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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Lincoln Aviator engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052012

Aviator 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle started to shake abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised that the cylinder head in the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 8/23/12 also, the ignition coils needed to be replaced. Updated 09/05/12

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was informed that the spark plugs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pine Hill, NJ, USA

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