really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,394 miles

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2001 Lincoln Town Car seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jul 192016

Town Car

  • 199,700 miles


Airbags did not deploy in hard impact

- Fountaintown, IN, USA

problem #21

Aug 262015

Town Car

  • 159,000 miles
Driving down the road at 30 miles an hour, the passenger seat side impact air bag module assembly deployed. There was no crash, impact, or contact with anything. Faulty sensor or controller?

- Almont, MI, USA

problem #20

May 192014

Town Car

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Mureno Valley, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 252013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 177,800 miles


I lost control of the car when it hit ice at 9:20A- 1/25/2013 on I-94 near chesterton, in, spun around and crashed twice (front/rear) into the left concrete barrier parallel to the roadway. None of the 4 air bags deployed. I (age 77) and my passenger (age 83) wore seat belts that saved us. Car front smashed; car rear less damaged. Sides are O.K.. isp report id:201300021141. Neither of us sought medical treatment. My chest still hurts! air bags would have helped had they deployed. Lake shore Ford, chesterton, in (219)787-8600 said car was "totaled." Isp officer weems reported that I may receive a ticket for "too fast for conditions." Tc failed the only air bag test it ever had. Seat belts did not. No other cars were involved on busy I-94. We were lucky!

- Harbert, MI, USA

problem #18

Sep 142010

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Driver side air bag in seat deployed while I was driving down hwy....I called Lincoln they claimed it was a recall that had been fixed.....evidently was replaced with a defective part.

- Friendship, TN, USA

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problem #17

Nov 032011

Town Car

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. While driving 25 mph, the passenger side air bag erroneously deployed without warning or impact. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would further inspect the failure of the air bags. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The current and the failure mileage was 100,000.

- Kinder, LA, USA

problem #16

Jan 242011

Town Car

  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln towncar. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the driver side air bag deployed without any warning. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted but they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #15

May 072009

Town Car

  • 77,680 miles
Airbag light was diagnosed as indicating a need for an rcm module.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 172008

Town Car

  • miles
2001 Lincoln Town car air bags failed to deploy in an accident. Consumer states that the vehicle was totaled and the air bags did not deploy in the accident.

- Byron, IL, USA

problem #13

Jan 182008

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. While driving 40 mph, the side air bag deployed for no apparent reason. As a result, the contact's wife was pushed across the front seat. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 00V270000 (air bags). The air bags were repaired at the cost of $800. The failure and current mileages were 89,000. Updated 03/11/08.

- Alger, MI, USA

problem #12

Sep 102006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 25 mph on a dry road, the vehicle hit a small pot hole in the road and the passenger air bag deployed. The air bag light was not illuminated prior to the incident. The dealership was notified.

- Newcastle, OK, USA

problem #11

Sep 052006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle's passenger side airbag deployed with no accident involved. The airbag light was not illuminated and there was no braking prior to deployment. The service dealer could not find anything wrong with the airbag.

- Senath, MO, USA

problem #10

Mar 252006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 70mph in smooth road conditions, the driver's side curtain air bag deployed with no prior warning. The contact recently filled the vehicle with gasoline 20 miles prior to the incident. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection.

- Hilliard, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 252004

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
While driving about 20 - 30 mph vehicle hit a bump in the road, and the air bags depolyed inadvertantly.

- Hot Springs National Park, AR, USA

problem #8

Oct 012003

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
While riding over a dead dog the passenger side air bag exploded. After contacting the dealer they stated that a sensor underneath the car obviously triggered the explosion. The consumer had to pay a $500 deductible for seat repairs caused in the incident, and was requesting to be reimbursed for the deductible paid because of the defective air bag system.

- Dillard, GA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152003

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,491 miles
While traveling 70 mph, the passenger's side air bag deployed without any impact. There was a very loud explosion and the inside of the vehicle filled with smoke. The air bag did not deflate. The consumers wife suffered heavy bruising and discoloration to her arm.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 062003

Town Car

  • 35,000 miles
While driving 50 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 142003

(reported on)

Town Car

  • 28,000 miles
Driver's side air bag inadvertently deployed while driving at 65 mph. Upon deployment, the air bag busted driver's eye glasses. As a result, driver lost control of vehicle, and ended up on the shoulder on the opposite side of the highway. Driver sustained minor cuts.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122003

Town Car

  • miles
Air bag light illuminated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer to repair the air conditioner. When receiving the vehicle back from the dealer air bag light was off. Within five minutes air bag light was back on. Consumer did not know if the dealer did any repairs to the air bag.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 272002

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light stayed illuminated after repaired for third time. Dealer was notified, and repaired a loose wire to air bag sensor. Consumer brought vehicle in for repair regarding illumination problem. The next day the light illuminated again. Vehicle was taken in again for repairs only for the light to illuminate days later. Consuemr is afraid to drive vehicle and is requesting reimbursement of monies paid for the vehicle. Also the back of the drivers seat will not stay since having it repaired.

- Brandon, MS, USA

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