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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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.

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.

2003 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact complained about sudden acceleration problems. When applying the brakes vehicle did not stop but accelerated 6-10 seconds. This was the fourth incident. The thinks it is a possibility the pedals are too close together.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 142003

(reported on)

Town Car

  • 1,000 miles
When the driver's left foot was quickly moved to the brake pedal from its resting position, it encountered an object above it that gave the impression the foot did not reach the brake pedal, which resulted in using the right foot which caused an accident. The condition worsened with the brake and gas pedal in the full down position then the left knee encountered the steering wheel, which gave the impression the pedal was not reached. Dealership was not willing to do anything but advised to have vehicle modified. Consumer is 5-9 in height and weights 180 lbs. Instead, consumer repositioned the plastic panel 14"X14" above the driver's left foot and tied up the small light normally installed in the panel. And moved the movable brake/gas pedal forward and kept the steering wheel fully upward. This made the vehicle safe to drive.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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