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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles

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2003 Lincoln Aviator body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132011


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the rear liftgate glass was cracked along the base. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the liftgate needed to be replaced, however the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 59,000 and the failure mileage was 58,000.

- Westford, VT, USA

problem #1

Oct 152007

Aviator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the rear hatch has a huge vertical crack. She does not know how the crack appeared. Through online research, she discovered many Aviators that were experiencing the same failure. The contact believes the failure may be due to a manufacturer defect. The battery continued to fail and she is unsure if it is a result of the hatch not being able to close completely because of where the crack is located. The crack is located near the Lincoln emblem. Lincoln referred her to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 60,500. Updated 01/17/08 updated 01/17/08

- Whitesville, KY, USA

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