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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,650 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.

2003 Lincoln LS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012008


  • 80,000 miles


ABS light, parking brake and traction control light coming on and then going off; only to reappear again. At times, brakes are not properly working. Engine light will also sometimes appear to blink when this happens. I have called the Lincoln customer service and was told that all warranties ran out at 50,000 miles so this problem will not be covered. Also am having problems with the transmission. The car has 90K miles. The transmission was slipping under 50K miles but the dealership assured me that it was not a transmission problem and they reset something to do with the computer. It has only gotten worse. I did not insist that the transmission problem be fixed while under warranty because I was trusting that the dealership folks knew what they were talking about which is a lesson for me.

- Red Level, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 222009


  • 109,300 miles
While driving suddenly the ABS light, traction control light and the parking brake light came on. I immediately exited the freeway and pulled into a parking area and turned the car off. After calming my 87 year old mother down I restarted the car and none of the lights came on. I proceeded to start driving my car home and again all the lights came on. I contacted the dealer where I purchased my car and spoke to the service manager who informed me that they knew of this problem with the Lincoln and that I should bring it in which I did. I was informed that it would cost approx. $2,000 to fix this problem because Lincoln only covers automobiles that are less than 10 years old or have less than 100K miles. My car has 109K but I feel that Lincoln should cover this since they have known about it long before my car had 100K miles and this is a very big safety hazard. I have taken excellent care of my car getting every oil change on time and each of the services that have been suggested. Lincoln has said they can't help me and the dealer says his hands are tied, what recourse do I have? also I have already had to have a new transmission put in my car.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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