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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2002 Lincoln Continental miscellaneous problems

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2002 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Have been to the dsb board they requested the repaint that looked awfull, they have now requested a second repaint and I want reiembursed for any loss of trade in value related to a vehicle poorly repainted and repainted my new 42K $$ ls has been out of service for 56 days last repaint and not given a replacement vehicle except for 5 days which was a Focus!! can you imagine??

- Gonzales, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
When going down a hill with the cruise control on the car keeps picking up speed.

- Monticello, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 172003


  • miles
The NHTSA web site won't let me look up my car ( my car is a 2002 Lincoln Continental. Within the 2002 Lincoln, the only model on which the system permits inquiries is the town car. What about the 2002 Continental" what about the 2002 ls" regards, chuck kirkpatrick.

- Bloomfield Village, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

Continental 8-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
2002 Lincoln Continental. Front air dam made of brittle plastic and breaks if it touches anything. This vehicle has 8500 miles and two air dams have broken. Lincoln/merc dealer replaced one but refuses to replace another. Customer service says the damage is due to "driver carelessness" and refuses to replace. This item is extremely fragile and has no "give". the dealer at first stated that "this is a known problem" with the Continental but now states it is the "customers fault". the dealer also states that damage to the engine could occur of it is not replaced because it directs the air through the engine compartment. We have personally inspected other Lincoln vehicles and numerous have the either completely missing or damage air dams. It appears this is a quick $ $80 profit for the company that could be easily fixed using softer material.

- Fountain, CO, USA

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