1st Gen (1999 – 2002) Lincoln Navigator Problems

The 1st generation of the Navigator has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.51. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1999–2002 Navigator model years have sent in 16 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the electrical (18%) and the body (6%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Lincoln model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2002 5
2001 7
2000 1
1999 3

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