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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,457 miles

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2007 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Apr 262016

Town Car

  • 319,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph and attempting to accelerate, the accelerator pedal became stuck causing the vehicle to lunge forward and crash into bushes. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 319,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #23

Dec 252015

Town Car

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated after shifting the vehicle into drive, the vehicle experienced an unintended acceleration which resulted in a crash through the passenger's garage. The vehicle was not able to stop even when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle after the vehicle was put into park and the key was removed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. A police report was filed. There was one injury reported that required medical attention. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #22

Mar 112014

Town Car

  • 36,000 miles
Car engages in unintended acceleration at idle. Intermittent. Approximately every four days. No identifiable causation. (foot was not on the accelerator at time of incident.)

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #21

Dec 202010

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact attempted to decelerate but the vehicle erroneously accelerated and crashed the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. Updated 3/28/14 the consumer stated in each incident, the vehicle would accelerate faster, when the brake was applied. Even when the consumer put the vehicle in neutral, the vehicle continued to accelerate. Updated 04/24/14

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #20

Feb 212013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
I was stopped and entering a turn. There was no ice on the pavement. As I turned left the car accelerated and the brakes became unresponsive. The car spun and hit a fire hydrant. This car at other times as suddenly accelerated, but I was always able to apply the brakes and it calmed down in a few seconds.

- Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #19

Jul 012009

Town Car

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated abnormally at random intervals. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was advised that the failure was caused by driver error. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #18

Feb 012011

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2007 Lincoln Town car. Consumer states unintended acceleration the consumer stated the dealer kept the vehicle for a couple of days and stated there was nothing wrong with vehicle and it was probably due to driver error. The consumer stated the sudden acceleration happened for a second time on May 11, 2011. The consumer was able to turn the key off after slamming on the brakes had no effect of trying to stop the vehicle.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #17

Apr 172011

Town Car

  • 48,270 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the driver side floor mat only had one hook that kept the floor mat secured to the carpet. The fluorinated would frequently become caught under the accelerator pedal, which the contact had to continue to release the fluorinated while driving. The dealer was contacted who stated the vehicle could be repaired but at the contacts expense. The contact believed the manufacturer should be responsible for the repairs. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 48,270.

- Delray Beach , FL, USA

problem #16

Jun 082010

Town Car

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the brakes were applied and the vehicle continued to accelerated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer regarding the sudden acceleration and the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The failure was being diagnosed by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact stated the sudden acceleration could have caused a crash to occur. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #15

May 102010

Town Car

  • 0 miles
Reference complaints 10327169, and 10326349. Lincoln 2007 Town car why are these reports included in "interior systems"? they are clearly a safety issue that should be included under brakes and fuel system!! this model has the brake pedal and the fuel pedal connected together in a system that can raise or lower them together...it is probably this system that is at fault. In order to put in this feature it appears that they moved the gas pedal closer to the brake pedal and it is possible to apply both pedals together.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #14

Oct 012009

Town Car

  • 37,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 to 45 mph down a ramp, he engaged the brakes and the vehicle abnormally accelerated. He continued to engage the brakes using both feet to avoid a potential crash. He was able to bring slow the vehicle down and drive onto an emergency lane. The contact stated that the vehicle had been taken to the dealer several times regarding the failure. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and referred him back to the dealer where a monitor equipped with a kill switch was installed on the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure did not persist and the monitor was removed from the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 46,500.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #13

Apr 202010

(reported on)

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
2007 Lincoln Town car acceleration. The consumers wife was approaching a traffic signal, when suddenly the engine revved extremely high as she was attempting to apply the brake to come to a normal stop. As the engine was out of control and the braking system was not sufficient to stop, she quickly placed the gear into neutral. After shifting to neutral, the brakes were sufficient with only a few inches to spare avoiding a serious collision. The vehicle continued running at a high rate during the wait. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but they were unable to find any problems. Updated 04/12/11

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 222009

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
2007 Lincoln Town car. Consumer states unintended acceleration. The consumer stated the incident happened when he attempted to ease the vehicle 30 feet from the driveway into the garage. When he put the gear into drive, the right rear tire screeched 5 feet which made it impossible to stop until the front of the vehicle was 6 feet into the utility room. The floor mat was fastened down and the vehicle doesn't have adjustable pedals. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, however they were unable to find a problem.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #11

Apr 282009

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. While driving 2 mph in reverse, the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning crashing into a fence. The contact was injured and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated on four different occassions when the brakes were applied. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. The approximate current mileage was 52,000. Updated 5/3/10 updated 06/01/10

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 072007

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car presidential. The contact stated under normally road conditions, the vehicle accelerated from approximately 25 mph to 50 mph in the shopping center. He pressed the brakes fifteen times before the vehicle came to a stop, which caused a crash with another vehicle. The contact sustained back and neck injuries and is now disabled due to the incident. The vehicle, was taken to the dealership where it was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileages was1,500. Updated 06/17/10. Updated 10/12/10

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 012007

Town Car

  • 3,000 miles
Component: Vehicle speed control details: TL contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the gas pedal and brakes were too close together. The contact observed that they were too close when the vehicle was purchased; I notify the dealer, reedman-toll, langhorne, pa approximately 6 months after purchase and was told that there was no recall on this condition. My husband, julius hyman, the primary driver, has experienced this unattended acceleration approximately 6 times and fortunately he was able to remove the foot from the accelerator allowing the brake to function before an accident occurred.or the manufacturer..

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 212008

Town Car

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the gas pedal and brakes were too close together. The contact observed that they were too close when the vehicle was purchased; however, he didn't notify the dealer or the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #7

Feb 022009

Town Car

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car signature. On three to four different occasions, the vehicle made a strange noise, bucked forward, and then accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that when the coils misfire, the vehicle feels as if it will accelerate. However, the contact stated that the vehicle did accelerate and the dealer replaced the coils. The following day, the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. They could not find any failures with the vehicle. On another occasion, the failure occurred twice in the same day. The contact called the dealer and they stated that they inspected the vehicle and found no failures. She was informed by a representative to bring the vehicle back to them while the failure was occurring. The contact stated that two other 2007 Lincoln continentals she owned have experienced the same failures. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 23,978 and failure mileage was approximately 22,000.

- Short Hills, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 062008

Town Car

  • 14,900 miles
On the ventura freeway in heavy traffic on Nov 6,2008. Driving at about 30 miles per hour, traffic made it necessary to stop. The car, as it has done before, had unintended acceleration. This was about the fifth or sixth time it has happened in one year of my owning the car. The other times it happened, I had brought it back to the dealer and they replaced transmission parts the first time but thereafter could not determine the problem in fact they had given me a type of computer to attach while I was driving so that if it did happen it would record some facts that would help them determine the cause. This computer stayed on for about two weeks a couple of months ago but it did not happen at that time. The week before Nov 6, 2008, the computer, was again put on my car. So now I was standing on the brake in the middle lane of heavy traffic with the car surging ahead with unintended acceleration. It happened again when I got off the freeway and the same unintended acceleration which could have caused terrible destruction of life and or property had to be constrained by me standing on the brake and pressing a button on the computer to register the effect. This Town car is extraordinarily dangerous, I have had it back many times for the same problem, and I do believe it cannot be repaired and should not be driven, as to the pain and suffering it may very well be responsible for if it cannot be stopped.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 112008

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,806 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town car. On four separate occasions, while driving at an unknown speed, the contact depressed the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. The brake pushed back under his foot and the vehicle surged forward. The current mileage was 17,000 and failure mileage was 11,806. Updated 10/03/08 updated 10/06/08. 8jb

- Shelton, WA, USA

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