The Aviator delivers an upgraded driving experience with a more sophisticated, luxurious cabin than the Ford Explorer with which it shares the same platform. We’re not thrilled with some of the Aviator’s tricky controls and the so-so fuel economy, but in most other ways it is a pleasant and well-rounded three-row luxury midsized SUV.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Aviator will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

Predicted Reliability
The 2022 Lincoln Aviator has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Recalls
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SEATS
Apr 14, 2022
A detached head restraint cushion can increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Lincoln Aviator vehicles. The front-row driver and passenger seat power head restraint cushion may detach from the head restraint assembly when adjusted to the full forward position.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the front-row passenger and driver head restraints, free of charge. An interim owner notification letter to notify owners of the defect was mailed on May 11, 2022. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 9, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S23.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V247000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 933
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Mar 25, 2022
A loss of drive power can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with the 3.0L plug-in hybrid powertrain. The inlet charge port harness bus bar may become unseated, leading to a loss of drive power.
What should you do:
Dealers will inspect the inlet charge port harness date code label, and replace the harness, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 2, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S19.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V187000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 585
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Feb 16, 2022
A detached fuel filler tube can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles. The fuel filler tube may detach during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
What should you do:
Dealers will install a fuel vapor line redundant locking clip, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on April 4, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22C02.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V088000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18366
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