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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,980 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.

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2004 Lincoln Town Car body / paint problems

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 042015

Town Car

  • 0 miles


I came from work at around 0600 am on 9/4/15 in my 2004 Lincoln Town car and park it in my apartment. At around 0330 of the same day I decided to go pick my child from school. Whent I statrted my car and put it in reverse tryng to back up from the parking lot, the car suddenly accelerated at a speed of about 60 ml/hr to hit tow cars park in the parking lot and dragging one of the to a tree which finally stopped the car. If that tree did not stop the car the damage would have been worse because all my efforts to stop the car failed. The car was just uncontrollable with unprecedented speed. It was as if the car had a mind of it self. I was just lucky because my wife and kids were in another car very close to the car that was dragged. If they have came out of the car, they would have been dragged too. Thank god their is no fatalities. I have diven all types of vehicle, including tractor trailer over the road and domestic and have never seen such phenomenon.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

May 142015

Town Car

  • 256,000 miles
2004 Lincoln Town car cartier. Riding down road 35 mph accelerating. Windows were all up, sunroof closed. Never had any problems prior. Wife touched sunroof button to open sunroof while windows still closed, and bam! the sunroof exploded; luckily did not shatter onto us but cracked in large pieces. Scared us both but I kept control of the car until could pull over. No cars in the area around us. Not aware of any debris. A windshiled replacement company told us there is a high incidence of sunroofs exploding for no reason. My thoughts are that the sudden pulling back of the sunroof cover caused a big difference in air pressure causing the sunroof glass to break. This is a serious problem needing attn. Usuallly I have my windows opened slightly before opening prior problems. On that day, my wife was happy as we left a business and opened the sunroof before the windows..and then bam! never expected something like this on a Lincoln Town car. But, the auto glass co said it is a common problem with sunroofts. Have not yet had it fixed, wondering if it's worth using another sunroof that might break. My car still operates good otherwise.

- Loris, SC, USA

problem #3

Oct 012014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
2004 Lincoln leaks on passenger side under glovebox area, during moderate to hard rain, seems to be much worse while standing still. Passenger carpet floods and vehicle must have 'shop vac' treatment to get all the water out of the car and carpet. Leaves the carpet stained and musty smelling. Now I must put a large trash sack under the passenger windshield wiper blade so if it rains the car won't flood. Lincoln says they are sorry but do not know what the problem is as they can see nothing wrong. I showed them pictures and Lincoln was unimpresses. You can identify my car in the parking lot with by watching for the trashcan liner on the hood. Still ongoing problem. Thanks Lincoln.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Town Car

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that he noticed water leaking into the vehicle from under the glove compartment.the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that there was a crack in the fire wall under the windshield wiper motor, causing water to leak inside the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available.the approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 052012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 98,902 miles
Interior door handles dislodge from door panel mechanism rendering the inside door handle inoperative. This can trap people inside of car. No way to open door from the inside.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

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