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Electrical System Problems of Lincoln LS



Lincoln LS owners have reported 33 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 1
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

It was driving fine one day until I went to start it. It said etc engine fail safe mode, check parking brake and something about the gears. It starts sometimes, I've had it shut down while doing 50 mph and lose steering and bad braking. This is a potential hazard for my newborn in the car. Now it wont start and no one knows what the problem is. How can they sell a car that they cant find out the problem on themselves and sell it?.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Lincoln LS 2
Failure Date: 03/22/2013

Started the car up at 8 am. On March 22, 2013 and it began to shake harshly. On the dash board it came up electric fail safe mode. As I was driving the car shook even harder. So I pulled over, and shut the car off. Started it up again, and the engine light was still on.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 3
Failure Date: 12/08/2012

While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. A "wrench" warning light came on and I found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the "limp mode" where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest Ford dealership. After stopping the car I shut if off and upon restarting, the warning "wrench" light was off and the car acted normally. I drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. After spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. This is obviously a major problem for many other Ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. When this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. This same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 4
Failure Date: 09/06/2012

Driving down the side street and my car goes into limp mode. Reads etc . Start up will move about 1/4 of the block and does it again. Had to keep turning it off and on to get home. Once stop in the middle of the intersection. From what I have seen this is not unusual for Ls. This is a safety concern. Have not got my car fix because it is very expensive to fix.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Lincoln LS 5
Failure Date: 04/16/2012

When driving the car stall and I get this message on th car etc engine failsafe mode.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 6
Failure Date: 02/17/2012

Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 7
Failure Date: 11/15/2011

I should have done my homework prior to purchasing this car used. 2 months after purchase, car started shaking, and jumping, went into limp home mode. Mechanic unable to repair, but replaced coils and car ran "ok" for about 2 weeks and now does exact same thing times 100. Car starts, idles at about 200 rpms, shakes, pops, jumps and then dies. Mechanic said he has no idea what to do except replace coils again and he not even sure if that will fix the car since that is what the code on the computer told him to do in the 1st place. I have a used car that I have made 2 payments on and is now a beautiful, luxurious pile of scrap metal stuck in a parking lot where it last died. From what all I have read, there is nothing that can be done with this car and even Ford doesn't know how to fix it. This will be my last Ford product.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 8
Failure Date: 10/14/2011

Going from a stop or accelerating on the high way the car will throw a etc check engine light and wont move over 3-4 miles per hour. Then goes into a very rough idle, until one turns off the car and restarts then drives fine for a few mins the goes right back into the etc engine fail mode. . . . Very dangers if merging onto traffic. Almost been hit several times cause of the problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 9
Failure Date: 01/04/2011

2005 Lincoln Ls - took the car out. As I began to accelerate, the car slowed way down and an indicator light came on stating "etc engine failsafe mode". I could not drive over 35 mph. This is extremely unsafe as I was a traffic hazard to others.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

The transmission shift abruptly and very hard gear shifts at times. I also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. I would press the accelerator but the car would not respond to the throttle input.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 11
Failure Date: 10/24/2010

2005 Lincoln Ls v8 etc failsafe error -- mainly happens after heavy rain. Car will not shift correctly then loses power. Etc failsafe & parking brake error is shown on dashboard. Happens constantly on the highway when trying to merge or pass someone. Dealership says is has something to do with the parking brake trying to automatically engage.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 12
Failure Date: 07/25/2010

When I drive my 2005 Lincoln Ls it loses power and begins to shake and sputter. When it does this can only drive about ten miles per hour. Warning light indicates throttle problem, but the dealership is saying they can not duplicate. Stalled out on the interstate (dangerous). When I pulled over and turned the car off and restarted it ran fine until the next incident. Has done this about 4 times now. It also changes gears very abruptly when I slow down and attempt to regaining speed, mainly when I'm making a turn at a low rate of speed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 13
Failure Date: 05/18/2010

