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Recall List for the 1999 Lincoln Town Car

Official recalls have been issued for the 1999 Lincoln Town Car by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Lincoln service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Lincoln customer service.

  1. 1999 Lincoln Town Car TIRES NHTSA Campaign #00V356000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain limousines stretched over 60 inches fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 109, "new pneumatic tires, " and no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: The vehicle weight could exceed the maximum load rating for the tire, increasing the risk of premature tire wear or blowout.

    Actions: Dealers will replace all 5 tires (including the spare tire) with Michelin tires (225/70R16 107T reinforced white sidewall) with a sufficiently higher load rating. Owner notification began January 10, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-248-0186. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V356000 »

  2. 1999 Lincoln Town Car EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS NHTSA Campaign #00V200000

    • Date Announced: JULY 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 875,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles have jacking instructions which, if followed, could cause the vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel. If the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may drop suddenly.

    Consequence: If this occurs and any portion of the operator's body is under the vehicle, the potential for personal injury exists.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a revised jack instruction and stowage card and jack warning label, as well as a supplement to the owner guide. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V200000 »

  3. 1999 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157001

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,167

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket driver's seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157001 »

  4. 1999 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157002

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,129

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket front passenger side seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157002 »

  5. 1999 Lincoln Town Car SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #98V322000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 175,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain 1996-1999 Ford Crown Victoria police, fleet, natural gas, and 1996-1999 Lincoln Town car limousine vehicles that were produced with a lower control arm ball joint containing a one piece bearing; and 1990-1996 Ford Crown Victoria police, fleet, and ngv vehicles and 1990-1996 Lincoln Town car limousine vehicles that have been serviced with either a ball joint containing the one-piece bearing or a front lower control arm containing a ball joint with a one-piece bearing. The one-piece bearing within the lower control arm ball joint can weaken slowly during use and eventually crack. This could result in separation of the ball and cap of the joint, allowing the control arm to drop to the ground.

    Consequence: If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, reduced steering control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the lower control arm ball joints (2). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V322000 »

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