1st Gen (2000 – 2006) Lincoln LS Problems

The 1st generation of the LS has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.41. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2000–2006 LS model years have sent in 94 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (32%) followed by the hvac (10%) and the transmission (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 12
4.74
2005 5
2.8
2004 13
8.08
2003 10
6.84
2002 23
11.21
2001 13
6.66
2000 18
4.56

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