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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,233 miles

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2001 Lincoln LS body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 072014


  • 123,700 miles


This 2001 Lincoln Ls sports package had an faulty safety inspection performed on it in the month of July 2014 by an inspection station located in West Virginia.. it was not officially inspected and examined. It did not meet all requirements of West Virginia inspection laws. However, this inspection station attached an certificate of inspection on it nevertheless. [ an July 2015 inspection sticker ]. during this period, this vehicle had structural and frame damage, involving both the right and left rocker panels, inner and outer, being completely rusted out. This damage affects the 1] safety of the vehicle, 2] utility of the vehicle, 3] performance of the vehicle, 4] integrity of the vehicle, 5] structure of the vehicle, and, 6] use of vehicle. Furthermore, this damage on this vehicle affects 1] the safety of its driver[S], 2] the safety of its occupant[S], 3] the safety of other driver[S] on the highways, and 4] the safety of pedestrians. However, this inspection station deemed it road worthy during their inspection of vehicle during month of July 2014.and approved it as being safe and meeting all inspection laws, inspection procedures, and all inspection codes. However, on October 2, 2014, division of public safety [West Virginia] after their inspection and examination of vehicle confirmed that this inspection station indeed performed an faulty and improper and illegal inspection on vehicle during the month of July 2014. This vehicle did not meet safety requirements as required as an proximate result of this structural and frame damage existent on vehicle. Therefore, the division of safety division [ West Virginia] deemed this vehicle as road unworthy and removed the certificate of inspection from vehicle [ July 2015 sticker].

- Milton, WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 072010

LS 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The car started making knocking noise while riding on hwy 85 and I pulled over off on an exit and the car stop would not crank. It only happen this one time. It had to be towed. I had to buy a new engine. My Lincoln Ls only has 108,000 miles on it. My check engine warning light was illuminated and I took the car for inspection. The spark plugs were replaced and the failure seemed to be remedied however, the vehicle begin to backfire and drive abnormally rough, ,in addition, the engine would exhibit abnormal noises and an overpowering oil odor. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was in formed that the head gasket and coil would need to be replacing. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the currant mileage was108,000. The power windows have failed two times and the paint is peeling. I bought this Lincoln Ls because I new it was a good car buying it from the Ford & Mercury dealer. I M sad to say they have let me down and I should not have to be paying double for it. I am a person who believe in taking care of what I live to pay for. I always keep up with oil changing and keeping a clean car. I have over paid more than what this 2001 Ls Lincoln is worth. I am seriously thinking about not buying another Ford vehicle again.the cost of an new engine and other repairs out of pocket repairs cost me over $7000 in cash added on to my car being paid off. I paid $ $23000 and maid my payments on time. Thank you for your sincere concern.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001

LS 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Lincoln Ls had an air vent facing the wrong way causing water to enter into the trunk.** answer required***. the cd player malfunctioned, front rotors were below specifications and needed to be replaced, when the key was turned on, fresh gasoline was smelled, the vehicle would take 5 seconds to crank before it turned over, slipping was felt in the front end, the engine light had come on and had gone off when the speed was decreased below 60 mph, the #4 coil had gone bad and needed replacement and on another occasion a loud bang was heard under the hood along with white smoke due to a cracked intake manifold. The brake pads had about 2K miles left on them. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

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