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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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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2002 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Town car. Whenever the contact depresses the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal is depressed instead. This causes the vehicle to unexpectedly speed up. The failure recently occurred while driving 15 mph. He has taken the vehicle to the dealer numerous times, but they stated that nothing could be done. The dealer advised him to be more careful when depressing the brake pedal and stated that the failure may be because an adjustable brake pedal was installed in his vehicle. He believes that there should be some sort of repair or solution to this failure. The contact feels unsafe driving the vehicle because he could mistakenly depress the accelerator pedal and cause a crash. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 11/07/08. Updated 11/07/08.

- Nine Miles Falls, WA, USA

problem #3

May 142003

Town Car

  • miles
When brake pedal is depressed very hard and the foot is overhanging the brake pedal (not entirely on the pedal) the foot also hits the accelerator pedal. The car is then given gas and moves forward and the harder you press on the brake, the more the accelerator is depressed. In other words, the brake pedal will depress lower than the accelerator pedal and often your foot hits both. This has caused me to pull into traffic three times when stopped at a light. Very dangerous. My local dealer says that is just the way the car is made.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 092003

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The spacing between the brake pedal and gas pedal is too close. Driver's foot gets caught between the pedals when changing from one pedal to the other. This resulted in vehicle crashing into another vehicle while pulling into a parking space due to faiilure to use brake pedal.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002

Town Car

  • miles
Gas pedal and brake pedal are too close together. When trying to apply brakes consumer will sometimes press on gas pedal also. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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