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#277 of 976 Re: Is this typical? [clarksalmo]
Jan 25, 2005 (9:33 pm)
I also have a numerous problems with my 2003 Aviator. The entire electrical computer has been replaced after the stalling of the engine almost caused an accident, the drivers seat has come loose several times, several rattles, and the most irritating thing is the noise level inside the Aviator at highway speeds. It has air leaks on both sides and the dealer continues to say it is the mirrors causing the noise. The rear hatch has continued to pop open at various times. I have had this lemon in the shop about 12 times in the 14 months I have owned it. I am soooo sorry I purchased this overpriced vehicle. Lincoln has offered me 2 months of payments to keep me quiet along with an extended warranty. So far, I havent seen this paperwork come through. I guess they are waiting for a lawsuit.
#278 of 976 Re: Is this typical? [dougc1]
Jan 27, 2005 (10:11 pm)
The only problem we have had with our 2003 aviator is running over a steel truck tail gate at 60 mph and running over a large dog at 45 mph. The tailgate took out the left two wheels but the avaitor slowed without incident to a stop very safely. The dog is no more but there is a dent in the bumper.
On Gasoline many times I put in 1/2 93 and 1/2 89 to get the 91 mix. Better gas mileage with 93 in almost all tests...
No problems and very happy with SUV. IT is quiet at 60 mph in fact why have a radio that gets louder at highway speeds. I have to turn it down... ha.
#279 of 976 Re: advice on Aviator /Navigator [mapleton]
Feb 04, 2005 (10:07 pm)
Can you tell me about how you proceeded with your lemon to actually receive a refund. I have different problems but am completely fed up with my lemon. ??? Please help if you can.
#280 of 976 Re: Steering Problem [lolaj42]
Feb 09, 2005 (3:15 pm)
I have a 2004 Aviator that I purchased in July 2004 and it currently has 8,200 miles.
Making a hard left there the steering would shudder/vibrate. It would always happen upon initially driving the vehicle from a prolonged shutdown (e.g. overnight). Most times after the initial start the problem would not repeat.
The dealer performed Service Message 04-10-1 and ultimately replaced the Power Steering Rack (3C5Z*3504*AA Gear Assembly). It's been a week since the fix and there are no signs of the shudder/vibration.
#281 of 976 Re: [heyjewel]
Feb 10, 2005 (7:20 am)
We may have a class action suit in the making. Ford knows about the heater problems but refuses to act on it. Cold weather drivers of the Aviator, and I suspect other ford products, suffer in cold weather with cold air directed from the defogger vents. Had a service mgr. use a temp. probe in vents and he agreed that it was a problem but Ford will not respond to it. At the very least there should be a recall to reprogram the heater controls.
#282 of 976 Aviator heater problems class action
Feb 10, 2005 (7:27 am)
Any owning of an Aviator who lives in a cold weather climate suffers with cold air from the defogger vents after the vehicle has warmed up. Ford will not fix. But, they are aware of the problem. I am in process of forming a class. If interested contact me.
#283 of 976 Re: Climate Control Issues [jacebeck]
Feb 12, 2005 (7:16 am)
I'm forming a class for suit against Ford re. this problem. Respond if interested.
#284 of 976 heat in cold weather
Feb 12, 2005 (5:56 pm)
hi all, live in CT, about to purchase an Aviator, '04 new in Feb '05, love the car, great price, $38,500 before 350 in costs and 2600 in taxes, is this enough reason to stay away? also, if u have the time, what u think of my deal, car is loaded, dvd, nav, and moonroof.
thanks, and good night all.
#285 of 976 Re: heat in cold weather [alex925]
Feb 13, 2005 (11:05 am)
Unless you want to freeze when driving in cold weather you should stay away from the Aviator. Better yet, ask the dealer what Ford is doing about the cold air that is ejected from the defogger vents or get a guarantee from him that it will be fixed as a condition of the sale. Other than the cold weather problem I like the Aviator. But, if I had not known about the problem I would never have purchased it.
#286 of 976 Re: Aviator HVAC problems [heyjewel]
Feb 13, 2005 (11:15 am)
This is a real problem and Ford does know about it. Their local dealer is imbarassed that Ford is stonewalling the issue. I am in process of pressing the issue w/Ford. If I don't get any satisfaction I will insist on arbitration and ultimately sue if necessary. I have been assured that I can win ,e.g. secure damages and reimbursement for the cost of suit. Any one who cares to join in suit will get a free ride re costs.