Lincoln Navigator owners have reported 18 problems related to wheel bolts (under the wheel category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Lincoln Navigator based on all problems reported for the Navigator.
The contact owns a 1999 Lincoln Navigator. The vehicles rear left wheel fell off in June of 2008. A tire mechanic stated that the stud broke. The wheel was repaired; however, on October 5, 2009 when he attempted to drive out of a parking lot he heard a noise, and noticed that the vehicle was leaning to the right. When he inspected the vehicle he observed that the right left wheel and the rotor fell off. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in recall 98v095000 wheels: lugs/nuts/bolts; therefore, they were unable to assist with the repair. The failure and current mileage were 230,000. Updated 11/06/09
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2006 Lincoln Navigator owned or leased by my daughter/son in law almost lost left rear wheel on January 27, 2008. Upon inspection, left rear wheel was found to be loose. When hub cap was removed it was discovered that two of the threaded wheel lugs had broken off with the lug nuts still on the broken part of the studs. The other four lug nuts where loose. This vehicle was carrying three baby girls (triplets) and their mother and father when this incident occurred. The vehicle was within a minute or so of loosing the wheel. With potentially disastrous results. The wheel studs should never have separated even if they were overtightened. The threads should have stripped first. Wheel studs may have been defective and this should be investigated. Vehicle was returned to dealership for repair.
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1998 Lincoln Navigator. While traveling eastbound on the ohio turnpike the right rear tire broke off and went off the north shoulder and came to rest in the center median. (ohio traffic crash report).
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The rear wheel and rim separated and fell off while making a left turn. There's a wheel lug nut recall 99v099000 on this issue but the VIN is not included.
The rear right wheel fell off while driving at an undetermined speed. This was caused by the lug separating from the nut because it was not long enough at time of manufacturing. An insurance adjuster observed the lug nuts on the vehicle and reported that they were illegal as no threads on the studs came through the nut. She stated that the failure should be covered under warranty and the insurance company couldn't do anything. When the consumer learned of a technical service bulletin concerning a stud change from 12mm to 14mm two months after the consumer's vehicle was manufactured. The insurance company did pay for the work to repair the vehicle.
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We have had our Navigator into the dealership a total of 8 times in the last 3 years. The following had to be replaced: sunroof, groaning noise from beneath the hood (in 4 times for this still not corrected), cd player replaced, sterio replaced, heating elements both front seat replaced 2 times each, incorrect lug nuts, incorrect tire wrench, shaking in stering @ highway speeds-still not corrected, lift system broken-not fixed, hood latch would not release, fuse blowen 3 times for ac outlets, check suspension light on, check engine light on, rear turn sigal out, passenger window catches, incorrect spair tire. (tiresize: p265/70r17).
Truck started to wobble, due to th right passenger wheel, the lug nuts broken and all the lug nuts so loose that they could be remove by hand. Lug nuts can be replaced and found out that all four wheels were loose.
Recall 98v095000/ lugs: nuts, and bolts. Vehicle was repaired. After the repairs, lugs broke again. Dealer is repairing the problem again. Owner traded car in after paying for many costly repairs that were not able to correct the problem.
Prior to this had the all tires rotated and found out later that the lugs: nuts were loose. While driving on highway at approximately 65mph, all of the sudden heard a loud noise on the rear passenger's side . Vehicle jumped up into the air and back ontothe ground. Contacted the dealer in the process of making necessary repairs, but was told about another recall that the nuts need to be retorqued at 110 lbs, and that they are not under warranty.
The rear left wheel had separated from vehicle while driving 35mph. There was no warning. This would happen. Had heard a clicking noise & noticed the tire rolling passed. Mechanic was sent to pick up vehicle & the tire.
Left rear driver's side lugs: nuts came off, tire went rolling. Dealer contacted, and repaired by installing anti-lock nuts on each wheel. Incident occurred again. Dealer contacted second time and refused service to remedy the problem. Problem still exists. Provide further information.
Lug nuts failed.
Consumer has been waiting on dealer to replace lugs nuts. Sent July 14, 1998; dealer still informing consumer that they cannot get the parts.
1998 Lincoln Navigator with wheel separation problems customer the consumer stated the failure was a result of premature metal fatigue. The consumer stated he was never informed of a recall regarding the wheel/lugs. (recall 98v095000).
While driving wheel separated from the vehicle. The left rear wheel was separated. Dealer has vehicle now.
Consumer received recall notice 99s12 due to insufficient clamping action of the wheel lugs on the chrome steel wheels. However, consumer was denied repairs from dealer.
Lug nuts recalled for tightening, however not for replacement (inadequate recall) 98v-095. Mjs.
Vehicle rolled over four times when wheel seperated due to lug nut failures. Occurance could have been avoided had Ford issued recall noticed in a more timely fashion.