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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,106 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.

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 072006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles


: the contact stated that the vehicle's interior had an antifreeze odor. There were also puddles of antifreeze in the driveway. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined that the intake manifold was slowly leaking antifreeze. There were no repairs immediately performed.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 062006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle began running rough and misfired. The vehicle was taken to the dealership on two occasions. On the first visit, the dealer changed the #4 coil. After the second incident the dealer determined the intake manifold was cracked which was leaking antifreeze. The spark plugs were clean and the contact was directed to have the intake manifold replaced. The dealer informed the contact that the intake manifold on this vehicle is made of plastic. The intake manifold for the model of this vehicle is no longer produced in plastic.

- South Holland, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 162006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,532 miles
Cracked intake manifold-my car overheated and died. It needs repair that is estimated to cost a lot of money that I do not have!!!

- Moraga, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
: the contact stated when the hood was opened, there was water leaking from the intake manifold. The dealership determined the intake manifold needs to be replaced. Updated 03/09/06

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was running hot, at 45 mph, and then stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealership, where it was determined the intake manifold was leaking and needed to be replaced. The contact temporarily fixed the vehicle with adhesive, but it is leaking again.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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