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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,142 miles

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2006 Lincoln Town Car seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

May 012016

Town Car

  • 170,190 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Seatbelt / airbag warning light indicator is warning about either faulty sensor or faulty belt tensioner. Began while in parked poison and continues periodically when in motion, regardless of speed. Cost to repair is exorbitant, nearly half the value of the car and is not guaranteed to work is last. The airbags will likely not worth in the event of accident but no way to tell unless there is an accident. Serious fault regarding required safety equipment with this make/model year. Mileage is 170,100. Also, the passenger side floorboard, especial in backseat become saturated when it rains. Floor plugs are intact, the water is entering from poor design feature where the windshield/engine meet and supposedly slow for water to be channeled away from engine to ground but is actually channelling along the side into the passenger cabin footwell. Again, this design flaw is a known issue from manufacturer. This is a health and safety issue, especially in warm climates due to mold growing as a result of water pooling in cabin. As this car was garaged kept and not used often until the past 6 months, the water issue wasnt known until first rain this spring, 2016. Car was in open air, uncovered driveway and not in use for 2 weeks after said rain. When owner opened car door, she was hit with overwhelming stench of mold. She located the source and water had visibly saturated floor, rug and padding underneath. Black and green mold had grown extensively in backseat passenger floorboard and under front passenger seat.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #26

Aug 292016

Town Car

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the air bags and seat belt warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for further inspection and diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Presho, SD, USA

problem #25

Feb 212016

Town Car

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front seat belt retraction system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Riverside, IL, USA

problem #24

Oct 312015

Town Car

  • 72,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Permanent failure of the driver pretensioner. Open circuit. 72000 miles.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 182014

Town Car 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. While parked, the seat belt and air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the driver side seat belt sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on the passenger side seat belt sensor. The failure mileage was 46,300. Updated 8/10/15

- Greenwood, MS, USA

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problem #22

Mar 122015

Town Car

  • 53,000 miles
I took car in for inspection, air bag light on. Dealer informed faulty sensor in passenger seat belt retactor cost to repair $1080 yeah! they said warranty gone so sorry. On a seat belt?

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #21

May 292013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 13,093 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Seat belt/air bag light came on. Vehicle purchased new, original dealer diagnosed bad seat belt pre tensioner internally faulted on drivers side. Out of warranty, and vehicle was repaired at a cost of $354 parts and $305 labor. Seat belt/air bag light came on again Jan 8, 2015. Original dealer diagnosed bad seat belt pre tensioner on the passenger side. Parts on order and to be repaired Feb 26, 2015. Parts cost $507 and $305 labor. This is a definite safety item that has a history with this vehicle year and model. Cost to customer is excessive and unacceptable considering this item must be repaired to insure a functional seat belt and air bag in the event of an accident. The excessive costs appears to be discouraging some owners from repairing this safety item according to other complaints to NHTSA. Ford Motor Company has not fulfilled reasonable manufacturers responsibility on a safety item that could cause severe injury or death as a result of the malfunction of known defect in a required piece of safety equipment.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 032014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated as a chime sounded. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the pretensioner on the driver's side seat for the seat belts failed. As a result, a drivers side seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 02/18/15 updated 10/2/2015

- Louisianna, MO, USA

problem #19

Nov 032014

Town Car

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was advised that the seat belt sensor and the seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #18

Oct 182014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Within a mile of leaving home, the seat belt light came on & started beeping. Driver glanced down to check seatbelt only to find that it was coming unlatched. In the brief seconds that it took to glance down & back up, driver was already leaving the road and in a panic, accidentally hit gas instead of brake. Car was totalled. The only airbag that deployed was the steering wheel. Driver sustained serious trauma injuries to head, ribs, pelvis, femur as well as extensive hematomas. Driver is also suffering from stress related to accident. Driver is now recovering with the aid of physical therapy and other devices for mobility (walker, wheelchair, cane, etc.). driver is son of owner of vehicle.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 182014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 36,112 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Light for seat belt came on and there was a beeping song, took to dealership, said that was a shortage and the pre-tensioners seat belt retractor had to be replace, if not replace if I got into an accident the airbag would not deploy. Paid $719 to have replace. Fast forward to today Oct. 22, 2014. Same thing happen again took it to dealer said that this time it is the driver side that needs to be replaced. Spoke with some other Lincoln owner of 2006 Lincoln, it seems as though quite a few people are having the same problem.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #16

Sep 122014

Town Car

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the seat belt pretensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Smiths Station, AL, USA

problem #15

Jan 132014

Town Car

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. While starting the vehicle, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the front passenger side seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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 #12

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 #11

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

problem #10

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 #9

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 #8

Apr 162014

Town Car

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

- Tampa, FL, USA

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