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Lincoln LS Recalls & TSB

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  • kat18kat18 Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 Lincoln LS. We bought it brand new 19 months ago. Since that time we've had it in the shop for numerous complaints about the transmission, which they said is normal. Can feel every shift and at times when first starting out, it feels liks the transmission is going to drop out. Now it is in the garage because of the rear hub has gone bad and needs to be replaced, and the stirring column has a problem. So far the warranty has taken care of everything, but now we have over 25,000 miles on the car and the warranty will soon run out.

    I'm frustrated and concerned. Is this normal for the Lincoln LS' or did we get a lemon? What's a person to do?

    Kat18
  • 2000 LS8..COOLING FAN PROBLEM. THE FAN IN THE CAR HOWLS WHEN THE CAR IS WARMED UP. SOMETIMES I GET TEMP SPIKES WHEN THIS HAPPENS(I THINK IT IS BECAUSE THE FAN IS SLOWING DOWN) I REPLACED THE FAN BUT STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM. THIS HAPPENED AFTER THE DEALER CHANGED THE VALVE COVER GASKETS. I TOLD THEM ABOUT MY PROBLEM BUT THEY WANT TO GET PAID TO CHECK THIS OUT.. ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE A CLUTCH FAN ON A COLD CHEVY TRUCK WARMING UP. DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND INFO ON THE RELAYS & SENSORS THAT MAKE THIS FAN WORK. THE CAR HAS 60 THOUSAND ON IT SHOULD I CHANGE THE STAT??
  • I purchased a 2000 LS certified used in 2003. It has been the worst car I have ever owned. I have had 4-5 misfire problems. The first 3 were under the cert. warranty. the last, this week was not. It cost me $ 800.00. oil leak in the cylinder and all. The first was the second day I owned the car. After one month I begged the dealer to work out a deal with me. I even offered to buy a new 2004 with the refund. He did not want the car back. John Scanlon Dealer, Fort Myers, Fl. never again. I had rear wheel bearing replaces, so much has gone wrong it is hard to list. This car as cost me so much money. Heck the driver door handle broke ($110.00 part and labor). That was hard to swallow. I am not new to Ford. I had owned three going back to my first car ever the Grand Torino (1974). That was a car. in 1984, purchased by first non Ford car. A Camry, again a great car. I usally baby my cars for at least 200,000 miles. this one will not last 100,000 miles. The
  • ebenthamebentham Posts: 1
    I just bought my 04 yesterday and having them look at the tranny because it was 'jumping' when it would shift through the gears. Also it would hesitate on accelerating when pressing the gas. My question is.., will all this work be covered under my Extra Care ESP? Also, what if the problem is there when I pick it up on Tuesday. DO I have to take it? One of the items I had them write down was checking the transmission. Hope Im posting in the right place.. Thanks ebbentham AT yahoo DOT com
    Eric
  • notnutznotnutz Posts: 2
    My right rear tail light went out-I changed the bulbs and there is no power at the socket-the dash light indicates bulb out-anyone with any similar problems
    Notnutz
  • jerseyguy1jerseyguy1 Posts: 51
    my wife has the 6 cylinder '04 LS. It too had been suffering from harsh shifting. Dealer "reprogrammed" the tranny and it is much better. Not perfect, but much better.

    Her 6cyl LS came with the 16" Continental tires. Extremely noisy. Anyone have the same issue? Drove an '06 V-8 LS and found it to be a much quieter car overall. Service Manager has been more than willing to go for a drive with me and to tell me if the car is exceptionally noisy. Just have not yet had a chance to do so.

    Am aware of a TSB on cupping and feathering on the 16" Continental tires.

    Thanks for any help
  • akirkmanakirkman Posts: 6
    i know this posting is a little old, but i was wondering what you found out about your car. i have a 00 LS v-8 and it does the same thing i have replaced spark plugs and coil packs ( over $900) and it still messes up. My mechanic says it is manufacture fault. please let me know.
  • jkarsh99jkarsh99 Posts: 3
    I know this was mentioned early but I have a 2000 LS V8 that I love where the Drivers side rear window stopped operating and the dealer replacer the regulator and the motor. Is there a TSB on this that someone can point me to? I tried to get there from the link mentioned in an earlier posting and that part of the site appears to not be operating.

