hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,583 miles

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012016

Town Car

  • 90,000 miles


While in motion vehicle engine accelerates on its own. Not a driver error problem. This extremely dangerous engine revving has occurred several times when driving in the city and slowing down approaching an intersection. Can control the engine revving up by placing transmission on neutral, stopping car turn ignition to off. Restart engine and engine behaves properly. Took car to dealer 0N 9/22/16. Dealer kept car to attempt duplicating problem. Car returned car to me on 10/20/16. Dealer says no problem detected. This acceleration problem has happened numerous times going back to shortly after I purchased the new car. I bought the car in good faith. I now believe that the dealer and Lincoln sold me a defective product. Too dangerous to drive with passengers and safety for other persons. This problem has occurred probably about 20 times and reported several times to no avail.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Aug 102015

Town Car

  • 98,000 miles
Immediate uninitiated tremendous engine acceleration after shifting from reverse to drive. I had to jam the brake on and put the car in neutral until the acceleration stopped. This has occurred previously approximately five other times over the course of eight years.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014

Town Car

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that water entered the vehicle through the passenger side of the vehicle. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 082013

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle's engine stalled. The contact shifted the gear into neutral and the vehicle operated normally. The failure occurred seven times. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure and produce a failure code. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. Jcc updated 8/11/14

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Our concrete drive is at a small incline-I went to put car in our garage -I had overhead garage door open-I started car and the wheels squealed leaving tire marks on concrete as it jumped forward-when I hit brake pedal it accelerated more. This was one of about 7 cases where car for no reason accelerated and jumped forward without any warning-when this happens the tires always squeal leaving tire marks on surface. In Oct. 2012 I was at a 4 way stop light-light was red and without any warning car jumped forward and 2 cars had to take action to miss my car as it ran through the stop light-other cars were blowing their horns-thank god we did not crash. This condition is extremely serious I have reported these cases to krenzen where I bought car but they claim there was never a case reported such as this. I asked them to make a report on it. I find many cases on the internet like my case.

- Two Harbors, MN, USA

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