Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Lincoln Aviator:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062010

Aviator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The transmission shift cable continuously becomes dislodged from the shift cable brackets. While driving the shifter would not go into gear. He would have to go under the vehicle and snap the cables back together. There was a recall NHTSA#02V313000; component: Power train:automatic transmission. After contacting the dealer in regards to the failure he was told his VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was contacted and also informed him his VIN was not included in the recall and he would have to pay for the repairs. The failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 12/30/10 the ABS light illuminated. The dealer replaced the brake activation switch. The power window motor was replaced. Updated 01/07/11 updated 04/07/11

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152010


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lincoln Aviator. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, the gear shift cable broke. In addition, there was an unusual noise coming from the vehicle and the drivers side power window had failed. The vehicle was towed to her residence. The manufacturer advised there was an open recall on the vehicle but did not pertain to the failure she was experiencing. The approximate failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- Gautier, MS, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?