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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,909 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Lincoln LS fuel system problems

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2005 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012013

LS

  • 67,000 miles

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

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 #4

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 #3

Feb 072013

LS 6-cyl

  • 40,950 miles
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 #2

May 132009

LS

  • miles
Since purchasing this car, its been nothing but problems. The problems I've experienced aren't any different from all the other Ls owners. Coil packs going bad, the A/C blowing hot air, the car going into fail safe mode while on the freeway, the smell of gasoline inside the car. It looks like these issues have been going on since Ford started producing the car. Now wonder they needed bailout money. I got in my car this morning and it went into fail safe mode 3X's before I could get out of the drive way! all of these issues with this car dating as far back as 2001, and no recalls, C'mon man. My tax dollars went to help out this company!!!! [xxx]shame!!!! this is my first and last time buying a Ford! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 082012

LS

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The contact confirmed while exiting the vehicle the smell of fuel emitted from the vehicle. The contact was informed by a local smog center fuel leaked from the gas tank. The vehicle was also towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 87,000.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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