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New 2020 Lincoln Aviator Experiencing Teething Problems

The highly-touted Lincoln Aviator luxury SUV has been recalled twice already and continues to experience various bugs

This is the type of “advertising” a struggling luxury brand does not need. We’ve been waiting for the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator for over a year, and we do mean waiting. At car shows and on paper, the Aviator is loaded with potential. In fact, we’re off to drive it for the first time in only a few days’ time.

The potential stems from not only it’s entirely agreeable interior and exterior styling but its powertrains. The engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 which is good for 400-horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque. There’s also the Aviator Grand Touring, or the hybrid version, that pairs a battery-powered electric motor to the V6 for a total of 494-horsepower and 630 lb.-ft. of torque. The promise of a great driving experience is strong.

Unfortunately, it seems that the new Aviator is loaded with numerous issues as well. Among the many complaints, owners have reported speedometers and tachometers were malfunctioning. Essentially, some reported that the entire instrument panel were faulty. Some of the worst problems mentioned were leaky sunroofs and the electric parking brake activating itself without warning while driving.

The recalls involved “unintended vehicle movement” while parked while the other pertains to seats that “may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash.” There are other bugs being reported on the luxury SUV but Ford is already addressing these faults.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator starts at $75,000 CDN and represents something of a rebirth and was (is?) expected to act as a beacon for Lincoln’s future.

If you’re curious about the new Aviator, check back with us next week for our first-drive impressions.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln
2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Aviator
2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Aviator
2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Aviator
2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Aviator
2020 Lincoln Aviator | Photo: Lincoln

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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