hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

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2003 Lincoln Aviator drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122012


  • 110,000 miles


My Aviator was shifting rough for less than 24 hours when the transfer case went out. Luckily, I had only pulled out of my driveway when it happened. The vehicle made an awful whinning and screeching noise and became impossible to drive forward. I was able to wrestle it into reverse to get it in my driveway. I live on a busy country road, this could have been dangerous for me and my 3 kids. I had it towed to the dealer and they quoted me near $1000 with no promise that the problem could be fixed. Additionally, I called a week after I put it in the shop and there is a national backorder for the part that may or may not fix my car. I will be without a car for over a month, $1000 in repairs, and that is if this will fix the transfer case. If I opt to do a whole new case, I am looking at $3000. Not happy will not buy Lincoln again.

- Cedar Grove, IN, USA

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