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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,991 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.

2004 Lincoln Town Car electrical problems

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012015

Town Car

  • 220,000 miles


Lighting control module same part number as Ford recall for marquis of same year, why isn't Town cars included from same period. Possible link to left information display in dash has begun flickering, numbers phase out and eventually after a period of time, entire display disappears losing speed, odometer, warning lights, everything on that side of the display panel. Right display panel has displayed similar flickering when left side completely goes out.

- Forsyth, GA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jun 022015

Town Car

  • 105,000 miles
Driving slowly on a Suburban street at twilight the headlights and dashboard lights went out. The same thing occurred a three times week later on the interstate at 65 mph about 10 P.M. the automatic delayed headlight off setting no longer functions. The lights can be turned on in the manual position.apparently, the light control module has faulty relays which fail suddenly during the course of normal use.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 142007

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,954 miles
Fire started in the front of the car without any known reasons. Vehicle was serviced regularly and no problems were noted during the service two weeks before the fire. A thorough full service was done in May 200Y as well.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 212006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Town car parked in garage. Turned key and vehicle caught on fire. All I did was turn the key. Extensive damage to car, fire and smoke damage to home.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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