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1990 Lincoln Town Car Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

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1990 Lincoln Town Car

Front Crash Driver Side

Recall Notices

1990 Lincoln Town Car (12/16/1998)

Campaign Number: 98V322000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 1996-1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA POLICE, FLEET, NATURAL GAS, AND 1996-1999 LINCOLN TOWN CAR LIMOUSINE VEHICLES THAT WERE PRODUCED WITH A LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CONTAINING A ONE PIECE BEARING; AND 1990-1996 FORD CROWN VICTORIA POLICE, FLEET, AND NGV VEHICLES AND 1990-1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR LIMOUSINE VEHICLES THAT HAVE BEEN SERVICED WITH EITHER A BALL JOINT CONTAINING THE ONE-PIECE BEARING OR A FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM CONTAINING A BALL JOINT WITH A ONE-PIECE BEARING. THE ONE-PIECE BEARING WITHIN THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CAN WEAKEN SLOWLY DURING USE AND EVENTUALLY CRACK. THIS COULD RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE BALL AND CAP OF THE JOINT, ALLOWING THE CONTROL ARM TO DROP TO THE GROUND.
Defect: IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING, REDUCED STEERING CONTROL COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS (2).

1990 Lincoln Town Car (5/16/1995)

Campaign Number: 95V091000
Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: CORROSION OF THE HOOD LATCH STRIKER PLATE CAUSES DETACHMENT OF THE PLATE FROM THE HOOD ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN AN UNEXPECTED OPENING OF THE HOOD WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.
Defect: THIS CONDITION CAN REDUCE THE DRIVER'S VIEW OF THE ROAD INCREASING THE POTENTIAL OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HOOD INNER PANEL REINFORCEMENT AND A NEW, GALVANIZED HOOD LATCH STRIKER PLATE.

1990 Lincoln Town Car (7/27/1990)

Campaign Number: 90V133000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: TIRE PLACARD MAY CONTAIN INCORRECT GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS AND TIRE INFORMATION.
Defect: LIMOUSINES WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110 AND CONSUMERMIGHT UNKNOWINGLY OVERLOAD THE VEHICLE BECAUSE OF PLACARD MISINFORMATION.
Corrective Action: INSTALL REVISED TIRE PLACARDS.

1990 Lincoln Town Car (7/27/1990)

Campaign Number: 90V134000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS AND TIRE INFORMATION MAY BE INCORRECT ON LABELS.
Defect: VEHICLES WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH 49 CFR PART 567.
Corrective Action: INSTALL REVISED CERTIFICATION LABELS.