    By the way if anyone has difficulty in the winter in this car throw on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires. Costly but they change the whole way the vehicle drives and handles. I swear by them.
  • ladymacladymac Posts: 2
    This is a new car & I'm still within the 30 day return policy. When I accelerate (hard) to merge into traffic, there is a pause/flat spot between gears. This is frightening when staying with traffic. It's at the dealer again. They can't find anything using the computer. I don't want to live with this kind of problem for the next 3 years. Would it be to my advantage to hold them to the return policy and take my old car back? Any help would be appreciated.......Thank you.
  • akirkmanakirkman Posts: 6
    if you can get rid of it now DO!!! mine is a 00 LS V8 and i have the same problem, when it does that it almost feels like the transmission is failing or the engine is misfiring, but i had all spark plugs replaced ($250) the coil packs(they do not have the reg spark plug wires($500) and it still does the same thing I have had it to a transmission shop, to a dealership and no one can fins out what causes it but i hear that all of the LS's do it they are just badly manufactured cars.
  • akirkmanakirkman Posts: 6
    I don't know about the TSB but i have a 00 V8 too and my driver rear has done the same thing 4 times and each time the regulator and motor is replaced you know how expensive that is.
  • akirkmanakirkman Posts: 6
    i have a 00 LS V8 and i am having the same issues and i have taken it to 3 mechanics and all of them say it is manufacture defect. i even had to replace my brake rotors and calibers 8 times since i first got the car and it only has 80000 miles on it so i called ford and they want me to take it to their mechanic who of course says it is not a manufactured defect. those repairs were $1200 P&L a pop! i hate my car and cant get rid of it for anything.
  • ladymacladymac Posts: 2
    Eric.....I just bought an 2006 LS. I've had it 2 weeks and it's doing the same thing yours was doing. Mine's under warranty, but Ford, not the dealer, says that's the way they are suppose to drive, so there's nothing to fix. I'm going to have to start writing letters, I guess. How did it turn out for you?
    MaryAnne
  • Am aware of a TSB on cupping and feathering on the 16" Continental tires.

    I have an '04 V6, too, and the dealer replaced the original Continental tires with a new set of Michelins, citing the TSB, when I took the car in for its 20,000 mile service. I hadn't noticed any problems with the ride or the tires, hadn't said anything to them; they just changed them. I do notice the difference and find the ride much quieter and smoother. If you're within 25,000 miles, take it in, complain, point out the TSB, and request they replace them. Nothing ventured, nothing lost.

    As for all of the talk about transmission problems here, I've not had any problems with mine. With 25,200 miles, I have no regrets about this car.
  • jkarsh99jkarsh99 Posts: 3
    Four times? Did you have to pay all four times. Parts should have been covered for 12 months from date of repair.
  • akirkmanakirkman Posts: 6
    not for parts, but i had to pay for labor.
  • Hello, I have liked the options/style of the LS for years and was about to buy an '05 or '06 used LS. After reading these postings, I am nervous about the transmission complaints, etc.

    Would you recommend this car to a friend or family member after having owned it for a few years?? In the test drive it is hard to notice many of these issues.

    Thank you
  • Buy a new one.
    They are giving them away and have a great warranty.
  • Absolutely not!!!!!!!!!!!!Put it this way, I would not take another one if they gave it to me for free straight off the showroom floor.I just had to have my rotors and calibers replaced again, because of a factory defect that ford lincoln refuses to recognize even though 9 different brake shops have agreed that it is a factory defect.
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    "I just had to have my rotors and calibers replaced again, because of a factory defect......."

    Again? How many times? How many miles? How was it driven? What is the factory defect you're talking about? How about some specifics?

    Me, I specifically have a 2001 LS with 77000 miles and I did the brakes for the first time a couple of months ago. No defects. 77000 miles. I think that's pretty good for a set of factory brakes. And my commute was up and down an 1800 foot mtn pass every day for 5 years. Oh, I do know how to drive so I don't destroy brakes.

    As for an LS, I would definitely recommend one. Mine has been as close to trouble-free as any car, except for an HVAC nuisance problem that I can work around. You won't find much in the way of competitors to the LS for ride/handling/road feel/fun-to-drive etc. If it makes you feel better, get an extended warantee.
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