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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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2009 Lincoln MKS miscellaneous problems

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2009 Lincoln MKS Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172013


  • 36,000 miles


Vehicle does not have an automatic shut-off, if engine is left running. My mom died from carbon monoxide poisoning in April 2013 after she failed to stop the engine with the manual shut off button. She was found in her bedroom, which is next to the garage. The car was stationary and in the closed garage. I do not have the VIN number, as the car was sold in 2014. All vehicles should have an automatic shut off after twenty minutes of running.

- Avon, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 042015


  • 110,000 miles
Taking off from a signal and the transmission made a clunking sound and feel. The car rev'd up and would not shift out of 1st or 2nd gear. This has now happened twice. On more than 5 occasions, when accelerating from a stopped position, the tires hit a small patch of sand and the car will jerk and stop immediately with the over drive light flashing. The car will take up to 30 seconds to recover before it will let you move forward once again.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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