Lincoln Town Car owners have reported 22 problems related to brake pedal and linkage (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Lincoln Town Car based on all problems reported for the Town Car.
2008 Lincoln Town Car. Consumer states when the brake pedal is depressed, the gas pedal is also depressed
the consumer stated instead of stopping, he hit a stop sign.
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The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Town Car. Whenever the contact stopped the vehicle at low speeds, the brake pedal would not decompress and prevented the vehicle from stopping. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 41,500 and failure mileage was 39,500.
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The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Town Car. The contact stated that when trying to apply the brakes in his vehicle the brake pedal goes down too far and hits the accelerator causing the car to jump forward. The contact brought the car into an authorized dealer however a technician was unable to diagnose a problem. The current mileage is 11,350. Updated 06/25/08
the consumer stated when he applied the brake, the accelerator pedal would go down as well. Updated 06/29/08.
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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/lj when using the break pedal the foot also touches the gas pedal. Also, while stopping the car suddenly surges forward. Updated 06/06/js.
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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.
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.
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.
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds, due to the placement of the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal is intermittently pressed as well which causes the vehicle to lurch forward. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who noted this was a manufacturing design change of the brake and accelerator pedals. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 06/27/06.
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2005 Lincoln Town Car signature. Brand new, only 200 miles on car. Intermittently, the engine accelerates when I place my foot and depress the brake pedal. Instead of stopping, it lurches forward. It has happened 6 times and luckily no other car was directly in front of me. The brake and accelerator pedals can be adjusted up and down and no way is better, it happens in both positions. I have spoken to another person with the identical car and he also has this problem. Both he and his wife have experienced it. . Read more...
I took delivery of my new Town Car and on the short drive home, I rear ended a car stopped at a traffic light. I saw the light was red and began by stop normally and then realized that the car was not stopping. I pressed harder on the brakes and the engine revved faster, the anti-lock brakes would grab and release and then I struck the stopped car. The impact did not set off the air bags but did considerable damage to the bumpers of both cars. I thought perhaps the accelerator had stuck and took my car in to the dealer, but they could find nothing wrong. Apparently my foot was on the brake and the accelerator when I tried to stop. A friend who has the same model Town Car as I have said that this happened to him 4 times when his car was new. My son's wife has a 2004 expedition and he says that he hates to drive it because the brake and accelerator are too close together. Another friend expressed the same concern. My nephew has a 2005 Ford diesel pickup and I am told that he was backing up to a dock and hit the accelerator along with the brake and slammed into the dock breaking his tail light. This vehicle and the others I have mentioned have pedals that adjust in and out together and in all positions the height is the same on both, after the slack is taken up on the brake. I had a 1997 Town Car and the distance between the brake and accelerator is almost twice as wide on the '97 I reported this to Ford and I do not like their response. I will quote one sentence that sums up the short letter - - "we suggest that you follow the direction of your insurance carrier, which has the right to file a subrogation claim against Ford motor company if it chooses to pursue the matter". I sincerely hope that something can be done to force Ford to correct this engineering error.
The contact complained about sudden acceleration problems. When applying the brakes vehicle did not stop but accelerated 6-10 seconds. This was the fourth incident. The thinks it is a possibility the pedals are too close together.
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The vehicle was in bumper to bumper traffic when all of a sudden it surged forward on its own when the brake was applied. The consumer rear ended another vehicle. The dealer concluded that the brake and accelerator pedal were too close together, so they raised the pedal.
The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Town Car. Whenever the contact depresses the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal is depressed instead. This causes the vehicle to unexpectedly speed up. The failure recently occurred while driving 15 mph. He has taken the vehicle to the dealer numerous times, but they stated that nothing could be done. The dealer advised him to be more careful when depressing the brake pedal and stated that the failure may be because an adjustable brake pedal was installed in his vehicle. He believes that there should be some sort of repair or solution to this failure. The contact feels unsafe driving the vehicle because he could mistakenly depress the accelerator pedal and cause a crash. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 11/07/08. Updated 11/07/08.
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The spacing between the brake pedal and gas pedal is too close. Driver's foot gets caught between the pedals when changing from one pedal to the other. This resulted in vehicle crashing into another vehicle while pulling into a parking space due to faiilure to use brake pedal.
When brake pedal is depressed very hard and the foot is overhanging the brake pedal (not entirely on the pedal) the foot also hits the accelerator pedal. The car is then given gas and moves forward and the harder you press on the brake, the more the accelerator is depressed. In other words, the brake pedal will depress lower than the accelerator pedal and often your foot hits both. This has caused me to pull into traffic three times when stopped at a light. Very dangerous. My local dealer says that is just the way the car is made.
Consumer states that the brake is to close to the acceleration pedal and adjustable brake pedal is to high. Mr.
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Gas pedal and brake pedal are too close together. When trying to apply brakes consumer will sometimes press on gas pedal also. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.
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.
Distance between gas pedal and brake pedal allows foot to fall between both, when trying to apply brakes, an addition/modification to the brake pedal has corrected this problem. Cj.
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The brake pedal and accelerator pedal are too close together and the brake pedal, when pressed, is lower than the accelerator pedal. The design of these components has caused sudden acceleration.
When the driver's left foot was quickly moved to the brake pedal from its resting position, it encountered an object above it that gave the impression the foot did not reach the brake pedal, which resulted in using the right foot which caused an accident. The condition worsened with the brake and gas pedal in the full down position then the left knee encountered the steering wheel, which gave the impression the pedal was not reached. Dealership was not willing to do anything but advised to have vehicle modified. Consumer is 5-9 in height and weights 180 lbs. Instead, consumer repositioned the plastic panel 14"x14" above the driver's left foot and tied up the small light normally installed in the panel. And moved the movable brake/gas pedal forward and kept the steering wheel fully upward. This made the vehicle safe to drive.
Accelerator pedal and brake pedal are too close together. When applying brakes pedal goes down lower than accelerator pedal. Will accidently touch accelerator pedal when applying brakes. Has caused consumer to surge forward and rear end another vehicle. *akfailures have been at stopped positions. The brake pedal goes below the accelerator pedal and consumers foot winds up depressing it also. Consumer has a 2000 model and experiences no problems.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||
|Brake Disc problems||