hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,650 miles

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2006 Lincoln Navigator electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 152016


  • 123,600 miles


"clock spring recall" my air bag exploded when I started the vehicle and put it in drive. Vehicle filled with smoke, received gashes to my left arm and watch was blown off my wirst. Had car towed to Ford dealer. They determined crack in wire on clock spring caused the air bag to explode. Ford recalled F150's and Lincoln mark lt for the clock spring and paid for damages on a Lincoln Navigator that had the air bag explode just like my experience due to the clock spring. Refer to NHTSA id 10569242. Ford Motor Co has denied any help for damages.

- Lacon, IL, USA

problem #3

May 162012


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts. The contact stated that the issue recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed. The alternator was replaced, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was brought to the dealer a second time and the alternator was again replaced. The contact stated the issue still persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but the vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 122012

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
During normal driving conditions, the car gave in rapid succession a number of warnings and the car began to run rough and shift erratically. One related to the stability control system and the other was a "etc engine failsafe mode". after restarting the car the stability control error persisted. The dealer replaced sensor assembly 6L2Z*3C187 for ~ $1000 for the part and labor + the battery and indicated no other codes were stored relating to the fail safe warning. The fail safe warning returned a few weeks later and the dealer was unable to replicate or capture any codes over a 2 day period.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 252010


  • 95,000 miles
Whenever the car is washed or if it snows or rains the car experiences spontaneous electrical activity when no key or person is present using any aspect of the vehicle. For example, after washing the car, the vehicle will drive perfectly fine, but upon being parked, sometimes hours after being parked, the vehicle will then be observed triggering power seats, airbag warning lights, and clicking sounds can be heard. The vehicle has had a power window motor burn out and a wiring harness related to the power seats corrode and fail costing over $700 in repairs. We believe the reason for these problems is due to the windshield leaking on to some kind of electronic control device such as the GEM module and then causing the device to short circuit and trigger various electronic lights/switches. More recently, the vehicle was left outside for two weeks with no use and several feet of snow fell along with some rain and the vehicle's battery is now completely discharged due to the electronic problems/moisture leakage.

- Park City, UT, USA

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