definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,830 miles

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2005 Lincoln Aviator body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 282014


  • miles


The lift gate on my 2005 Lincoln Aviator cracked just above the emblem from the read glass down to the emblem. The gate was not open or been hit. Just woke up one morning and the crack was there. I have notice while driving around there are several other Lincoln Aviators that have the same crack.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 202010


  • 58,990 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Aviator. The contact stated that the rear hatch was cracked underneath glass hinge. The dealer was informed about the problem and stated that they have not heard this happen on any other Lincoln models. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 58990.

- Garfton, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 222009


  • 39,500 miles
Owner of 2005 Lincoln Aviator (acquired late 2006)kept exclusively in garage. Currently has 39,500 miles. A vertical crack has recently appeared near the emblem (right side) on the rear liftgate panel below the rear window. The entire liftgate portion which contains the window and the emblem has to be replaced. The vehicle is no longer under warranty, and as previously stated the dealership states that Ford/Lincoln will not stand behind its vehicle. Also, it seems the crack may prevent the from closing securely.

- Glenwood, IL, USA

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