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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
145,767 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

Sep 052015

Aviator

  • 142,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that while reversing from the driveway, the air bags inadvertently deployed without warning. As a result, the contact sustained neck, left harm and chest injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000. The VIN was not available.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222015

Aviator

  • 127,300 miles
I was leaving my residence on a neighborhood street, when I heard a loud noise which sound like a gunshot. Upon recovering from the initial shock, I observed the side window/curtain air bags had deployed. The vehicle hadn't been hit or involved in an accident. I had to stop the vehicle to calm my son and we returned to the house.

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #1

May 162012

Aviator

  • 168,000 miles
Tlthe contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the front driver and passenger side air bags unexpectedly deployed without impact to the vehicle. The contact and a passenger seated in the front passenger seat sustained minor injuries to the head and neck. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where the vehicle was currently being diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

- Royal Palm Beach , FL, USA

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