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1996 Lincoln Town Car electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182001

Town Car

  • miles


I was driving the Lincoln on a moonless night on an interstate with the high-beams on and the cd player operating. Suddenly, the Lincoln's headlights began to rapidly oscillate on and off. This continued for several seconds. To avoid a serious accident, I immediately turned off the cd player and the high headlight beams. Fortunately, the low headlight beams continued to burn, albeit dimly. I took the Lincoln to the dealer listed above, but an electrical system diagnostic check did not find any problems. I reported this problem to the Ford Motor Company, but they have refuse to take any action to correct this problem.this is a serious defect that, in my opinion, warrants a recall of this model.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 291996

Town Car

  • miles
Electrical circuit shorted out and caused fuel pump to stop. All power to the engine was shut off almost caused accident.

- Houston, TX, USA

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