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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,554 miles

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2005 Lincoln LS wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 122008

LS 8-cyl

  • 40,017 miles


I have a repeated problem where excessive corrosion around the wheel rim causes a loss of tire pressure. I have to repeatedly have a mechanic grind and reseal the wheel rim. Bead sealer alone is ineffective due to the level of corrosion. I can lose 15 -20 lbs of pressure in an hour when this occurs. I have had two tires that have been damaged by a rapid loss of pressure. I am concerned to take the car on longer trips because I have to repeatedly check the tire pressure.

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 242014

LS 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Wheels were found to be delaminating and separating at the base material level. All four wheels. One tire had the seal bead completely missing. Reported to Lincoln / Ford same date....they reported that this was not a quality problem and out of warranty. Clearly this is a safety issue as it will allow the tire to come off the wheel and is an inherent defect in the manufacturing process.

- New Albany, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 062011

LS 8-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
Have a 2005 Lincoln Ls.. the chrome plating is separating from the rims. This is breaking the seal causing air leaks and changing of flat tires.. have no confidence that the tires will stay inflated..

- Brunswick Hills, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 052008


  • 9,200 miles
The left rear wheel/tire assembly failed to hold air. A local tire merchant said that this is caused by the chrome plating separating from the aluminum alloy wheel. The dealer and Lincoln-Mercury said that the failure was due to brake dust getting on the outside of the wheel. They claimed that this was not a defect in the product and refused a warranty claim. They were unable to explain how dust on the outside of the wheel could cause the surface inside the tire to fail and leak air until the tire was flat.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

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