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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 2
Average Mileage:
15,220 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2013 Lincoln MKS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Lincoln MKS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152015


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that his parents died due to carbon monoxide intake caused by the push to start feature not shutting off. There were no warning sounds or lights illuminated that indicated that the vehicle was still running. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that a lack of shut off features and audible sounds caused the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.....updated 03-31-16

- Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 122016


  • 36,344 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mks. While driving at unknown speeds, the headlights and all of the instrument panel lights turned off without warning. The lights illuminated again shortly after. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,344.

- Fliint, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 022014

MKS 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle was a total loss. The cause of the fire was electrical. There was a recall on this particular make, model, & year to fix a problem which would lead to a fire. However, the recall notice was never received. The insurance company, fiduciary, have denied the claim as they do not cover fires caused by electrical.

- Sunnyside, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 162013

MKS 6-cyl

  • 9,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that the my-touch system enabled the my-key system automatically. As a result, the vehicle would not accelerate over 59 mph. In addition, the my-touch system automatically rebooted and caused the air conditioner blower to shut off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 9,300 and the current mileage was 12,500.

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 192012

MKS 6-cyl

  • 458 miles
The vehicle lost all ability to accelerate while operating at approximately 65 mph on an interstate highway. This forced the operator to coast the vehicle to the shoulder of the highway while navigating through traffic. The powertrain malfunction/reduced power (rtt) wrench symbol illuminated in addition to the service engine soon light. Before the tow truck arrived the operator attempted to move the vehicle under its own power every 15 minutes. Within approximately 40 minutes the vehicle responded to the accelerator and was driven to the operator's residence. The service technician diagnosed that the throttle body lost electrical power forcing a fail safe mode that disconnected the accelerator control.

- College Park, MD, USA

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