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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,227 miles

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2005 Lincoln Aviator body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Feb 012009


  • miles


A vertical crack on plastic covering of hatch cover. Starts at the Lincoln medallion that is cut into the plastic piece and extends vertically to bottom edge. I took it to a Lincoln dealer. Estimate was $500 for a piece of plastic that measures approximately 12 inches high and the width of the hatch door. This is definitely a design error on the part of Ford. The service manager told me that he sees a lot of this same complaint and it is not covered by Ford. A $42,500 automobile with a defect in design that results in an unsightly split in plastic piece wanting an outrageous fee of $500 to replace the piece. Do you think I will ever by another Ford product. Not in this lifetime! thanks Ford who always puts quality first.

- New Albany, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 222009


  • 39,500 miles
Owner of 2005 Lincoln Aviator (acquired late 2006)kept exclusively in garage. Currently has 39,500 miles. A vertical crack has recently appeared near the emblem (right side) on the rear liftgate panel below the rear window. The entire liftgate portion which contains the window and the emblem has to be replaced. The vehicle is no longer under warranty, and as previously stated the dealership states that Ford/Lincoln will not stand behind its vehicle. Also, it seems the crack may prevent the from closing securely.

- Glenwood, IL, USA

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