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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,264 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #11

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 #10

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 #9

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 #8

May 012016

Town Car

  • 77,000 miles


Airbag light on dash came on while driving. Shop estimate is approximately $1300 to replace both driver and passenger seat belt tensioners. Car has only 77,000 miles on it and garage kept since have had it in the family for the past 50,000 miles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Jun 022014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The dealer stated that both front seat belt assembly modules failed. In addition, the contact mentioned that the back up sensors failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 1/16/15 updated 01/20/15 updated 06/4/2015

- Pasadena, TX, USA

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problem #6

Jun 132014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Air bag warning light illuminated when starting car. Both outboard front seat belts must be replaced due to defective connectors.

- Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 142013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle rolled into incoming traffic as a result another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained severe head injuries. The contact was taken from the scene my paramedics. A police report was filed. The contact was treated for brain damage, intermittent amnesia and was paralyzed from the waist down. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 09/12/2014

- Stedman, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 092014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 32,500 miles
Vehicle dashboard "air bag" light came on! took to Lincoln dealer who stated it looked liked the passenger seat pretensioner needed to be replaced. Stated that most likely the driver side would also ultimately need replacement as well, as it is a continual and on-going problem! cost to repair one side approx. $750 after discount. This car has always been serviced by Lincoln, never in an accident, and only has 35,500 miles on it. Dealer also stated, that it is a real safety issue and if not fixed, air bags might not deploy if in an accident. Although, I have an after market service warranty - oem bumper to bumper contract, they refuse to pay for the repairs, stating that "safety items" are not covered? with Ford motors knowing of the on-going safety problems this item should be on recall due to overall safety concerns with cars on the road, whereas, customers cannot afford to fix them, or fail to, and lives are being lost as a result!

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 182013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 47,504 miles
February 2013 air bag light came on took to dealer and diagnosed passenger side seat belt pretensioner needed replaced, repair was made at cost over $600, then again in May 2013 air bag light came on, dealer diagnosed driver side seat belt pretensioner needed replaced at another cost of over $600.

- Semmes, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 032011

Town Car

  • 34,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the passenger side airbag light illuminated on the instrument panel. A mechanic diagnosed that the airbags would need to be repaired. The dealer was notified, but the manufacturer was not. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 34,900 and the current mileage was 35,000. Updated 09/14/11 updated 2/9/2012

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010

Town Car

  • 51,000 miles
2005 Lincoln Town car air bag light came on at nearly 51000 miles. Mechanic replaced clock spring in steering column ($250)--did not fix problem!! then informed an additional problem in column. Never in an accident and maintained properly. Have written Ford motor twice suggesting they should fix the problem, that it must be a factory defect. They did not have the decency to respond!!!!!

- Edmonds, WA, USA

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