really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,565 miles

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2004 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 012011

LS 8-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


The car loses power and goes into fail safe mode, at 65 and lots of traffic getting over is not safe! Iżve spent thousands on new coils, computer, gas pedal, you name it but Ford does not know how to fix it!

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 082010

LS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,153 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Ls. While driving 60 mph the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to drive onto the emergency lane and turn the vehicle off. The dealer stated that they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was taken to another dealer who stated that the coils failed. The coils were repaired at the owners expense. The failure mileage was 97,153 and the current mileage was 124,000. Updated 10/05/10. Updated 10/05/10

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 082010

LS 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated when traveling at 35 mph, the vehicle would sporadically surge forward then correct itself without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the ignition coil was replaced. There were no prior warnings of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 55,000. Updated 09/16-10 the consumer stated on one occasions, the vehicle accelerated and hit the medium at a gas station. The vehicle was damaged. Updated 09/20/10

- Upland , CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 082008


  • 50,000 miles


Stalling, jerking surges. Three times the car just came to an abrupt stop. Had to have it towed. My 77 year old mother was left terrified. Overheated jerks into gear. Ford replaced engine coil, but said they could not replace all at once we would have to continue to break down in order to fix each coil. The car always jerks and surges. The results are that we can not go on the freeway for fear of breaking down. No long trips etc.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #3

May 102009


  • 53,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition & 2004 Lincoln Ls I just replaced the transmission for the Expedition @ 53,000 miles it quit on me on the freeway almost causing and accident and now a month later same thing happened with the Lincoln Ls I think some one has to get hard on Ford Lincoln same thing it is not possible that two cars bought @ over $43,000 dollars each are piece of ż!@#$% cars I would understand if I had bought an ikea or Hyundai I knew what I was getting into, some one has to make Ford and Lincoln fix these problems with there product maybe that's why they only offer a 27,000 mile warranty and still had my differential changed on the Expedition 6 months after purchase with only 3500 miles on the Expedition.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182005

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,802 miles
(1) driving on a two lane curvy mountainous road passing a logging truck. (2) car engine failed resulting in no power, no stearing control and no brakes. There was no prior warning such as lights or messages on the instrument console. The logging truck narrowly missed us as did the oncoming traffic. We were very close to being killed or seriously injured. (3) the failure was the engine mass air flow (maf) sensor resulting in shut down of the engine.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Jun 052004

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While shifting gears the vehicle jerked and vibrated uncontrollably. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem at this time. Blemish in rear leater seats. Engine stalls out and occasions surges/hesitates. Very hard 1-2 shift and transmission hunts 4-5 shift. No problem found. Transmission was upgraded for 2004 Ls to syncro type, which accounts for a crisp 1-2 shift. Under load going up hills vehicle will buck/loses power on acceleration. Powertrain control module (PCM) upgraded. Right side visor inoperative and replaced. Left front sill panel popped off. Sill panel reattached. Cigarette lighter inoperative and replaced. When steping on gas vehicle hesitates then takes off. No problem found. Traction control and ABS lamps were on. Left front ABS sensor replaced.

- New Hampstead, NY, USA

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