Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
1838301/01/200510013321Am/fm and cellular phone reception interference - service tip. *tt04/14/2005
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
TSB-12-8-108/01/201210048099Ford/lincoln/mercury: may have sludge buildup in throttle body leading to less airflow or engine idling rpm fluctuation and hard starts or battery disconnect or dead battery after keep alive memory (kam) clear. models 2003-05 thunderbird12/12/2012
029511/14/200505229636096Excessive electrical system current draw which could result in a discharged battery and a no crank condition. *tt service tips. *tt11/05/2002
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
CSP 07M0705/20/200810026402Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 2003-2005 model year lincoln ls and ford thunderbird vehicles equipped with 3.9l engine with extended warranty coverage on ignition coil assemblies and on 2003 my vehicles only , engine valve cover gaskets.10/24/2008

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/08/201274595
 While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. a wrench warning light came on and i found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the limp mode where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest ford dealership. after stopping the car i shut if off and upon restarting, the warning wrench light was off and the car acted normally. i drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. after spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. this is obviously a major problem for many other ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. when this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. this same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.
12/08/201274595
 While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. a wrench warning light came on and i found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the limp mode where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest ford dealership. after stopping the car i shut if off and upon restarting, the warning wrench light was off and the car acted normally. i drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. after spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. this is obviously a major problem for many other ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. when this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. this same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.
12/08/201274595
 While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. a wrench warning light came on and i found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the limp mode where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest ford dealership. after stopping the car i shut if off and upon restarting, the warning wrench light was off and the car acted normally. i drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. after spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. this is obviously a major problem for many other ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. when this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. this same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.
12/08/201274595
 While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. a wrench warning light came on and i found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the limp mode where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest ford dealership. after stopping the car i shut if off and upon restarting, the warning wrench light was off and the car acted normally. i drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. after spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. this is obviously a major problem for many other ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. when this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. this same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.
12/08/201274595
 While traveling on a divided highway at approximately 65 mph my car abruptly slowed to about 10 mph causing vehicles behind me to brake and/or swerve around me. a wrench warning light came on and i found after getting to a safe spot and stopping, that the owner's manual stated that the car was in the limp mode where it would not go any faster and needed to be taken to my nearest ford dealership. after stopping the car i shut if off and upon restarting, the warning wrench light was off and the car acted normally. i drove to a mechanics and found that it's a somewhat common problem, diagnostics showed that it needed a throttle body assembly replacement. after spending over $525,the problem reoccurred several times. this is obviously a major problem for many other ford vehicles and must be turned into a recall. when this happens in traffic or on an expressway at 65 mph plus, this could quite possibly cause a high speed chain reaction fatal crash. this same problem was just written about in the usatoday newspaper.
03/18/201026000
 As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. lincoln contacted about the issue and was told i needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. paid 170.00 for diagnosics, dealer and lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. they made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because i didnt drive it enough. i was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.
03/18/201026000
 As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. lincoln contacted about the issue and was told i needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. paid 170.00 for diagnosics, dealer and lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. they made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because i didnt drive it enough. i was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.
03/18/201026000
 As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. lincoln contacted about the issue and was told i needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. paid 170.00 for diagnosics, dealer and lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. they made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because i didnt drive it enough. i was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.
03/18/201026000
 As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. lincoln contacted about the issue and was told i needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. paid 170.00 for diagnosics, dealer and lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. they made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because i didnt drive it enough. i was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.
03/18/201026000
 As soon as the warranty expired the vehicle bagan to have intermittent error messages about the parking brake needing service and the climate control began to blow only hot air. vehicle has very low miles, garaged meticulously, serviced. lincoln contacted about the issue and was told i needed to have dealer run diagnositcs and then they could know whether they may be able to help with repairs to climate control. paid 170.00 for diagnosics, dealer and lincoln refused to do anything sticking me with the bill. they made the excuse that it was my fault because it may have occured because i didnt drive it enough. i was shocked , its first time that ive heard suggested that taking care of something caused it to break! . rediculously poor customer satisfaction department.
