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Brake Light Problems of Lincoln Town Car



Lincoln Town Car owners have reported 6 problems related to brake light (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2006 Lincoln Town Car 1
Failure Date: 07/30/2012

On the previous day I had replaced the left side low beam headlight bulb twice which did not fix the problem. Thought it would be a simple fix for a burnt out bulb. Turns out the origional bulb was not bad at all. Took car to dealer for diagnostic check. Problem turned out to be a lighting module ($659. 25 part) not repairable, that had to be programed ($239. 63 fee) by dealer before being reinstalled. This module also affected my brake lights which I was told were not working. If I had been out on the road when this occured instead of my local traffic area I think it could have been a safety issue. I feel this would have been a safety situation since I never knew my brake lights were not working and also not being able to get my headlight to work. What if both headlights had gone out while I was driving at highway speed because of this module. This situation also put me as car owner into the position of not being able to fix a simple headlight problem and turning it into a major car repair ($905. 61 bill). I feel the use of modules to control headlight lighting is a major safety issue. It should not cost nine-hundred dollars to fix a headlight problem. I foresee down the road a whole lot vehicles with these modules having no lights. So much for the modern era. Give me the old style electrical system with just wire and fuzes. Part fmc 7w1z 13c788 a processor - lighting.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2003 Lincoln Town Car 2
Failure Date: 10/27/2006

I recently purchased the vehicle and noticed on the first night drive that when applying the brakes, the 3rd brake light(the one at the top of the back window glowed brightly over the inside of the window making it impossible to see to the rear. When it rained and the back window was wet. The problem was even worse. Upon feeling around the light I discovered 3/4 inch space between the light and the glass thus letting the light spill out. I called the local Lincoln dealer who after examining it said they were all like that and couldn't help me. I called Ford motor customer service and got the same response. I have had to put duct tape around it to stop the light but I know this summer when sun gets on it the tape will not stick and leave glue residue. I can raise the ceiling (and light ) up and down 3/4 of an inch but they say thats the way they were built. It's dangerous. I had a Mercury before and you couldn't even tell when the 3rd lite was onl.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2003 Lincoln Town Car 3
Failure Date: 08/25/2003

This is a design feature; under the dashboard where the steering column is located isn't enough clearance when driver attempts to brake, he must slide his foot side ways to not make contact with console. Also, third brake light at night illuminates brightly. The driver describes the problem as "blinding".

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2003 Lincoln Town Car 4
Failure Date: 12/30/2002

Led high-mount brake light causes a distracting reflection on the rear window.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Lincoln Town Car 5
Failure Date: 01/14/2001

While traveling at 60 mph consumer turned on cruise control, was getting ready to exit and put on brakes to cut off speed control, vehicle slowed down, and then accelerated back to 60 mph. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said switch was bad that worked with brakes. This switch also knocked out rear brake lights. There was no indication that the brake lights had failed to alert the driver.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Lincoln Town Car 6

The vehicle has been in the dealership three different times due to the brake light going out. The dealership has replaced fuses, wires and brake switch. The repairs that were performed was not an actual fix with failure still reoccuring. The owner is concerned that she will be rear ended due to brake lights going out with no warning. Please describe details. Mr.