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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,938 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 152004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


In wet weather above 40 mph the Town car weaves erratically left and right upon touching brakes.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #7

Jul 112004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
Accident 7/11/04 wife rear ended a Dodge dorango and totaled her Lincoln Town car. She didn't see thr car stop in front of her quick enough when applying the brakes the car went in a nice straight line but did not have good braking. I found this to be true when driving this car myself. Now we have to pay the price of increased ins. And a bad mark. My wife has never had an accident but there is no room for this in the ins. World even though the car had a engineering problem as so recorded by and others.this car and Ford products were ===improved=== in 1999 or 2000 but of course there is no problem.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #6

Oct 062003

Town Car

  • miles
While applying the brakes in inclement weather, and driving at any speed, vehicle will pull to right. Dealer notified.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012001

Town Car

  • miles


When it's raining brakes on vehicle do not work properly, vehicle will start to pull to left or right.

- Meadville, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 151999

Town Car

  • miles
Vehicle experienced problem with vibration when brakes were applied due to excessive warping of rotors. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that nothing else could be done at this time. Vibration still present after replacing the rotors.

- Rockville, CT, USA

problem #3

May 222000

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would pull to the right in bad wet weather conditions. When the pads were replaced vehicle would pull to the left at anytime. Dealer resolved the problem. Vehicle has been to the dealer 8 different times. Consumer also states very difficult to steer wheel and when aking turns there would be a noise from the front end. Also when pressing brakes radio makes a static sound, and when playing tapes there is also a squealing noise powre mirror switch sticks in the down position.

- Spartan, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 051999

Town Car

  • miles
When brakes are applied, car pulls to left or right without warning.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 021998

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on the highway about 50 mph in the rain, vehicle pulled to the left side when brakes were applied.

- Flushing, NY, USA

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