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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,614 miles

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2002 Lincoln LS engine problems

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2002 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 302005


  • 25,000 miles


My car has numerous parts that tear up repeatedly, within a 6 months time. Valve cover gasket had replaced twice within a 6 months time. The coil packs go up very often. I had panel buttons just tear up for no reason three times! wheel caps replaced numerous times. Overheating issues, door locking issues, battery replaced twice within 2 years time. Ac issues, (I never used my all). This car has a lot of problems on the T.S.bulletin. I contacted Ford in reference to the multiple issues I was having with the car, the company representatives told me to take the complaint to the establishment of which I had been dealing with. Then they said Lincoln is an independent owned establishment so I am totally confused by this whole ordeal, they know that they have had a lot of multiple problems out of that car. And they refuse to recall some of those (as I would say) hazardous issues. I was at the dealer 2 weeks ago, I was conversing with a rep. At the dealership and he was telling me how the Lincoln Ls was their most problem vehicle, and cash maker for repairs. (oh by the way.......I researched to find this site. To answer the question in the consumer section).

- Yorktown , VA, USA

problem #13

Jun 182009


  • 75,000 miles
My 2002 Lincoln Ls's engine light came on at the end on may, I had autozone do a free test on it and it read that it was misfiring on cylinders 3 and 4. I took it on and had a tune up and replaced 2 of the 8 coils (which was about $500 total). A month later it started doing the same thing, it shutters when I reach the speed of 40 mph and it idles like a semi. I have yet to take it in, I rarely drive it because of it. I got an estimate for another $500, just for the other 6 coils.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #12

May 152009

LS 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
My 2002 Lincoln Ls V8 has broken down in numerous ways. All ignition coils have had to be replaced, two window motors, airbag connector clip, my tie rod ends are bad, my car has actually shut off completely while driving up the 15 North three times while my son was in the car with me and now my transmission has completely stopped working. When it came to fixing the airbag connector problem Lincoln told me it was fixed and I went to pick up my car and it was still doing the same thing the three beeps so they fixed it for free and then told me my instrument panel on one side was burned out but the lights seems to work on it when I turn them on. They wanted to charge me 800 dollars for that but I refused. The ignition coil replacement was roughly 1000 dollars and I am waiting on my estimate for my transmission. Both window motors were 200 dollars a piece. I have had numerous taillights replaced and actually had a door lock jam closed on me. I truly feel that this car is a safety hazard for me and my son if it turns completely off at 65 miles an hour on a freeway with my son in the car.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

May 012009


  • 78,000 miles



- Williston, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 012006

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Ls. The contact smelled a strong odor similar to burning oil when the vehicle was started. There were no warning indicator lights. The dealer stated that the valve cover gaskets were leaking onto the manifold. The dealer stated that new gaskets and covers were needed. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage is 75,000.

- Annapolis , MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 012007

LS 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that all of the electrical circuits, such as the doors and windows, are jammed. She stated that the vehicle stalls while at a stop light. The dealer stated that they did not have the parts to repair the vehicle and recommended she go to another dealer. The Consumer Affairs office stated that her vehicle is under the lemon law act. The current and failure mileages were 57,000.

- Palmcoast, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 192005

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was slowing down to turn right onto the on ramp of the highway when making the right hand turn and pressing on the brake the car just shut off. I lost power steering and brake power. After I used to emergency brake to stop the car, I was able to restart the car and continue on. The next time I drove the car, it mysteriously overheated. I took the car in and explained the sudden engine stope and the overheating...and the dealer only addressed the over heating problem. Nothing was said or discussed about the car just turning off for no reason.

- East Point, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 292003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Engine stalls when slowing to make a right hand turn. Battery power remains, but power steering is out and car must be stopped to restart.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 302003

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
2002 Lincoln Ls experiences sporadic engine failure. The vehicle has stalled at low and high speeds. I have spoke to two separate representatives form Ford. They have acknowledged that the problem exists and as of this date they have no repair available. I was told that the problem is with a computer program.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 062003


  • miles
While applying the brakes vehicle will stall without prior warning. Consumer had no power steering or brakes.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

problem #4

May 222003


  • miles


While driving, the vehicle stalled and did not restart.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142002

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
2002 Ls, under slow speeds and making a right turn, vehicle shuts down, including power steering and power brakes. Vehicle must coast to a stop before attempting to re-start engine.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 082003


  • miles
The engine stalled without warning.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 262003

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,600 miles
2002 Lincoln Ls sometimes shuts off abruptly when under braking, including light braking. So far it has always been at low speed. However, one incident resulted in minor damage because the female driver was unable to steer around a very sharp corner due to loss of engine (and therefore power steering).

- Friendsville, TN, USA

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