really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,091 miles

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2003 Lincoln LS steering problems

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2003 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 092009

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,303 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Ls. While driving 35 mph she noticed the parking brake/ service engine warning lights illuminated on the instrument control panel. Several days later while starting the ignition she noticed smoke under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility. A technician stated that she had an oil leak from the rear of the engine that was dripping on the exhaust manifold. Also the engine would go into limp mode without warning; which drastically reduced the vehicles speed. She had the throttle body repaired at an expense of $489. The repair did not remedy the failure. The failure and current mileages were 77,303. The steering was noisy when the consumer made turns, the anti-lock brake light and traction control light illuminated. The oil pan was leaking. All of the tire had to be replaced due to excessive wear. The power steering fluid was also leaking from the vehicle. Updated 01/26/10.

- White Hall, AR, USA

problem #4

Dec 242007

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Ls. On two different occasions, while driving between 35-65 mph, the vehicle lost power and power steering. The failure occurred intermittently and without warning. The dealer stated that the vehicle was fine even though the stability enhancing system light continues to illuminate. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 110,000.

- Westoirt, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 192005

LS 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,150 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Ls. While driving 35 mph, the wheels fell off the vehicle and the lug nuts fell out of the wheel. The vehicle was towed. All four tires were flat and had to be replaced at the contact's expense. Prior to the failure, she heard a strange noise. The contact went to a Lincoln dealer at that time and informed them of the noise she heard underneath the vehicle. A noise was also heard near the steering component. The dealer stated that nothing could be done. In addition to the tires, the brakes had to be replaced as well and the engine light illuminated. The dealer was unable to determine why the light illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to start. She was charged to replace the thermostat (asy) in the vehicle. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 70,000 and failure mileage was 29,510. Updated 04/29/08 the emergency brake light illuminated, the engine overheated

- Wooster, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 162007

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Ls. The contact took the vehicle to dealer for an oil pan gasket leak. The contact stated that the steering was off centered when the vehicle was returned. The dealer performed a wheel alignment. The failure mileage was 62000.

- Chesfterfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 102005

LS 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Numerous random failures involving different computers within vehicle over 1-1/2 years, including failure and replacement of rack and pinion system. Brake system failure on 6/03/05 - ABS computer was reprogrammed but they did not correct what caused corruption. Warned them of concern for my safety. July 10, 2005 went to turn steering wheel, but wheels didn't turn. Hit tree and totalled car. Ford ref #1451272954

- Williamsville, NY, USA

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