really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,754 miles

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Mar 102006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,450 miles


I have experienced sudden unexpected acceleration on my 2005 Lincoln Town car. This has happened many times. The car's computer was examined by 2 Lincoln dealers and no errors ware found. Just yesterday, I was driving and had my foot off both the accelerator pedal and the brake as I was coasting in traffic when the car suddenly accelerated and I had to press on the brake to stop this. I then took the car immediately to my Lincoln dealer who could find nothing wrong again. Do you have any information on problems with the electronic throttle control or any other part such as cruise control, etc., that could cause this problem and has this problem been reported to you by others? I met another 2005 Lincoln Town car owner who said he had the same problem and I also found an article on the internet by a 3rd 2005 Lincoln Town car owner with the same exact problem who also said the his dealer told him that the car's computer showed no errors so there was nothing that they could do about the problem.

- Boynton Beach, Fl, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 312006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
: the contact stated, intermittently, the vehicle accelerates in drive or park. When the vehicle is in park, the brake pedal must be depressed. This causes the tires to squeal and the ignition must be turned off. The dealership is unable to duplicate the problem; no codes have been stored on the computer or black box.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012005

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,200 miles
: the contact stated brakes failed and vehicle lurched forward intermittently. While depressing the brake pedal to the floor the motor revved, and the vehicle did not stop but it kept lurching forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for diagnostic testing. The problem could not be duplicated. However, the dealer suggested that the contact install a data recorder in the vehicle to record these instances. The contact declined, and no repairs were made. Updated 1/19/2006 - no warning lights illuminated on the dash indicating there was a problem.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 092005

(reported on)

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When pressing hard on brakes 2005 Town car engine went to full throttle. The consumer stated the incident happened 3 times.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 012005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated three times the vehicle accelerated while the contact's foot on the brakes. This happened with or without the cruise control activating. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, but they were unable to diagnose the cause of the problem.

- Pacific Palasades, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated the vehicle has rapid acceleration. The vehicle was at dealer for service one day, and dealer stated they corrected the vehicle. However, the next day it happened again. This problem occurred twice. The dealership stated that they fixed something with the hydraulic brakes. The contact filed a previously complaint ODI 10125465 about this vehicle. The contact has been having this problem with his vehicle since July 14, 2005. The car will accelerate 65-70 mph, the car will continue to accelerate even if he puts the car in neutral.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 042005

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
On September 4th, 2005 at approximately 2:30 pm, my assigned car, a 2005 Lincoln Continental, crashed into a hertz Ford Taurus and a hertz Volvo. Was the accident my fault or was it caused by a defective car? I was among transporters dropped off at the cherry hill, New Jersey hilton hotel. Our assignment was to pick-up cars and drive them to the hertz office at mcguire air force base. I found my car, a 2005 Lincoln Continental, buckled up, checked the mileage, started the engine and turned the lights on. I put the car into reverse and the car accelerated uncontrollably into two parked cars. All cars had severe damage. I don't believe (and am willing to take a lie detector test to prove it) I was in any way responsible for the accident because first of all, I have been employed for almost a year as a bordentown, NJ hertz transporter and have a perfect driving record, with no violations or warnings of any kind. Secondly, the parking lot attendant said he thought I had my brakes and accelerator engaged at the same time. I don't know how this was possible unless the car was accelerating by itself and overpowered the brakes. Thirdly, acceleration marks on the pavement were continuous, unbroken and had a uniform consistency in color and width, showing that nothing I did had any effect on the backward acceleration. Finally, I don't think anyone can reproduce these marks (approximately 33 feet long) with the same automobile unless they speed the engine to its maximum RPM in neutral and then slam the transmission into reverse. I obviously did not do this. Somebody must investigate the mechanical, electrical and electronics of the 2005 Lincoln Continental that rocketed backward into two parked cars. I want to see this report, since I was the driver. Mike meir, city manager for hertz at bordentown, NJ 609-298-8585 can refer to the accident report, give you the VIN number or any additional information you may require.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

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