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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,284,305 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Lincoln Town Car steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 162015

Town Car

  • 146,000 miles

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

When vehicle is in motion steering wonders back and forth. Center steering only obtain with constant correcting.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 232015

Town Car

  • 168,500 miles
On wipers the intermediate dont work and when washer fluid sprayed cant shut wipers off 2 now on wheels constantly loosing air due to rims peeling and the inside rims are peeling causing tire not to hold air and 3 front end wobbles and raddles had new tierods and ball joints wondering if any recalls were due to be done and previous owner neglected to get done please help

- West Warwick Ri, RI, USA

problem #3

Jul 282015

Town Car

  • 69,000 miles
The car has developed poor return to center when turning. It also seems to be sticky in normal highway driving, that is, a minor correction seems to stay until corrected the other direction. This makes the car wander back and forth. I had one mechanic in town diagnose it as lower steering shaft and I have an appointment with my local Ford dealer to evaluate the problem. I note there was a recall for this problem for 2005 and later model years. There have been accidents from steering failure reported.

- Chesterton, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 122013

Town Car

  • 6,000,026 miles
In curve on highway lost control of vehicle and went into adjacent lane before regaining control. If there had been another car in that lane would have collided with it. Took to Lincoln dealer. They told me steering corroded but was told that the vehicle is not part of recall. Also called Ford motor and they told me same thing. The repairs cost $2000. Lincoln dealership said vehicle not safe to drive.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

May 082008

Town Car

  • 38,000 miles
Vehicle: 2001 Lincoln Town car cartier with 45,000 original miles. Date problem revealed: 05/08/2008 at 38,000 miles. Component: Powertrain: Driveline; suspension: (rear); suspension: (front); steering. Defect summary: Certain police, commercial, and passenger vehicles sold input higher loads into the vehicle chassis overloading the wheel bearings and axles. Four wheel alignment check was performed. Rear wheels was not aligned to manufacture specifications, for which, this vehicle has a non-adjustable rear end. Front-end alignment was not in manufacture specifications and could not be corrected due to faulty rear end components. Consequence summary: This could lead to early bearing failure and ultimately to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle shaft fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash. Severely unstable steering at speed above 40 mph and will lead to a crash at highway speeds.

- Frontenac, KS, USA

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