1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,935 miles

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problem #26

Aug 252019

LS

  • 129,203 miles
Ball joint bolts loosen or donżT tighten to specifications which causes a lot of wear and tear on the front end of my vehicle. Iżve had to have them replaced twice and tightened up or re-fixed several times it's unsafe at time. I take chances of my life safety. I mostly have had problems on the regular streets and to afraid at most times to even think about getting on a highway.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #25

Apr 152017

LS

  • 149,825 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle swayed and the contact heard an abnormal sound. The contact parked the vehicle and observed that the axle failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 149,825.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #24

Sep 152015

LS

  • 10 miles
I was getting on a freeway on ramp that turned not going more than maybe between 30-35 mph and when almost getting ready to merg on to the freeway my lower right ball joint broke. Causing my wheel to turn side ways and put a dent in the fender. Later after being repaired I saw there was a recall for this, and contacted a dealership and they told me my car was not part of that recall. But the stuff that is described in the recall seemed to fit exactly what happend to my Lincoln Ls. I was lucky I was on the on ramp and not driving 65-70mph on the freeway other wise I might not be here to day. The tow truck driver told me he has seen that flip cars. Not only that but I have had nothing but problems with that car since I bought it almost 3 years ago. Just about everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. I have spent somewhere between $10,000 to $20,000 on repairing that car.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #23

Dec 102015

LS

  • 120,000 miles
My car sways from side to side due to the ball joints not being torqued down properly which can cause loss of control which can end in a fatality. The dealership said their are no recalls yet the number for the recall is 00V359001.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #22

Nov 302015

LS

  • 141,308 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving at various speeds, there would be an abnormal squeaking sound emitting from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the driver and passenger side control arms failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 141,308.

- New York City, NY, USA

problem #21

Apr 152015

LS

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle veered to the right without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that a wheel alignment needed to be performed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 00V359001 (suspension). The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #20

Aug 052015

LS

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that the suspension was unstable in the front of the vehicle. Without warning, the vehicle veered left or right and force had to be applied to the steering wheel to keep the vehicle centered on the road. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 00V359001 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #19

Jul 072015

LS

  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact felt a vibration from the floor of the vehicle and noticed an abnormal noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated that the lower ball joint and lower control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 032014

LS 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My vehicle had a recalled and the work was performed at crouse Ford in Pennsylvania in June 18 2002. Unfortunate from the information I received on the recall, the initial inspection and work was never done although the recall was said to be satisfied. The recall was for the lower steering suspension torque on the front of the vehicle but the only work was performed based on the dealership notes were the left spindle was replaced. I have called the Lincoln center to get them to look into this and the representatives were very short and disrespectful. They would not give me names of immediate supervisors as if they were trying to hide something. I was told the investigation was thoroughly investigated but the representative told me she never read the recall and only took the word of the dealership in spite of the dealership explaining to her what work was done was clearly not on the recall but from a warranty standpoint. Could you please look into this for me or give me a call so I can give you a better explanation. As of now the car isn't safe to drive based on what the recall was initially for even though its 12 years later. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #17

Apr 302014

LS 8-cyl

  • 156,785 miles
I was turning the corner of day avenue and 2nd street sw. As I turned the tire came all the way off. I looked online and researched and seen that this vehicle has been recalled due to the suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint. I need to know what I need to do? NHTSA campaign #00V359001.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #16

Feb 132010

LS 8-cyl

  • 110,708 miles
In February 2010, at speed of 25-35mph loud squeaking occurred. Took it to Ford dealership to be checked and discovered it was the lower ball joints, and control arm, I had read there had been a recall. Ford said my 2000 Lincoln was not part of the recall so I paid the outlandish price for repair. It is now October 2012 and, once again, I have the same problem. I am sure that if I contact Ford, they will say that my car was not part of the recall. It is hard to believe that the same problem could occur with only an additional 32000 miles on the car and in this short amount of time if there was not some underlying problem in the first place. Would you please check into this further for me? thank you.

