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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,187 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 122014

LS 8-cyl

  • 112,622 miles


While driving 5 mph on a driveway, the passenger ceiling air bag deployed from the front seat to the back seat. The car didn't hit anything. Passenger was injured.

- Armada, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 282014

LS 6-cyl

  • 168,000 miles
While traveling at 40 mph on flat, smooth two lane roadway the driver side curtain and side seat airbags deployed striking driver on left shoulder and facial area. There was no side impact or rough road prior to deployment. Driver was able to keep control of vehicle and move to berm. Driver suffered soft tissue trauma to left shoulder, upper arm and face. Side curtain airbag damaged interior roof header upon deployment. Driver seat side airbag appears to have not fully deployed and expanded inside the seat ripping out a 3 foot area of stitching and tearing the leather seating material in the immediate area. Contacted Ford Motor Company and they refused responsibility.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 122013


  • 220,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that while driving in inclement weather, she lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road, crashing into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered injuries to the leg, chest, back and neck. The contact was taken to the emergency room for treatment. The vehicle was not repaired. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 220,000.

- Furman, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 222008

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Ls. While driving 60 mph, the driver side air bag suddenly deployed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the deployment was due to an impact. The vehicle was not serviced by the dealer and the contact did not notice any differences beforehand. The current and failure mileages were 61,000. Updated 09/10/08 the ac started to blow hot air. The check engine light illuminated, the support handle in the back of the vehicle broke. Update 09/16/08.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 182005

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles
Driver's air bag deployed inadvertently while driving 80 mph on the freeway. Consumer insisted that the vehicle did not run over anything while driving. The dealer was notified.

- Dayton, TX, USA

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problem #1

Jun 152004


  • miles
While driving 25-30 mph, without warning consumer was side impacted on driver side. Driver's side air bags failed to deploy at any time.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

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