2nd Aug 2010, 23:41
Wow! I have had this car for the last three years and I can't say anything except I'm tired of paying. Wow! Where do you start? Now yes, most cars will have their share of normal wear and tear, or even keeping up the maintenance, but my jolly dear people give me a break. This is ludicrous.
7th Aug 2010, 15:30
I just purchased the Lincoln LS 2002 in April. Problems have started with the A/C not cooling down. Now the rear passenger window does not go up or down, but I can hear the motor working.. Wow..
I have have three Lincolns from the 80's and 90's and never had problem like this.. The car only has 87000 miles..
17th Aug 2010, 20:22
I own a 2000 Lincoln LS V8, lovely looking car.
My problem is the overheating. I just bought a water pump hoping that will fix the problem.
Please email if anyone has any suggestions.
30th Aug 2010, 09:55
I have recently test driven an '03 LS for my son. I wanted this car to last for four or five years for him as he goes to college. And many cars are eliminated from our search as they don't suit our large frame (6'6"). This Lincoln looked like it may be the answer.
During the test drive, the car caught fire. We were close to a business and got a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. It was the cooling fan that had caught fire and beginning to cause other plastic parts to melt. Good thing the extinguisher was handy. Seemed to be a rare occurrence for us. No one involved had actually had seen a car catch fire. So when they "fixed" the problem, we had the car test drove by a friend at the dealer. Later drove the car ourselves. Performed good. Bought the car next day with a ninety day warranty. Less than two hours later, my son called me to tell me the car had caught fire again. We are being treated with kid gloves by the dealership. I believe I will get out of this deal.
30th Aug 2010, 21:31
One thing I was taught in engineering school in a reliability course was that once a part in a system fails, it stresses other parts, and the failure rates for those go up. Sometimes dramatically. (When it rains, it pours).
Whenever I am looking at a used car and I see a broken part, I also remember that and steer clear.
2nd Sep 2010, 22:09
I own a 2000 Lincoln LS. Owned for 3 years now.
Problem #1 coils - replaced all and works fine now (6 months ago).
Problem #2 random overheating - one week overheats, next week no problem. Ford dealership says it's the water pump and cooling fan ($2800). They're just covering all the basic points in hopes of getting it fixed. Went to another mechanic, and it took 2 hours idling before it finally overheated for him.
Will try replacing the power steering system switch as someone previously mentioned, and replacing the overflow tanks in case they're cracked.
If this does not solve the problem, I will be car shopping.
18th Sep 2010, 15:20
I own a 2001 LS. I too love the way the car looks. I have 127K miles and have had numerous items to fix. I have had the back window ($350) and driver window regulators fixed ($425), I have changed the rotors (4), and just the other day the car overheated. Then I find out I have to have my catalytic converter fixed to the tune of $2500. It looks like it's time to move on from this vehicle before I encounter all the other problems that are going to happen to this car.
31st Oct 2010, 10:21
I have a 2002 LS V8, 90K miles, just had the valves and spark plugs done. A month after having the spark plugs done, waiting at a light, the engine is not running smooth, and found when accelerating, the car is hesitating, but not always. Almost afraid to take it back to the dealer.
17th Nov 2010, 19:01
Bought 2000 Lincoln LS for my 18 year old daughter. We have had it for less than a year, and had to replace the window regulator on both back door windows. I was able to part the part on-line ($60) and replace it myself. It was kind of a hassle, but, after you do it a couple of times, you get pretty good at it. I believe this issue should have been a recall, since a lot of cars have this problem.
17th Nov 2010, 19:40
It's a coil that either didn't get plugged in, or went out. Easy fix, cost about 56 after tax, just put one in myself today, easy.
Have my problems with the car, but who doesn't, and furthermore, even when the car is barely running, it still out performs most cars in their prime. I drag race mine, and all it has is a chip, cold air intake and exhaust, nothing more, and it runs great, even with bad coils.
10th Dec 2010, 13:25
I bought a 2000 Lincoln LS about a month ago. Sharp car. So far the only problems I've had are the ball joints going bad, and I have no lights at night on the radio.
14th Dec 2010, 23:20
I have had my 2000 Lincoln LS V8 from the beginning of the year.. it has 78000 miles on it. I bought it on a Saturday as is, and by Wednesday I was changing the transmission. It has been all down hill from then. Overheating, stupid plastic hoses that crack in the winter. I have no heat, and no one can fix the problem.
If you plan on purchasing this car, don't! It looks good, but it's not worth the headache. I'm going to junk my car as soon as I file my tax return, and just go out and buy a new car. I wouldn't even sell this car if someone wanted to pay me double what I paid for it. I couldn't live with myself to know that I just sold someone a mountain of problems, and have them stranded in the middle of nowhere because of me.
This is the worst car that was ever built. I'm going back to driving foreign cars because of this experience. Learn from our mistakes and stay far.. far away from anything having to do with this car.
27th Feb 2011, 11:40
Well now it's my turn.
I just bought a 2000 Lincoln LS with 111,000 miles on it about two weeks ago. First problem is it won't even start? Is there anyone with this issue?
22nd Mar 2011, 04:58
I have a Lincoln LS 2000.
It's a pretty car, but it has given me lots of problems. 2 of my windows aren't working. My engine won't go off. I had my car in the Lincoln garage, my car wouldn't move it took them one month to find the problem. It was the computer, it had stopped working the coil's fuel pump. They charged me 2,000 dollars to repair my car.
Now today my car overheats, the fan isn't working. I took it to 2 shops, nobody seems to know what it is. One person said water pump one said maybe casket.
I have spent so much money on this car. I have to let to go soon. Lincoln needs to make a recall on all the parts in the car. This car is really not a safe car to drive. Yes it's pretty, but too much of a problem.