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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122008

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles

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

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 #1

Jun 072004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving 30-60 mph the vehicle would surge continuously when the engine was under load. As a result the vehicle did not ride smoothly. Dealership was notified but did not resolve the problem. The dealer changer the erg valve, fuel pump, fuel sensors, spark plugs and coil but the problem still occurred.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

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