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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,660 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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2003 Lincoln Navigator body / paint problems

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2003 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 252009


  • 130,000 miles


Hi I was wondering the inside pass. Door handle we went to open it and the handle broke in half, well for 1 cant believe it was made of cheap plastic for the price you pay for the truck and 2 what would happen if there was an accident and the handle broke etc.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 102003

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Door rattles and wind noise occurs when driving at hoghway rated speed. This is the same issue as complaint#'s: 10062258,10005562,10028646.

- Limerick, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012003

Navigator 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Excessive wind noise in cab. Reported at least three times to dealer. On third complaint, told by dealer that "this is a characteristic of this truck".

- Wauconda, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 192003

Navigator 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
2003 Lincoln Navigator - loose front door trim panels - rattles occurs at speeds greater that 50 mph. Dealer inspected panels, but insisted that loose panels were normal conditions. Symptom identical to NHTSA complaint number 10005562.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 062003

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rattles in both front door trim panels - occurs at speeds greater than 45-50 mph. Have had vehicle unsuccessfully in for repairs four times. Have replaced door panels without resolution of problem. Latest service date is listed below.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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