really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,610 miles

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 072007

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car signature. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, he attempted to apply the brakes and his foot accidentally depressed the accelerator pedal as well. The vehicle lunged forward as a result. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that they were unable to assist him since they were not able to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. Updated 6/7/12 the consumer stated he hit another vehicle. The consumer did not stated if there was any property damage. He also stated the accelerator and brake pedals were too close together.

- Rome City, IN, USA

problem #4

May 142008

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that when attempting to brake, his foot would sporadically slip off the brake pedal and onto the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or serviced. The current and failure mileages were 20,000. Updated 06/05/12 when using the break pedal the foot also touches the gas pedal. Also, while stopping the car suddenly surges forward. Updated 06/06/12

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that the accelerator and brake pedals were extremely close to one another. The contact would often depress the accelerator pedal as opposed to the brake pedal. The contact stated that the failures have occurred every since the vehicle was purchased. The manufacturer was contacted but did not provide any assistance. The dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 13,000. Updated 05/12/10 updated 05/14/10.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 262006

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
I believe that the car is so dangerous. I am not willing to let anyone else drive it. I have been driving for proximately 54 years. This has included all kinds of cars including racing sports cars and big luxury cars and all types of emergency vehicles (including fire trucks and ambulances). I believe the problem is with the placement of the brake and accelerator pedal. This new car has adjustable pedals. I do drive with my heal on the floor boards and rock my foot back and forth from the gas to brake to stop. I had just a few hundred miles on my new car and at a stop light found I could not stop the car. I almost ran into the car in front of me. Fortunately, I shifted the car into neutral and was able to stop the car but noticed the engine was racing when I came home I almost ran a stop sign since I could not stop the car without shifting it into neutral. And after finding nothing wrong they installed a computer with a button by my seat so that if that happened again I would push the button and the computer would remember the last twenty seconds of what happened. But by now I was used to the problem and would push the button slowly lift my foot off the brake and I noticed that I was probably pushing on the accelerators at the same time I was pushing on the brake. Basically if I pushed real hard on the brake my foot would go down and push on the accelerator. This was confirmed by the dealership when they looked at the computer. A call to the Lincoln headquarters took down all this information for future reference and told me that I would have to work through the dealership. I have noted that this problem has occurred with other drivers of 2005 Town cars. I have noticed in the news more and more folks who have driven into walls and stated the cause is that they stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

- Somers, CT, USA

problem #1

May 011901

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles
The consumer experienced sudden acceleration while driving his 2005 Lincoln Town car. The arbitrator concluded that the consumer foot was most likely on the brake and accelerator at the same time. The consumer disagreed with the findings.

- Palm City, FL, USA

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