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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,668 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.

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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 252009

LS 8-cyl

  • 88,006 miles


-the contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Ls. While driving at 55 mph the contact noticed that the air bag light was illuminated, the vehicle lost power and when restarting the vehicle the air bag light illuminating flashing on and off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and inspected by a technician who determined that clock spring was failing, the cover and contact plate was replaced at a cost of $323.49. The contact was informed that with the clock spring failure could result in the air bag not deploying. The contact is in the process of contacting the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 88,006 and the current mileage is 88,015. Updated 05/15/09 updated 05/18/09.

- Madrid, IA, USA

problem #5

Apr 042006

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Ls. The air bag indicator illuminated on the vehicle's dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on March 8, 2007 for a diagnostic test. The test results determined that the clock spring failed and was replaced on March 17, 2007. On March 29, 2007, the air bag indicator illuminated again. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer on March 31, 2007 for another diagnostic test. The failure mileage was 86,000. The consumer stated that on April 4, 2007 he was involved in an accident and upon impact the airbags did not deploy. Due to the accident there were severe damages on the front and left side of the car. Prior to the accident, the consumer complained about the air bag light being on. Update 04/30/07

- Birmingham , AL, USA

problem #4

May 142004


  • 95,000 miles
While driving at 30 mph and without warning, the passenger side air bag deployed. No one was sitting in the seat at the time, so no injuries were reported. The dealer refused to make the repairs at their expense.

- Yalaha, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 032003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving, the air bags deployed for no apparent reason.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 292003

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Air bags failed to deploy during severe frontal impact collision. Seat belts failed to lock up.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 092002


  • miles
Vehicle was struck on driver's side and forced into guardrail straight on. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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