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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,455 miles

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2006 Lincoln Navigator transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #5

May 262009


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for a diagnostic test but the dealer could find no problems. Another dealer informed the contact that the power steering, transmission and engine needed to be repaired as the steering also malfunctioned. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000. The current mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 292008

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 14,500 miles
Our 2006 Lincoln Navigator (with 14,500 miles) that we just bought today was parked in our sloping driveway. My husband and I along with our two kids - 4 yr old son and 22 month old daughter just got into the truck to go somewhere and I just turned on the car, put my foot on the brake pedal and changed the gear from park to reverse. And the next thing I know, the truck was rolling down our sloping driveway and road in reverse and I just didn't know why that was happening because I had my foot on the brake. I just kept pressing on the brake pedal and nothing was happening. Since it was downhill, it just kept going really fast and even putting the auto shift back into park didn't slow it down until it swerved and rammed in reverse into a city fence which is what halted the vehicle. My entire family is completely shaken by this. We just called the police, called our insurance, etc. Truck has been removed by cutting the fence, etc and has been towed. Further internet search has revealed (on edmunds) 2006 Lincoln Navigator brake failure. My entire family could have been seriously injured in this incident.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 142008

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
2006 Lincoln Navigator the transmission is got problems and I fell of a running board that was defective was hospitalized I asked downy Ford if there was a recall on the trans they said no and refused to check the trans when last serviced.

- Downy, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 082006

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123 miles
We have been having braking and transmission issues with our 2006 Lincoln Navigator and have been told today that the vehicle has issues with brake rotors overheating, ABS failure and transmission failure. We have been told these conditions can happen suddenly as we have experienced.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 092006

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
We have been having brake, transmission and air suspension problems that have become more frequent. The vehicle has been back to the dealer more than six times to be repaired, but they have done nothing as they claimed that computer showed nothing happened or the could not find the cause of the problems. Ford sent a field representative to inspect the vehicle, but he said the same thing. Was told by a dealer that Ford did risk studies and weighed the cost of admitting to an issue, and letting a few people get injured or die over the cost it would pay in the event of a recall. The dealer we purchased our Lincoln Navigator from has banned me from getting this looked at again at his dealership, and as mentioned in the Ford database I am flagged wherever I go. Also, they have had an authorized Ford after market vendor install an illegal device on my vehicle tv viewing by the driver, at the dealership and as a part of their normal selling practice.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

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