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #15

Jan 112012

LS 8-cyl

  • miles
I have front ball joint and suspension issues. I looked on line and see there were a recall for my car. The NHTSA campaign id number is 00V359001. I spoke with my local Ford motor dealership and they stated there were no recall. I called the NHTSA #800-392-3673 and they could not assist. I have spent over $400 already with more work needed for ball joint etc. Could someone see if the recall were true for this vehicle? if so, why wasn't my particular car was not included. Thanks

- Berkeley, IL, USA

problem #14

May 012012

LS 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The design of the suspension causes premature failure of joints and rubber bushings. The parts can not be serviced (greased) and the rubber dries out to easily leading to wear and failure. In addition the wear parts are now cast (as opposed to pressed) into the larger metal parts so that the owner cannot just replace the bushing or joint, you must now replace the whole assembly resulting in the part only being available at the dealer and costing 20-30 times as much ($20 vs $400-$600). Removing the grease fittings and making Ford the only place the parts are available means Ford has a healthy replacement parts stream designed into the car. It also means fewer people will fix this problem when it needs to be fixed leading to more unsafe cars being on the road.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 042012

LS

  • 143,062 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the front passenger wheel detached from the vehicle. The contact was able to pull over and noticed that the entire wheel and assembly was detached. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised that the vehicle was not under recall. The failure and the current mileage was 143,062.

- Mckinney , TX, USA

problem #12

Feb 012012

LS 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I own a 2000 Lincoln Ls V8. I have noticed that there is popping at the ball joint on the front suspension of the car.. I took it to a mechanic shop and he told me that he didn't want to touch it because he had found out that those particular year model cars had a recall for the suspension ball joints. I went home and did some research and came to a site called NHTSA. I got on the NHTSA database and it clearly shows: NHTSA campaign id number: 00V359001 component: Suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint this is the only vehicle I have and it is now 2012. I have not had any notification that this particular car was being recalled. I don't have any money to fix this issue and wanted to see if the recall is honored currently. I have talked to many of people and they have told me that they can run the VIN number to see if any recall service work has been done to my car.. this car gets me to and from work and makes me a living. I have to drive this car because its my only means of transportation. I have also read on forums that the ball joint supports the entire weight of the car and if it would to snap, it will cause great harm or even death. I would like to know what can be done on this matter please, it scares me.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 122012

LS

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The contact was driving 15 mph when the passenger side front wheel bearing and lower control arm detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic. The mechanic confirmed that the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 00V359001 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The VIN was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 140,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 242011

LS

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The contact was driving 5 mph when they heard a noise emitting from the fender. The contact noticed that the ball joint was disconnected. The vehicle was towed to his residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was contact and confirmed that the VIN did not qualify for NHTSA campaign id number :00V359001(suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 102,000.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 142008

LS

  • 53,578 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The vehicle has severeal problems with the engine coil system, radiator and supsesion.the vehicle had these problems since the time a of purchase in September 2008. The vihicle mileage was 53587 when the failures started and 73189 current miles. The vehicle has stalled in highway conditions. The contact feels this is a major safety hazzard.

- Carmicheal, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 192008

LS

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that she would repeatedly feel abnormal bouncing while driving various speeds. Secondly, when applying pressure to the brake pedal, she would hear a loud squealing noise accompanied with mild sliding. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel prior to the failures. She took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions and the brakes were replaced four times within one year. As of March 10, 2009, all the remedies have been insufficient in resolving the failures. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 77,000.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 122008

LS

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Lincoln Ls. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle wobbled excessively. The front end began to shimmy after pressure was applied to the brake pedal. There were no prior warnings to these failures. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and the technician stated that the ball joints were worn. The ball joint nuts were also loose and were tightened securely by the technician. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V359001 (suspension:front;control arm;lower ball joint), although the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and current mileage was 102,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

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