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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,296 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

May 112011

Town Car

  • 10,000 miles


While backing up, unknown to me, my parking aid system failed, I ran over a garbage recycle bin, damaging my rear bumper cover. If the system worked as advertised, this would not have happened. Thank god it wasn't a child!

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122008

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Town car. The contact has had two alternators installed in her vehicle within the last six months. This does not include the one that came with the vehicle at the time of purchase. While driving 30 and 60 mph, the vehicle will lose power and the engine shuts off. In addition, the power steering and brakes fail. All of the instrument panel indicators flash on and off at the time of the failure. Occasionally, the vehicle will take a minute before restarting. The vehicle is currently at the dealer, but they could find no failures. The contact would have to pay $90 per hour for a diagnostic. The failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 03/09/09. The alternator was replaced due to it overcharging. The battery was replaced as well. The trunk would not close properly. Updated 03/10/09.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 202008

Town Car

  • 90,880 miles
Vehicle has wiring problem for brake lights, turn signals, bulbs & fuses blow it has occurred at least approx every nine months told problem is always bulb or fuse however they mainly always tamper with the wiring this problem has existed since 2003.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #2

May 022005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,600 miles
When vehicle engine is running and turn signals are actuated, the digital dash, turn signals, and air conditioner cuts off. Additionally, steering effort increases substantially, ABS cycles off and back on when the power is restored. The duration may be momentary (less than 5 seconds) or last for a minute or longer. Frequency is 80+ percent of the time when the turn signals are engaged (left or right). I have had another Ford vehicle which gave problems with this multi-function switch also. Ford has a poorly designed turn signal-windshield wiper-washer switch compounded by the fact power is shunted through this switch all the time, causing overheating and premature failures. This Lincoln is not an incomplete vehicle. The last line of the vehicle detaill form needs a 2nd alternative or webmaster needs to provide for the default choice (--).

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

May 012003

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The fuel gauge read the amount of fuel improperly. The dealer stated there was no solution for the problem. The engine light stayed on, the seat belt light flashed, (even when the seat belts were in use) towncar/cartier also the display did not work on the dash board.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

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