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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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1998 Lincoln Town Car miscellaneous problems

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 092003

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver noticed flames at the right rear corner of the vehicle while driving along the Ohio turnpike.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012001

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
1) leak from manifold, involved replacing whole manifold. 2) paint peeling from bumpers. 3) air conditioner blower motor failure. 4) special switch device located under dashboard that controls cooling/heating for the vents in the dashboard failure. 5) generator warning lamp failure.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 101998

Town Car

  • miles
The speedomoter gauge/the temperature gauge and the gas gauge do not light up unless high beams are being used. Consumer is not able to read these gauges in the daylight. The problem has been reported to the manufacturer and 2 dealerships. The manufacturer or dealership is not able to correct the problem.

- Edmond, OK, USA

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