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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,864 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

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 302005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles


The consumer states that 2004 Lincoln Town car was having a problem with the cruise control not holding speed when descending a hill. The cruise control will hold the speed when on flat ground and when going up a hill. This has been a problem for the consumer for about seven months. The consumer had not noticed the problem before this due to the fact that he lived on flat ground. The consumer took the car to the dealer for inspection, and they told him to stay out of the mountains. The consumer also contacted Ford about the matter. The person that the consumer spoke with told him that was the way it was suppose to be with the cruise control. The cruise control was set every time that this happened to the consumer.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 032004

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 228 miles
While driving at 5 mph and turning to the left vehicle accelerated on its own. Consumer tapped the brakes and engine speed increased even more. As a result, driver loss control and vehicle went airborne, landing on the building wall.

- New Haven, CT, USA

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