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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,333 miles

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2001 Lincoln Town Car body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 282014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 226,000 miles


I was driving the Lincoln Town car when I began to smell what appeared to be gas or some fluid coming into the vehicle. I stopped the car and parked in a driveway and inspected the bottom of the car where there was no leak but a strong odor of gas or some fluid. I then started the car and put into reverse and with my foot applied to the brake backing up in reverse there was a loud pop in the engine and the car shut off followed by smoke and then fire. The car then set on fire and burned for about 20 minutes before the fire fighters arrived to put the car out. It was totaled.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 052012

Town Car

  • 100,000 miles
My family and I own 4 Lincoln Town cars. Years of them are 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008 and everytime it rains a lot of water gets into to front right passenger side. I'm guessing the frame isn't welding correctly or all the way. Also my friend said he's 2003 Lincoln Town car accumulates water too when it rains a lot. Please check into this issue to see what the real problem is, which the water might cause electrical issue or other safety hazards of the frame isn't welded correctly.

- Fenton , MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 242010

Town Car

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the front driver's side door handle did not properly secure the door when locked. The contact also stated that while driving 20 mph on a curve, the front driver's door opened. The spring on the handle was faulty and caused the door to open while driving. The vehicle was not taken to have the failur diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Discovery Bay, CA, USA

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