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1988 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL RECALLS

1988 Lincoln Continental

    Continental VIII generation is a 4 doors sedan produced by Lincoln from 1988 to 1991 with petrol engines. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver.


    Model Trims

    • Continental 3.8 (140 Hp)

    Features & Specs

    1

    5
    seats

    2

    N/A mpg city
    N/A mpg hwy

    3

    N/A
    drivetrain

    4

    140
    horsepower

    Reported Problems

    9 Total Safety Recalls Found

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • Total cars affected: 2697000

    • NHTSA campaign: 98V323000

    • Date of the problem: 16/12/1998

    IF BOTH REAR CORNERS DROP, STEERING WOULD BECOME SUDDENLY VERY DIFFICULT, AFFECTING VEHICLE CONTROL AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

    • Total cars affected: 325000

    • NHTSA campaign: 91V134000

    • Date of the problem: 06/08/1991

    SEVERELY CORRODED ROTORS MAY FRACTURE OR SEPARATE NEARTHE INNER EDGES OF THE BRAKE DISCS RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS,HIGHER THAN NORMAL PEDAL EFFORTS, LOUD GRINDING NOISES, AND MODERATE PULLS WHENTHE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. REDUCED BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS MAY INCREASE MINIMUMSTOPPING DISTANCES, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • Total cars affected: 1610000

    • NHTSA campaign: 93V106000

    • Date of the problem: 23/06/1993

    IF ONE OF THE REAR CORNERS DROPS, ONLY MINOR INDICATIONS OF A MALFUNCTION SUCH AS A CLUNKING NOISE OR SLIGHT CHANGE IN STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT ARE NOTICEABLE. HOWEVER, IF BOTH REAR CORNERS OF THE SUBFRAME DROP, STEERING BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT, WHICH COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROL AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

    SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

    • Total cars affected: 8848

    • NHTSA campaign: 88V030000

    • Date of the problem: 11/03/1988

    THIS COULD RESULT IN SUDDEN LOSS OF TIRE INFLATIONPRESSURE WITH POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.

    SEAT BELTS

    • Total cars affected: 4500

    • NHTSA campaign: 88V027000

    • Date of the problem: 08/03/1988

    BELT ANCHOR COULD DISENGAGE THE STUD; AN UNATTACHED BELTASSEMBLY WOULD NOT WITHSTAND AN IMPACT LOAD.

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • Total cars affected: 5

    • NHTSA campaign: 89V057000

    • Date of the problem: 04/04/1989

    A GAS LEAK COULD DEVELOP CREATING A FIRE POTENTIAL.

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    • Total cars affected: 22893

    • NHTSA campaign: 88V101000

    • Date of the problem: 27/06/1988

    OPERATOR WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHIFT FROM ONE OF THEDRIVE GEARS INTO PARK POSITION.

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • Total cars affected: 28000

    • NHTSA campaign: 88V118000

    • Date of the problem: 22/07/1988

    BRAKE PUMP MOTOR WILL NOT OPERATE, SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCINGBRAKING CAPABILITY; BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WILL COME ON.

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

    • Total cars affected: 26000

    • NHTSA campaign: 88V114000

    • Date of the problem: 19/07/1988

    MELTED NYLON SHIELD COULD DRIP ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLDAND RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

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