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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,250 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.

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2005 Lincoln Aviator transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 272011


  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park and while attempting to shift it out of park, the gear shift detached from the vehicle. An authorized dealer stated that the gear shifter would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified, but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mleages were 78,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 172011


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the gear shifter detached from the vehicle while shifting into reverse. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 72,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 252010

Aviator 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Shift lever became stuck in drive in our garage. We were not able to move the shifter out of drive to park or any other gear. We were able to turn the car engine off but the key remained lodged in the column. This occurred on a 2005 Aviator as was discussed in another report in the database. The dealer has quoted a $950 repair charge. No coverage by Ford/Lincoln.

- Medina, WA, USA

problem #1

May 012010


  • 74,000 miles
Transmission shift problems= we where ok when truck was on garage and just use it as weekends, but everything change when we stared to use it on daily basics transmission begin to slip and now lately begin to pull and back and forward and O/D sensor light up and afraid the rear shift go off any minute... and add up the rear panel just broke for the 2th time... it begins to make funny noise on rear axle, I very disappointed after paid closed to 20,000 dollars I want to return it to dealer but nobody wants to take charge. No fire or property damage but I not waiting to happen to me.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

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