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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,432 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Lincoln Aviator brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #2

May 272004

Aviator 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,864 miles


: the contact stated a whining noise was heard coming from the rear of the vehicle while driving 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to the sales/service dealer for repairs. The right rear axle and pinion were replaced as well as the C B shaft assembly and gear and pinion locking pin. This was the third time the rear end was replaced in a two year period. The manufacturer was notified and a technician was sent to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle pulled to the left, the door lock switch was inoperative, the rear shock was leaking oil, the E power steering hose was replaced, there was a ticking sound coming from the engine compartment. The timing chain and gasket were replaced. The door ajar light came on after all the doors were closed. The consumer stated the shifting of the gears were harsh, the dealer replaced various componets in the transmission. The right rear brake light bulb was replaced, the master cylinder was replaced. The front seat climate control was not cooling. The battery was replaced, the accelerator cable was sticking. Updated 12/05/06.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112006

Aviator 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at any speed, there was an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop and a dealer who both determined the master cylinder needed to be replaced. After the dealer replaced the master cylinder, the problem persisted. The vehicle was returned to the dealer who determined the master cylinder needed to be replaced again. The master cylinder part needed for repair was on back order and not available at any area dealerships. The manufacturer was alerted.

- University Park, FL, USA

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