Lincoln LS owners have reported 39 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system 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.
Car goes into fail safe each and every time it is driven. It did so 19 times today. I connected a code reader which identified the problems as being related to the throttle control and the throttle body. I purchased the car 1 1/2 months ago. Prior owner had the throttle body replaced with a new mopar unit 4 months ago/ 2000. Miles ago. Don't want to replace it again since this is likely not the problem.
See all problems of the 2003 Lincoln LS.
Coils keep failing on low mileage car. Electrical issues with various components and security alarm goes off many times each day.
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The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the battery warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 194,000.
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The car turns on and runs but loses power randomly. It either sputters dead or stalls and backfires. When I turn it off and turn it back on it repeats the cycle. I have replaced fuel pumps, throttle body and maf sensors. And still no luck I see on the Lincoln forums that this is a problem not yet recognized by the nhsta or Lincoln.
After parking car would start up but would not come out of gear, windows would not roll up. Radio would not play.
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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?.
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.
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.
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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When driving the car stall and I get this message on th car etc engine failsafe mode.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2003 Lincoln Ls v8 etc engine failsafe mode.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2000 Lincoln Ls-coils go out and the car stalls while driving on interstate and at red lights.
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.
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|Horn Assembly problems||
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