hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,147 miles

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2001 Lincoln LS engine problems

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2001 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 032012


  • 130,000 miles


My air bags lights are always on for no reason, I dont feel safe driving it becauae im scare its goin to brake down on my one day and I have my new born baby with me most of the time I drive the car.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #8

Feb 252011


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the spark plugs and the failure seemed to be remedied however, the vehicle then began to backfire and drive abnormally rough. In addition, the engine would exhibit abnormal noises and an overpowering oil odor. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was informed that the head gasket and coil springs would need replacing. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 108,000.

- Salsbury, NC, USA

problem #7

Dec 122010

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that he would need to replace the engine due to the timing chain tensioner being fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 126,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 04/15/11 updated 12/19/2011

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 282008

LS 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


2001 Lincoln Ls with V8. Vehicle had 70,000 miles when purchased one year ago, now has 102,000. I have had multiple engine misfires (which causes the vehicle to stall or sputter during acceleration, ) which resulted in me having to replace the coil on plug assemblies and spark plugs. The reason these coil packs go bad is because of a defective valve cover gasket, which leads to oil getting in the spark plug wells. Ford has recognized the valve cover gaskets from the factory are faulty, because the replacement gaskets they manufacture are made of a better material. There should be a recall on both valve cover gaskets and the coil on plug assemblies. I noticed that the Ford thunderbirds use the same 3.9L V8 engine, has the same problem, and Ford has issued a recall for the valve cover gaskets on these engines, just not for the Lincoln Ls.

- Albertville, AL, USA

problem #5

Nov 302007

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
2000 to 2006 Lincoln Ls all have misfire problems, coming from faulty valve cover gaskets, 2000 to 2006 Ford T-birds have same problem, only thing is the Lincoln didn't made the recall list. Same engine though, seems that the valve cover gasket leaks oil into spark plug wells causing short and misfire.

- S. Eucli, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 302007

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,820 miles
Several engine misfires caused by leaking oil. Coil packs, boots, spark plugs, and the ignition switch have been replaced. On separate occasions, we have fixed the rear and driver side windows which fell in the window tracks, the trunk release was repaired, the rear view mirror shook when driving and the brakes are still squeaking since we bought the car.

- Arcadia, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 032003

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


This vehicle has 8 coils in it. Its has been to the dealers 8 times. They replaced the coils in the engine #'s 4,6,7, and 2. this first time this happened was on September 3, 2003. Contacted the manufacturer, they say nothing they could do. This was not a dependable vehicle. The dealer stated that if one coil failed, they all will fail.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001

LS 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Lincoln Ls had an air vent facing the wrong way causing water to enter into the trunk.** answer required***. the cd player malfunctioned, front rotors were below specifications and needed to be replaced, when the key was turned on, fresh gasoline was smelled, the vehicle would take 5 seconds to crank before it turned over, slipping was felt in the front end, the engine light had come on and had gone off when the speed was decreased below 60 mph, the #4 coil had gone bad and needed replacement and on another occasion a loud bang was heard under the hood along with white smoke due to a cracked intake manifold. The brake pads had about 2K miles left on them. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 152003

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The car had a noise in the right front tire that started 2 weeks after the car was bought. The car has been repaired at least 5 times. Still makes noise and sounds as if the whole front is falling apart. Currently, using oil more than normal, has been checked oil leaks and found none. The engine has an idle miss, and every time starting it has white smoke, this is been going on since January 2003. Dealer has repaired the car with lots of parts, but it is still not fixed. And still using oil, when driving over 60 mph the check engine light comes on. The brake system had to be changed 8-9 months after purchasing the vehicle.

- Kings Hill , VI, USA

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