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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
132,011 miles

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2010 Lincoln MKS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Lincoln MKS Owner Comments

problem #4

May 242015


  • 412,200 miles


I was driving into my garage with my foot on the brake when car accelerated to full speedc. I applied full pressure to brake. Car failed to stop. Car only stoped when I put shift lever in neuteral after going through rear wall of garage. If someone had been in front of the car they would have been killed.

- Ishpeming, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 102013

MKS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to respond to deceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to another dealer who determined that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 19,700. Updated 10/07/14 the consumer stated that upon pressure the brake pedal would fade until it reaches the floor. The pedal would fade so far it was necessary to use your toes to reach the pedal. The manufacturer stated the vehicle was operating as designed. Updated 5/13/2015

- Garrison , NY, USA

problem #2

May 082014

MKS 6-cyl

  • 86,345 miles
We had a 2009 Mks which accelerated by it self on April 21, 2014 and caused my wife to hit a tree and spend three days in the hospital and also totaled out our car. Not knowing that there was a problem with the car, we brought a 2010 Mks on May 7, 2010 and on May 8, 2014 when my wife pulled into our driveway, that car also had an unintended acceleration opposite causing it to surge at a high speed running through our garage door and the corner of our house. I then looked on the internet and discovered that there were several class action law suits in about 14 states dealing with the same problem, of unintended acceleration dealing with the electronic throttles causing this dangerous situation. To our surprise both of the cars we brought the 2009 and 2010 Mks was on this list for this scary and frightening problem. Now how you we get this defect corrected, so we can drive the car safely" is there an tsb repair bulletin sent to the dealers for this repair" please someone help.thanks

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013

MKS 6-cyl

  • 13,500 miles
Brake pedal invariably collapses completely to floor when they are depressed causing the brakes to not properly function. This typically occurs upon startup, when the brake pedal is depressed in order to move the gear selector. I have experienced this problem over the course of several months. Other operators of the vehicles have noticed a clicking or popping sensation that could be felt by the driver during depression of the brake pedal. I decided to carry the car to the dealership after experiencing total brake failure temporarily while operating the vehicle on the highway. Due to the sudden lane intrusion by another vehicle, which required emergency braking and maneuvering, I experienced substantial underperforming of the brake system during brake pedal depression; there was very little brake pedal pressure. During this particular event, I experienced very similar brake pedal depression that I invariably experience during startups. The vehicle was taken to the local Ford dealership, where a defective master cylinder was diagnosed as the problem. However, the car was subsequently returned to the dealership (where it remains at this moment) because of recurrence of the brake pedal problem and improper braking system, which makes the car unsafe to operate. The dealership was unable to replicate the problem over the course of more than a week and informed me that they could not find anything wrong with the brakes. My concerns have been elevated to dealership management.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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