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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,021 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.

2002 Lincoln Navigator engine problems

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2002 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 242016


  • 128,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Navigator. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The check engine warning light illuminated. The fuel gauge did not indicate the accurate amount of fuel in the vehicle. In addition, the hazard lights failed to illuminate properly and the speed control warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the engine failed and the fuel pump and fuel system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Dec 232010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Navigator. While the vehicle was parked, it caught on fire. The fire was extinguished was put out by a dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and stated a written report of the incident would be provided within fifteen days. The contact was informed by the manufacturer's website that her vehicle was included in a recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 05V388000 component: Vehicle speed control). The manufacturer did not confirm that information. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Juneau, AK, USA

problem #5

Feb 242010


  • 90,000 miles
I have a water leakage and it is affecting the electronics of the car..when it rains, electrical problem occurs..sometimes the car will shift to 4 wheel drive and the heater will go on and off, the radio stop working, electronic door lock will not open..acceleration and overdrive goes on..battery will go dead...

- Surrey, 00, USA

problem #4

Oct 112009


  • 115,144 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Navigator. While driving 65 mph the vehicle speed cruise control would not activate. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, and he was informed that the cruise control switch needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 115144.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262007

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 6/26/2007 around 3:00pm, my year 2002 Lincoln Navigator caught on fire by itself in the parking lot. The car is currently under inspection by the dealer.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at a stop and brakes applied vehicle lunges forward. This happens intermittently. Please add further information.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 032002

(reported on)


  • miles
When initially starting motor it revs high, and upon take off engine continues to rev high. After having the motor mounts replaced, the problem still persists! the dealership has now found a "knocking" sound in the engine and said it would need to be torn down. Since then they are now saying that they cannot duplicate the noises and nothing is wrong. Only a few days ago they notified me of the knocking noise, which I was unaware of.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

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