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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,995 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.

2004 Lincoln LS drivetrain problems

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2004 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012013


  • 74,389 miles


Cars stalls while driving at high speed on highway or side street.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #4

Jun 282013

LS 6-cyl

  • 88,600 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a traffic stop, the vehicle would not respond. The RPM reading increased and the vehicle proceeded to lunge forward. The wrench warning icon was illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,600.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 152011

LS 6-cyl

  • 45,187 miles
My 2004 Lincoln Ls V6 sedan loses power and stalls. The wrench appears in the window and the engine light comes on. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer several times. Once the coils were replaced; most recently I took the car and the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. This morning I was on the turnpike in high speed traffic and the car lost power, the wrench appeared and the engine light is on. I'm frustrated that a car with only 45K miles and in otherwise good condition can not be driven without fear of causing a major accident. The warranty hasn't covered the problem -- I've taken it to the dealer on numerous occasions -- and I've spent thousands of dollars. What is being done to investigate this office deficiency?

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 042010


  • 91,800 miles
Vehicle runs very rough. Will not accelerate over 2800 RPM and shakes badly. Check engine light is flashing. Checked codes P0304 and P0306. Chop states it is faulty ignition coils.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004


  • miles
04 Ls was purchased brand new in 2004. I have had continual major problems. Beginning in 2004, the solenoid pack was replaced, followed by the following: All 6 coils, a new transmission (2008), heater core (twice), fuel sending unit, oxygen sensor, some hose/gasket (can't remember) and now the ignition coil is bad. I'm sure there is something I have forgotten. My car has never run good for more than 4-6 months at a time and has cost me a lot of money, especially since the warranty is over.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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