A Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate on Lincoln Aviator

A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Lincoln has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.

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Average mileage: 87,630 (10,000–185,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
287 people reported this problem
168 people shared problem details
2004 Lincoln Aviator127,000
This has been a fantastic vehicle - have hardly put any maintenance money into it other than oil changes and the like. Will have to replace front wheel bearing now at 127K miles - that's it. Curious as to the liftgate crack as it also happened to me. Is Ford picking up the the cost to replace?
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2003 Lincoln Aviator120,000
I have a crack in the lift gate. It has not been fixed. did linc have a recall?
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2003 Lincoln Aviator109,790
V shape following along the Lincoln emblem
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Rear liftgate cracked in the center 3 times
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2004 Lincoln Aviator125,000
Rear Liftgate cracked in 2 places coming from the lincoln emblem
cracks in lift gate below window.
2003 Lincoln Aviator140,000
plastic on liftgate has a crack next to the lincoln emblem
I developed a crack to the right side of the emblem the spans from top to bottom of the liftgate plastic molding. It is garage kept and out of weather most of the time.
lift gat cracked on right side of emblem
Liftgate plastic cracked vertically in middle from bottom to top (just under lincoln emblem) - Happened at around 80,000 miles
Sept 2015, i just bought mine got it home and next day steering shakes while braking. Took it in they said it might just be the rotor. Next day rain and when I got in, the vehicle water dripped on me from the front cabin light. Then noticed brakes and steering better but ABS light came on! Going back to dealer tomorrow.
LARGE Crack down middle of hatch right under window down to the bottom of gate
crack in the liftgate not fixed yet
Glass lift gate panel cracked next to lincoln badge, (now on both sides of badge). Also, glass liftgate won't release from catch. I hear it actuate, but it won't let go of the glass.
still cracked
2005 Lincoln Aviator120,000
Cracks for awhile and it finally fell apart
Not fix broke window
Cracked rear trim
2003 Lincoln Aviator100,000
Gear shifter gets stuck in park and won't release.
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