1st Gen (1981 – 1989) Lincoln Town Car Problems

The 1st generation of the Town Car has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.45. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1981–1989 Town Car model years have sent in 11 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the hvac (27%) followed by the cooling system (18%) and the electrical (18%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Lincoln model years.

Watch out for the 1989 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1989 4
2.15
1988 2
0.56
1987 1
0.3
1986 2
0.57
1985 1
0.22
1984 1
0.25
1983 0
0.0
1982 0
0.0
1981 0
0.0

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