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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,508 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.

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 202015

Town Car

  • miles


Takata recall; again why is my car deleted from the list of cars with the same year" is there safety more important than my family? Ford intentionally installed a cheaper version of airbag inflator, knowing there was a problem. When is this democratic government going to go after these companies who violate the law" my 2005 Dodge truck also is under a recall for the same thing, but there are no parts available to fix it...we want action and now< quit telling us the consumer lies< like we"ll get back to you in (2) business days.this is all B.S.....A8.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 132014

Town Car

  • miles
Our car has not been recalled by Ford or NHTSA. Numerous requests over the last (2) years have not returned a response. Why is cars from the same year being considered and not ours" is their safety more important than ours? why are we being ignored by the establishment? this is outright discrimination..... we have spent $1200. For the passenger airbag inflator, only to find out we need the driver side inflator also for it to work. Where are the parts? why hasn't foqrd made these parts available? they have neglected our safety..... we can not even carry our grand children in our vehicle because of this. Where's the justice in this" this same situation applies for my 2005 Dodge Ram pickup, again no parts available. Why don't you just replace them with takata-inflator, like we have now, if it lasts (10) more years, at least we'll be safe...does anyone in Washington do their jobs anymore? maybe it's time for new leadership, and not the democratic do nothing have had (8) years, for heavens sake, get moving....

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 222016

Town Car

  • 62,000 miles
Just called Ford Motor Company and they say that NHTSA, issues the recalls, not Ford Motor Company, why haven;T you issued one for this model car" you would think Ford would be concerned about our safety, they don;T care and neither does many people, including children must die before you issue a safety recall notice" thats why we need a change in our government, and very soon...

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 222014

Town Car

  • 62,000 miles


We have contacted Ford Motor Company and they still refuse to do a recall on our 2005-Lincoln Town car.,why is this not being fixed" we have spent $1200 dollars to locate the problem and have one seat belt replaced, and airbag inflator. After replacing one side, the other side now needs replacing, which there was not another part available. So now it's all disconnected, and all we have for safety is the seat belts, which Ford said that would be safe enough. I find this unacceptable by this company and will never buy another Ford product... why hasn't your organization done something to secure our safety? we can't even take the grand-kids in our car, because of this safety -hazard. We have filled a complaint with your organization last year, when is this going to be rectified ? please notify us as to what you are going to do about this" help!

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 142014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
We have a 2005 Lincoln Town car with 87000 miles when it rains the rear R floor gets a lot of water. The water comes from a defective seal in the ac/heat system " probably around the fan mount for the heating /cooling. And ? more trouble ? when we backed out of the driveway in wet weather ? the car froze in place ? as if we had hit a wall. It would still go forward. Happened half a dozen times ? always raining. Except one rainy Sunday, just out of the driveway leaving for church, it froze driving forward. We took the car to bob davidson Ford paid them 'diagnostic fees' - $250 for the [2] separate problems. [xxx] gave us the report: The leak repair would cost $600 ? and, more of a challenge, the tranny, which showed: ?transmission internal fault 150? needs replacement [about $4000 parts plus labor] the local aamco owner said this model Lincoln ? for 2005 [and the 5 other years of the same design ? is notable for considerable water problems. He had not heard of water causing the tranny problems and he asked me to get the diagnostic codes from [xxx]. here it gets interesting. ?fault 150? is generic for transmission. The shop testing ? well, there was no code. There was no report of a defect from the car's on-board computer. No fault codes at all. Just an indication, told us as: ?the accumulator was leaking or there is a binding concern" when they took the car out for a test drive connected to a diagnostic tool. And from this [xxx] is able to tell us we need to replace a $4000 transmission. Plus labor, of course. We paid $120 to a leak doctor repair tech to fix the water leak on the engine side of the firewall. The water leak seems to be resolved and the tranny locking up problem has not happened again. Even when it rains. Any help you can give on this will be greatly appreciated. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 132014

Town Car

  • 74,045 miles
After I start the vehicle and fasten the driver seat belt, the vehicle generates a series to 5 chime sounds and then pauses for a few seconds, then it repeats the 5 chime sounds. The set of 5 chime sounds are repeated a total of 5 times totaling 25 chime sounds. Additionally, the chime pattern sounds again exactly as before after the vehicle is in use for about 30 minutes, then the chime sequence repeats itself approximately every 30 minutes thereafter. There are no warning indicator lights shown in the dashboard, and neither are there any airbag indicator lights on before or after the chimes begin to sound.

- Strasburg, VA, USA

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