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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,720 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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2006 Lincoln Navigator engine problems

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2006 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 082010


  • 44,102 miles


2006 Navigator would keep misfiring even after coils were replaced. Dealer first reports it was a valve. After inspection valve was not the problem but a burnt head was the cause. Head went to outside shop for repair but the shop says now that the problem might be lower in the engine. A new engine is being suggested by the dealer but the warranty company may not pay. Car has 44000 miles currently.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 152010


  • 41,500 miles
Spark plug in 2006 Lincoln Navigator popped out! serviced by Ford/Lincoln/Mercury and said nothing was wrong with ignition system. Spark plug replaced and cars is barely drivable. It often stalls at idle RPM.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 172009

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. During routine maintenance and a tune-up, he received a call from the mechanic stating that they broke part of the spark plug into the engine cylinder while trying to change them. The dealer would not assume liability for the repair. The necessary repairs were performed on the vehicle at the owner's expense. On a separate occasion, while driving at speeds of less than 35 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they found the fuel pump computer module failed. The vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. The failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. Updated 11/22/10 updated 11/23/10

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 302009


  • miles
The Lincoln dealership broke 5 of my 8 spark plugs while trying to change them. I was told that I have to pay since this has happened. This is a known problem with Ford engines. Please reference the following link.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 232007

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags deployed and flames were noticed under the hood. The vehicle exploded five times. The fire department extinguished the fire and the vehicle was towed. A police report was filed. The cause of the fire was undetermined. The driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries to her face. The current and failure mileages were 32,000.

- Adkins, TX, USA

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