2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Wiper motor - $200
Driver door lock - $100
Cruise control servo - $300
Radio chassis lights don't work - they are controlled by the onboard network, and no one knows how to fix it other than try a NEW radio ($1000) in it. I bought a couple of Ebay radio (exact replacements OEM) and still no lights to light the buttons.
Dash painted surface wears out near radio bottom. That's a easy fix - just paint it over - all three pieces
Head lights stay on, even with head light switch off. This tells me its likely the light module is not communicating correctly, and might be an expensive fix to replace the LM unit. I can live with it. The ignition shuts off the head light, if worse comes to worse.
I bought his car for around $10K and love its ride and roominess. I drove it to Las Vegas twice and never overheated... in fact at even 114F degrees, the car ran good, never overheated and the AC was COOL! It was a true test to see if my plastic intake manifold could take the heat! AND it did in spades.. no pun intended!
As for the repairs the repairs do get expensive compared to a FORD product, but considering... it was not that expensive compared to the service and luxury it gives me.
The ride is luxurious as it used air suspension. When you are on a VERY nicely paved road.. it is truly a GLIDER of sorts...
I am effecting these repairs gradually and as long as other things don't go kaput.. I am a happy camper.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th August, 2007
2nd Sep 2009, 08:40
I have a 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series... BEAUTIFUL!!! But I have replaced the heater core 3 times in one year, and it still blows antifreeze out of the A/C vents and puts a greasy film all over the windshield. If anyone out there is familiar with this kind of thing... H E L P.
Even the dealer is baffled. Bought it in 08, but it's a lemon! Thought that Lincoln had integrity...
28th Dec 2009, 10:01
In response to the above heater core issue: Use one pint of Bar's Radiator stop leak (DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE!) I can nearly guarantee it will stop. My 97 Crown Vic had leak in the core just as you descibe, and I thought I would have to shell out $800 to fix. Used 1 can of Bar's, and it stopped within a half hour. Five years later still no leak! - my nephew still drives it to this day.
Bars is the only one that the factory's actually use when assembling cars to eliminate small leaks after assembly - no kidding!
20th Jul 2013, 07:41
WOW, I was facing a second dash disassemble when you fixed the heater core leak for $8.00. It looks like the Bars fix has worked. Thanks.