Recall List for the 1996 Lincoln Continental

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 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. 1996 Lincoln Continental SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS NHTSA Campaign #16E026000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 49,635

    Summary: Bosch Brake Components LLC (Bosch) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement front brake pads, models Bosch QuietCast BC598 and BP765, Bosch Blue BE598 and BE598H, Prostop PD598 and PD765M, Duralast Gold DG598, Duralast MKD598, Stop Master ST598, UltraStop ULT598, UltraLife MX598 and MX765, BrakeBest MKD765, and Prostop Platinum PGD598. These brake pads, manufactured October 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015 are intended for use on 2001-2007 Ford Taurus, 2001-2005 Mercury Sable, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus SHO, 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental, and 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII vehicles. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc.

    Consequence: A damaged or broken brake disc may reduce a vehicle's braking power, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. The recall began on May 26, 2016. Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16E026000 »

  2. 1996 Lincoln Continental POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #96V176000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 18, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 340,000

    Summary: The automatic transmission park pawl shaft may not be free to rotate as intended. If the park pawl shaft does not rotate, it would prevent the park pawl from engaging the park gear when the shift lever is in the park position.

    Consequence: This condition could result in the vehicle rolling as if in neutral with the shift lever in the park position.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft rotation and those shafts with restricted rotation will be replaced with a shorter shaft that will not restrict rotation. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V176000 »

  3. 1996 Lincoln Continental EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #96V009000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 40,000

    Summary: A defective control module in the "autolamp" system can malfunction. If the "autolamp" system is being used to activate the exterior light (including headlamps), the headlamps could shut off without warning. This will not occur if the exterior lighting is turned on manually by the headlight switch.

    Consequence: If the headlamps shut off while the vehicle is driven, driver visibility would be impaired increasing the potential for a vehicle accident.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the "autolamp" control module. Owners are instructed to use the manual headlamp switch until the control module can be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V009000 »

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