fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,450 miles

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2005 Lincoln LS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Lincoln LS Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 232007

LS 8-cyl

  • 14,900 miles


2005 Lincoln Ls with brake failure. Customer states the vehicle stopped when the she hit the accelerator. Computer display showed service etc soon, and the parking brake warning light was on. The consumer attempted to move the vehicle out of the lane of travel using the emergency brake release and the gear shift lever to release the brake but could not move the vehicle except to the side of the road with an extreme bucking motion. The consumer turned off the ignition and restarted the vehicle and the error messages were gone, and the vehicle drove normally. The consumer checked the vehicle and noticed the brakes and rotors were extremely hot. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, however they were unable to duplicate the problem the consumer experienced. The consumer stated the road was dry and there was no loose gravel that should have caused the anti-lock brakes to activate. The consumer stated the same problem persists with brakes locking and the engine lost all throttle response, the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer replaced the throttle positioning sensor.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 012007

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Ls. While driving 70 mph, the computer within the vehicle activated the emergency brake. The vehicle is equipped with a brake by wire system. The contact stated that all of the instrument panel lights illuminated and the security alarm sounded. He pulled off the road, shut off, and then restarted the vehicle. He took it to the dealer and they replaced a relay in the vehicle, however, the failure recurred two weeks later. He returned to the dealer, but they did not repair the vehicle a second time. The failure mileage was 8,000 and current mileage was 9,000. Updated 12-12-07. The consumer stated the parking brake activated on its own. It could only be released by stopping the vehicle and then turning it off. Updated

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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