I also own a 2000 Lincoln LS.
I also am having problems with my windows! I'm now having trouble with a steering wheel and struts, I feel so overwhelmed. These parts are very expensive. I still have one more year before this car's paid off.
I've owned other cars that were cheaper and never had these problems. I feel like I made the biggest mistake of my life. These cars I thought were good quality.
I will never recommend a Lincoln to anybody! Yes we should file a lawsuit, this is too much!
You have a simple problem like window regulator on an 11 year old car, and you should sue FORD? REALLY?? You never mentioned what was wrong with your steering wheel, but it's probably the "Clock Spring". Cheap part.
Also, you have an 11 year old car and are complaining about struts? You know these are wear items and don't last forever? And again 11 years OLD! Did you complain when you had to put brakes and tires on it too? Do you expect a car with 1000's of parts and 11 years old not to need maintenance?
Come on people, it's not the end of the world... You've purchased a vehicle for its classy expensive feel, but don't want to pay the cost to be the boss??? I've had my 2000 LS for about 6 months now, and besides the regular problems with an 11 year old car, I love my car, and would work all the harder to keep it rolling...
Cheer up and fix your car, it will love you for it.
We had the problem with the airbag light, it was some electronic part within the steering wheel for us!! Not too expensive, but I can't remember the name of it! Other than that... sounds familiar!! :-(
I have a 2005 LS V6, purchased used in the latter part of '05 with about 22,000 miles. Currently pushing 215,000 miles on it, but it does have a few issues:
1. Both catalytic converters need replacing.
2. It shows the apparently infamous 'E' when I get up to the 55-60 MPH range and doesn't shift to D5.
Despite these issues, the car runs OK. The other things that have going wrong pertain to wear and tear.
I haven't fixed the issues yet because of the expense of doing so and the car still runs smoothly. I was thinking of getting rid of it, but I would have been upside down because of the negative equity. I took out a 6 year loan (never again!) and now only have three payments left, thank goodness. Now I basically plan to drive it until it disintegrates...
The air bag indicator on my 2000 Lincoln LS came on because the springs behind the driver-side air bag in the steering wheel wore out. My horn would sometimes stop working, and this was all due to the worn springs. The air bag in the steering wheel doesn't have to be replaced, just the springs behind it. I paid about $80-$90 for the part, and about $60 for labor at a Lincoln dealer, but any reputable repair shop should be able to replace it.
I have had the same problems with my Lincoln LS, including getting a whole new motor, which was 3000 dollars; half of what I'm paying for the car. I got ripped off when I bought mine for 7500 last May, and have spend probably about 4500 dollars to fix everything, and now my motor shuts off when I am stopped at a red light or sitting for a little bit...
One of my tires almost fell off due to the ABS locking up while I was driving with my 1 year old son in the car... Recently it has started overheating; I tried to trade it in, but no luck, because nobody wants to give me anything for this piece of crap (oh, and my door handle on the driver's side just ripped off the other day while I was trying to get out, and my back window is currently held up by bricks because I am so tired of replacing the window regulator).
My rear window on my 2000 LS stopped going up and down. It's the regulator. Must be a flaw in the design!
Mine is a 2000 6 cyl LS, and has the same problems with the window regulators. Driver's side last year, and now rear passenger side. The regulators are $93 from the dealer here in Canada. The problem appears to be a cheap piece of plastic that holds the window, and up until lately, you had to buy the whole regulator. I see on eBay now that the plastic part can be purchased for about $15, but they don't ship to Canada, and the dealers don't offer them, and the parts stores have to buy a large package of them, so won't make the investment.
Other than the normal ignition problems and transmission problems, this car has been a dream to own and drive. I loved the front end and overall look of it. They spoiled it when they went to the new models. I'm done with Lincoln, and there will never be a Chrysler in my driveway, so I guess it is an import or GM now.
The Lincoln LS does not share hydraulic systems. The power steering and cooling fan have nothing to do with each other. The power steering reservoir is located on the driver's side, the cooling fan on the passenger side. Power steering hydraulics have no effect on the cooling.
Hell, I'm 16 years old and I recently bought myself a 2000 Lincoln LS. It had 172,000 miles on it when I got it.
The car was for a really good price ($1250), and the only thing it needs is a new oxygen sensor and a inspection ($220).
I really like the way it drives and looks, but have I made a mistake in buying it? Will there be more problems down the road? Should get rid of this car and get another one?
My 2000 Lincoln LS now has all window regulators broke. And it is the 3rd time for the back passenger side. I love this car, but we have had so many problems with it. A recall would be great for the window regulators.
Hey, I have the same heating problem. If you could email me the fix, I would really appreciate it. The mechanics can't figure it out, and I've replaced the thermostat too many times.
Thank you, Brendan Weinstein