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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,417 miles

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2005 Lincoln Town Car fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112016

Town Car

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The vehicle accelerated to 85 mph. The contact was able to place the vehicle in neutral and slow down the vehicle. The contact turned the vehicle off and on, and the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the electronic valve in the fuel injector seized in the open position and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Edon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 022015

Town Car

  • 196,250 miles
After starting the car while parked, I stepped on the brake and put the car in drive, as soon as I put the car in drive the engine accelerated without me putting my foot on the gas pedal and I had to stand on the brake, the car jumped forward, I jammed the car into neutral and the engine still continued to accelerate to a high RPM, I had to shut the engine off to get it to stop accelerating. I had several children in the car and we almost hit the car parked in front of us. This is the fourth time in 4 months that this has happened. I took the car to the Ford dealership to be diagnosed the last time this happened, they found nothing! I pointed out the class action lawsuit for unintended acceleration problems for Ford between the years 2002 and 2010 but they denied knowing anything about this problem and told me they would have to duplicate this problem before they would do anything about it. Obviously they could not duplicate this and I am now left with a dangerous car and Ford denies this is a problem.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 102015

Town Car

  • 192,000 miles
I was driving through a parking lot when I took my foot off the gas pedal and lightly stepped on the brake pedal. As soon as I touched the brake pedal the car accelerated to an uncontrollable speed in a parking lot and I stood on the brake pedal as hard as I could but the car kept accelerating across the parking lot. I had to jam the gear into neutral to keep the car from continuing to accelerate and the RPM's of the engine continued to accelerate until I turned off the engine. Fortunately I did not hit anything in the parking lot and no one was injured. This is the second time this has happened in two weeks in exactly the same way.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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