by Steve Mcblue on Jul 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
problems since day 1, terrible reliability with this car. I wont even start listing the issues cause it pains me. I'm a mechanic and this is one of the worst cars to work on. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from the LS.
by Ollie on May 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased this car for my wife and for the first 3 years of owning the car it was great. Slowly things started going wrong which I guess is normal. CD quit working, passeger door lock quit opening, gas door stopped opening, that kind of thing. at 89k it developed a spudder when you stepped on the gas. After some research I realized it was either one of two fuel pumps or a coil. Pumps were $300 bucks a piece, coils were $50 a piece. I have replaced one coil already and I liken it to performing surgery, not fun to work on this car at all. Its a great car when it runs well but a nightmare to work on and very expensive to maintain when things start going bad. Trade in value is horrible.
by Bring back the LS on Dec 17, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
I have had the vehicle for a few years now. I have had just a few problems with it. the valve cover gaskets leaked, the chrome on the inside of the rims had oxidated and potted out. I recently had to purchase new rims for the vehicle 8(. Over all the car has been a good car gets okay fuel mileage for a V8. Only thing i wish it had more of is storage room in the trunk and room in the car with 2 kids it can be a tight fit on long trips.
V6 models now come with standard traction control and optional AdvanceTrac. All models receive a glow-in-the-dark manual trunk release and child safety-seat anchor points. The sport package has a new 17-inch chrome wheel design and a mini spare tire and wheel instead of the previous 16-inch nonmatching aluminum wheel (both late availability). Inside, there is an additional power point, a revised cupholder design, an optional in-dash six-disc CD changer and an optional mirror-mounted compass. The height-adjustable rear-seat head restraints have been deleted from V8 automatics. Four new exterior colors are offered. Lincoln now offers complimentary maintenance at no additional charge for the first three years/36,000 miles in service.
Ok, so I've got a 2001 LS with the V8 in it and it has around 140,000 miles on it. Recently it died on me and I took it over to a friend of mine who used to work as a certified mechanic for over 30 ye...
My girlfriend started our 2001 LS V8 this morning and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. She left for work and made it a mile down the road and it stalled. She said that it was cutting out a little ...