23rd Oct 2009, 00:24
To all the people complaining about windows regulators - there IS in fact Ford TSB about them on Lincoln LS. Just take it to the dealer and they should be replaced free of charge. My 2001 LS V8 developed this issue few years ago on one of the windows, I took it to the dealer and they actually replaced both (free of charge). No complains.
W.R.T. to other issues - lots of it is true. Funny how my car did not see any problems until it ran out of warranty (6y/72K miles). Shortly after that - coils on 4 cylinders, CAT (replaced under federal-mandated warranty - free of charge), coolant tank and auxiliary water pump, and worn ball joints. Then again - it's got 85K miles, at that point lots of cars develop problems and need repairs. I should have sold at 60K, as I did with my Nissan before, but I decided to gamble.
1st Nov 2009, 13:04
Hello everyone. I too have had all the problems that we all have experienced. Now as of yesterday, my 2000 Lincoln LS started shutting off whenever I come to a complete stop, so I have to take it out of gear so it will not die. Transmission jerks driving and in reverse. Class action suit - we all must agree. We all have the same problems from west coast to east coast.
4th Nov 2009, 19:16
I have a 2000 Lincoln LS. I bought it back in 2002 with 48,000 in it. Now it has 283,000 and is running better than ever. I've travel to the west coast once a week for the last 5 years and everything is working good.
I'm sorry for y'all, my LS is great other than regular maintenance; you know oil, air filter and power steering fluid, everything is great.
12th Nov 2009, 19:02
I have a 2000 Lincoln Ls and need some help. My car keeps overheating and I have already replaced the thermostat and water pump. I have no milky oil, no steam from exhaust. Fan kicks on, I can hear the water boiling from my reserve tank, and my heater works sometimes. Any ideas of what it can be? Email me at email@example.com
22nd Nov 2009, 13:05
I understand all the comments that have been made - and experienced ALL of them as well - including ball joints too - I'd be interested in a class action law suit too, email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
23rd Nov 2009, 10:10
Ya, I was thinking that my LS 2001, "was a nice car", just didn't know how many things could go wrong on one car. I'm going back to a Toyota. An expensive piece of junk - this car has broke me in more ways than one!
18th Dec 2009, 13:24
I bought my Lincoln LS 2000 at the dealer over 1 year ago with 53,000 miles. I say this is the best car I have had, and it's only my second car I have owned.
My car has 85,000 miles on it now. I just noticed my check charging system on the car come on last winter, and after the signal came on, my ABS and battery light came on, and I lost all power to the car. I bought a new battery for the car so I know it was not the battery.
Today Dec 18th it did the same problem; the check charging system came on and it only does it when is freezing cold outside. I am replacing the alternator on the car to see if that is the problem. I have had no other problems with the car, which I take very good care of it when it comes to maintenance on it.
Let me know if anyone else had a problem like mine, and if so what problems did you fix with your vehicle that can be related to the check charging system? Anyone taking a class action suit against Ford, you can also get in touch with me.
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19th Dec 2009, 16:28
Dude, you answered your own? By stating that the "check charging system" light was on. There is only one thing on the car that charges battery, and of course you know it's the alternator.
Also these cars are very sensitive to voltage, so if battery goes bad or alt a lot of dash lights will show up. Fix the one problem and they all go away.
Also only one thing has gone wrong with your car in 83K, why are you thinking of suing Ford?? Your car is 10 years old like others here, come on people. I hope car goes well for you.
Stop with the talk of suing Ford on a 10 year old car that they don't even make anymore.
And to the others thinking of suing, end that talk because 0 will come of it. If you think other cars don't wear out brakes, ball joints, hubs and other parts, you're just not thinking. I replace these parts on ALL makes of cars every day.
17th Jan 2010, 16:17
Owner of a 2003 V6. 150,000, runs well, just your everyday heartaches.
Replaced rotors, pads and O2 sensors. Good running car, but now front window regulators have broke and windows are being held up with a piece of wood. Will fix when the weather gets warmer, was told by a mechanic that the cheap plastic clips inside the door that fastens to the windows snap. Ford says parts are available,100.00 each, and if mechanically inclined, you can fix yourself.
I have also heard the some of the jobbers are getting their hands on aftermarket regulators, and that they are better that the originals. I am all for fixing my cars with original Ford parts as long as they are made in North America, not imported to look like genuine Ford parts sold at a huge marked up price.
5th Feb 2010, 11:32
I've own a 2002 LS V6 since new. My previous car was a Merkur Scorpio. By domestic standards, the Lincoln LS has been a very reliable drive. I've only had to replace the RR window lift mechanism, shocks and brakes. My only real complaint is that the CD jams when multiple CDs are loaded. With 74K miles, we'll see how it does over the next 8 years.
14th Mar 2010, 00:03
I am a former 2000 LS V8 owner. Bought it Jan 06 and sold it in Jan 07. It ended up costing me about $9500 to drive the car for a year (25000km). I experienced many of the problems listed above. When I sold it, the sway bar was loose (bushings or linkages) and the transmission was jerking. I had had enough... payments on my new compact car are smaller than average monthly LS repair costs.
Positive note: I got to improve my mechanics skills when replacing the valve cover gaskets!!
15th Mar 2010, 00:23
I drive a 2001 Lincoln LS V. I bought this car in 2009.
The window regulator on front passenger has gone out. Ford wanted 250.00 for the part, Auto Zone 90.00 life time warranty.
The day I bought the car I also lost a coil, and there was oil in the coil slot. Fuel pump. or should I say two fuel pumps 1500.00. The tank has a hump for the drive line, so one transfer pump pumps fuel to the other side of tank, then the fuel pump does the rest.
Now my driver's seat is not heating; trying to figure this one out now.
The transmission seems like it is going out; it jerks a little. Has me gun shy.
Other than that, it's nice looking, but nice looking doesn't get you from point A to point B very well.