Lincoln LS owners have reported 49 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Lincoln LS based on all problems reported for the LS.
I bought a 2003 Lincoln Ls and it has been in the shop most of the time I have owned it. 11,000 dollars worth of repairs. Now the transmission shift erratically and the dealer says it can be fixed and has to ha a new one. 3800 dollars more cmon the is now only a 3000 dollar car.
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(02) Lincoln Ls issues. (110,000 miles currently)
Ford/Lincoln should be held accountable for this product. The amount of problems from many customers around the country is simply amazing. For Ford to not send out recalls on the Ls is simply a lack of professional business. The following problems are not isolated to myself but rather by thousands around the country. - clock spring replaced 2 times. $600 each
- transmission problems, unfixed at this point. Will cost $3,000 +
- window mods replaced 4 times. $400 each time
- engine coils bad. $600 fix, and still doesnt run right. - thurmistate issues. Replaced once for $300 and doing it again. - both front inside door handles replaced. $400 each time. These were specifically designed to fail after time after seeing them!
- loud "clunking" coming from front passenger wheel. Looked at with no answer why. - car has shut down electrically driving down interstate multiple times only to start up after sitting a while. Very dangerous due to losing power steering. No answer to why.
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I have a 2004 Lincoln Ls with a little over 96,000. This car has been giving problem with acceleration. When I push the gas, the car hesitate as it switch gear. I have taken to the dealership and they said, it's the transmission so I took it to a transmission shop and they said, no problem with the transmission so I took it to auto electric shop and they said, "there's nothing wrong with car" but I have still have the same problem. I am so frustrated and I will never purchase another car. Is car is a lemon.
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The contact owns a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The contact was parking on an incline. As he shifted into park and removed his foot form the brake pedal, the vehicle began to independently roll backward. The dealer replaced the transmission. Within 300 miles, the failure recurred. The failure and current mileages were approximately 74,000.
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2005 Lincoln Ls erratic transmission shift. Car lunges forward violently. . This seems to be an ongoing problem with Lincoln Ls.
Lincoln Ls transmission showing e and driving rough.
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Experienced trans not wanting to shift into fourth and fifth gear and lunging forward when being started and still in park. Car had 68000 miles on it at that time,took car in to have trans filter replaced and fluid changed. Trans. Pan was removed and pieces of bearings and metal shavings and spring found in bottom of trans pan. Was told rebuild would be 1900 dollars. Job was performed and car was taken back in for same problems 3 more times in first four months of getting car back. It was never corrected or able to be fixed properly. Warrenty is now up and im waiting for trans to fail gain as its doing same as before. I was informed to look online as this is a known problem for this vehicle. After searching for very short time found numerous consumers with the same exact problems I have been experiencing. I think after reading all the posts and comments from other people this should deffinatly qualify as a defect and be a recall through Lincoln.
My Lincoln Ls 2005 was doing fine than 53000 miles hits that's nothing on vehicles and. My transmission is jumping gears four and five are horrible I cant exceed 55mph . . Id understand on a vehicle that has 160000 miles but I mean 53000 give me a financial break. I bought this car thinking nice shape mint condition but never did I realize nor read up that these things give out and that the transmission have had all kinds of difficulties. . These need to be recalled instead of 100s of Lincoln Ls owners to be handed another financial burden. . Help us out you all make a killing anyhow. Put yourselves in our shoes. . .
I own a Lincoln Ls v8 with 55,000 miles. When I shift into reverse it creates a harsh sound, like the transmission is going to fall out. My "check transmission" light came on will be taking it to the dealership. I have been researching transmission problems on Ls and seems to be extremely common manufacturing problem. Something must be done!.
I own a 2002 Lincoln Ls. The transmission seems to be a bit of a problem with this car. While I was driving on the highway, my transmission decides to give up on me in the middle of traffic while driving at 70mph. I also lost my power steering and my lights shut off. Since this happened at night, the last bit was a bit of a problem. I feel that this car is not very safe and I feel that Lincoln should do something to fix this.
2001 Ls Lincoln transmission I believe my Lincoln Ls is unsafe to drive do to the fact that the shifting is erratic. This car has actually cut out on me on the highway all lights power steering everything and gave me an error message. The message stated gear shifting error. I bought an automatic to elevate my bad shifting and now my automatic does not know how to shift gears c'mon!!!!!!my dealer doesn't know what to do why are they registered as a Lincoln dealer if they cant fix Lincolns. This caused an accident when our daughter drove it on wet roads. This also caused my wife to loose control on a snow covered highway. Very lucky it stopped and she regained control. I personally thought it cant do such a thing but it also done it to me on dry pavement and can realized how bad it can be on wet or snow conditions.
