This is the first time it did the acceleration but the foggy winshield, the seatbelts locking up on using the front seats, the suspension and brakes have been like this for a while and we were never notified about these recall so we could get them corrected. Others and myself could have been seriously hurt on that highway if I didn't stay calm through out the whole ordeal. I would like some response to what I need to do next and if this is a recall like the others can I take to the dealership and have it corrected. Right now it can be driven at all.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 112006

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,700 miles
Recently purchased this car(2000 Lincoln Continental) used, me and a friend decided to go to the beach, on the way, on the highway at about 45-65 mph while the accelerator was constant the gear shifting became sporadic/shuddering between the gears, almost every single time after the shudder stopped the RPM on the tachometer would significantly drop and speed would significantly drop as well and even when applying full acceleration to the pedal the car acted as if it were in neutral but the engine was not revving up either, if this happened while trying to switch lanes on the highway in traffic with a significant drop in speed and control over the speed of the vehicle an accident could have occurred. Several service bulletins on the NHTSA web site indicate this similar defects in the transmission for this vehicle.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 272003

(reported on)

Continental 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle vibrated. The transmission had been taken out several time to find the problem. In addition, the vehicle vibrated in reverse. The dealer did find the problem. The consumer requested an extended warranty, but was denied.. also the clock spring was replaced.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 022000

Continental

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Complete transmission failure.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 022000

Continental

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complete transmission failure.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 022000

Continental

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on the street at 25-30 mph vehicle lost power due to transmission failure. Dealer notified, and repairs / replacement were being done.

- Towell, OH, USA

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