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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,069 miles

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2004 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162009

Town Car

  • 30,000 miles


We owned a 2004 Lincoln Town car. We drove that car that evening, parked it in the garage at 10:45pm and went to bed. At 3:30am, we were awoken by police breaking our door down and flames were shooting out of our garage. The source of the fire was determined to be from the Lincoln Town car. The Town car had no hood after the fire, 2 other vehicles were also destroyed. Our home also caught on fire and approximately 100% of our contents and 50% of our home was destroyed. Luckily, noone was injured.the Town car engine was burnt beyond recognition, so they were not able to determine which part was defective, however the insurance co, (american family investigators) determined it had definitely started from the Lincoln. They stated that we cannot prove to Ford which part is defective so it was not reported to Ford.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 152005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,138 miles
The engine died/stalled. The first time it occurred was on September 15, 2005. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. They changed the fuel pump. It happened again on October 3. the contact was able to restart it, but it died again. He was able to restart it and slowly got it to the dealership. They replaced two fuel injectors, and two spark plugs. Afterwards they test drove the vehicle and the check engine light came on. They found the vacuum line had not been connected. The contact was concerned that the problem will reoccur. Updated 11/29/05.

- Palos Verdes Pennisula, CA, USA

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