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Lincoln Aviator



  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Why did you go to that particular dealer 100 miles away?
  • avfan2avfan2 Posts: 23
    That is the only Lincoln dealership in the largest city in my state. There are other dealerships 65 and 175 miles away, but they are in much smaller towns and it is easier (interstate) to get to the dealership that is 100 miles away-especially in the winter.
  • gkarggkarg Posts: 230
    I live in NW PA & the number of Lincoln Dealerships around where I live are nill and very inconvenient. I have found that the local, Ford-only or Ford/Mercury service centers may actually take better care/spend more time on your vehicle than the larger 'get 'em through the doors asap' mega dealerships.

    They will honor your warranty and should do just as well on a repair. What have you to lose - this dealership really botched up. I wouldn't go back - ever.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Ford will issue a safety recall: 04B15 on Explorer, Mountaineer or Lincoln Aviator models built in St. Louis Assembly Plant (SLAP) from March 29th 2004 thru April 14 2004.

    This pertains to the rear axle and an improper mix of axle lubricant that causes a noise/vibration.
  • Hold on,.... are you suggesting that my new Aviator that was just built a few weeks ago and is in transit to my dealer for me to purchase is already being recalled? What the F........
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Check the plant, and build dates once you receive your vehicle. But if it's currently in transit, it has already been detected and fixed so don't worry about it.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    and you'll love the truck :)
  • hammer995hammer995 Posts: 27
    I was supposed to receive my truck on 4/15. I called the dealer and asked for the build date in lieu of the recall. The build date he said was between 4/5 and 4/7. So is the delay due to the fact that this problem has been fixed?

  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Could have been, if they caught the vehicle before it was shipped, then the issue was resolved. If it GETS to the dealership though, then they'll fix it there before they let you have it. I believe there's a "stop sale, stop delivery" for the vehicles affected. Might not even let them be test driven either.

    IN TOTAL, when YOU receive it, chances are it was already caught and rectified, IF yours was one of the affected vehicles.
  • geniahogeniaho Posts: 15
    The first Aviators came out with the chintzie tab rear view mirrors and I saw a 03 Aviator just recently with a proper electronic mirror.
    My question is, can we just order that mirror as a spare part and does it install into the electrics without additional wiring problems? The one I have has a sort of a black box behind the mirror with wires leading to it.
    Possibly someone has made a change and could advise me.
    My Kitty Hawk has not had any problems as those that some of you are having and thats to bad because it's just a dream to drive when all is going well. Geniaho
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    That auto dimming mirror was part of the Navigation package (although I have no idea why).
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    and the box behind it, is your compass......
  • quemfalaquemfala Posts: 107
    It's good to know that there are "some" dealers out there willing to order a vehicle. (See my previous post #1325) Maybe it's the state in which you live. Good luck, keep us informed on delivery. By the way, I've given up. Started to look at the Cadillac SRX's
  • does anyone know if a nav system from a 2003-04 navigator will fit a 2003 aviator. My dealer says that they are different part numbers so therefore they are not interchangeable, but one local stereo shop claims that they could be not sure. I need certainty before purchasing one from ebay. thank you
  • keefiekeefie Posts: 4
    Generally I love my Aviator. It is a great car on the road.

     There is one mystery however. Ocassionally water runs out of the center console on the front passenger side. It comes out where the top portion of the console meets the bottom portion at the forward end or on the right hand end if you are facing the console.

    Anyone have an idea?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Ok let me picture this, are you talking about in the footwell area? Where the upper console meets the bottom (possible center tunnel, or side kick plates) ?
  • jacebeck1jacebeck1 Posts: 17
    I am curious what the consensus of this group is on the following question:

    Is it a conflict of interest to have a Ford dealership owner as one of four voting members of a Dispute Settlement Board arbitration hearing regarding the buyback of a Lincoln/Mercury vehicle?

    Please vote with a yes or no.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Had the differential replaced and the whine is gone now.
  • I find out today excactly where in the hell my Aviator is and about when I can expect it. If I dont like the answers I am going to spend the extra cash and get the Lexus GX470.... which I dont like near as much as the Aviator but I have my car sold and I dont think the young guy that has agreed to purchase my Honda S2000 wants to wait much longer. It's beautiful outside and he is ready to take the top down.
  • quemfalaquemfala Posts: 107
    From what I've been reading here, it doesn't seem like any of us (cangelo, cajun_mike or I)are having a lot of luck ordering a vehicle! I don't know if any FOMOCO guys monitor this site but I certainly would be interested in finding out why it is that nobody wanted to take my money! Certainly, I could understand a reluctance to take a factory order if it were "late" in the model year, but March or April???? More here than meets the eye, I suppose.
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