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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,926 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.

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2005 Lincoln LS drivetrain problems

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2005 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #10

May 032011

LS 6-cyl

  • 12,514 miles

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

Car lost power on turn into traffic, wrench light and check engine lights went on car, car went on "limp home" mode as I entered onto the highway at very low speed.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #9

Nov 012013

LS

  • 67,000 miles
It was driving fine one day until I went to start it. It said etc engine fail safe mode, check parking brake and something about the gears. It starts sometimes, I've had it shut down while doing 50 mph and lose steering and bad braking. This is a potential hazard for my newborn in the car. Now it wont start and no one knows what the problem is. How can they sell a car that they cant find out the problem on themselves and sell it?

- Circle Pines , MN, USA

problem #8

Dec 082012

LS 8-cyl

  • 74,595 miles
While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. A "wrench" warning light came on and I found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the "limp mode" where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest Ford dealership. After stopping the car I shut if off and upon restarting, the warning "wrench" light was off and the car acted normally. I drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. After spending over $525, the problem recurred several times. This is obviously a major problem for many other Ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. When this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. This same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 072013

LS 6-cyl

  • 40,950 miles

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

While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 35 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 20 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. A "wrench" warning light came on and I found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the "limp mode" where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest Ford dealership. After stopping the car I shut if off and upon restarting, the warning "wrench" light was off and the car acted normally. I contacted a number of dealerships and mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, but the fix could be anything from a bad transmission solenoid to a complete fuel/computer/ignition redo for $4500 to $6500. Having this happen on a rural road is one thing, but if it happened on an expressway with traffic at 75 mph plus, could quite possibly be lethal.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 032013

LS 8-cyl

  • 20,300 miles
This low mileage vehicle (20,300 miles) shifts from park into reverse with a sudden lurch and thud. Also when accelerating in daily driving vehicle pauses and then a hard shift or two with lurch forward. Occurrences are increasing in frequency. No computer codes or warning lights illuminate. Called Ford/Lincoln customer service and was told that problem was similar to tsb 05612 but build date for VIN is 6/2005 so no further assistance offered. Safety is becoming an issue.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

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problem #5

Mar 102010

LS 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have three major problems with my 2005 Lincoln Ls. The first problem is I have a hard reverse and the gears stick between 30-35 mph as I accelerate. Sometimes it has a hard bump once it starts accelerating! the second problem is that I have replaced two ignition coils within a year apart and now I have two more ignition coils that need to be replaced per P0354, P0301and P0304.I have replaced the throttle bottle, but the limp home sign has occured twice since then causing the car to decelerate!! the third problem is the catalytic converter per P0420. I purchased this car in 2009 with less than 50,000 miles, less than a year the transmission started slipping!

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 052012

LS 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles

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

Pressed on accelerator and car jerked and stalled as red light turned green. The delay and sudden jerk almost causing a rear end collision in the intersection. Transmission has been intermittently surging for the las 2-3 thousand miles. Incredibly scary to drive this vehicle in normal traffic conditions.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 252012

LS 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving at 55 mph the vehicles wrench light came on and it went into a reduced RPM mode, causing the vehicle to lose all power and go from 55 to 10 mph rapidly. Put on the hazard lights and pulled off of the highway. Not wanting to turn the vehicle off I drove slowly to a mechanic where he ran a code check and the codes read P2107 and P2110. Told it could be one of 2 problems, throttle body or PCM. We replaced the throttle body. The car began after about a week to do the same thing about once a week. Turning off the car and restarting seem to fix the problem. About a 3 weeks later the same thing occurred however this time the engine light also appeared and would not clear with a restart. Same codes appeared P2107 and P2110. Next replaced the PCM, this did not fix the problem. The Ford dealership ran diagnostics and could not find the problem. This tends be a safety issue that Lincoln Ford are trying to ignore. Rear end collisions could occur when this occurs. A safety bulletin needs to be released and Ford needs to make things right.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152010

LS 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Owner of a 2005 Lincoln Ls. Car shuts down and goes on throttle mode at any given time. It seems to occur after a heavy rain fall. This failure occurs several times a month and be very dangerous to drive. To supposedly correct this issue, I have taken it to a Lincoln dealership to be robbed because they can never figure out the issue. Please help!

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010

LS 6-cyl

  • 58,900 miles
The transmission shift abruptly and very hard gear shifts at times. I also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. I would press the accelerator but the car would not respond to the throttle input.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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