really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,841 miles

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2006 Lincoln Town Car brakes problems

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #8

May 232016

Town Car

  • 90,000 miles


I put the car in reverse to backup. Then, with my foot on the brake, I place the car into drive goes forward. It continues forward for about a car length before it stops. The car has done this on several occasions. I fear for my life.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 162015

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. While approaching a stop, the vehicle independently accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 02/12/16 updated 02/17/16.

- Horseshoe Bend, AR, USA

problem #6

Sep 032010

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Brake and accelerator are too close together and too often, when pressing on the brake pedal, the accelerator is pressed as well causing the vehicle to advance (either forward or in reverse). I brought it to the dealer (malouf) and was told they found no defect and there were no recalls or safety bulletins and there was nothing to do. I see, from reading the N.H.T.S.a. reports that this is one of the most common complaints and the safety board should force Ford/Lincoln to install some devise that prevents engaging both the brake and the accelerator at the same time.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 032014

Town Car

  • 55,000 miles


On the 2006 Lincoln Town car signature limited, the accelerator and brake pedals are adjustable. The pedals are close together, therefore, leaving little space between the brake and accelerator. When trying to stop, the brake and, unfortunately, accelerator pedals were both being pressed at the same time. This has almost caused accidents when trying to stop for my spouse and me. This has been a problem since the car was purchased in Feb 2006. The vehicle was not diagnosed or serviced. On June 3, 2014, I was leaving my driveway and saw a tractor-trailer coming down the road. Trying to stop, I pressed the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time. I pressed on the brake harder to stop; however, I was also pressing on the accelerator harder. This caused a terrible accident between the tractor-trailer and me. I was air lifted to a trauma center. The truck driver was also injured. My vehicle was totaled. I consider the adjustable pedals a very dangerous problem and the owners of of the 2006 Lincoln Town car signature limit8jsed with adjustable pedals should be made aware of this danger.

- S Prince George, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012014

Town Car

  • 31,000 miles
My parents bought the car as a certified / pre-owned when it was 6 months old. Within the past six months the Town car will suddenly try to accelerate, (or the engine will run up to the redline on the tachometer.) it will literally spin the back tires while both the drivers feet are on the brake pedal. We are contacting the dealer this week. This is getting more and more often.

- Paris, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 192014

Town Car

  • miles
While coming to a stop, car accelerated when brake was applied. Car continued to accelerate while standing on the brake, smoking the back tires. The brakes could not hold the acceleration and gradually pushed into the vehicle ahead that was stopped.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,730 miles
Driver was parking Lincoln Town car. Stepped on brake while putting car into park position. Car suddenly accelerated over concrete parking stop and slammed into an entrance to shopping center sign that was in front of the parking space. The car ended up with the front of the car against the sign and the rear wheels of the car up against the parking stop. Also, the rear door locks failed, and passengers were unable to exit the vehicle and the air bag light illuminated. Updated 06/10/14

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 202012

Town Car 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
While driving the car I was approaching a stopped vehicle at a stop light ahead of me. When I applied the brakes there was what seemed like a surge of power and I put both feet on the brake pedal and it was not going to stop. I bumped the vehicle in front of me quite hard but there was no damage but the driver was quite upset and I do not blame them. On the second occasion my wife was driving the vehicle and when she went to stop an intersection she said the brakes did not do anything and she felt that the engine was getting gas causing it to accelerate and she went right through the intersection. She said that it was a good thing there were no vehicles coming through the intersection or she would have been in an accident. The third incident happened last month when I was in a parking lot and I was pulling up to the curb when I applied the brakes. Again there was a surge of power. I took my foot off the brake pedal and reapplied the brakes and then they engaged but by then I had jumped over the curb. I have discussed this incident with the service manager at the Lincoln dealership in dade city Florida and with the service manager at the Lincoln dealership in greenville Michigan when I took my car today for a recall that I received in the mail about problems with the steering system and rust. I was told today that there has been no recall on brake issues and there was nothing wrong with the brakes at this time. This is our Michigan car now and we are in Michigan from may to November. We will be going to Florida on November 18, 2013.

- Sheridan, MI, USA

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