Recall List for the 2000 Lincoln Town Car

Official recalls have been issued for the 2000 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. 2000 Lincoln Town Car STEERING NHTSA Campaign #15E082000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,767

    Summary: Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain model Dorman Steering Shafts, part number 425-359, Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 7-0359, and OE Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 425-359, manufactured April 17, 2014, to September 28, 2015. These aftermarket replacement steering shafts are sold for use in 1995-2002 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles. These steering shafts may separate during operation if the integral fastener is loose or missing and if the interfacing vehicle shaft is compressed in length.

    Consequence: If the shafts separate during vehicle operation, a loss of steering control would result, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dorman will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2015. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, option 5. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15E082000 »

  2. 2000 Lincoln Town Car 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 »

  3. 2000 Lincoln Town Car TIRES NHTSA Campaign #00V356000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain limousines stretched over 60 inches fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 109, "new pneumatic tires, " and no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: The vehicle weight could exceed the maximum load rating for the tire, increasing the risk of premature tire wear or blowout.

    Actions: Dealers will replace all 5 tires (including the spare tire) with Michelin tires (225/70R16 107T reinforced white sidewall) with a sufficiently higher load rating. Owner notification began January 10, 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 1-800-248-0186. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V356000 »

  4. 2000 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:FRONT NHTSA Campaign #00V364000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 34

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles with medium graphite seat belts fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." An incorrect front center seat belt and retractor assembly may have been installed.

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

    Actions: All suspect vehicles have had the seat belts inspected or replaced by Ford. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V364000 »

  5. 2000 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #00V368000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 170

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles with midnight black or medium parchment seat belts manufactured on July 31, 2000, fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." An incorrect driver's side rear seat belt and retractor assembly may have been installed.

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the seat belts and replace the affected seat belt and retractor assemblies. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V368000 »

  6. 2000 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #00V228001

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 144,435

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with TRW seat belt buckle assemblies. The buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code on certain seat belt buckles of your vehicle and replace all seat belt buckles that fall within the suspect date code range. Owner notification began October 26, 2000. 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 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V228001 »

  7. 2000 Lincoln Town Car EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS NHTSA Campaign #00V200000

    • Date Announced: JULY 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 875,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles have jacking instructions which, if followed, could cause the vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel. If the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may drop suddenly.

    Consequence: If this occurs and any portion of the operator's body is under the vehicle, the potential for personal injury exists.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a revised jack instruction and stowage card and jack warning label, as well as a supplement to the owner guide. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V200000 »

  8. 2000 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157001

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,167

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket driver's seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157001 »

  9. 2000 Lincoln Town Car SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157002

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,129

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket front passenger side seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157002 »

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