Recall List for the 2000 Lincoln Continental

Official recalls have been issued for the 2000 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. 2000 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. 2000 Lincoln Continental AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #03V144000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 43,459

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the driver and/or passenger side air bag could deploy as a result of underbody impacts near the sensors, such as those occurring from pieces of gravel or debris thrown from the wheels while the vehicle is being operated at moderate to high speed or being accelerated.

    Consequence:

    Actions: Dealers will recalibrate the air bag sensors. Owner notification began March 31, 2003. Owners may contact Lincoln at 1-800-521-4140. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V144000 »

  3. 2000 Lincoln Continental VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #01V258000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,083,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks. A switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; wayne stamping and assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/15/00 through 8/8/00.

    Consequence: Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built with the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. Owner notification began August 20, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V258000 »

  4. 2000 Lincoln Continental SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #99V250000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 25,306

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The seat belt retractor may have a pin shaft in the switchable ELR/ALR mechanism that is incorrectly formed. In some circumstances, the switching mechanism could become nonfunctional, preventing the seat belt webbing from being extracted from the retractor. It is also possible that malfunction of the mechanism could prevent the belt from being switched into the ALR mode. The ELR mechanism is not affected by this condition.

    Consequence: If the mechanism malfunctions and does not allow the webbing to be extracted, the lap and shoulder belt could not be worn by a vehicle occupant. In the event that the mechanism does not allow the ALR mode to be engaged, the operator may be unable to properly install a child seat in that seating position.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the lap and shoulder belt assemblies. Assemblies with Julian date codes of 200 through 223 are suspect and will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V250000 »

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