definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2001 Lincoln Town Car suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082008

Town Car

  • 38,000 miles


Vehicle: 2001 Lincoln Town car cartier with 45,000 original miles. Date problem revealed: 05/08/2008 at 38,000 miles. Component: Powertrain: Driveline; suspension: (rear); suspension: (front); steering. Defect summary: Certain police, commercial, and passenger vehicles sold input higher loads into the vehicle chassis overloading the wheel bearings and axles. Four wheel alignment check was performed. Rear wheels was not aligned to manufacture specifications, for which, this vehicle has a non-adjustable rear end. Front-end alignment was not in manufacture specifications and could not be corrected due to faulty rear end components. Consequence summary: This could lead to early bearing failure and ultimately to axle shaft fracture. In the event of axle shaft fracture, the vehicle would lose drive function and would coast to a stop. Loss of drive function could lead to a crash. Severely unstable steering at speed above 40 mph and will lead to a crash at highway speeds.

- Frontenac, KS, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. Within 1,000 miles of purchasing the vehicle, the seats failed and could not be adjusted forward or backwards. While changing the oil, the dealer found that the rear suspension was failing and the struts needed replacing. If the vehicle were to drive over a pothole, the axle could fail. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance; however, the dealer offered to reduce some of the $1,300 repair cost. The dealer information was unknown. The current mileage was 30,180 and failure mileage was 26,000.

- Lake Worth , FL, USA

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