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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 032000

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Going up hill in 2 inches of snow, vehicle started slipping, traction control motor made noise. Consumer applied gas pedal and engine would not rev up. As stated in owners manual. Engine stalled. When the traction control came on, the vehicle could only go 32 mph, and when accelerator was let off, the engine cut off.

- Travellers Rest, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 222000

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
In inclement weather conditions traction control does not function. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and has not been able to duplicate or correct the problem.

- Milk, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving up an incline wheels started spinning and the engine died due to traction control malfunctioning. Dealer has seen vehicle, and said it was normal.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 241998

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Traction control system causing vehicle to almost stall continually.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 201999

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
The traction control unit comes on and never cuts off. Vehicle has to be cut off in order to make it stop.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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