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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,333 miles

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1998 Lincoln Town Car lights problems

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 152008

Town Car

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the coating on the rims was wearing down and prevent air from remaining in the tires. As a result, she must constantly place air in the tires. The tire dealer stated that the rims needed to be replaced. In addition, the head lamps have to be replaced for the second time because they hold condensation, which shorts out the electrical system. Lastly, the seat belts stick and are difficult to use properly. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 102,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 212003

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
Unsafe driving conditions at night due to excess condensation build-up in the headlight assemblies. This is prevalent on many vehicles being manufactured in the U.S.a due faulty assembly and improper sealant.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

Apr 152002

Town Car

  • miles
Headlight lenses are discolored, causing poor visibility while driving at night. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Littleton, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 122001

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles

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

More and more cars are appearing on the road with "discharge" blue headlamps. I'm 67 and find driving at night much more difficult when blue headlamps are coming toward me. Other elderly people tell me that these headlamps on other cars are much more dazzeling. I hate to think what night driving will be like when the majority of cars have the super-bright "discharge" lamps. Has and study been done to determine what limits should be placed on the "dazzle power" of headlamps. Thanks.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 301998

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with vehicle wandering across road, and it became more severe at 70 mph or more. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and informed consumer that nothing was wrong. The lights aimed too high die to head lamps misalignment.

- Fort Meyer, FL, USA

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problem #4

Oct 082000

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
The left and right headlight gaskets are prematurely detaching from the headlight frame. The manufacture or dealer will not cover this expense.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 171999

Town Car

  • miles

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

While driving at night the headlights are not bright enough to be seen in front of the vehicle. The light is very dim, it shines to the sides of the vehicle. Dealer has been contacted and made adjustments, but it has not corrected the problem. Also, manufacturer has been contacted, and they are saying this is a normal characteristic of design.

- Swansea, SC, USA

problem #2

May 231998

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Because of the headlight design headlights do not provide enough lighting of road from the side. When used on low/high beam. This is a major concern when going around a sharp curve. The dealer has been notified about the problem.

- Swansea, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 071999

Town Car

  • miles
While driving headlights blink on and off for about 10 minutes. The headlights will stay on for another 5 miles or so and start blinking again. The vehicle has been brought to the dealership 4 times for this problem. The dealer is not able to find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Jal, NM, USA

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