Dude, my Ls has 25k on it and there has never been a problem (accept to fix a little boo boo I made on the rear bumper). Everything has worked flawlessly, and the car drives and handles as well as any I have driven in the same class. Sorry to hear about your bad luck, but in my experience, and in other research I've done, you're one of the few. Most owners are crazy about these cars.
Loved my 2002 -- drove like a dream, had lots of pep, cornered really well, couldn't wait to get my 2005. I was so sure I was going to love it the same, I didn't test drive it.
WHAT A MISTAKE -- The moon roof didn't work -- they had to replace the whole thing.
The car doesn't go into drive from reverse and it sometimes bolts when it does kick in. At least a dozen times the tires have chirped and the car lurched forward with my foot on the brake. It is now in the shop for the third time this month. I'm very disappointed, but hope they fix the problem because I really do like the car.
I owned a used 2001 LS and it turned out great, it had a problem with the radio controls on the steering wheel, but this was fixed by the dealership with no cost to me. I then traded my 2001 after I was rear-ended and it did not drive smooth anymore for a 2003 V8 Sport. I love the new features that were offered, I had some trouble with my new one, the transmission had to be re-programmed and the rear brakes were replaced at 35,000 miles, and I did not pay for any of these problems. I do not consider my LS as a lemon and I believe that if one dealership does not service according to your satisfaction, call Lincoln and make a complaint against the dealership. I took my car back to the dealership that I bought it from for the first oil change and they got grease all over my brand new leather. I was furious, what kind of dealership is so careless? I called Lincoln and they sent a form to the dealership, which they had to respond to. I got a copy of the form and a letter from Lincoln apologizing for the mishap. The dealership was fined for the incident and was taken off of the "blue oval" status that is awarded to Ford dealerships. I was happy that someone cared enough about my concerns. I then started taking my vehicle to another dealership, where I was completely satisfied of the services. So my point is that even though some things may feel like they are out of your reach, they really are not with some automobile companies. Lincoln really trully cares about their customers.
I have a 2003 Lincoln LS. Although this car is fun to drive, it has terrible quality.
The driver's side seat heater has been repaired or replaced five times. The first Lincoln dealer told me there was no problem, and then "fixed" it without fixing it. A second dealer reproduced the problem on their computer system, and has repaired it four times. It is now waiting for parts, to be repaired a sixth time.
Fuel pump and fuel sensor were replaced at 1000 miles. The car thought it ran out of gas at 1/3 tank.
Rack and pinion were replaced at 25,000 miles.
Right front wheel bearing was replaced at 27,000 miles.
Buying an extended warranty will be a must!
Every car manufacturer has some lemons, every car they make cannot be perfect. Every manufacturer still uses humans to assembly some of the car, look around boys every dealer has its issues.