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Lincoln Aviator



  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    Take it to another dealer.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I agree with akiby. A good dealer will try another control panel, or base unit, whichever it needs.
  • Steering shudder w/ left turn. 2004 aviator, started one mnth after buying, dealer has serviced (fluid additive, changed gears, changed rack) still same problem. Has anyone "cured" this steering vibration/shudder?
    Mine was happening with any low spped turns under 20MPH!

    Any known TSB's?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665

    Make : LINCOLN Model : AVIATOR Year : 2004
    Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Service Bulletin Num : 0566 Date of Bulletin: APR 01, 2005
    NHTSA Item Number: 10017902
    Component: STEERING
  • :confuse: I own a 2004 Aviator and fell in love w/ the all chrome Grille on a 2005 , would that fit on a 2004?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    It should - I don't think they changed the underlying structure.
  • I felt the same about the chrome on the 2005. I purchased one for my 2004. It fits perfect and was a breeze to replace.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    I just opened a new forum on the "Lincoln MKX", which is the new name the new generation "Aviator" will adopt.
  • keb2keb2 Posts: 1
    Isn't the name a little bit too much like the MDX? They certainly could have come up with something different.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    I thought the same thing at first, but then I realized that BMW has the M3 and M5 and Infiniti has the M35 and M45. I've never heard anyone get them confused or complain about it.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Supposedly the name cleared the legal copyright aspect of naming.

    If you study some of the other manufacturer's, their naming can be easily confused with anothers. Like my Lincoln LS, isn't far off from Lexus LS430. Volvo's S40 could be confused with Audi S4. Luckily Mazda added it's name to 3, if not it might be confused with BMW 3-series, which the 330, could be confused with Lexcus ES300, which grows to about 330 soon or possible 350, not to be confused with Infiniti G35, or MB's, G500, or E350 which is a jump away from Lexus by just one letter, the "S".

    While Acura has 3 letters MDX, TSX, future RDX, similar to Cadillacs XLR, DTS, STS, CTS, etc. At least Saab has nomeclature which is a bit different than the above, 9-3, 9-5, where the 3-5 really means the "0"s the name originally had. Remember's Saturns, L-series, which at first was LS, which was a reversal of SL and luckily went to words...Vue, Ion, etc.

  • Can i ask how much did you pay for that and did you get it from the dealership?
  • I purchased it form the dealership for $163.00 plus tax. However, I was quoted as much as $196.00 from the same dealership and as high as $225.00 from another. Point being, prices can vary by whomever answers the phone. I google searched and found it as low as $141.00 from an internet website, but shipping made it equal. The key is having the part number 5C528200AA and calling different dealers in your area.
  • I am considering buying a loaded '04 Aviator from a dealer with 20K miles on it. It has both Nav & DVD System. They want $28K for it. After reading this forum I may go back to my original thought of buying the Explorer Limited or fully loaded Mountaineer. Seems like the Aviator has a lot of problems. Any thoughts?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    if you are expecting to get a new limited or mountaineer that has the same features as an '04 aviator, that would be a stretch. is that what you mean?
  • Thanks, I just ordered one from the dealership. I hope it's easy for me to so b/c i refuse to pay 50 bucks for them to put it on for me.
  • Great, you will not be sorry once you get it. It comes in a huge box. I left the box at the dealership and just took the grille.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    The following link is the new Lincoln MKX, which is supposedly the Aviator replacement...

    Ford Media
  • See... everyone know that the Aviator(2005) does NOT come out with locking gas cap. I live in South Korea, and the gas price is soooooo expensive in this country. Besides, I'm afraid of children who might put something into the gas tank. I found this guy "thelittleguyenterprise" that sells locking gas cap on the eBay site. does anyone have experience of buying the gas cap and put it on his car? does it fit perfectly? doesn't it have any problem of fitting into the gas tank?
  • EWWWWWWWWWWW, Is Lincoln nuts? It's so ugly. But i have a feeling they are going to sell so therefore no more Aviator
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