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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,938 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,875 miles


While driving about 65 mph the engine began to hesitate and finally stalled. Consumer inspected under the engine and smelled smoke. An individual stopped along the side of road where consumer was and noted he was from aaa. He took out the air filter which had smoldered and was slightly smoking. He poured water on it. The consumer drove home without the air filter in. That Monday morning went to a dealer and showed the service manager the air filter. Consumer left vehicle for repairs and four days later. Service manager noted that the air filter had picked up a foreign object, such as a cigarette butt. This would not be covered by warranty. Repairs were made, no problems so far.

- Lewis, DE, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

(reported on)

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Lincoln Town car developed a knocking when the vehicle is first started. The dealer installed covers for the catalytic converters but this did not solve the problem.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

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