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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,933 miles

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2005 Lincoln Town Car wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

May 122010

Town Car

  • miles


My mother N law has had to replace (6) six Michelin 225/60R/17 98T (lxr?) tires in the last eight months at great cost even though she has purchased a road hazard additional warranty. The original tires were not even out of warranty. 1 tire is understandable, 2 is questionable and 6 is a problem. She bought full set of Michelin 225/60R/17 98T energy LX4 white walls on Oct.06,2009. 1 had flat on Jan 12,2010. Different tire from 10/06/2009 purchase had "cotter key or pin" it was replaced at a cost of $69.84 on Jan 30, 2009 she purchased 2 Michelin 225/60R/17 98T lxr (lxr is what the receipt displays under "description") at a cost of $280.16. She didn't have further back receipts in hand but does have them> for why 2 tires should be replaced instead of needing full set. She has her tires rotated and balanced on schedule every 6 to 8 thousand miles like recommended. She also stated as an after thought that she has to put air in them every week to maintain her suggested psi for optimal performance as suggested by manufacturer. The "cotter key or pin' tire she has photos of this tire, documenting the tire failure. I started this with an email to Michelin which they promptly responded too. I have since(am today) sent them another email, giving them more info on the dealers where she bought the tires etc... thanks for your time and considerations and keeping us safe.

- Canton, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 132008

Town Car

  • 55,300 miles
I was driving a 05 Lincoln towncar when the right rear sidewall blew out. It totaled the car, my husband broke his arm and has two plates, 12 screws and a bone graft. He is still under a dr.'s care. I have spoken to several people that have had the same thing happen but with no damage or anyone being hurt. Something needs to be done before people are killed. If it was not for our heavy car we both would have been killed. These tires were new with a little over 5000 miles on them.

- Washington , NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 042008

Town Car

  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The vehicle has Michelin energy LX4 tires, size P225/60R17. The contact stated that the exterior sidewall of the tire began deteriorating. All four tires were replaced. Several weeks later, she noticed that the exterior sidewall began deteriorating again on all four tires. The manufacturer would only assume partial financial responsibility for the first set of tires that were replaced. The contact still has possession of the tires. The failure mileage was 1,500.

- Venice, LA, USA

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