really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,512 miles

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2005 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012016

Town Car

  • 73,616 miles


I just purchased a used 2005 Lincoln. The 1st day of/during driving it, I had the same problem when moving my right foot onto the brake pedal to stop. Doing so, 3 different times, the vehicle leapt forward. (I've heard of this happening in the past to older folks driving into buildings.) I have come to be aware that when moving the right foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal via rolling on the heel of your foot, that the right outter edge of your shoe-sole contacts the accelerator at the same time when applying the brake pedal to slow or stop the vehicle. No uploads or additional documents provided.

- Baker, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 142016

Town Car

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. While attempting to slow down, the brake pedal failed to respond and the engine began to rev without warning. The contact mentioned that an abnormal noise was heard coming from the rear driver side tire before the brakes became operable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Maimi, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 012014

Town Car

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact had to depress the brake pedal to the floorboard in order for the vehicle to respond. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 032014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 73,065 miles


I had just purchased this vehicle and was driving it home from the car dealership. While pressing on the brake pedal with my right foot to stop at a traffic light, the brake pedal went down so far that my right foot began to also press on the accelerator pedal while that same foot was still on the brake pedal. As my right foot was then pressing on both pedals (brake and accelerator), the car began to accelerate towards the intersection being controlled by the traffic light and towards another car that had stopped at the traffic light. To avoid plowing into the back of the stopped vehicle, I shifted the gear shift from "D" (drive) to the neutral position and then my car suddenly stopped just before plowing into the back of the stopped vehicle. At the time of this incident I did not realize what caused this, but I was able to reproduce this series of events within a hour afterwards.

- Strasburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 222013

Town Car

  • 95,900 miles
I was nearly stopped at a 4-way intersection, foot lightly on the brake, when the car lunged forward and I heard a noise as if I were pressing the accelerator and giving the car gas. I pressed the brakes hard and the car slowed but did not stop promptly (as if brakes were not working well). This was an unexplained acceleration, and dangerous. If the car had not finally stopped, I would have been in the middle of a busy intersection, with one of my precious grandchildren in the back seat. So dangerous. It happened again to me this a.M. when I was stopping at a stop sign. Brief acceleration. And I am positive I was not pressing the accelerator. Calling my dealer today. I am afraid to drive the car now.

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012013

Town Car

  • 69,000 miles
I was driving my 2005 Lincoln Town car signature series approximately twenty five miles per hour. When I approached a stop sign that another driver was already stopped at, my brakes completely failed, with the pedal going all the way to the floor, causing me to hit the back of the other person's vehicle. I then threw my car into park to speak with the driver of the other vehicle. The brakes seemed to work after that but now I'm completely paranoid that this will happen again at some point! nobody seems to be able to tell me what's wrong with my brakes!

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while attempting to stop at a red light, the brakes failed. The contact stated that he was able to stop the vehicle by down shifting and shutting off the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. Updated 06/29/12 updated 07/09/12

- Grenada, MS, USA

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