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: 87,427 (10,000–185,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
277 people reported this problem
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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 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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2003 Lincoln Aviator120,000
I have a crack in the lift gate. It has not been fixed. did linc have a recall?
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
Not fix broke window
Cracked rear trim
2003 Lincoln Aviator100,000
Gear shifter gets stuck in park and won't release.
Crack in lift gate to right of emblem. Rusted out the lift gate window opening supports after time due to water damage. Unusable, Crack not fixed. Lift gate window bolted in place by local shop!
backpanel cracked several times. 2nd time I got some help from Ford, and 3rd time the dealer fixed it at no charge.
Rear panel below lift gate glass cracked. Replaced panel and secured with 3M automotive tape instead of adhesive. Lift gate structure is a different material and expands / contracts at a different rate than the panel, which is what causes the panel to crack.
Told to wait for recall due to known probl
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