really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles

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problem #2

Dec 222008


  • miles
On 12/19/08 approx., 1630 P.M., as we were driving the 2002 Lincoln Ls car, it was tremendously shaking as if it was going to fall apart and/or the tires had gone flat. We pulled over and checked the tires for flats and there were none. We then phoned the dealership to report this new problem as we informed them that we were experiencing problem after problem. The check engine light had come back on the same day we'd picked it up for that repair and remained on, along w/new issues. We were told we could bring the car into the dealership on Tuesday, 12/23/08. On 12/22/08 at approx., 0540 a.M., as I was driving the vehicle on fwy 99, the car began trembling once again. I heard an overwhelming loud bang and the vehicle completely lost control. I swerved heading in the ne direction, and hit a semi-truck which was driving up alongside of my vehicle. After hitting into the side of the semi-truck, the vehicle turned facing S in the middle of the freeway facing heavy on-coming traffic. The semi-truck hit my driver's left door which knocked my vehicle off the freeway onto the median. As I attempted to drive further into the median for safety from on-coming traffic, the car would not move in the slightest. After two strangers ran to my vehicle pried the driver's door open and they physically assisted me out of the vehicle, I discovered the entire back left tire, rim and all had fallen off. This included the studs which the tire sits upon and is fastened through. After towing the vehicle to a tow yard utilizing my aaa roadside assistance, I phoned the dealership and informed them of what had occurred. I informed them that vehicle was hazardous and almost killed me. I was told not to worry about it and they would phone the tow yard and retrieve the vehicle that day. The car remains at the same tow yard to this date, and on Saturday, 1/3/09, I phoned the dealership and spoke to the repair guy, he then informed myself they were not willing to take responsibility.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112004


  • 29,000 miles
We purchased a 2002 Lincoln lse about 15 months ago. About a week ago we took it in for service and was told they couldn't find anything then 3 days later brought it in with the same problem and new brakes were installed an we were told we would be needing new tires. We asked if needed to be done then but the service person said soon. 7 days later while driving on the Florida turnpike in the fast lane our left rear drivers side tire literally blew off the car leaving nothing but the rim. Thank god the car behind us witnessed it all and stayed behind us till we were safe across 3 lanes to the shoulder. He said he never saw something like that happen. We have had many cars and have been driving for at least 26 years and never never experienced anything like this. I thank god we were safe but I do think this should be looked into. Tires should not just explode off a rim and disintergrate. Please let me know if you have other complaints about this, as this was a very frightening experience. After towing the vechicle into the Lincoln Mercury showroom we are told we need 4 new tires and a rim -- $1600.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA