Lincoln added an extra dash of flash to their big, brash Navigator SUV for 2015. The biggest news is under the hood, where a 380-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 replaced the thirsty, lethargic V8. Despite losing two cylinders, the new powerplant offers effortless power for quick acceleration and impressive towing ability. But it's "Eco" in name only; we recorded just 15 mpg overall.
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We expect the 2022 Navigator to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Lincoln's brand history and the similar Ford Expedition.

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The 2016 Lincoln Navigator has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence.

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Mar 11, 2022
A loss of brake fluid may result in a change in brake pedal travel, increased pedal effort and reduced front brake function, requiring greater effort and distance to stop the vehicle. These conditions can increase the risk of a crash.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and 2016-2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5L Ecoboost engines. The brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the front wheel circuit into the brake booster.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder. If the master cylinder is leaking, the brake booster will also be replaced. Repairs will be performed free of charge. An interim owner notification letter notifying customers of the safety defect were mailed on April 29, 2022. Owner notification letters were mailed April 29, 2022. This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 20V-332. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S11.
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
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V150000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 195864
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