hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,600 miles

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 172010

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • 127,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Mark viii. The contact stated while driving approximately 15 mph, the front driver's side tire separated from the vehicle, causing the vehicle to suddenly drop to the ground. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated the ball joint was broken. The mechanic replaced the ball joint with a master pro CP426. The contact experienced the failure a second time, but was able to pull over to the shoulder of the road. The mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated the ball joint was broken and replaced it a second time. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000. Updated 03/24/11 updated 03/30/11

- Dallas, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 032010

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Mark viii. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph over train tracks, the front passenger side tire came off and the vehicle fell to the ground. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred three times before. The vehicle was towed to a local shop who diagnosed that the ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 131,000. Updated 3/25/11 updated 03/30/11

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012007

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Mark viii. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle lowered when he shut off the engine. As of October 30, 2007, the dealer had not diagnosed the failure. The contact felt that the front suspension was defective. He stated that the failure would make it impossible to steer the vehicle. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 70,000. The consumer stated the defect has been diagnosed as a failure of the air suspension system wherein one airbag had deteriorated failed with a leak or hole. The consumer stated the defect involving air suspension has been repaired with all 4 air suspension system airbags. Updated 11/26/07

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Jan 032005

Mark VIII 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The front suspension sinks down on the vehicle, causing the front to scrape on the ground. This is making the ability to drive difficult. Manufacturer was contacted by owner. The consumer stated that the main computer is failing.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 071998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing front suspension out of alignment, causing pulling, jerking and vibrations.

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

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