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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,725 miles

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII lights problems

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012007

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Mark viii. The passenger side headlight failed. The light bulb was replaced last year, but has failed again. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a conversion kit because the light bulb was no longer being manufactured. The failure mileage was 150,000 and current mileage was 207,199.

- Fostoria , OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 142008

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,800 miles
1998 Lincoln mark vlll lsc (hid headlight bulb;passenger side). Poor night visibility due to sever degradation of oem headlamp system. This makes night driving illegal, dangerous, and just impossible with out some sort of aftermarket lighting system or oem replacements which will soon fail and cause the issue all over again. There is no after market replacement bulb. Ford did not contract with sylvania to make one. I was told that my hid headlight bulb would never burn out. Now I can't even sell my car. If I did find a buyer, it would not be legal to drive with only one working headlight. I could be liable for selling a dangerous vehicle.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #6

Sep 082006

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • miles
Low beam headlamp for 1998 Lincoln Mark viii. Replacement lamp not available from Ford or the mfg. Sylvania. Unsafe to drive car at night.

- Melbourne Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 252006

Mark VIII

  • miles

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

After having replaced both headlight assemblies due to failure with condensation developing within the unit, I am now having the same problem again. It will require another new set of headlight assemblies to repair the commonly known manufacturer's defect.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 112006

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Headlights plasticc covering have become cloudy reducing headlights out put!

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

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problem #3

Jan 252001

(reported on)

Mark VIII

  • miles
The on-board computer indicates that the "drivers door is ajar". the sign does not go out when the door is opened and closed again. When door locks are depressed, they pop up again and the doors will not lock at all. The only operable setting of the heater blower motor is high fan/ the headlight assembly ballast is defective and the lowbeam setting is dim. It cannot be repaired by replacing the lamp.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Dec 271998

Mark VIII

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front head lamp malfunction.

- Corona Del, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Mark VIII

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front light failed. Mjs

- La Jolla, CA, USA

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