Lincoln Fuel Tank



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Lincoln Fuel Tank recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES
95E025003LINCOLN COMPOSITESfrom 06/01/1992 to 07/01/1994E (Equipment)4750ODILINCOLN COMPOSITES09/26/199504/18/1996
Defect SummarySome temperature sensitive triggers were not x-rayed. these triggers could contain internal voids that would make the triggers susceptible to advanced creep causing false activation and venting of the cng.
Consequence SummaryVenting of the cng could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryLincoln will replace the mirada type iii prd with another prd.
NotesSystem: fuel; cng; pressure relief valves/devices (prd).equipment description: cng vehicle fuel tanks which incorporate the miradatype iii prd. (see mirada campaign 95e025).note: if the valves have not been replaced within a reasonable time free ofcharge, please contact lincoln at 1-402-464-8211. also contact the nationalhighway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
Lincoln Fuel Tank Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
EQUIPMENT
12/04/2010
 Gear shift not changing smoothly, gear difficult to get out of park from time to time. the transmission shift cable finally become dislodged from the shift cable bracket and the vehicle is unable to move at all (not even able to push vehicle while gear in neutral). needing to replace shift cable and gear lever.
05/04/20091
 My 2004 lincoln ls after i put it in drive it accelerated at a very high speed. i hit a pole totled my car. *tr
01/18/20091
 Door handles on lincoln mark 7+mark 8s have broken on three of my cars and i have noticed the same problem on others several times in parking lots. *tr
10/10/20081
 Adjustable brake pedal when in the low position, lets the gas pedal be higher than the brake pedal, when you press the brake pedal the gas pedal is pressed first and causes the car to speed up, the harder you press the brake pedal the faster the engine rpm and the brake cannot stop the car because they are antilock. this situation is such a surprise, that it takes a few seconds to decide what to do. *tr
07/01/20081
 Noticed the cars right side was making a noise but brakes and tire was fine then the right side lower ball joint stud fractured just as the recall for this model says and did not result in a crash but could have. *tr
10/07/20077
 I have driven for realsense limousine for 2 years and am aware of 7 tire blow outs due to wear. the last incident was witnessed by a customer in which the side facing inward was so badly worn the metal radial treads were visible. on another incident a vehicle caught fire and the owner continued to place it in service with a 6-8 hole in the drivers floorboard due to the fire. *cn
07/14/20075
 Windshield glare is extreme and dangerous. dealer has no answers claims ford has none. *tr
07/28/20031
 : suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint. i took my car into velde lincoln mercury in peoria, ill. 7/11/03 and told them that my car was fish tailing in the front. they told me i needed new tires, they did not tell me that anything else was wrong with the car.i was getting new tires and the place where i put the tires on told me that the lower ball joint was loose. they tightened it up, i had an appointment in two days with lincoln in springfield, ill. to get it looked at. the next night the ball joint broke while i was going 50 miles an hour. i reinjured my back.*ak
07/22/20031
 Headlights inadequate. very, very dangerous to drive at night.
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL
02/24/20101
 I have a water leakage and it is affecting the electronics of the car..when it rains, electrical problem occurs..sometimes the car will shift to 4 wheel drive and the heater will go on and off, the radio stop working, electronic door lock will not open..acceleration and overdrive goes on..battery will go dead... *tr
06/26/20041
 After purchasing a 2003 navigator with power running boards, i noticed that the running boards do not always deploy (ie; move out) when a door is opened. i have worked with my local dealer to get the matter resolved and the manufacturer continues to extend the date that they promise there will be a fix. i have been waiting for more than a year. the first fix date was oct'03, then nov'03,then dec '03 and now dec '04. this can be a serious safety problem is someone was to open the door and try to step out of the vehicle with nothing to step on to -- especially if you factor in the height of the vehicle. lincoln has most definately dropped the ball on this one and seems to not view the matter as a high priority. i called the lincoln customer hotline and they have not been helpful, nor have they been able to get back to me with any answer. i have been told by my dealer that lincoln has determined that the electronic control mechanism is defective. i am extremely dissapointed with lincoln over the matter and feel that they have abandoned purchasers of their lincoln navigator's.*ak
07/09/20031
 The 1997 lincoln continental's review mirror has been replaced three times now. it is july, 2003, and the $400.00 mirror needs to be replaced again. it's fogging up, looks like condenstation behind the glass on the mirror. cannot see out of the mirror. third time. this is unreasonable.*ak
08/17/20029
 Electrical problem- windows, trunk will not go up nor down.car wouldn't cut off even when the key was taken out of the egnition shocks and suspension-shocks are consistantly being replaced for unknowed purposes. including the air suspension. over heating- radiator and termostate was replaced and has gone bad within 1 week.
