1st Generation (2000—2006) LS Problems

This generations ranks 20th out of 24 Lincoln generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (32%), transmission (11%), and the hvac (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalling and Cutting Off 5 complaints at an average of 71,950 miles in the 2004 Lincoln LS.
  2. Oil in Spark Plug Wells 2 complaints at an average of 76,177 miles in the 2002 Lincoln LS.
  3. Difficulty Shifting 2 complaints at an average of 62,000 miles in the 2003 Lincoln LS.

What LS Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Lincoln model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 12 0 5 4.73
2005 5 1 28 2.79
2004 13 0 65 8.07
2003 10 1 78 6.83
2002 24 0 106 10.89
2001 13 1 132 6.65
2000 18 1 267 4.55

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