3rd Gen (1998 – 2011) Lincoln Town Car Problems

The 3rd generation of the Town Car has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.21. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1998–2011 Town Car model years have sent in 110 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (30%) followed by the body (11%) and the electrical (10%).

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 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 0
0.0
2010 0
0.0
2009 0
0.0
2008 1
0.53
2007 5
1.34
2006 10
2.94
2005 5
2.23
2004 16
5.21
2003 22
5.11
2002 5
1.77
2001 10
2.77
2000 11
2.31
1999 17
4.97
1998 8
1.75

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