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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,973 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 172009


  • 49,837 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated the transmission was slipping. The vehicle was driven to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test and stated that the fuel pump and the ABS brake sensor were related to the failure. All of the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle was repaired at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was contacted regarding the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 49,837.

- Ville Platte, LA, USA

problem #5

Jul 112010


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The contact was parking on an incline. As he shifted into park and removed his foot form the brake pedal, the vehicle began to independently roll backward. The dealer replaced the transmission. Within 300 miles, the failure recurred. The failure and current mileages were approximately 74,000.

- Neenah , WI, USA

problem #4

Jun 102010


  • 41,000 miles
2005 Lincoln Ls erratic transmission shift. Car lunges forward violently..this seems to be an ongoing problem with Lincoln Ls.

- Bohemia, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 022010

LS 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


My Lincoln Ls 2005 was doing fine than 53000 miles hits that's nothing on vehicles and. My transmission is jumping gears four and five are horrible I cant exceed understand on a vehicle that has 160000 miles but I mean 53000 give me a financial break. I bought this car thinking nice shape mint condition but never did I realize nor read up that these things give out and that the transmission have had all kinds of difficulties..these need to be recalled instead of 100S of Lincoln Ls owners to be handed another financial us out you all make a killing anyhow. Put yourselves in our shoes...

- Orange Grove , TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 022006


  • 39,000 miles
Problems with car stalling after stop (I.e. not responding easily to gas pedal) and jerking into gear since purchase. Problem reported to dealer one year post-purchase with no resolution. Car continued to get worse - going from periodic to constant problems with stalling and jerking into gear (from a stop and also from reverse into drive.) at 39,000 miles now we are told a new transmission is needed. Despite reporting the problem while the car was under warranty (it is now two weeks out of warranty) neither dealer nor Lincoln are responding to the issue.

- Riverside, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082009


  • 20,000 miles
I have continued to have transmission problems with my Lincoln Ls since I purchased the vehicle brand new. Now it is in the shop officially for what appears to be an expensive bill in tough times. I found that the problem is consistent with the Lincoln Ls owners. This should qualify for some type of recall. I do not drive at erratic speeds that would wear the transmission. Especially when it was brand new. Please do something, Lincoln owners support american automotive company's and this is the result. Make good on american products!!!

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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