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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,210 miles

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2002 Lincoln LS transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 072011

LS

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

(02) Lincoln Ls issues. (110,000 miles currently) Ford/Lincoln should be held accountable for this product. The amount of problems from many customers around the country is simply amazing. For Ford to not send out recalls on the Ls is simply a lack of professional business. The following problems are not isolated to myself but rather by thousands around the country. - clock spring replaced 2 times. $600 each - transmission problems, unfixed at this point. Will cost $3,000 + - window mods replaced 4 times. $400 each time - engine coils bad. $600 fix, and still doesn't run right. - thermostat issues. Replaced once for $300 and doing it again. - both front inside door handles replaced. $400 each time. These were specifically designed to fail after time after seeing them! - loud "clunking" coming from front passenger wheel. Looked at with no answer why. - car has shut down electrically driving down interstate multiple times only to start up after sitting a while. Very dangerous due to losing power steering. No answer to why.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #6

Oct 202009

LS

  • 120,000 miles
I own a 2002 Lincoln Ls. The transmission seems to be a bit of a problem with this car. While I was driving on the highway, my transmission decides to give up on me in the middle of traffic while driving at 70mph. I also lost my power steering and my lights shut off. Since this happened at night, the last bit was a bit of a problem. I feel that this car is not very safe and I feel that Lincoln should do something to fix this.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 102009

LS

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Ls. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions the vehicle accelerated without intention, and then down-shifted. The driver was able to gain control and continue operation with caution. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the lower control arms and ball joints. The vehicle was being repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #4

May 152009

LS 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #3

Jan 272006

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,970 miles
2002 Lincoln Ls 4.0 V8 (50K miles) - transmission disengages at any speed. Also, it shifts very hard, when driving and when putting shift lever into reverse and drive. Lastly, it surges when in gear at idle, and upon deceleration, refuses to downshift until high (3-3500 rpms) which creates a sensation of being pulled down the road. Dealer cannot replicate problems. I have seen on multiple discussion groups that this vehicle has problems with the solenoid pack and valve body creating symptoms like those described above. It is dangerous to drive the vehicle like this.

- Frankenmuth, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 282005

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,500 miles
My transmission has a delay start/harsh engagement and slips when accelerating car is a 2002 Lincoln Ls V8. Model and make doesn't include Ls only blackwood.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 242005

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the check transmission light would illuminate. The service dealer was unable to dulpicate the problem. The consumer is not having any problems with the transmission. The manufacturer has not been contacted.

- Fredricksburg, VA, USA

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