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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,055 miles

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2002 Lincoln Continental suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 132014


  • 88,165 miles


After turning on the ignition and putting the car in gear, my 2002 Lincoln Continental made an extremely loud noise. I turned the car off for a few minutes and after starting it again everything seemed fine. After about a half hour of driving, the car became noisy. I took it to a mechanic who informed me that the right front coil was broken. The mechanic could not locate a used spring and had to purchase a new coil for $530.45 which seems excessive. This ended up being a $733 repair.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052013


  • 140,000 miles
Driver's side front coil spring broke, and punctured the front tire. I was just beginning to back out of my drive-way. I had to have the car towed to the shop. Had both front springs and the tire replaced. Luckily it did not happen while driving down the highway at 70 mph.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 162007


  • miles
2002 Lincoln Continental broken steering/control arm. Consumer states that manufacturer does not make these parts anymore and want the consumer to get it fixed with junk parts. Consumer states that is against their warranty. The consumer believed the problem he experienced was due to some bad repairs. When the dealer installed a front right axle and rotated the tires, those repairs caused the tires/wheels to tilt inward, which caused the tires to wear. Updated

- Orange, CA, USA

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