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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,533 miles

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2006 Lincoln Navigator seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 152016

Navigator

  • 123,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

"clock spring recall" my air bag exploded when I started the vehicle and put it in drive. Vehicle filled with smoke, received gashes to my left arm and watch was blown off my wirst. Had car towed to Ford dealer. They determined crack in wire on clock spring caused the air bag to explode. Ford recalled F150's and Lincoln mark lt for the clock spring and paid for damages on a Lincoln Navigator that had the air bag explode just like my experience due to the clock spring. Refer to NHTSA id 10569242. Ford Motor Co has denied any help for damages.

- Lacon, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 182015

Navigator

  • 189,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. The contact stated that while at a completed stop, another vehicle crashed into the rear end of the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into the vehicle that was ahead. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor injuries to the back and legs that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 189,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 04/07/16

- Georgetown, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 062014

Navigator

  • 91,000 miles
2006 Lincoln Navigator was parked. Entered vehicle and inserted key in ignition. I cranked the vehicle, sat back to have the car warm up. About 5 seconds after cranking the vehicle, air bag inadvertently deployed without incident. Car was filled with white smoke. Contacted local Ford/Lincoln dealership and was told they had never heard of a vehicle airbag deploying without incident. Contacted Ford/Lincoln corporate office and they offered to pay for the diagnostic at local Ford/Lincoln dealership. Diagnostic revealed no accident data, and a defective clockspring mechanism in the steering wheel....same problem as previous recalls in 2006 Ford F150 and Lincoln mark lt, which obviously share parts with my vehicle. Ford/Lincoln offered to pay for the repairs, less a $200 deductible because, as they stated my vehicle was not covered under the recall even though it's the same problem that other vehicles were recalled for.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

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