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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,969 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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2005 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 052005

Town Car

  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with a power adjustable foot pedal switch. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle eventually came to a stop. The contact stated that the failure was related to the foot pedal switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the vehicle performed as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

- Westbury, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 272012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without any warning. The contact engaged the brakes but the vehicle did not respond and failed to stop. In addition, the contact stated that he had to merge to the side of the road and turn off the ignition in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who was unable to duplicate failure. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,500. Updated 11/01/12 the consumer stated his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal. Updated 11/01/12

- Champgne , IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 012009

Town Car

  • 39,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. Whenever the contact stopped the vehicle at low speeds, the brake pedal would not decompress and prevented the vehicle from stopping. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 41,500 and failure mileage was 39,500.

- Aztek, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 182005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97 miles
I took delivery of my new Town car and on the short drive home, I rear ended a car stopped at a traffic light. I saw the light was red and began by stop normally and then realized that the car was not stopping. I pressed harder on the brakes and the engine revved faster, the anti-lock brakes would grab and release and then I struck the stopped car. The impact did not set off the air bags but did considerable damage to the bumpers of both cars. I thought perhaps the accelerator had stuck and took my car in to the dealer, but they could find nothing wrong. Apparently my foot was on the brake and the accelerator when I tried to stop. A friend who has the same model Town car as I have said that this happened to him 4 times when his car was new. My son's wife has a 2004 Expedition and he says that he hates to drive it because the brake and accelerator are too close together. Another friend expressed the same concern. My nephew has a 2005 Ford diesel pickup and I am told that he was backing up to a dock and hit the accelerator along with the brake and slammed into the dock breaking his tail light. This vehicle and the others I have mentioned have pedals that adjust in and out together and in all positions the height is the same on both, after the slack is taken up on the brake. I had a 1997 Town car and the distance between the brake and accelerator is almost twice as wide on the '97 I reported this to Ford and I do not like their response. I will quote one sentence that sums up the short letter - - "we suggest that you follow the direction of your insurance carrier, which has the right to file a subrogation claim against Ford Motor Company if it chooses to pursue the matter". I sincerely hope that something can be done to force Ford to correct this engineering error.

- Longwood, , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
2005 Lincoln Town car signature. Brand new, only 200 miles on car. Intermittently, the engine accelerates when I place my foot and depress the brake pedal. Instead of stopping, it lurches forward. It has happened 6 times and luckily no other car was directly in front of me. The brake and accelerator pedals can be adjusted up and down and no way is better, it happens in both positions. I have spoken to another person with the identical car and he also has this problem. Both he and his wife have experienced it. I also saw the exact same comment on this web site from a 3rd individual: this person said that the auto dealer told him that the car's computer did not list an error code for this so they were unable to repair it. Also, I believe that the 2 pedals are too close to each other. My previous Town car's pedals were further apart. I have not been back to the auto dealer yet but will go shortlyto report this dangerous occurrence but I don't believe that they will do anything about it. I love the car but think it is dangerous to drive.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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