Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2004 Town Car are official communications between Lincoln & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #13

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006649

      STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG LOCK RING TORQUE. ALSO INCLUDING THE 2004 MERCURY MARAUDER. *MR Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    • TSB #17297

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004939

      PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) DO NOT COME WITH A STEERING WHEEL LOCK. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #17545

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008116

      COSMETIC CRACKING OF LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHING SLEEVE. *MJ Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #04155

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011151

      SQUEAK OR RUBBING NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION - FRONT SPRING INSULATOR REVISED. *TT Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #052308

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018968

      PARKING AID SYSTEM INOPERATIVE. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #062013

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020702

      PARKING AID SYSTEM INOPERATIVE - DTC C1983. *KB Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #041601

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018745

      WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIP - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #07212

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10023943

      SOME 1997-2008 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6L 2V, 5.4L 2V, OR 6.8L 2V ENGINE--SPARK PLUG THREAD REPAIR PROCEDURE--NOT COVERED UNDER NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. *NJ THIS INCLUDES F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS. UPDATED 2/23/10. Read More »

    • TSB #0531

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012947

      MAF DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIP - VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EGR SYSTEM MODULE (ESM). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031404

      Date Announced:
      AUG 23, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011162

      ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIPS. TO INCLUDE VARIOUS 2005 MODELS. * AR THIS ARTICLE 04161 SUPERSEDES TSB 03-14-04. Read More »

    • TSB #0421

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007363

      ENGINE KNOCK DURING INITIAL COLD START, THE KNOCK WILL CEASE AFTER THE ENGINE IS FULLY WARMED UP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03256

      Date Announced:
      DEC 22, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008278

      ENGINE-ROMEO BUILT 4.6L 2V-TICK NOISE FROM ENGINE-ENGINES BUILT BEFORE 9/17/2003. *MJ Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #04143

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009325

      EXHAUST LEAK AT EXHAUST MANIFOLD TO CATALYTIC CONVERTER ATTACHMENT POINTS. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #04E12

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010000

      EMISSION RELATED SERVICE ACTION 04E12. VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCORRECT RIGHT HAND CATALYTIC CONVERTER. INSPECT AND REPLACE RIGHT HAND CATALYTIC CONVERTER. ATTACHMENTS I-III AND CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION LETTER. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #17810

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008569

      TRANSMISSION FAILURE WHERE THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF METAL OR DEBRIS IN THE PAN. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #042107

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014086

      GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04217

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013369

      GENERAL POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #06910

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020077

      CATALYTIC CONVERTER BRICK RATTLE OR BUZZING NOISE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #06216

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014100

      LIMITED SLIP AXLE CHATTER, SHUDDER, BINDING SENSATION, OR VIBRATION DURING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #0523

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012937

      DELAYED REVERSE ENGAGEMENT. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #18383

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013321

      AM/FM AND CELLULAR PHONE RECEPTION INTERFERENCE - SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #042111

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013381

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMPAND P0460 DTC IN MEMORY. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #18222

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010733

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0460 IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY. OASIS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04174

      Date Announced:
      SEP 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013116

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 F-SERIES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #041515

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011160

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17876

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008266

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442 OR P0456. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17891

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008270

      PARKING AID SYSTEM DISABLED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1123 OR C1983. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17745

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008241

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1233 WITH POSSILE DRIVEABILITY OR NO START CONDITION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17809

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008568

      A NO CRANK/NO START. CONNECTOR C192 OR C146 NOT FULLY CONNECTED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17828

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008573

      VARIOUS INTERMITTENT/CONSTANT ELECTRICAL CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17533

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008105

      AIR BAG LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) B2477 - PROGRAMMABLE MODULE INSTALLATION (PMI) SERVICE TIP. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #0476

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008204

      NOISE-CLIMATE CONTROL-REGISTER VENT RATTLE WITH A/C BLOWER ON. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #03181

      Date Announced:
      SEP 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004027

      REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

    • TSB #041514

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011159

      REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031501

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009321

      INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

    • TSB #04189

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014062

      REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

    • TSB #030804

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009331

      ERRATIC CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER MOTOR OPERATION DURING BRAKING, TURNING OR ACCELERATION. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #05310

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012954

      SAFETY BELT WEB STOP BUTTON SERVICE. *EH Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSB 20-2233

      Date Announced:
      JUL 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177863

      This article supersedes TSB 19-2026 to update the vehicle model years affected. Some 2000 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155551

      Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156863

      Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #0531

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018074

      CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 05B31 - INFORMATION ONLY. A POSSIBILITY THAT DURING A HIGH SPEED / HIGH ENERGY REAR COLLISION, CERTAIN COMPONENTS HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF PUNCTURING THE FUEL TANK ON VEHICLES WITH LIMO PREP PACKAGE LIMO ... Read More »

    • TSB #04251

      Date Announced:
      DEC 27, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014165

      ALUMINUM CORROSION - SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #0567

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017901

      DOOR LOCKS BEING INOPERATIVE WHEN USING THE KEYPAD AND/OR REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) FOB - FUSE 2.30 OPENING INTERMITTENTLY. Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #17589

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007387

      SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM NOT MAINTAINING A STEADY SPEED AND/OR THE SPEED DROPPING FROM INITIAL SET POINT WHEN SPEED IS SET DURING LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCELERATION. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156863

      Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #17321

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008170

      REPLACEMENT OF THE PARK AID MODULE - PAR ORDERING. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #17027

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003155

      FALSE PERIMETER ALARM ACTIVATION. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #18426

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012964

      AM FM AND CELLULAR PHONE RECEPTION INTERFERENCE . *EH Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #03L16

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008283

      DEMONSTRATION/DELIVERY HOLD - SPECIAL FIELD ACTION 03L16. INCORRECT VECI AND SMOG INDEX LABELS ON LONG WHEEL BASE EXECUTIVE L PACKAGE VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #062513

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022299

      PARKING AID SYSTEM IS INOPERATIVE - DTC C1983. *KB Read More »