really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,192 miles

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2006 Lincoln Town Car steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 302015

Town Car

  • 75,811 miles


As part of the recent Ford steering recall, an emergency inspection was done on 11/18/13 at 69,104 and declared safe to drive. On 3/18/14 driving to the dealer to have recall work performed, the steering column locked-up solid at the turn was made entering the dealers property.a repair was done replacing the lower shaft only as shown in picture #1. then less than 14 months later a repeat failure of the upper shaft assembly shown in picture #2. there was no secondary recall issued, so a search by VIN showed no outstanding recall, and the dealers insistent ed this was not a recall issue, but. It was, as the complete upper and lower shaft should have been replaced during the repair. The unpredictable locking of the steering wheel poses a serious injury/death risk. All vehicles part of the initial recall should be inspected to insure the repair was don completely and correctly. Pictures available on request (can't seem to attach N this form) also see previous for filed when first failure occurred despite inspection that declared vehicle safe to drive.

- Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122015

Town Car

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. While driving in reverse, the steering wheel seized and the lower intermediate shaft collapsed, which caused the steering column to separate from the lower bearing. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. The dealer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V385000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 202014

Town Car

  • 110,000 miles
Re: recall 13S08 / NHTSA recall 13V385 Ford dealers could not do repairs timely. This is a working commercial vehicle. Bought parts from Ford and had independent mechanic perform repair. Ford/Lincoln refused to reimburse. I feel that in light of the fact that the repairs were performed, and that their representative dealers were not able to fit us in within a reasonable period of time, they should reimburse at least up to the amount they reimburse through dealers. The repairs were done 2 months ago and appear to be solid.

- Ivyland, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 282014

Town Car

  • 107,301 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Town car. The contact stated that while having regular maintenance performed, the technician notified him that the vehicle needed to be repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 13V385000 (steering). The technician explained that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, shortly after the steering wheel started to make a loud noise. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,301.

- Las Cruses, NM, USA

problem #3

Mar 182014

Town Car 6-cyl

  • 70,235 miles
Steering wheel locked while taking a left turn at a traffic light controlled intersection. Was able to stop car with brake before colliding with gas station curb/signpost. Of concern is that this car is part of recall 13S08, I was notified last fall. Went to a dealer promptly for a safety inspection on 11/18/13. Was told vehicle was safe to drive. Waited for dealer to contact me when parts became available. Never got a call, but got a follow-up letter from Lincoln. While driving to dealer for recall repair, the incident happened before arriving at the dealer. Something is wrong with the safety inspection process. I was told the car was safe to drive. A less experienced driver would have crashed the car. At highway speed, there is no way any driver could have prevented a serious crash.

- Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 222013

Town Car

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln towncar. The contact stated that she received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V385000 (steering) and attempted to have the vehicle repaired but was informed by the dealer that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and the parts were ordered. The contact was still awaiting repairs. The VIN was unavailable. The contact did experience a failure.

- Grove City , OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 032014

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Lincoln Town car. Consumer writes in regards to contacted dealership several times to have recall completed. The consumer stated it has been over 2 months, and the parts is still not available. Recall# 13V385000.

- Beals, ME, USA

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