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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,294 miles

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2008 Lincoln Town Car electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012016

Town Car

  • 46,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Lincoln Town car. While driving various speeds, the front driver side door independently locked and unlocked. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 46,800.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

May 042015

Town Car

  • 84,881 miles
This vehicle has suddenly violently accelerated on four different occasions during the last eleven months. The first incident occurred after tapping the brake pedal at a very slow speed and resulted in the car crashing into a barrier at a filling station in upstate New York. Subsequent episodes were halted by turning the ignition switch off while attempting to stop the car with the service brakes. There seems to be few common threads among the incidents. There are no warning indicators before or after the sudden unintended acceleration events. No history codes were ever recorded in the powertrain control module. The incidents always occurred while the vehicle was moving at a slow speed sometimes when tapping the brake pedal and other times while pressing the accelerator pedal. No floor mats were involved in any of the incidents and the driver definitely did not depress the wrong pedal or both pedals at the same time.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009

Town Car

  • 4,200 miles
We had a sudden unintended acceleration of our car. We were traveling West on the New York state thruway (I-90) towards niagara falls. As we exited into a rest area, suddenly the engine raced as if the gas pedal were floored. The driver pressed on the brake very very hard, and the car almost stopped, moving forward slowly. The driver then shifted into neutral, and the engine slowedand we stopped--about 50 feet beyond where the sudden unintended acceleration started. We turned the engine off, and examined the floormat--it was not in a position to press the gas pedal. We checked under the hood, and did not find anything that seemed related to causing the sudden unintended acceleration. We later checked if the driver could press the gas and brake pedals at the same time, but on our car they are so far apart that this is not possible. We think it is possible that this occurrence was due to inadequate shielding, and inadequate programming, of the gas pedal computer which sends signals to the acceleration system. At the time of the incident, we had a gps, cell phones, and game machines in operation, and the rest area we were pulling into had wifi. Thus, the acceleration system computer was receiving many signals from "noise." If they came in a certain sequence, it would cause an sua, unless the car had adequate coding to prevent that occurrence. The fix for this would be to either hard wire the gas pedal, or to put adequate programming to prevent stray signals from being accepted. We would like to see one of these fixes implemented.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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