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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,333 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.

2002 Lincoln Town Car electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 212010

Town Car

  • 100,000 miles


While sitting in a drive thru my 2002 Lincoln towncar caught a blaze under the hood.

- Texas City , TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 052008

Town Car

  • 99,000 miles
When brake pedal is applied for a long traffic light stop, I could smell burning plastic. After several weeks of this my car would not come out of park. Found the harness plug to the brake light switch melted. I am curious as to why the fuse didn't blow ?. I replaced the plug with new connectors and a few weeks later the same thing is happening - wires are melted and the fuse is not tripped.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 222003

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When attempting to start the vehicle it failed to start. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Dealer replaced cluster panel computer and crankcase. However, the problem still occurred.

- Whitesboro, NY, USA

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