really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,920 miles

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2006 Lincoln Town Car seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #24

Sep 092014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Air bag light came on, Ford ran a $60 test and said it was the passenger side pretensioner and the air bags might not deploy with this light on. Ford's cost to fix $750. From internet information it is a chronic problem on the Lincoln, particular around the 2006S. The service manager knew what my problem was right away when I said air bag. I think there should be a recall, or help with the repair.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #23

Aug 152014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 48,867 miles
This well-maintained car is kept in a private garage. I cranked car in the morning and air bag light came on. Drove to dealer without protection of an operational air bag system. Dealer identified problem as passenger side, front seatbelt pretensioner but there had been no passenger in car either the last time it was driven or as the car was cranked and air bag light came on indicating a problem existed.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #22

Jan 012014

Town Car

  • miles
My car is making a beeping noise and the air bag sign is showing on the dash.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #21

Apr 192013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 71,800 miles


Safety issue with air bag/seat belt. Have had both driver's and passenger's seat belts replaced due to air bag lights coming on. Between the two repairs have spent over $1,200. Should be a recall on this problem since the air bags won't deploy in case of an accident.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #20

May 212014

Town Car

  • 110,000 miles
Warning light came on beeped 5X in a row several times stopped then repeated over and over as long as we were driving. Cost over $450 to replace seat belt. There seem to be many of this same problem listed. I have had 7 Town cars in the last 20 years, never had a problem. I have already had a recall repair on the steering column. But, still love that car!!!

- Naples, FL, USA

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problem #19

Jun 062006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 59,600 miles
Air bag light stays on at all time and beeps. Dash board and head light come on and go off at times on their own. Oil change light remains on at all times even when there is not a need for oil to be changed.

- Gould, AR, USA

problem #18

Jul 202013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 156,000 miles


Air bag dash light on, there are 5 beeps five times every half hour.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #17

May 122014

Town Car

  • 106,500 miles
Air bag dash light on, there are 5 beeps five times every half hour. Repair shop/Lincoln dealer says it's a seat belt sensor failure. Seat belt maker went out of business. Lincoln will not guarantee that a replacement belt from their stock will work. Cost to replace seat belt parts and labor $700. Per many blog sites this is a problem that Ford/Lincoln has not addressed. When questioned Lincoln dealer will not confirm that the air bags will deploy in the event of an accident.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #16

Jul 082014

Town Car

  • 56,432 miles
The airbag indicator light came on for a day then goes off and a couple days later come on again. We haven't taken it in yet but we will soon.

- Mpls, MN, USA

problem #15

Mar 222013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 98,521 miles
March 22, 2013, airbag light appeared on dash. Dealership service man advised me the light indicated the airbag may not inflate upon crash. I was charged $39.95 for miscellaneous repair to the electrical system but a diagnostic cost would be $89.95 and replacement cost would be approximately $1600. Due to cost, neither was the diagnostic nor the replacement completed. Today, the airbag's alarm beeping and the airbag's dash light continue to operate. Is there any pattern related to airbags in 2006 Lincoln products?

- Apollo Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 142012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles


Seat belt alarm started going off. Ford service department said they knew of the condition. The seat belt is not working correctly and in case of an accident the air bag/S will not engage. This is a safety hazard that the Ford company has known about and refuses to fix at their cost. It is about $1,000 and I do not have that kind of money.. this to me doesn't seem any different then GM knowing there is a safety problem but refuses to do a recall. Ford service department claims there hasn't been enough reports of the problem to do a recall. So not having the money to fix this, I'm risking my life and anyone riding in the front seat with me each and every time I drive the car. I would appreciate any and all help on this matter.

- Pierson, FL, USA

problem #13

Apr 162014

Town Car

  • 104,600 miles
Seat belt/airbag warning light appeared, and started regular chiming, 5 at a time.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #12

Apr 262014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,730 miles
Driver was parking Lincoln Town car. Stepped on brake while putting car into park position. Car suddenly accelerated over concrete parking stop and slammed into an entrance to shopping center sign that was in front of the parking space. The car ended up with the front of the car against the sign and the rear wheels of the car up against the parking stop. Also, the rear door locks failed, and passengers were unable to exit the vehicle and the air bag light illuminated. Updated 06/10/14

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #11

Feb 142012

Town Car

  • 46,019 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver's side seat belt kit needed to be replaced but did not guarantee that it would rectify the failure. The contact mentioned that the passenger's side seat belt kit was previously repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 46,019 and the current mileage was 57,000.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #10

May 132013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 78,753 miles
Upon driving the vehicle the air bag light would come on....and the seatbelt alarm would sound over and over again. So I took the car into allan vigil Ford to be checked. They told me my seat belt needed to be replaced, which they said they had to pull the dash out to get to the proper parts. The cost of this repair was $594.27......the light came on again in September 9, 2013...at which time I carried it back to allan vigil and was told it was then the passenger side seatbelt with the same issue..... they repaired it at the cost of $630.88......I feel this should have been handled by Ford, at no cost to me...because upon my further internet searches found this was an issue that has been going on several years with the seatbelts...of the 2006 Lincoln towncars. Also I feel I should have been given more consideration due to the fact that my husband retired from Ford with 35 years service. Please respond.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #9

Jul 122011

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 89,815 miles
Air bag warning light came on. Took to dealer and they diagnosed failure of the driver seat belt pretensioner and replaced at a cost of $628. Thirty days later, August 13, air bag warning light came on again. Took to dealer and this time I was told the passenger side seat belt pretensioner was faulty and replaced at a cost of $764. It would seem that a safety requirement such as these should last more than a 100,000 miles?

- Carolina Beach, NC, USA

problem #8

Jul 022013

Town Car

  • 62,757 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the driver side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 62,757.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 112012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that when he turns the ignition on the air bag light had illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised him that the right side seat belt pre tensioner and buckle failed. The vehicle was repaired for that component. Approximately one month later the left side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they advised him that the left front pre tensioner and buckle failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. The current mileage was aproximately 31,500. Updated 1/3/2013

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Jun 152012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
The passive restraint indicator light (shows an airbag and seatbelt), also called seatbelt retractor, came on and remained on with an audible alarm (5 beeps, 5 times) repeating every 30 minutes. The problem diagnosis was for the left front seat belt pretensioner ( driver's side). A Lincoln dealer service employee said the airbag will not work with this problem. At another Lincoln dealership I was told many 2006 towncars had the same problem. It started beeping at 122,000 miles and I was not involved in a crash. A Ford employee told me last year's supplier went out of business, so they had to change the manufacturer for the new part. The price went from $150 for the pretensioner to $360 for the kit (from the new manufacturer), which is the only thing you can get to fix the problem, even though you don't need a new seat belt, buckle, etc. Because of the additional installation costs ($200 to $330), many people may not be able to afford the fix, putting their lives at risk as well as their passenger's.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 262011

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,400 miles
2006 Lincoln towncar, problem diagnosis was left front seat tensioner the consumer was told by dealership that the problem was the left front seat belt tensioner and that the airbag would not work with the seat belt updated 6/7/12 updated 07/13/12

- Orlando, FL, USA

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