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The contact owns a 2002 Lincoln Ls. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions the vehicle accelerated without intention, and then down-shifted. The driver was able to gain control and continue operation with caution. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the lower control arms and ball joints. The vehicle was being repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.
My 2002 Lincoln Ls v8 has broken down in numerous ways. All ignition coils have had to be replaced, two window motors, airbag connector clip, my tie rod ends are bad, my car has actually shut off completely while driving up the 15 north three times while my son was in the car with me and now my transmission has completely stopped working. When it came to fixing the airbag connector problem Lincoln told me it was fixed and I went to pick up my car and it was still doing the same thing the three beeps so they fixed it for free and then told me my instrument panel on one side was burned out but the lights seems to work on it when I turn them on. They wanted to charge me 800 dollars for that but I refused. The ignition coil replacement was roughly 1000 dollars and I am waiting on my estimate for my transmission. Both window motors were 200 dollars a piece. I have had numerous taillights replaced and actually had a door lock jam closed on me. I truly feel that this car is a safety hazard for me and my son if it turns completely off at 65 miles an hour on a freeway with my son in the car.
My 2001 Lincoln Ls hesitates when shifting from 1st gear to second, sometimes it even shakes.
I have continued to have transmission problems with my Lincoln Ls since I purchased the vehicle brand new. Now it is in the shop officially for what appears to be an expensive bill in tough times. I found that the problem is consistent with the Lincoln Ls owners. This should qualify for some type of recall. I do not drive at erratic speeds that would wear the transmission. Especially when it was brand new. Please do something, Lincoln owners support american automotive company's and this is the result. Make good on american products!!!.
I believe my 2000 Lincoln Ls is unsafe to drive do to the fact that the shifting is erratic. This car has actually cut out on me several times, on the highway all lights, power steering, brakes everything and gave me an error message. The message stated gear shifting error. My dealer doesn't know what to do. Why are they are registered as a Lincoln dealer if they can't fix Lincolns?.
Transmission problems and no one has an answer car cuts out while driving and is very dangerous.
2001 Lincoln Ls has an e that will not go away and every time it shifts to the next gear it almost jerks I just bought this car and now it is messing up.
I currently drive a 2001 Lincoln Ls. This car has been a complete nightmare and is completely unsafe! the shifting on this car is completely erratic and is in no way safe. I know multiple people who have the same problem with this car and Lincoln is no help. They will not and can not fix or solve this problem. Their only answer is to replace the transmission and when that is done the problem comes back! while driving on the highway at 85 mph my car decides to cut out on me and display an error message. I almost got into an accident. The only thing that saved me is that the car behind we was able to swerve out of the way. My car automatic transmission no longer know how to shift gears properly. It idles in between gear changes and at times takes minutes to actually switch gears and speed up the engine. Most of the time all that will happen is the rpms will raise to 4500 and I will not move at all. This is a recurring problem with tons and tons of people who have bought this car.
Changed the coil packs several times after the third had to replace the engine and now the there is a delay in putting the care in reverse and at times there's a harsh upshift. I'm now replacing the transmission.
My 2000 Lincoln Ls has had numerous mechanical problems resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. The car is in the shop right now having the transmission replaced.
2001 Lincoln Ls v6. Numerous electronic issues (window, locks, seats, etc. ) had a used transmission placed in the vehicle at approx. 76,000 miles in 2005. Now, that transmission is shot and I am in need of a new or rebuilt one again. When driving, the car seemed to not be able to get power, stuttered close to shutting down, and was difficult to get in gear or even to get through the gears. Speed seemed to top out around 55mph when it began 'jumping'. . . I have read numerous reports on the many issues the Lincoln Ls has given so many owners and am in support of something being done to compensate us.
The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that the engine goes into the fail safe mode without warning. The failure has occurred three times within the past month while driving 40-45 mph. The dealer has not been able to correct the failure. Ford motor company has yet to respond. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 45,000. Updated 01-10-08. The consumer also stated while driving, the transmission would shift erratically. The shifter cover was cracking on the right side. Updated 01/10/08.
Transmission problems - gears are hard to shift while driving, gears take long time to switch between p, d, r transmission hisitated to switch gears. I looked and did some research on the internet and saw alot of Lincoln Ls owners having the same problem. I think this is not right, that someone buys a high end car and has to face problems such as these without a recall from the dealership because it would cost too much.
- while driving the the vehicle lost power and reverted to an idle mode. The failure occurred when shifting gears between third and fourth gears and pressing the accelerator pedal. He stated that he would be driving speeds from 25mph to 60 mph at the time of the failures. The contact took the car to the dealer, and they told him that what he was experiencing was normal, and they replaced a sensor in the transmission.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Solenoid problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Axle Shaft problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||