Recall List for the 1990 Lincoln Continental

Official recalls have been issued for the 1990 Lincoln Continental by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Lincoln service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Lincoln customer service.

  1. 1990 Lincoln Continental STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS NHTSA Campaign #98V323000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,697,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West virgnia, and Wisconsin. The rear lower subframe mount plate nut can experience stress corrosion cracking if subjected to long term exposure to road salts. This can result in fracture and loss of the structural integrity of the subframe mount attachment. Detachment of the body mounts at the rear corners of the subframe, which supports the engine and transmission, allows the rear corners of the subframe to drop.

    Consequence: If both rear corners drop, steering would become suddenly very difficult, affecting vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V323000 »

  2. 1990 Lincoln Continental SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #97I003000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 07, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 299,600

    Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with federal regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. Ford is initiating an owner notification program that will provide an extended warranty, 12 years and unlimited mileage, for all seat belt buckles with functional concerns.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, the occupant of the seat may not be properly restrained and personal injury could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle assembly, for 12 years and unlimited mileage. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97I003000 »

  3. 1990 Lincoln Continental SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #97V174000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 07, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 63,400

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The front outboard seating position seat belt buckles may not latch or unlatch.

    Consequence: These conditions could reduce seat belt usage increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the front outboard seat belt buckle assemblies. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V174000 »

  4. 1990 Lincoln Continental SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #91V134000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 06, 1991
    • Vehicles Affected: 325,000

    Summary: Front disc brake rotors of the subject vehicles may experience severe corrosion if operated in areas where calcium chloride and sodium chloride are used extensively.

    Consequence: Severely corroded rotors may fracture or separate nearthe inner edges of the brake discs resulting in reduced braking effectiveness, higher than normal pedal efforts, loud grinding noises, and moderate pulls whenthe brakes are applied. Reduced braking effectiveness may increase minimumstopping distances, possibly resulting in an accident.

    Actions: Replace front brake rotors with full cast front brake rotors. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #91V134000 »

  5. 1990 Lincoln Continental AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #90E043001

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 30, 1990
    • Vehicles Affected: 172,000

    Summary: Threaded inflator components may have been damaged during assembly which may allow components to separate when inflator receives a signal to deploy the air bag.

    Consequence: Inflator component separation allows hot combustion gases to escape into the passenger compartment which could result in injuries to vehicle occupants.

    Actions: Replace air bag modules containing potentially defective inflators. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #90E043001 »

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