20th Jan 2009, 01:31
Oh my Gosh, I totally agree with each and everyone of you.
I love our Navigator, but there are so many problems with it. We have owned the car for about three years now, and every time I drive it, I regret getting a Navigator because it seems like something goes wrong every time you drive it.
We have experienced the grinding noise since we bought it. We spent a lot of money trying to fix the grinding problem; it went away but comes back every so often.
Our cruise control doesn't work, our 6 CD changer broke and we had to get a new one, and the advance track keeps beeping at us every time it gets cold.
Our Navigator has went off on us a few times because of the advance track. It wasn't even icy or snowy and it beeped at us, was running 45mpg and everything shut off for two seconds.
I believe Lincoln Navigators are not meant to be. I will never ever buy a Lincoln or Ford ever in my life because of this!!!
18th Nov 2009, 02:27
I am just about to buy a 2007 Navigator in Dubai. Do I need to worry or are these problems limited to the older models??
30th Jul 2010, 12:32
I have always had a Toyota or Honda that just keeps on running no matter what.
So one day, we bought an '03 Lincoln Navigator. Tons of electric issues in less than a year. I decided to stick with it since I love the car so much.
Now, at about 70,000 miles later and warranty expired, we had to replace left head cylinder caused by blown spark plugs; total cost $4200.
Two weeks after that, AdvanceTrac issue. Replaced yaw sensors and ABS module; total cost $2500.
Since, the day we owned this car, it has taken so much of our time and money. We constantly call and visit the mechanic's shop, argue with management, call Ford... etc. I will never ever buy another American made car.
31st Jul 2010, 17:36
Sounds like the experience we had with nearly all of our American made cars. Ford by the way has the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. We now drive only imports. We currently have a 1996 Toyota Corolla with 181,000 miles (needed a radiator and an exhaust manifold at 179,000 miles. Only issues we've EVER had with it), a 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon with 161,000 miles (needed a headgasket once, has been flawless since then), a 2006 Honda CR-V with 55,000 miles (had one driveaxle replaced under the LIFETIME warranty), and a 2007 Hyundai Elantra with 80,000 miles (had to have a front sway bar-link replaced, only real issue we've had with it).
I'd list the American vehicles we've owned and the issues they had, but it'd probably be too long to fit on a single comment (or two comments for that matter).
5th Aug 2010, 13:54
You take examples from one domestic model that was in fact plagued with quality issues, and make assumptions about the company while no vehicle even is related to this.
Ford has now topped Honda and Toyota in sales, and given the huge influx of foreign recalls and quality issues I have observed myself, particularly in Toyota, but also Honda, much of your current prejudice is unfounded.