Door Ajar Light
Lincoln owners are dealing with a door ajar warning lights that won’t shut off. 2011-2013 Lincoln MKX and 2013 MKT owners are having this problem in record numbers. The problem happens just outside the car’s standard warranty and has prompt…
Lincoln Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…
Aviator Cracked Rear Panel
Own a 2003–2005 Aviator? Chances are your lift-gate is cracked. Complaints about cracked rear panels in that generation of Ford SUV’s including the Aviator, Ford Explorer, and Mercury Mountaineer is one of the most commonly issues reported …
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues (see all)
- 2004 Aviator crack in the rear panel 27 (100%)
- 2006 Zephyr dash board warped 18 (67%)
- 2005 Aviator cracked rear panel 17 (63%)
- 2003 Aviator crack in rear panel below window 16 (59%)
- 2016 MKX engine shut down while driving 13 (48%)
- 2008 MKZ chrome lifting off wheels 12 (44%)
- 2006 Zephyr slipping and hard shifting 11 (41%)
What Breaks (see all)
The 2020-2021 Aviator's backup camera works most of the time.
But that's not good enough for customers or federal regulators. Lincoln says every so often after the driver shifts into reverse an error in the system's image processing module interupts the video feed. It's something they hope can be fixed with a recall and a software update.…keep reading
The 2021 Aviator SUV has been recalled to fix or replace steering knuckles that can fracture due to defects during manufacturing.
If the steering knuckle fails you won't get very far considering it's what essentially holds the front wheels in place. The knuckle is a chunky piece of metal that is the critical connection between the steering and suspension systems.
Without it, you can't turn so it's pretty darn important.
Lincoln expects to send out recall notices to roughly 700 owners this month. You can also call 866-436-7332 and ask about campaign number 20S69.keep reading
Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractures along the weld seams.
Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Lincoln Aviators and Ford Explorers built in Chicago between 08/24/2019 and 09/30/2019. That's roughly 12,200 vehicles.…keep reading
Technical problems in over 4,300 Ford and Lincoln vehicles mean the panel cluster might be blank when the vehicle starts up.
The affected models are all from the 2019 model year and include the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, and Lincoln Nautilus. Ford says they will update the panel cluster’s software.
The automaker’s ongoing technical problems remind me of another type of cluster.keep reading
There’s an issue with the system that alerts drivers to keep their dang hands on the steering wheel while driving the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus.
About 2,276 of the vehicles are located in the U.S. and another 371 are recalled in Canada, and all were built from September 5, 2018, to November 19, 2018.
Automakers need to install these monitors because people are confusing driver-assist technologies, like lane-centering and adaptive front steering, with driver-replacement technologies.
Don’t be that person.keep reading
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.