05/13/20091
 Since purchasing this car, its been nothing but problems. the problems i've experienced aren't any different from all the other ls owners. coil packs going bad, the a/c blowing hot air, the car going into fail safe mode while on the freeway, the smell of gasoline inside the car. it looks like these issues have been going on since ford started producing the car. now wonder they needed bailout money. i got in my car this morning and it went into fail safe mode 3x's before i could get out of the drive way! all of these issues with this car dating as far back as 2001, and no recalls, c'mon man. my tax dollars went to help out this company!!!! [xxx]shame!!!! this is my first and last time buying a ford! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
05/13/2009
 Since purchasing this car, its been nothing but problems. the problems i've experienced aren't any different from all the other ls owners. coil packs going bad, the a/c blowing hot air, the car going into fail safe mode while on the freeway, the smell of gasoline inside the car. it looks like these issues have been going on since ford started producing the car. now wonder they needed bailout money. i got in my car this morning and it went into fail safe mode 3x's before i could get out of the drive way! all of these issues with this car dating as far back as 2001, and no recalls, c'mon man. my tax dollars went to help out this company!!!! damn shame!!!! this is my first and last time buying a ford!
05/13/2009
 Since purchasing this car, its been nothing but problems. the problems i've experienced aren't any different from all the other ls owners. coil packs going bad, the a/c blowing hot air, the car going into fail safe mode while on the freeway, the smell of gasoline inside the car. it looks like these issues have been going on since ford started producing the car. now wonder they needed bailout money. i got in my car this morning and it went into fail safe mode 3x's before i could get out of the drive way! all of these issues with this car dating as far back as 2001, and no recalls, c'mon man. my tax dollars went to help out this company!!!! damn shame!!!! this is my first and last time buying a ford!
02/17/201230000
 Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300
02/17/201230000
 Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300
02/17/201230000
 Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300
02/17/201230000
 Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300
02/17/201230000
 Multiple problems-probably some how related : in speed up lane to interstate - at 55mph car bucks/hesitates while trying to gain speed onto the interstate at 45/55 mph constant speed car looses power and begins to buck/hesitate causing you to loose speed check engine light sometimes with above criteria - p0305, p0306, p0300
01/04/201166000
 2005 lincoln ls - took the car out. as i began to accelerate, the car slowed way down and an indicator light came on stating etc engine failsafe mode. i could not drive over 35 mph. this is extremely unsafe as i was a traffic hazard to others.
01/04/201166000
 2005 lincoln ls - took the car out. as i began to accelerate, the car slowed way down and an indicator light came on stating etc engine failsafe mode. i could not drive over 35 mph. this is extremely unsafe as i was a traffic hazard to others.
01/04/201166000
 2005 lincoln ls - took the car out. as i began to accelerate, the car slowed way down and an indicator light came on stating etc engine failsafe mode. i could not drive over 35 mph. this is extremely unsafe as i was a traffic hazard to others.
01/04/201166000
 2005 lincoln ls - took the car out. as i began to accelerate, the car slowed way down and an indicator light came on stating etc engine failsafe mode. i could not drive over 35 mph. this is extremely unsafe as i was a traffic hazard to others.
11/01/201058900
 The transmision shift abrubtly and very hard gear shifts at times. i also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. i would press the accelerater but the car would not respond to the throttle input.
11/01/201058900
 The transmision shift abrubtly and very hard gear shifts at times. i also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. i would press the accelerater but the car would not respond to the throttle input.
11/01/201058900
 The transmision shift abrubtly and very hard gear shifts at times. i also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. i would press the accelerater but the car would not respond to the throttle input.
11/01/201058900
 The transmision shift abrubtly and very hard gear shifts at times. i also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. i would press the accelerater but the car would not respond to the throttle input.