Driving down the road and looses all power and the wrench light comes on and the check engine light also so I took it to the dealer they say all 6 of the coils need to be replaced and so do the spark plugs 1350 buck they want even though the codes my car is putting out are in one of fords services bulletins I only have 54000 miles on it its a v6 like new.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS 14
Failure Date: 05/15/2010

2003 Lincoln Ls v8 etc engine failsafe mode.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 15
Failure Date: 04/25/2010

I have a 2004 Lincoln Ls that started to run rough so I replaced the air filter. This did not help so next I replaced the spark plugs. This did not help. The things that I have done up to this point started because my car started missing and running rough however I have found out that it was just the beginning of a bigger problem in that the car was and is pumping gas into the engine and air intake to the point that it is coming out of the exhaust system in an amount that causes a steady stream and it pools under the car. The intake fills with fuel to the point that the air filter gets soaked in gas and I have to take it off and dump it out. This has been going on for 3 weeks now and I am afraid to drive it. The car has fuel injectors??? the company and the dealer have told me to bring it to them and they will fix it however I will have to pay for it. Everything on the car is controlled my computers even the gas flow and pedal that controls how fast I go. To me that is wrong.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 16
Failure Date: 03/18/2010

As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. Vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. Lincoln contacted about the issue and was told I needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. Paid 170. 00 for diagnosics, dealer and Lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. They made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because I didnt drive it enough. I was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . Rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 17
Failure Date: 03/03/2010

Nothing lead up to this event. . . I was driving on I-95 in rush hour traffic hit the gas and the car threw a warning "etc engine failsafe mode" which left the car in a state of having no engine power. I was lucky I did not cause a serious accident with cars traveling at a high rate of speed and this car just lost all power I did manage to get the car off the road and shut the car off then turned it back on and it acted as if nothing was wrong. I got the car off of I-95 and on to surface streets where it happened one more time before I took it to Lincoln for service. According to the dealership pompano Lincoln Mercury the part (throttle body assy) is not a warranty item and even in an emergency cannot get the part for almost 30 days. I have to continue to drive this car as I cannot afford to rent a car for 30 days as well as spend the $900 for the repair. I have done some research and literally thousands of Lincoln Ls owners have experienced this throttle problem yet at this time Ford has done nothing to make this safety issue right and as the demand is so high cannot even supply the parts for their customers safety.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2009

2004 Lincoln Ls v8 throttle body failures result in reduced rpm until the car is restarted. On occasion car will stall. Safety issue especially on the high way. Internet search shows known problem with 2003-2004 throttle position sensor. Search also results in vehicles 2003-2006 exhibit this failure. Dealer trying to procure new throttle body but on national backorder. . . Only one company in us fabricates. Approximately $900 part per dealer (contact info available upon request). This is a Ford design problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 19
Failure Date: 11/10/2009

2000 Lincoln Ls-coils go out and the car stalls while driving on interstate and at red lights.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Lincoln LS 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2009

I am currently experiencing the problem and the Ford dealership cannot determine how to fix it. While driving, the car will stall. Once I coast to the side of the road, I turn it off and re-crank it. It will crank and then I can go again. It continues to stall while driving. The dealership has just replaced the throttle body and that did not fix the problem. They have ordered another part to try that has something to do with the pedal (pcm). They have no idea how to fix.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS 21
Failure Date: 04/09/2009

Car starts and runs rough, then surges forward. Have to hold the brake hard. Car then stalls and gives "etc engine failure". Upon restart car will run fine for a while. Dealer cannot identify the problem, as it does not consistently throw a code, replaced the coils.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 22
Failure Date: 01/25/2009

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?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 23
Failure Date: 12/22/2008

Check advanctrak light, brake light and traction control light display illuminate and mileage displays lines.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Lincoln LS 24
Failure Date: 07/19/2008

Myself, and just about all Lincoln Ls owners are having problems with the car computer system. Etc - message cause the car to go into a fail-safe mode. Been to the shop several times but the same problem still exist. On the web it appears all Lincoln Ls are having the same problem. I own a 2003 Lincoln Ls.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 25
Failure Date: 10/01/2006

