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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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1998 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 182005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact stated the cruise control caused vehicle to accelerate while he was depressing the brake pedal. The brake was depressed to disengage the cruise. However, the vehicle sped up. He had to depress the brake pedal several times to get the cruise control to shut off. He took the vehicle to dealer, they offered to fix the problem at contact's expense. Therefore, repairs were not done. Updated 12/27/05.

- Seaside Park, NJ, USA

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