11/01/201058900
 The transmision shift abrubtly and very hard gear shifts at times. i also had the car loose complete power while driving at low speeds. i would press the accelerater but the car would not respond to the throttle input.
10/24/201080000
 2005 lincoln ls v8 etc failsafe error -- mainly happens after heavy rain. car will not shift correctly then loses power. etc failsafe & parking break error is shown on dashboard. happens constantly on the highway when trying to merge or pass someone. dealership says is has something to do with the parking break trying to automatically engage.
10/24/201080000
 2005 lincoln ls v8 etc failsafe error -- mainly happens after heavy rain. car will not shift correctly then loses power. etc failsafe & parking break error is shown on dashboard. happens constantly on the highway when trying to merge or pass someone. dealership says is has something to do with the parking break trying to automatically engage.
10/24/201080000
 2005 lincoln ls v8 etc failsafe error -- mainly happens after heavy rain. car will not shift correctly then loses power. etc failsafe & parking break error is shown on dashboard. happens constantly on the highway when trying to merge or pass someone. dealership says is has something to do with the parking break trying to automatically engage.
10/24/201080000
 2005 lincoln ls v8 etc failsafe error -- mainly happens after heavy rain. car will not shift correctly then loses power. etc failsafe & parking break error is shown on dashboard. happens constantly on the highway when trying to merge or pass someone. dealership says is has something to do with the parking break trying to automatically engage.
10/01/200630000
 Safty problem car still in warrenty time after time had concerns about my problems now have my car at crown ford nashville tn. out of warrenty now have to pay 18000 dollers to fix, even the the dealer asked ford to help but its fell on deff ears im sure ford does not care at all
10/01/200630000
 Safty problem car still in warrenty time after time had concerns about my problems now have my car at crown ford nashville tn. out of warrenty now have to pay 18000 dollers to fix, even the the dealer asked ford to help but its fell on deff ears im sure ford does not care at all
10/01/200630000
 Safty problem car still in warrenty time after time had concerns about my problems now have my car at crown ford nashville tn. out of warrenty now have to pay 18000 dollers to fix, even the the dealer asked ford to help but its fell on deff ears im sure ford does not care at all
10/01/200630000
 Safty problem car still in warrenty time after time had concerns about my problems now have my car at crown ford nashville tn. out of warrenty now have to pay 18000 dollers to fix, even the the dealer asked ford to help but its fell on deff ears im sure ford does not care at all
05/18/201054000
 Driving down the road and looses all power and the wrench light comes on and the check engine light also so i took it to the dealer they say all 6 of the coils need to be replaced and so do the spark plugs 1350 buck they want even though the codes my car is putting out are in one of fords services bulletins i only have 54000 miles on it its a v6 like new
03/03/2010560001
 Nothing lead up to this event... i was driving on i-95 in rush hour traffic hit the gas and the car threw a warning etc engine failsafe mode which left the car in a state of having no engine power. i was lucky i did not cause a serious accident with cars traveling at a high rate of speed and this car just lost all power i did manage to get the car off the road and shut the car off then turned it back on and it acted as if nothing was wrong. i got the car off of i-95 and on to surface streets where it happened one more time before i took it to lincoln for service. according to the dealership pompano lincoln mercury the part (throttle body assy) is not a warranty item and even in an emergency cannot get the part for almost 30 days. i have to continue to drive this car as i cannot afford to rent a car for 30 days as well as spend the $900 for the repair. i have done some research and literally thousands of lincoln ls owners have experienced this throttle problem yet at this time ford has done nothing to make this safety issue right and as the demand is so high cannot even supply the parts for their customers safety. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
03/20/200833450
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 lincoln ls. while driving at an unknown speed, the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions and they replaced the thermostat, alternator, power module, and battery. the vehicle stalled twice after the repair and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. a representative stated that the starter needed to be replaced. the dealer still has possession of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 33,450 and current mileage was 33,964.