Automatic Transmission Problems of Lincoln LS
Lincoln LS owners have reported 48 problems associated with automatic transmission (under the power train category).
#1 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Lincoln 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. This automatic transmission problem happened on 07/17/11.
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#2 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
(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. It was Thursday, Jul. 7, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
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#3 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The car involved was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. 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. The failure date was 05/01/10.
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#4 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS
The VIN of this vehicle is 1LNHM86S55_. 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!!!. The failure date was Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009.
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#5 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS
The vehicle was a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The VIN of this vehicle is 1LNHM86S15_. Problems with car stalling after stop (I. E. Not responding easily to gas pedal) and jerking into gear since purchase. Problem reported to dealer one year post-purchase with no resolution. Car continued to get worse - going from periodic to constant problems with stalling and jerking into gear (from a stop and also from reverse into drive. ) at 39,000 miles now we are told a new transmission is needed. Despite reporting the problem while the car was under warranty (it is now two weeks out of warranty) neither dealer nor Lincoln are responding to the issue. It was Wednesday, August 2, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#6 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1LNHM86S15_. 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. . . It was Apr. 2, 2010 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#7 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS
The VIN of the car is 1LNHM87A15_. 2005 Lincoln Ls erratic transmission shift. Car lunges forward violently. . This seems to be an ongoing problem with Lincoln Ls. This automatic transmission problem happened on Thu., Jun. 10, 2010.
#8 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1LNHM86S75_. The reporting person 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. This problem occurred on Sun., Jul. 11, 2010.
#9 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS
2004 Lincoln Ls v8 sport bucked when coming to a stop. Check engine light appeared code 92106 tp sensor. ** answer required*** the consumer experienced problems with transmission, such as erratic shifting, harsh engagement when shifting to reverse. In Jan 2005 the consumer received a notification in the mail which stated the vehicle was filled at the assembly plant with a transmission fluid formulation that, over time may cause delayed and harsh reverse transmission engagement. The consumer decided to take the vehicle to the dealership, until the vehicle all of a sudden went into limp mode. The vehicle nearly stalled at an intersection and it would hardly accelerate above 30 mph. The consumer experienced other problems such as a failing headliner, the steering was squeaking and the cabin filter light stayed illuminated. The cd player was not operating properly. The consumer stated the vehicle hesitated when accelerating, and when removing pressure from the accelerator to coast. The consumer stated his vehicle now has scratches and indentations in the rear bumper from when the vehicle shifted abruptly and hit a parked vehicle. It was Oct. 5, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
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#10 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS
The car is a 2004 Lincoln Ls. - 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. This automatic transmission problem happened on Dec. 24, 2006.
#11 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS
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!. This automatic transmission problem happened on Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010.
#12 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS
Consumer has a 2004 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that when accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle would hesitate before engaging and would then jerk abnormally. In addition, the vehicle would stall intermittently without warning. The dealer performed a diagnosis and determined that the throttle box and transmission were defective. The throttle box was replaced and the computer was reprogrammed although the dealer advised he was unable to determine why the vehicle was stalling. The vehicle was repaired but the failures recurred. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 23,000 and the current mileage was 95,000. This issue happened on Feb. 23, 2005.
#13 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS
The owner has a 2004 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that when depressing the accelerator, the vehicle would hesitate and then jerk abnormally. In addition, the vehicle would proceed with limited power and would exhibit signs of stalling attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times where numerous unknown repairs were made to the vehicle but to no avail. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. This automatic transmission problem happened on Thu., Feb. 3, 2005.
#14 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Lincoln Ls. The VIN of the problem Ls is 1LNHM87A03_. The consumer stated it was difficult to shift gears. This problem occurred on Tue., Mar. 30, 2004.
#15 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS
The car involved was a 2003 Lincoln Ls. With approx. 2300 miles, transmission went. Took 31 days to repair. Less than 50 miles upon it's return, it went again. After 11 days, vehicle was returned, so far (800 miles), it appears to be working well. This issue happened on Sunday, April 10, 2005.
#16 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS
The owner has 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. It was October 1, 2007 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#17 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
The car involved is a 2002 Lincoln Ls. Dt: consumer states the check transmission light would illuminate. The service dealer was unable to dulpicate the problem. The consumer is not having any problems with the transmission. The manufacturer has not been contacted. This problem occurred on Friday, June 24, 2005.
#18 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
My transmission has a delay start/harsh engagement and slips when accelerating car is a 2002 Lincoln Ls v8. Model and make doesn't include Ls only blackwood. The failure date was 10/28/05.
#19 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
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. It was 05/15/2009 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#20 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
The vehicle involved is 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. This automatic transmission problem happened on Thursday, Sep. 10, 2009.
#21 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS
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. It was 10/20/09 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#22 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
The car was a 2001 Lincoln Ls. 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. This automatic transmission issue occurred 03/26/07.
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#23 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
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. This automatic transmission problem happened on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.
#24 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
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. This issue happened on Friday, September 5, 2008.
#25 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
The VIN of this Ls is 1LNHM86S41_. 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. It was 11/20/08 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#26 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
My 2001 Lincoln Ls hesitates when shifting from 1st gear to second, sometimes it even shakes. The failure date was Mar. 20, 2009.
#27 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS
There was crash involved with this problem. 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. It was Sunday, September 20, 2009 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#28 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Lincoln Ls. VIN of the vehicle was 1LNHM86SXY_. When the transmission is placed in gear it moves a little then stops(as if in neutral), then all of a sudden it lunges forward without consumer's foot on the gas. Nlm. It was 12/16/1999 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#29 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. When putting vehicle in reverse, and keeping the foot on t brake, vehicle jumped backwards. Also, it happened when putting vehicle in drive after going into reverse. Dealer has seen vehicle 3 times, and couldn't fix it.
#30 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1LNHM87A8Y_. Was shifting into drive when transmission started to whine & not shift at all. Then suddenly it would jerk hard into gear. Later would try to pass another vehicle, it would jerk hard going into overdrive. Complained to dealership numerous times, but not taken seriously. After last complaints informed that vehicle not safe to drive in that condition. It was Tuesday, January 9, 2001 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#31 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1LNHM87A5Y_. Consumer put vehicle in drive and vehicle went backwards. It was Mar. 1, 2001 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#32 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The car was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. VIN of the vehicle was 1LHM87A5YY_. When putting vehicle in drive it surges forward and when in reverse the vehicle surges backwards. The dealer has been notified. The dealer replaced the pcv valve yet the problem still exist, the dealer then determined that the transmission was defective which caused the surging. It was Friday, February 15, 2002 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#33 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS
The car involved was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The VIN of this vehicle is 1LNHM87A8Y_. When vehicle is taken out of park into reverse there is a noise, a quite noticeable popping sound. Vehicle was serviced by heritage Lincoln-Mercury in greenville, SC the problem has return, unsure if this noise occurs in the 2000 Ls models.