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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,829 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 102007

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,600 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Town car. While driving 40 mph, the contact attempted to accelerate and heard a roaring sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and they stated that the wheel bearings, wheels, and axle shafts needed to be replaced. The contact was given a copy of NHTSA campaign id number 04V328000 (suspension:rear), which he took to the Ford dealer, but was informed that his VIN was not included. The current mileage was 40,700 and failure mileage was 40,600.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #4

May 222006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,530 miles
Severe noise in rear axle on 2003 Lincoln Town car. Took vehicle to selling dealer to fix it, who charged him $707.63 including taxes to fix it by replacing rear axles and bearings with kit 3W1Z*4A109. I believe this should be part of NHTSA recall 04V328000 dated Jul 6, 2004. Ford recall number 04S16. However Ford denied when I called them at 800-392-3673 saying the car was not a fleet sale and was out of warranty. I have repair receipt.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 232006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,015 miles
: the contact stated while traveling various speeds, there was a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The dealership determined the rear axles and bearing were defective, and the parts were replaced. There was a NHTSA recall, # 04V328000, regarding the rear suspension. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Somers, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 162006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving on the highway at 10 mph, the vehicle coasted to a stop at a toll booth. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop who determined the rear bearing failed. The problem led to an axle shaft fracture which caused the vehicle to lose drive function. There was a NHTSA recall, # 04V328000, regarding the suspension: Rear. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 222004

Town Car

  • miles
Manufacturer and dealership refused to honor axle shaft fracture recall 04V328000 because recall notice was sent to the consumer in error.

- Rock Hill, NY, USA

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