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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,714 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 192008

Town Car

  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln towncar. The windshield wipers, air conditioning and heater have failed. The speedometer sporadically fails. The ABS light was consistently illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The technician stated that the wipers needed to be replaced at his expense. No repairs were made. The current mileage was approximately 100,000. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 242004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes did not function at 30 miles per hour which caused the consumer to loose control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they were unable to determine a cause.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 122001

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After starting vehicle consumer shifted to reverse, suddenly vehicle accelerated on its own. Vehicle came to a stop when it hit a fire hydrant. Damage was $ $3000. On 28, May 2002, also at first start, consumer shifted to reverse and vehicle accelerated on it's own. Consumer braked, but was unable to stop vehicle. Vehicle came to stop when it hit a fence. Damage was $ $6700. No injuries.

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 022001

Town Car

  • miles


No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 092001

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Consumer states from start up of vehicle, and when driving form 0-20 mph there is a thumping noise, consumer was informed by dealer that with this model vehicle the thump appears when the ABS sensor is kicking in, consumer took vehicle back into dealership for the thumps and was informed that the accumulator in the A/C needed to be replaced, but would not correct the problem 100%, the thumps are still there.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 182001

Town Car

  • miles
I could not stop the car by braking, a concrete bench held me up from crossing the curb and going on to the sidewalk. I am not sure if it was the accelerator or the brakes.

- Stone Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 272000

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes were applied under normal condition pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer was inspecting vehicle. When the vehicle stopped, the rear wheels started to spin and smoke. Dealer says ther is nothing wrong with the vehicle.

- Drexil Hill, PA, USA

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