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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,333 miles

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2003 Lincoln Aviator seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202011


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the air bag light illuminated and the drivers side air bag deployed. The contact was not injured during the deployment of the airbag. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to notify her insurance company. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that a wiring issue caused the failure. The dealer was awaiting a new airbag to perform repairs. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Hallsville, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 242010


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the air bag deployed independently while the vehicle was sitting idle in park. The contact stated that the air bag struck him in the rear of the head and caused severe headaches. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that their attorney would contact him at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Superior, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 232007

Aviator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. While driving 30 mph the contact turned the vehicle to avoid hitting another vehicle and hit a tree. The weather was not a factor. There were no failures prior to the crash. The contact was thrown into the windshield on the passenger's side, where he sustained back and head trauma. The contacts vehicle was totaled. The current and failure mileage were 78000. The contact has a copy of the police report. The consumer provided the dussalt and zatir number 18005424529 to obtain a police report and also provided pictures of the vehicle as well as injuries. Update 05/10/07

- North Datmouth, MA, USA

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