2003 Lincoln Aviator Q&A

2003 Lincoln Aviator Question: transmission stick

my transmission stick got stuck in park and when I moved it around, the cable broke in two pieces -
Answer 1
This cable is a dealer only item as I checked everywhere and no luck -
Answer 2
Recently I had the same exact problem and so did my friend who bought an Aviator when I did (new in 2004). Mine only has 53,000 miles. It cost us each about $800 to repair, of which 95% was for the parts. My mechanic was quoted several prices for parts, up to $1300. We couldn't find used parts in salvage yards because they are being 'bought up' as soon as they get them. This should have been a 'recall problem! I want my money back and I believe we all should fight for a recall. -
Comment 1
BULL! We sure do need to fight for a recall!!!!! Im having the same problem!! -
Comment 2
I was told by the Ford Motor Co. Customer Service (Amy) that they are not having these gear-shift problems reported to them by the car owners. I have reported mine and so has my friend. We need everyone who has had their Aviator get stuck in Park call customer service at 800-392-3673 and REPORT THIS. Maybe then they will realize it is a factory default item.....turn it into a recall item and get our money back for these ridiculous repair costs. -
Comment 3
I just got a $950 quote to rplace broken parts in the gearshift. Mine looked up as I pulled into my garage. It stuck solid in Drive. I turned the key off and couldn't remove the key. AAA helped get the shifter to work so I could drive it to the dealer. We just returned from a long road trip in the car. We think it is a great ride but this and a crack in the transfer case gives us second thoughts on buying another Lincoln product. It's a 2005 Aviator. -
Comment 4
Please give a call to customer service 800-392-3673 and report this gearshift locking problem you had. If we get enough calls, they may realize it is a factory fault that deserves a recall. -
Comment 5
Will do,I also registerd it with Safecar.gov. Government pressure can't hurt the effort. There is another shifter registration there. -
Comment 6
I will report my gearshift locking problem to Safecar.gov. Thanks! -
Comment 7
Just got it back. It cost 896.54, 430 in parts, 387 in labor. No help from customer service. All I have to say is if you have a shift lever that moves up and down on the lever, take it in now for repairs. -
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