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Lincoln Aviator Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

   A frozen shift lever may be caused by either a bad brake switch or a broken gear lever mechanism. If the switch is bad it will not send the correct signal to allow you to shift. The solution is to replace the switch. If the switch is good, you will most likely have to replace the shift lever mechanism itself.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A vacuum leak from the PCV grommet vacuum leak can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The molded rubber hose connections may crack and collapse, causing the vehicle to run roughly. A damaged PCV hose will require replacement.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Incorrect cabin temperature can be a result of a broken temperature blend door. Our technicians tell us if this occurs, the complete heater case will need to be replaced.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

In high dust areas, problems with the EGR system are common. The filter for the EGR solenoid may plug and cause the EGR to activate when it should not; this can cause the engine to stall. The dirty filter should be replaced to correct this concern.

Lincoln Aviator Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, November 18, 2002

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The transmission shift cable can become dislodged from the shift cable bracket. This could result in the shift indicator reading incorrectly. Dealers will add a strap to the shift cable adjustor to secure it.

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Lincoln Aviator Questions and Answers

jeff_king, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, Marietta, GA

Do you need to reprogram the seat air and heat functionality when you replace the battery?

needhelpnow, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, Summerville, GA

I am stranded in Panama City FL with my 03 Aviator running hot. I have purchased a thermostat in hopes of repairing it myself. I am having trouble even locating the thermostat on the motor. Do y...

twelle, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, Parkville, MD

Where do I add the transmission fluid for a lincoln aviator, it does not have a dip-stick?

RRobert, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, Rockville, MD

I have a clicking noise coming from the rear rotors. I think it is the emergency brak. How can i get the rear rotors off to make repairs

Rylee06, 2003 Lincoln Aviator, Valrico, FL

Rear A/C blower motor located in the back driverside panel sounds like it is blowing but no air coming out of the rear vents? Help, Florida's to hot!!!

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Lincoln Aviator Reviews

can not find where the transfer case control module on my 2004
Lincoln aviator. I have looked every where. does any one know where it is on this car. I need it fixed within this week

Same as others people's woes I have just read....not even turned 100K miles and transmission is on the fritz. I bought it with 62K miles. The tires sensors on the tires had to be replaced and now the light panel up top has loosened away from the roof. Also, there is a funny sound coming from the enghine area that sounds like loose metal is running through it. TOTAL PIECE OF CRAP! Now I am stuck with 2 more years on a car payment for a car I can't drive until repaired.

Purchased this car one year ago with high mileage but, new engine and transmission already? Had a love affair with it for 10 months then all h-ll broke loose. First new radiator at 1,200.00 Now everytime I pull up to a stop sign or come to a quick stop in heavy traffic it dies and takes about 5-10 retrys to get started again. You can literaly see the RPM's jumping from 0-3,000 while I am driving down the road....I can not afford another 1,000.00 repair, I mean the whole reason I saved up (as a single mom in school) for a year was so I could finally drive what I thought was one of the nicest cars on the road (even if it was 8.5 years old it was still the nicest car I ever owned) and I just knew it would be reliable....Well Lincoln/Ford I guess the joke is on me right. I would NOT recommend this brand of vehicle to anyone as of right now!!!!

POS!!! I bought mine in 2006 with 30 k miles. Changed the oil every 3000 miles. That car was babied and garage kept. My husband spent thousands fixing it through the 5 years we owned it. On the 3rd, YES 3rd transmission and thousands in other repair costs my husband wanted to take it to the street pour gas on it and watch it burn, but I sold it for $2500.00 to a mechanic. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! DO LET THE INTERIOR FOOL YOU, ITS A POS!!!

I own a 2005 Aviator. I am hoping that someone can help me identify an issue I am having. My Aviator runs wonderful if the temperature outside is 60 degress or below. If the temp is over 65 degrees the vehicle tends to sound like it is in a vacuum mode and won't accelerate properly. It will also suck all of my gas when it is over 65 degrees. Please help me to identify the issue. Thanks

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