Safety problem car still in warranty time after time had concerns about my problems now have my car at crown Ford nashville TN. Out of warranty now have to pay 18000 dollars to fix, even the dealer asked Ford to help but its fell on deaf ears im sure Ford does not care at all.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Lincoln LS 26
Failure Date: 08/01/2006

2005 v8 Lincoln Ls with 78 k miles started giving me an error message ecl engine fail safe mode came on in my car and the engine went to idle when I was able to get out of traffic I put it in n and restarted engine it ran ok but did it 3 times before getting home took it to local parts stores to be diagnosed it said throttle body failure.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 27
Failure Date: 03/15/2006

I own a 2000 Lincoln Ls with severe and erratic transmission problems which make this car unsafe to drive. I have spent over $2000. 00 with numerous trips back to the repair shop in trying to correct this problem, but the car still hesitates, bucks, and even shuts down at highway speeds at which time the car has no power steering or brakes!! reading up on forums, it appears that this is a very common problem with 2000 - 2002 Lincoln Ls's. Lincoln Mercury repair shops "shoot in the dark" trying to repair these problems costing customers across the country thousands of dollars and still can not come up with a solution. They have stated that it is an "uncorrectable computer glitch". I am sure that there will be people who lose there lives do to this problem if some haven't already. This a $40,000 car and my problems started when the car had only 30,000 miles on it. Ford should recall these vehicles and correct the problem before people get killed or seriously injured.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 28
Failure Date: 10/28/2005

I just had to replace the 4th electrical spark plug coil (out of 8) in my 2000 Lincoln Ls. Coils usually don't fail. This one did when I was driving up into the mountains. Thankfully, I wasn't passing anyone at the time, otherwise, things may have gotten ugly. Each repair costs about $300, so for all eight cylinders, I may end up spending $2400. I've never had a car go through coils before.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 29
Failure Date: 10/03/2005

The consumer was driving on the interstate at 60 mph when the front drivers side tire swayed into the vehicle. The consumer lostcontrol of the vehicle for a moment. Suddenly flames erupted out of the front tire area. The vehicle skidded to the left into the median about 100 feet and had come to a stop. The consumer put the vehicle in park and turned off the engine and escaped from the vehicle. A pedestrian put out the fire with an extinguisher. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a tire dealer who sauggested that there was a separation of the front control arm and the lower ball joint that contributed to the problem, as well as a leak in the fuel lines. The consumer searched the internet and found a recall that the consumer believed pertained to her vehicle. (recall 00v359001 which did not include the lower ball joints. The consumer contacted Ford, who said this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. No repairs or corrections were made and no police report was filed. The fire department did not come. .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Lincoln LS 30
Failure Date: 04/19/2005

All warning lights in dashboard illuminated at the same time one day out of the blue sky one day 2 weeks after I purchased the vehicle id# 1lnhm86582y708009. Abs warning light, traction control warning light, airbag warning light; light bulb warning lights.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Lincoln LS 31
Failure Date: 02/17/2004

Oil leak from valve lifter cover gasket. Leak detected Jan 2004. Gasket backordered (according to hood river Ford dealer) to over 8000 vehicles. My vehicle released from dealer without repair. February returned with rough running and engine light. Oil had leaked onto solinoid shorting out several with assocaited boots. These parts were also backorder to the same number as gaskets. Vehicle sat at dealer for over a month without loaner or parts.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS 32
Failure Date: 02/11/2001

Vehicle exhibiting intermittent electrical problems, ground wire replaced on 2/28/2001, by dealership.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Lincoln LS 33
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Vehicle had electrical problems, gearshift panel lights went out/ back up light were not working. Consumer was involved in an accident, while driving the vehicle drifted across the center lane and sideswiped 2 vehicles, there were no injuries, however there was property damage, consumer feels this is related to recall 00v359001, prior to the accident, consumer had alignment issues with vehicle and had the lower ball joint replaced. Clock spring was replaced and dealer had to reposition a dropped air bag.


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