really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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2010 Lincoln Navigator drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Lincoln Navigator Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 222015


  • 72,000 miles


The 2010 suffered a catastrophic failure in the transmission at 73K miles. It is not used as a delivery truck or for dirt roads. We are the original owner. What happened to this vehicle is identical to the recall for recall number 12V190000 recall date 05/03/2012 component power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM) read more at https://www.cars.com/recalls/Lincoln-Navigator/#kjuvzswoqgetuoi2.99 judi was driving home from Oklahoma at night, on September 22, 2015 around 10:30 pm and her vehicle 'seized up┐ and suffered a catastrophic failure of the transmission. She was driving at 75 mph with the cruise control on, when all four brakes locked up as to throw the vehicle into park going highway speed down interstate 35 around 30 miles North of dallas where they have major road construction. She had the where-with-all to put on the hazard lights, barely keeping the car on the road from the skid it was sent into, and barely avoiding being hit by other oncoming vehicles traveling at 70-80mph. Once the brakes let up, she was at approximately 35mph and had no acceleration when she pressed on the gas to try and get off the highway, the engine didn┐T rev or acceleratethere were no shoulders and she coasted forward into a small construction area. The engine then completely disengaged from the drive train, the engine was running but wouldn┐T accelerate, and fortunately the vehicles behind her swerved to avoid her.after diagnostics by randall reed Ford/Lincoln dealership, it was determined that the mechatronic had failed. To repair this part would be $2,200. They also told us if the transmission was corrupted due to this failure, we would have to purchase another transmission for $5,400 in addition to the mechatronic purchase. The care center said they would provide $2K toward a transmission. Failure occurred 2K miles past the 70 mile warranty.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262016


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owned a 2010 Lincoln Navigator. The contact stated that while the vehicle was on, there was an abnormal noise. The contact exited the vehicle and when entering back inside the vehicle, there was a loud grounding noise and immediately the vehicle started to roll backwards over an embankment and crashed into a creek. A police report was filed and there were no injuries sustained. The vehicle was hauled out of the creek by a large truck and towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was deemed destroyed by the insurance company. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mccarr, KY, USA

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