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#2 of 91 LS Electrical Problems
Mar 04, 2006 (5:37 pm)
I have a 33 month old LS V6 with 28,000 miles on it. I have to carry a portable jumper box with me because the battery keeps dying. Been to service 3 times but they can't seem to fix it. Last week the sun roof opened by itself - 2 hours during a snow storm. During my almost three years, car has been in the shop for a variety of electrical problems 8 or 9 times. I am currently looking to Ford to get me out of my lease but they are not interested. I attempted to trade the car in and was offered 13.5. That's some depreciation for a 39,000 car.
Anyway, i'm not asking any questions, but if anyone is reading this, NEVER BUY A LINCOLN!!!! And while it's possible that I just got a bad car, the real problem is that no one at Ford/Lincoln cares, that's the real trouble.
If you're looking for a car, get anything but a Lincoln.
#3 of 91 Re: LS Electrical Problems [wib64]
Mar 17, 2006 (11:13 pm)
Did you ever find the cause of the electrical problem that caused the sunroof to open by itself? Did it ever recur? We had this happen this week during a rainstorm. The doors unlocked, all the windows came down, and the roof opened. Otherwise, it has been a good, reliable car.
#4 of 91 Re: LS Electrical Problems [eckhard]
May 21, 2006 (9:20 pm)
I think if you press and hold the unlock button on your key remote, your windows will come down and your sunroof will open. It's in the manual and it happened to me once.
#5 of 91 my ls is losing power
Mar 17, 2006 (2:38 pm)
my ls is losing power. i can jump it off. it will run until i turn the radio on, or lights on. then everything goes dim and car cuts off. help
#6 of 91 Re: my ls is losing power [trey2000]
Mar 17, 2006 (5:33 pm)
You need a new battery.
#7 of 91 Heated seat element
Mar 23, 2006 (6:57 am)
We know early LSs were prone to heated seat element failures. I have been knocking on wood and patting myself on the back for having a 4/99 build LS that seemed immune to this issue and the others that have been documented. Well, my luck just ran out. Drivers side was cold as a stone this morning! Passenger side is still toasty. Seven years and 104,000 miles in Minnesota has finally taken it's toll.
Anyone ever tackle the element replacement themselves?
#8 of 91 Re: Heated seat element [brucelinc]
Mar 23, 2006 (7:46 am)
I think one person did, but since you have seat mounted side airbags it's risky. It's about $300 through the dealer or you can get any upholstery shop that does car seats to do it since most of the work involves removing the seat and the upholstery.
#9 of 91 Re: Heated seat element [akirby]
Mar 23, 2006 (8:57 am)
Thanks, Allen. I will do some checking with local shops who add heated seats.
They say problems come in "3s." Let's see....COPs a couple of weeks ago.....heated seats this week.....OH, BOY! I might get to put in new power window regulators next week!!
I still can't complain - except it would have been nice if the seat heater had failed while under warranty like a lot of my fellow LS owner's did.
#10 of 91 Re: Heated seat element [brucelinc]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:28 am)
Yep - most (including mine) failed within the first 2 years.
If you need regulators you can now get just the regulator by itself for < $30 (check with Bill Jenkins at Team Ford in Las Vegas). You reuse the motor from the old one. First one takes about 2 hours to do but after that it's a 45 minute job.