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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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2001 Lincoln LS wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 142004

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Road wheel lug nut design used on certain MY2001 Lincoln Ls sedans is dimensionally unstable, growing in size over time and making it impossible to remove and/or secure with the correct wheel brace or socket tool. Following a puncture and subsequent replacement of 4 tires on my vehicle due to normal wear, all 20 nuts also had to be replaced as they could only be removed by force. Dealer informed me that tsb exists for this issue, but no formal recall. Note: 1 sample of defective nut available upon request.

- Commerce, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 152002


  • miles
The caps on the lug nuts on the front wheels is striped causing it to bedifficult to change the tire.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312002

(reported on)


  • miles

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 172002


  • miles
One lug was sheared off and the other lug nuts were loosened. This could have caused the wheel to comeoff of the car at high speed. It is unclear if the lug sheared first and then the remaining lug nuts loosened or if the lug nuts were first loose and then the lug sheared.

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

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