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Q: transmission stick on 2003 Lincoln Aviator

my transmission stick got stuck in park and when I moved it around, the cable broke in two pieces
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Will do,I also registerd it with Safecar.gov. Government pressure can't hurt the effort. There is another shifter registration there.
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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