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Injuries / Deaths:
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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.

2001 Lincoln LS engine problems

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2001 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 262002


  • miles


Whine in engine or transmission during idle when the engine RPM is increased or decreased. Noise is more noticeable at city speeds (1000 to 1400 RPM).pitch changes with engine RPM.

- Thornville, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 242001


  • miles
Vehicle experiences stalling and at times will not start, dealer can not remedy problem.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #3

May 032002


  • miles
During normal operation, while making a left turn, the car suddenly shut down without warning. Attempts to restart (10), engine would turn over but shut down immediately on idle. Dealer reprogramed PCM with latest update.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Dec 302001


  • miles
Engine stalled during normal operation of the vehicle while traveling approximately 45 mph. Consumer lost control before traveling into a ditch. Dealership has examined vehicle and determined that alternator failed which resulted in stalling of engine. Please provide any additional information / documentation. *note: Engine was previously replaced in September 2001 due to an unknown problem.

- Preston, MS, USA

problem #1

Jul 112001

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittently at speeds of 45mph and higher vehicle will stall out and die without warning. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. Please provide additional information.

- Winter Garned, FL, USA

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