hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,200 miles

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1998 Lincoln Town Car body / paint problems

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 152012

Town Car

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start and the battery warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to successfully jump start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the alternator was replaced but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic where the contact was then informed that the wiring harness was damaged and needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that rain would leak in through the windows during rainy weather. The manufacturer was not made aware of either failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 122008

Town Car

  • 89,000 miles
Last year I first noticed that after a hard rain the rear drivers passenger door would have water sloshing around in it. Now the rear passenger side floor board is almost constantly wet. Rain and carwashes make the problem worse but even a big puddle can soak it again.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 042009

Town Car

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Lincoln Town car. Since early February of 2009, water builds up in the door of the vehicle after it rains or the vehicle is washed. In addition, the interior of the vehicle becomes wet everytime it rains. The contact feels that this is a manufacturer defect and would like someone to look into the issue. The current and failure mileages were 117,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122003

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water began to come into my car when it rained. One day it flooded into the front passenger side floor board. There was a gasket between the fresh air duct on the outside of the car leading to the interior. The repairman found that the gasket was crimped from the factory during installation. This repairman stated that he had seen this problem many with this make and model as well as with two other Ford models. This repair cost me several hundred dollars. My entire dash had to be removed as well as both front seats.

- Bogalusa, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Vehicle design flaw, the bottom of the dash is only 9 1/2 inches from the floor, when moving to apply brakes it is easy to hit dash.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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