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Front Suspension Problems of Lincoln Navigator



Lincoln Navigator owners have reported 21 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Lincoln Navigator 1
Failure Date: 12/21/2009

Lincoln Navigator 04' has been having problems with air suspension when in cold weather under 30 degrees. Front fender touching tires. The suspension won't work at all. Air compressor was replaced, one of the sensors & a valve. Spent over $1000 on it trying to repair and nothing fixes the problem. I took it to the dealer 3 times already and the dealer doesn't find the issue as the computer does not give a code error message. This is not a reliable car. How can a car's air suspension work on the warm weather and not on the cold?was Lincoln thinking about this when making this car? I have read online and there are numerous people having the same problems up north and quite a few on the city I live in.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Lincoln Navigator 2
Failure Date: 08/14/2009

Air suspension sensor will not stay attached and car height adjustment randomly goes up too high or down too low. If this occurs while in motion it could be very dangerous as the tire can come in contact with the wheel well. Car was taken to dealer and we were told that it would be $2000 to repair. For now the sensor was clipped back on and everything was working fine. A week later sensor came off again and we have figured out how to put it back on ourselves. After doing some research it seems that this is a common problems with this make and model and year of vehicle. Though Lincoln did correct the issue with the newer models no attempt has been made on the older models to make a more lasting repair. On line there are tons of reports of people that have had the parts replaced to only find that this did not remedy the issue at hand and more money needed to be spent to attempt to correct it. There are companies that have come up with systems to replace the air suspension with traditional suspension so that multiple repairs can be avoided in the future. This is evidence to me that a defect is known industry wide.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2006 Lincoln Navigator 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Navigator. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact applied pressure to the accelerator pedal and the vehicle exhibited an abnormal cranking noise from the front end. The contact stated that the failure would also occur when applying the brakes and when driving at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Lincoln Navigator 4
Failure Date: 12/18/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Lincoln Navigator. The front struts broke and the front end of the vehicle fell down, almost touching the ground. There was barely any suspension when the contact drove to an authorized dealership; the dealer replaced the front struts. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that there were no recalls or warranty's on the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000. The current mileage is approximately 70,000. Updated 10/28/10 the consumer was informed by Ford, it was a known problem and they increased their warehouse supply in arizona t meet the demand. Updated 11/01/10.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Lincoln Navigator 5
Failure Date: 09/03/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Lincoln Navigator. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph the front and rear suspension failed and caused the vehicle to bounce abnormally. While turning the steering wheel he could feel the body of the truck touch the tire. The abs lights illuminated on the instrumental panel prior to the failure. The vehicle was inspected and repaired in April 2008 and had not been inspected for the current failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000. Updated 5/9/11.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Lincoln Navigator 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2005

2001 Lincoln Navigator. The contact stated the passenger side outer tie rod broke while driving on the road. The vehicle was slowing from 60-45 mph when this occurred. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over. Also, this broke the inner belts of the passenger side front tire. The vehicle was towed to the dealership at that time. The dealership did not have a reason why this occurred. The contact spoke with Lincoln about the incident. The dealership replaced the outer tie rod end, and realigned the vehicle at the consumer's expense. The contact had to replace the passenger tire, and chose to replace the other tires as well. Updates 1/11/2006 -.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Lincoln Navigator 7
Failure Date: 07/01/2005

Problem with air suspension on vehicle. Placed in shop over 7 or more times problem still not resolved. Dealership has replaced parts but still same problem.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Lincoln Navigator 8
Failure Date: 08/31/2004

While driving at any speed consumer heard a noise coming from inside of the engine. Vehicle was inspected several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Lincoln Navigator 9
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

While driving vehicle lowers without warning, causing inadequate suspension.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Lincoln Navigator 10
Failure Date: 10/18/2002

Consumer stated that while driving at any speed the front end would heavily vibrate causing the front tires to wear. Dealer notified. Mr.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Lincoln Navigator 11
Failure Date: 10/12/2002

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Lincoln Navigator 12
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

Front end raises up higher about 10-12 inches than rear. Due to the vehicle being unbalanced it causes the vehicle to wander. Vehicle was sent in 5 times to dealer,and once test driven by a area representative, who detected a problem.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Lincoln Navigator 13
Failure Date: 06/20/2001

On June 20, 2001 I turned on my Lincoln Navigator and the entire car began shaking out of control and I heard a very loud noise coming from the front of the car. I called Ford and informed them of the problem and they asked me to drive the vehicle to the nearest dealership. I told Ford that I was not able to drive vehicle because the entire vehicle was shaking out of control. I then arranged a flat bed to pick up the car the next morning. I took the vehicle to courtesy Ford in the bronx, new york. I told the service personnel of the three problems I was having with the vehicle. The engine, the driver side powered window was not functioning and the winshield wiper recall needed service. I was told by the service coordinator that someone would call me the next day. No oe called and I was forced to consistently call the dealer all day to get an opportunity to speak to someone. I finally spoke to the asst. Service manager(dave) and he told me that the engine had failed and Ford instructed to replace the engine with a brand new one. I asked him what exactly had gone wrong with the engine and he told me that "things like this happen all the times, and the only way to resolve this problem was to replace the engine" I asked him again what happen to the engine and he responded my telling me that a spark plug fell into the engine, and the engine failed. Thirty four days later I was asked to pick up the car. I did not receive and paperwork, the winshield wiper recall service was never done and the powered window problem still existed, and I contine hearing squeaky sounds coming from the front of the car. I've called Ford several times and I've requested a new car and I've also asked them to log all my complaints(fordref#612921390). Ford has told me that Ford only replaces a car in extreme cases and at this point we did not qualified for a brand new replacement. I told them that replacement an engine is pretty extreme.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 14
Failure Date: 05/17/2001

Right front struts/ bearings and wheel separated from vehicle at highway speeds, causing damage to brake line. Dealer has repaired vehicle, and thmanufacturer has been notified.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 15
Failure Date: 05/05/1999

After the second tire rotation at 15,000 miles, the front tires began showing very abnormal wear patterns. I contacted the tire manufacturer and they notified me they are having a very high incidence of similar complaints from virtually all Navigator 4x4 vehicles. The dealer is telling me it is the alignment and that I should rotate the tires every 5,000 miles - or about half the interval the manual calls for. I have checked the alignment and that was not the problem. I feel there is a defect with the front suspension of this vehicle. ( dot number: ).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 16
Failure Date: 01/20/1999

This same issue happened to another person's Ford expedition and the shop reported that they had 5 other failures of the same part. The bar is made in mexico and appears to be of poor quality!!!.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 17
Failure Date: 11/23/1998

Tires slipping on rims, highway vibration vehicle since first purchased. Dealer verfied slipping tires and relaced tires and wheels which did not solve the problem. While driving on damp pavement at 60mph front end lost control capability, resulting in car hitting guardrail on a staight way . ( dot number: ).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 18

Front end camber cannot be adjusted leading to early tire failure.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 19

When traveling an dupon carrying a heavy load, vehicle got out of balance more then a inch. Consumer has contacted dealer. Dealer has yet to correct the problem. Please provide any further details.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator 20

Front end alignment problems since purchase causing pulling. Mjs.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Lincoln Navigator 21

Vehicle is pulling to the right and occasionally to the left, the front end of the vehicle experiences vibration, this could possibly be a suspension problem or a tire problem.