definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,314 miles

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problem #4

Mar 102010


  • 80,000 miles
All four 17 inch chrome wheels are cracked at the lug nuts on my 2002 Lincoln Ls (strangely similar to recall notice 03V136000). Experienced vibration at highway speeds. I am in the process of replacing the wheels.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 172009


  • miles
I have a 2002 Lincoln Ls. I noticed that there is a recall in place for 2003 chrome rims for Lincoln Ls for cracking wheels. I have the same symptoms as what is described in the 2003 recall. I have cracking in the well of the wheel on my car and around lug nuts on my vehicle. I contacted Lincoln to see if I could be included in this recall. Lincoln told me that I would have to submit the information to this. I would like to have this inspected because I have the same problems happening that the 2003 chrome rims have.

- Byron, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 222008


  • 26,257 miles
The lug nuts on my 2002 Lincoln Ls have swelled on the lug posts and make it almost impossible to remove. The car went into service and I was phoned and informed by the Lincoln dealership that new lug nuts cost $100 for the car. Ford & Lincoln know of this problem but refuse to correct the problem. Is there any recourse through your organization.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #1

May 012007

LS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Noticed in 2003 that the wheel hubs were beginning to crack on my chrome wheels. Informed dealer. Did nothing. After a couple of years began to notice a shimmy (shake side to side) motion. Informed dealer, they suggested new tires. Purchased new tires and problem reappeared. Dealer suggested tires had flatspot. Tire mfg. Suggested problem with wheels. Did a search for related problems such as this. Found that a recall was initiated for chrome wheels for 2003 model year, experiencing identical problems and safety issues. The car vibrates at highway speeds and have already lost a lugnut. Tire mfg. When replacing tires damaged a few lugnuts in attempting to remove them.

- Cleveland, OH, USA