definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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1998 Lincoln Town Car body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

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

Sep 182004

Town Car

  • miles
Winshield gutter, by design, dumps water directly onto firewall where ventilation system plenum is attached, resulting in interior leak

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092004

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
While the consumer was driving at an undetermined speed, the vehicle stalled. The consumer had the vehicle towed to a dealership and the mechanic determined the problem was due to engine failure. About an inch away on the wheel well, there was a 1/4 hole which allowed saltwater from the left front tire to be sprayed up and caused corrosion to accumulate in the fuse box.

- Houghton Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

(reported on)

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
Water leaked into the vehicle, the cause was unknown.

- Westville, NJ, USA

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