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Lincoln Corsair

The stylish Corsair is a new entry in the small luxury SUV segment that shares a platform with the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape. Yet the more upscale Corsair won’t be confused with the Ford, thanks to its well-appointed cabin, comfortable ride, and lively powertrain. The pricier Lincoln fulfills on the premium promise, delivering refinement throughout.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Corsair 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.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair has been recalled 4 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Overall Reliability Verdict
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
NA
Engine Minor
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Engine Cooling
NA
Transmission Major
NA
Transmission Minor
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Drive System
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Suspension
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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2020 Lincoln Corsair owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The grommet in the rear hatch that houses the electronic cabling for the hatch door was loose and water got inside and dripped on the inside glass of the hatch windshield. It too 3 service visits to correct the problem....fingers crossed."

Anonymous, MA (2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve 2.3-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The windshield was not correctly sealed at the factory, resulting in a leak above the passenger side glass. water entered and puddled on the passenger side floor well."

Anonymous, MA (2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve 2.3-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Operating the sunroof for the first time and when it closed made wind noise over 50 mph. Fixed it under warranty no problem since"

Anonymous, (2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve 2.3-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Wiper motor or washer

"Rain sensor failure. Wipers still worked, and could be switched from rain sensor mode to intermittent mode. This was an annoying inconvenience, as it occurred near the beginning of a 600-mile trip to visit relatives. Happy result: Called Lincoln, they contacted a nearby dealer who picked the car up Christmas Eve and returned it repaired on the day after Christmas. We are impressed."

Anonymous, FL (2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve 2.3-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rain sensor failed on 600 mile trip. Contacted Lincoln, vehicle was picked up (by dealer 600 mi from home) next day which was Christmas eve. Was repaired and returned 2 days later"

Anonymous, (2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve 2.3-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Sep 22, 2021
A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with 360-degree cameras. The video output may fail, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.
What should you do:
Dealers will update the Image Processing Module (IPMB) software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed November 16, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S44.
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: 21V735000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 228297
VISIBILITY
Sep 23, 2020
Reduced rearward visibility can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge, and Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair vehicles. Due to a poor electrical connection, the rearview camera may intermittently display a blank or distorted image. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview camera, free of charge. The recall began November 17, 2020. Remedy became available on February 1, 2021. Owner notification letters were mailed on February 1, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C19.
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.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V575000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 620246
POWER TRAIN
Sep 10, 2020
Missing or loose bolts on the start stop accumulator endcap could result in a transmission fluid leak and may progress to a loss of transmission function. A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Edge, Transit Connect and Lincoln MKX and 2020 Escape and Lincoln Corsair vehicles. The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the start/stop accumulator, free of charge. The recall began September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S49.
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.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V550000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 97
SUSPENSION
Aug 10, 2020
A fractured rear coil spring can affect vehicle handling. Additionally, a broken rear coil spring may separate from the vehicle and potentially become a road hazard. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Lincoln Corsair vehicles. There may be insufficient clearance between the rear coil springs and the rear toe link brackets possibly allowing the components to make contact, resulting in the coil springs breaking.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect for proper clearance between the toe link bracket and coil spring. If necessary, the toe link bracket edge will be trimmed according to the service procedure and a new coil spring will be installed, free of charge. The recall began November 4, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S41.
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.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V470000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2965
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