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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Lincoln Aviator steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012009


  • 35,000 miles


My power steering goes out, at start up the power steering is not working, can cut the car off and back on and it is ok been to the shop 3 times changed hose, modular, and steering gear, and today it happened again, also there is a crack down the middle of my back hatch under the glass, I have read 4 other peoples complaints that said the same thing in the same place.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 142005

Aviator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Vehicle steering shudders/shake while making left turn. Has taken vehicle back twice and the dealer can't find the problem. Second trip dealer bled the fluids and vehicle still has the problem. Feels as though I might lose control of the steering.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Aviator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
This vehicles steering shudders while making low speed turns, usually left turns. Dealers has bled the system once and it seemed to correct the issues. After about 3 weeks the steering began shuddering again while making left turns and even lane changes would cause the steering wheel to shudder. Upon second trip to dealer they stated they could not replicate the problem and the shudder was normal for the vehicle.

- Chino Hills, CO, USA

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