Recall List for the 1983 Lincoln Town Car

Official recalls have been issued for the 1983 Lincoln Town Car 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. 1983 Lincoln Town Car EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #90V093000

    • Date Announced: MAY 09, 1990
    • Vehicles Affected: 544

    Summary: Vehicle description: Limousines built by empire coach. Vehicle alterers label may be missing or incomplete.

    Consequence: Vehicles do not comply with part 567.

    Actions: Add compliance label. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #90V093000 »

  2. 1983 Lincoln Town Car POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #83V028000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 07, 1983
    • Vehicles Affected: 98,162

    Summary: The parking gear may not engage, even though the gear shift lever is placed in the "park" position. This occurs if the linkage inside the transmission that actuates the park gear was improperly manufactured. A pin that retains components on a linkage (actuating) rod could break and the linkage may not engage the parking gear.

    Consequence:

    Actions: Dealer will inspect and, if necessary, replace the parking pawl actuating rod assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #83V028000 »

  3. 1983 Lincoln Town Car POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT NHTSA Campaign #83V017000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 24, 1983
    • Vehicles Affected: 36,000

    Summary: The shift indicator may not accurately reflect the shift selector position. Some vehicles were produced with transmission control selector tube retaining clips that may not be hard enough. The clip may loosen or fall off, and the selector tube may become displaced.

    Consequence:

    Actions: The dealer will replace the transmission control selector tube retaining clip at no charge to owner. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #83V017000 »

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