hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,721 miles

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problem #12

Jul 202013


  • 57,000 miles
The spark plugs are recall, my Lincoln has only 68,000 miles I purchased new in July 2005, now air suspension has problems too how can I receive a refund on the recalls after I paid $1,800 in repairs.

- Kirkland, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 202017


  • 100,000 miles
Air suspension does not work in cold weather below 45 degrees you loose control and bounces have owned car since 2006 lived in fl and had no problems moved to NY and have problem every time temp drops below 45 have spent thousands for repairs that didnt work ckecked internet and found out it a problem with 2003-2006 and nobody can fix including Ford

- St James, NY, USA

problem #10

Dec 262015


  • 75,000 miles
Air suspension does not work / inflate when car is cold, there sometimes no warning that the shocks are down and could make driving dangerous. Making car uncontrollable when the car will roll over bumps or uneven terrain please issue a recall for all Navigator since 2003 or older with air suspesion shock does not inflate when stationary / does not inflate when in motion tire rubs on fender wall making turns, there is completely no shock absorption when car is on freeway or on surface which makes cehicles very unstable and could cause major accidents if driven by inexperienced or experienced drivers

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 162015


  • miles
Engine starts to knock an shake very loudly while coming to a complete stop from simply driving 45mph or it completely lloses all power as I'm driving an a loud poppig explosions coming from the exhuast an they are loud enough were people hehhave pulled up next to me to let me know an afraid the car may blow up. Air suspension dose not come on when it's cold an drives very poorly an misleading to other drivers an law enforcement since I've been pulled over for possible dui because the car is all over the place an jumpy. The radio cuts in an out as I drive, the cruise control doesn't work. I've taken it to 3 different mechanics they all say the same thing take it to the dealer because they can't seem to figure it out. So I took it to galpin Lincoln in van nuys, ca on roscoe blvd an sepulveda an they just found one fuel injector needing replaced an wanted me to $2,500 for labor alone to completely open up my engine an see if it could possibly be the timing chain an realine the camshafts but they are not certain that's actually the problem with my Navigator because they can completely do all that an come up to be fine an be something else but unless I pay $2,500 for labor to just see if it is an have the chance it could not be I still lose those $2,500 because it's a non refundable. Where am I going to come up with that kind of money not alone why am I having to pay that first to see if it's a maybe the reason of all my car problems. Honestly that is ridiculous an not going to pay that kind of money on a maybe answer not a 100 percent we are sure that's the problem. Something needs to give an heaven forbid my car does blow up with my son's in the car driving it just because I needed to pay that amount on a maybe answer is un called for.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 252013


  • 65,000 miles
The air suspension system fails to work when cold. Its very bouncy and hard to drive safely. I have replaced the height sensors. I've spent over $5000 on repairs in the past 6 months. It still isn't fixed. I've seen numerous complaints on the internet about the same suspension problems. This is a faulty design. This needs to be recalled.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #7

Nov 242013

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 103,459 miles
Air suspension failure.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #6

Apr 082013

Navigator 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
I have no suspension system or money to fix. Seems like when one thing break on the Lincoln Navigator everything quit working. Window grind, no suspension, shift breaks up. Engines make weird gearing sound. Drinks gas with no end to it. Air conditioner failure, multiple cd player quit, dvd player quit.

- Franklin, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 032010


  • 72,000 miles
Vehicle has problems with air ride suspension. This occurs about every two weeks, this causes the vehicle to operate erratically. The dealer tried to fix the problem but it still continues to have issues.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #4

Aug 312005

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,195 miles
Ltr from senator hutchison on behalf of constituent, re problems with her 2005 Lincoln Navigator. The consumer stated there was a noise coming from the engine. The front end vibrated constantly. The consumer was informed the track bar and cad mount bushings needed to be replaced to correct the vibrating. The sunroof leaked, the cd changer scratched the cd's, the drivers seat was repaired 3 times, the tire pressure sensor didn't work, the remote start did not work, the transmission was slipping, the rear windows were grinding, the drivers side door would not open, the mirror would not adjust and the wipers were replaced. The consumer stated after two years of being told there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, it finally broke down and the dealer had to perform major engine work. After the engine work was completed the consumer stated the engine continued to make noise and there was also hesitation problems. Updated 03/01/10.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 122006

Navigator 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle swerved all over the road. The vehicle was seen by the dealer for inspection of the suspension. A diagnostic test was performed, but did not detect any failure codes. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the suspension problem.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 242005

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,171 miles
My 2005 Lincoln Navigator with only 4000 miles on it, collapsed on the driver side. The dealer towed the car. The diagnostic was that the height sensor failed. They thought it was very unusual. The car has been fixed but now I wonder what caused this to happen and if it will happen again specially on the road with my family in it? I called the dealer and Lincoln customer service but they could not answer my question.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

May 192005

Navigator 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,824 miles
The consumer stated 2005 Lincoln Navigator was having problems with the suspension and the gear shift. The vehicle has been in the repair shop three times. The manufacturer has not been called. The consumer talked to the dealer, and they could not help him. The first time the electrical work was done, it was fixed. Afterwards, the vehicle has been in the shop the past wee, and nothing has been fixed. No date was set when the vehicle will be fixed. The dealership does not know when the parts will come in.

- Mercedes, TX, USA