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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lincoln Aviator A Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate
Lincoln Aviator Problem
Average Mileage: 86,760 mi (10,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, 109,790 mi
V shape following along the Lincoln emblem
Visitor, 2005 Lincoln Aviator, 65,000 mi
Rear liftgate cracked in the center 3 times
Visitor, 2004 Lincoln Aviator, 127,000 mi
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?
Visitor, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, 120,000 mi
I have a crack in the lift gate. It has not been fixed. did linc have a recall?
Visitor, 2004 Lincoln Aviator, 125,000 mi
Rear Liftgate cracked in 2 places coming from the lincoln emblem
cracks in lift gate below window.
Visitor, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, 140,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, 53,500 mi
CRACK ON TAILGATE
Visitor, 2004 Lincoln Aviator, 95,000 mi
lift gat cracked on right side of emblem