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1988 Lincoln Town Car Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1988 Lincoln Town Car (4/25/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V071000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

1988 Lincoln Town Car (5/9/1990)

Campaign Number: 90V093000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIMOUSINES BUILT BY EMPIRE COACH. VEHICLE ALTERERS LABEL MAY BE MISSING OR INCOMPLETE.
Defect: VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH PART 567.
Corrective Action: ADD COMPLIANCE LABEL.

1988 Lincoln Town Car (3/6/1990)

Campaign Number: 90V050000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: SAFETY BELTS (TYPE 1 LAP BELTS) FOR REAR FACING SEATS WERE NOT INSTALLED.
Defect: LACK OF RESTRAINTS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO OTHERWISE PREVENTABLE INJURY AND WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 209 AND 210.
Corrective Action: INSTALL SAFETY BELTS FOR REAR FACING SEATS.

1988 Lincoln Town Car (9/4/1987)

Campaign Number: 87V139000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: SPRING LOCK FUEL LINE COUPLING MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ENGAGED.
Defect: COUPLING COULD DISENGAGE DUE TO FUEL PRESSURE,VIBRATION, AND ENGINE MOVEMENTS; THIS WOULD CAUSE LOSS OF FUEL WHICH, INPRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CREATES A FIRE RISK.
Corrective Action: INSTALL RETAINER CLIPS OVER THE COUPLINGS TO PREVENT COUPLING SEPARATION AND FUEL LEAKAGE.

1988 Lincoln Town Car (8/17/1987)

Campaign Number: 87V131000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: FUEL RAILS MAY BE BENT SO THAT NO. 5 INJECTOR CUPS ARE OUT OF DESIGN POSITION.
Defect: BENT FUEL RAIL COULD CAUSE A FUEL LEAK, WHICH INPRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE FIRE.
Corrective Action: REPLACE FUEL RAIL ASSEMBLIES AS NECESSARY.