Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,134 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 engine problems

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 102013

Town Car

  • 72,534 miles


The cruise control module stopped working on my vehicle and now I'm told it can't be replaced. Subsequently, the radio & A/C stopped working. This cruise control module had to be replaced because of it's ability to spontaneously combust the car in flames as it did on my 1996 Lincoln Town car. Why doesn't the government enforce the recall laws?

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling approximately 70 mph vehicle jumped out of cruise control and accelerated uncontrollably. Consumer was able to stop vehicle without incident. Dealership has examined vehicle, but unable to find cause through a diagnostic and driven examination.

- Sulpher Springs, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 212001

Town Car

  • miles
Vehicle was inside of a car wash. Shifted gear and vehicle surged in uncontrollable speed and merged into another vehicle. Then, came to a complete stop.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 181999

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Sudden uncontrollable surge in power upon starting propelled the car resulting in collision and damage to property.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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