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7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,800 miles

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2003 Lincoln LS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202004

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles

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

Driving vehicle on an interstate highway at 70mph alignment stopped working, the external and internal lights went out, engine, power steering, power brakes stopped working for 5 or more seconds. This occurred twice within five minutes at 4:00 am leaving the vehicle rolling down the highway in the dark.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Just purchased 03 Lincoln Ls V-8 sport three weeks ago, already into service. The tranny is slow on up and down shifts. The service dept. ( neil Lincoln Mercury @ 1900 rt 112 medford NY) said this was a known problem on my initial call, just bring it in and they will reprogram the tranny should solve the problem. My second complaint is I noticed an excessive amount of uncomfortalbe heat underneath the driver side dash while driving, I suspect this is due to the lack of an insulated cover. This cover I come to find out was in the 2000, 2001, 2002, model years. Unfortunately some genuis decided to forget it. That's a problem, as it is not just a little warm, but really hot, I can't imagine my complaint was the first for this, as none of the 03's are equiped with this protective cover. The Lincoln support customer service has advised me I must talk with service, as this is not a part on the 03, and service tells me to speak to Lincoln, as this is a valid complaint. What the heck am I suppose to do? oh and back to the tranny what if it decides to just go to mush while I'm crossing an intersection. To late to say sorry then! I've heard that the 30,000 mile tranny tune up will often solve this tranny issue, can I make them service it now I've got 1,500 logged to date. Thank you for the assistance, it is very much appreciated, sorry for the long message. Brian

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

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