Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
04160111/14/20050522810018745Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running. *tt01/12/2006
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - HOSE
04241612/13/200410014088Heater hose leak. *tt04/28/2005
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
0651301/01/200610019912Engine misfire with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) pewee, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307, p0308, and p0316. *tt05/10/2006
03140408/23/20040416110011162Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.01/06/2005
1763703/01/200410007409Runs rough / lacks power / misfire / malfunction indicator lamp - loss of compression on vehicles with over 20,000 miles. *tt06/22/2004
1760003/01/200410007394Engine vibration between 1100-1330 rpm. *tt06/17/2004
1713609/01/200310004052Runs rough/lacks power/misfire - loss of compression. *tt11/17/2003

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
DP05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/22/200501/04/2006SPARK PLUG EJECTION FROM CYLINDER HEAD
 On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
DP05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/22/200501/04/2006SPARK PLUG EJECTION FROM CYLINDER HEAD
 On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
DP05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/22/200501/04/2006SPARK PLUG EJECTION FROM CYLINDER HEAD
 On september 6, 2005, odi received a petition requesting that the agency investigate allegations of engine spark plug ejection in certain model year 1997 through 2004 ford vehicles with triton v-8 and v-10 engines.odi received a total of 474 non-duplicative complaints on the subject vehicles where the complainant, or the dealer repairing the vehicle, reported that a spark plug detached from the cylinder and/or ejected from the engine.as of december 8, 2005, odi is not aware of any allegations where the alleged defect resulted in a loss of vehicle control, a crash, an injury, or a fatality in any of the 10,319,810 subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of only two incidents where the vehicle stalled without restart.information contained in the odi consumer complaints and obtained from 72 telephone interviews with complainants showed the following:(1) 99% of the complaints were on my 1997 to 2002 subject vehicles.(2) most the complainants reported hearing a loud pop while driving or upon starting up the vehicle followed by a loud, repetitive clicking or popping sound.(3) many of the complainants reported that the popping sound was accompanied by some loss of vehicle power; however, in 99% of the incidents reported, the vehicle did not stall.in the very few incidents where the vehicle did stall, most vehicles could be restarted.(4) only a small percentage of the complainants cited that they smelled gas or a slight burning smell when the incident occurred.(5) in all but a very few incidents, vehicle damage was limited to the engine.in one incident, the complaint reported that the fuel rail was damaged and replaced after one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine; however, the complainant reported that the damage did not result in any type of fuel leak or fire.in another incident, the only incident where a fire was alleged, the complainant reported that no fluid leak was observed, but that a fire resulted after the spark plug had ejected from the engine and he had restarted the vehicle and driven to another location.none of the complainants reported any damage to the vehicle hood.(6) only two complainants reported that they observed what appeared to be some drops of fuel coming from the cylinder where the spark plug had failed or on the spark plug itself; however, each of these complainants reported that there was no smoke or flames as a result of his incident.as the petitioner noted, and odi

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE
06/01/201154000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 lincoln navigator. the contact was driving 65 mph when the engine stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer confirmed there was an engine misfire. the manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.
06/01/201154000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 lincoln navigator. the contact was driving 65 mph when the engine stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer confirmed there was an engine misfire. the manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 75,000. kmj
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
03/23/2009721231
 The number three spark plug on the passenger side of my 2004 lincoln navigator blew out. the car has 72000 mile on it and is excellent condition. this is defect, there should be more threads holding the spark plug in pace, this car uses aluminum cylinder heads, the manufactures design did not put enough threads in place for aluminum to hold the plug over the usable life of the car and engine. *tr
11/25/20081111171
 Spark plugs ejected from cylinder head. *tr
01/17/2008508001
 Noticed the air compressor ran all of the time for the air ride system. the car was still in warranty took it to ford and they said they had fixed the problem. 800 miles out of warranty the ride side air shock went bad and burned out the compressor. looked up old paper work and come to find out that they has put on a noise reduction kit on the compressor. so we could no longer hear it run. contact the dealership as well as customer service at lincoln. they told us sorry about your luck it is out of warranty. took it to a different dealer and they said that the bags on the air ride system were dry rotted (the truck has 50,800 miles. he said this a common problem with ford and lincoln. they replace at least 8 sets a week. i had the right side fixed, new compressor. now 7 months later the left side as done the same thing (55,000 miles). *tr
03/27/200626000104/23/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 70mph on the interstate, the speed decreased to 50mph followed by the illumination of the check engine light. the vehicle was seen by a dealer. the mechanic determined the vacuum module on the engine failed. the engine vacuum module was replaced by the dealer.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
09/16/2006326586004/10/2004
 In nov 05 the car started to shut off momentarily as you started to drive, it would do it only when you would take off from a stop and never at freeway speeds. this would occur 50% of the time. the dealer had it on 11-7 and replaced the cam position sensor. when i picked it up on 11-8 it was worse than before. i returned it on 11-9 they returned it on 11-19 after replacing one of the coils. this helped but didn't solve the problem, still had the hesitation leaving a stop but only happened 2-3 times in the 1st week. in the 2nd week as i slowed down for a stop it shut completely off, when i put it in neutral , turned the ignition off and back on it started. it continued to hesitate at time when you were driving in city traffic but would not shut completely off. this past week the hesitations became more frequent and on tugs 5-16 it shut down totally in heavy traffic as i turned a corner. i delivered the car back to the dealer in the afternoon, he call and said nothing could be found and could one of the techs drive it home for a test drive, i agreed. he called and reported the car runs perfect and they can't do anything if they don't know what the problem is. the car now shuts off momentarily at freeway speeds and is very violent. the car once acted like it was running on 4 cylinders and slowed down to 30 mph, after pulling over on the freeway shutting the key off it work k again. dealer still can't detect what is wrong in september 2006. *nm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
12/04/2006106/24/2005
 First week in december took 2004 navigator with 29,000 miles to dealership after hearing a very clunking sound. i was told it needed a catalytic converter. dealership stated that it would take 2 weeks for part. i called lincoln to state my complain as to why it was going take so long and was told the warehouse that stored them burnt down. too make a very trying story short it will be 2 months until i get my navigator repaired. the dealership told me that they were told by lincoln that the part has to be made and then tested before they ship it to the dealership. i have never heard of such a thing. i can now understand why people are buying the imports and why american car makers are hurting. i will not buy another lincoln again. *jb
09/18/2006145000112/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle had been at the dealer for two months for a catalytic converter replacement, however the parts were not available. updated 12/18/06. *jb