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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,761 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 102005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,087 miles

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

Complete engine failure. 1998 linclon purchased 9/6/98. Original owner and car is maintained at dealership at approx 3500 miles. Full complement of oil at time of incident. 56087 miles. Fv826006arm 4.6L. 1lnfm83wiwy718403. Engine was replaced.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 152004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
Plastic intake manifold on 1998 Lincoln Town car with Ford 4.6 liter V-8 engine cracked causing loss of coolant. The car has 102,000 miles on it. So far, repair costs have come to $1250. The leak also damaged the alternator which will cost an additional $400 to replace. The manifold was replaced at my cost by a local repair shop. The part was not saved.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 032000

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Going up hill in 2 inches of snow, vehicle started slipping, traction control motor made noise. Consumer applied gas pedal and engine would not rev up. As stated in owners manual. Engine stalled. When the traction control came on, the vehicle could only go 32 mph, and when accelerator was let off, the engine cut off.

- Travellers Rest, SC, USA

problem #5

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles

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

Engine cuts out, track active light comes on, no response to accelerator until car has coasted below 25 mph -- caused by replacement Michelin tires being 1.5" larger than original Michelin tires

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

May 042000

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Possible engine failure caused leakage.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 151999

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
While driving vehicle would not exceed the 10mph mark, even in open road situations. Dealer has been contacted.

- Whitney, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 151997

Town Car

  • miles
When coming from a secondary highway to a main highway, if there is a little gravel and the traction engages the engine dies. The dealer is not able to correct the problem.

- Wynnewood, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 261998

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Parked vehicle at shopping mall, abot 30 minutes later vehicle would not start. After several attempts to start driver decided to wait a few minutes to allow possible careburetor floodinh to return to normal. Waited five minutes before attempring to start. This time vehicle started. A few days later while driving into parking area discovered steering wheel would not respond to turning. Put gear shift into neutral and attempted to restart. Vehicle restarted.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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