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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,600 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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2002 Lincoln LS engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012007

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,200 miles


Vehicle had burning oil smell coming from engine compartment, valve cover gaskets were leaking oil into spark plug wells, requiring spark plug replacement and possible coil pack damage if not gaskets not replaced. This just after a 60,000 multi-point inspection, oil change, air filter change, fuel filter change and fuel induction svc at another Lincoln dealer. Lincoln should recall all Ls's and replace the gaskets at no cost in order to prevent vehicle stalling at highway speeds, as coil packs and plug damage can occur and cause loss of power.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 252002


  • miles
While driving at any speed and with no warning vehicle will shut off, causing consumer to pull over. It will be hard to get vehicle to start again. Dealer notified.

- Lithona, GA, USA

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