08/17/20029
 Electrical problem, trunk will not go up nor down. car wouldn't cut off even when the key was taken out of the ignition shocks and suspension-shocks are consistently being replaced for unknown purposes. including the air suspension. sy over heating- radiator and thermostats was replaced and has gone bad within 1 week. ts
EQUIPMENT - MECHANICAL
08/05/2010
 While driving on the highway the car started to accelerate on it,s own and when i applied the brakes they wouldn't work. i had to get off the next exit because i didn't want anyone to get in front of me because it went alll the way up to 90 mph.once i got off it still was accelerating so i drove up on the sidewalk to keep from hitting traffic at the light and got into the grass and it still was going fast and the brakes still not working i prayed and put it into neutral or i would have went right back into the traffic. once i put it in neutral it stopped and then i put it in park and turned it off. i then turned it back on and it was idioling so high and loud i turned it back off and called a tow truck. once they arrived he stated that the linkage to the accelerator was stuck and thats is why the brakes weren't responding. he then called the dealership who stated he wasn't sure if the could look at the car or if he did when he would be able to work on it. since then it has been sitting and i found out about all these other recalls and complaints for the very other things we been having problems with on this car. the tower also stated that he thought there was a recall for this acceleration if so i need to know this because this car needs to be fixed on the other recalls. this is the first time it did the acceleration but the foggywinshield,the seatbealts locking up on usin the front seats, the suspension and brakes have been like this for a while and we were never notified about these recall so we could get them corrected. others and myself could have been seriously hurt on that highway if i didn't stay calm through out the whole ordeal. i would like some response to what i need to do next and if this is a recall like the others can i take to the dealership and have it corrected. right now it can be driven at all.
08/01/20091
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) last year i purchased a conversion kit from suncoreindustries.com for my lincoln continental. the parts were shipped to me and i had a mechanic install the parts. the back springs operated fine however the front spring struts would
01/18/20091
 Door handles on lincoln mark 7+mark 8s have broken on three of my cars and i have noticed the same problem on others several times in parking lots. *tr
12/23/20081
 While driving in to work transmission quit pulling on car stalled in middle of road. car has less than 15,000 miles on rebuilt transmission. *tr
10/10/20081
 Adjustable brake pedal when in the low position, lets the gas pedal be higher than the brake pedal, when you press the brake pedal the gas pedal is pressed first and causes the car to speed up, the harder you press the brake pedal the faster the engine rpm and the brake cannot stop the car because they are antilock. this situation is such a surprise, that it takes a few seconds to decide what to do. *tr
11/01/20071
 1997 lincoln town car- cruise control defect causing engine fires. after first hearing of the recall i took my lincoln to suburban ford of waterford,mi. i was told they had not yet received the replacement parts yet, 2 weeks later i again went back and was told the very same thing. i waited another 2 weeks, went back to suburban ford and was told this time that the replacement parts for the recall were being recalled and i would again have to come back. i feel this ford dealer just does not want to comply with the recall. it has now been about 9 months since the first visit and still my car has not been fixed. can you help? *tr
09/07/20081
 Spark plug blow out. engine had only 84,000 miles(2000 4.6 lincoln town car) repaired at dealer ship in cordel, ga @ $287.00. they had to put a heli-coil. *tr
05/22/20041
 Failure to properly replace and install recalled fuel pump on 2000 cougar by authorized ford dealer ship. fuel tank leaked all fuel during filling up at gas station. *nm
10/28/20021
 My 02 lincoln ls has had 2 new rear ends and now power steering pump and actuator is gone bad. i have a list of about 12 things that has happened to my car in last 12 months, and my car only has 27,000 miles on it. not very happy at all. *la
EQUIPMENT - OTHER - LABELS
06/14/20042
 #1 i received a recall letter from ford in late april 2004 regard the fuel pump. i have had several problems with my 2000 cougar loosing power on incline for the past year or so. after i paid to have a new fuel pump i recieved the letter. they informed me that the new fuel pump would be out late may 2004, but i haven't heard from them as of date. *ak #2 everytime i drive my car for about 15 minutes or more, once i turn off the car, if i try to start it within 5 to 10 minutes it will not start. i have to wait at least 15 minutes. ford dealership repair cannot find a problem.
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
06/27/2011
 I have a 2004 lincoln ls with a little over 96,000. this car has been giving problem with acceleration. when i push the gas, the car hesitate as it switch gear. i have taken to the dealership and they said, it's the transmission so i took it to a tranmission shop and they said, no problem with the transmission so i took it to auto electric shop and they said, there's nothing wrong with car but i have still have the same problem. i am so frustrated and i will never purchase another car. is car is a lemon.
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - LPG LINES AND FITTINGS
02/15/20081
 Plastic piece between the back window and lift gate handle keeps cracking. a ($400 repair) 2002 mercury mountaineer. *tr
Car dealers selling Lincoln Fuel Tank
StateCityZipNamePhone
FLMIAMI33168STEPHENS U-RIDE MOTORS
ILPEORIAVELDE LINCOLN MERCURY309-692-9880
MIMONROE48161MOMENTUM LINCOLN MERCURY734-241-2060
NCCARY27511CAPITAL OF CARY919-859-2000
RINO. PROVIDENCE02904RIZZO FORD401-353-2300