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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 4
Average Mileage:
42,264 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Lincoln MKS engine problems

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2013 Lincoln MKS Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 162016


  • 18,900 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that the push button start failed. The contact believed that the engine was off when it was still on, causing carbon moxide to fill the garage. The contact and passenger became ill due to the carbon monoxide. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not equipped with an alarm that advised that the engine was on nor did it have a timer that will shut off the engine automatically if left on. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 18,900.

- Springfield, NE, USA

problem #8

Jun 152015


  • miles
Please pass safety regulations for keyless ignitions. Both my parents died from this, you had the chance in 2011 to do it and 6 more people have died in this manner.

- Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 152015


  • 300,000 miles
My parents died from keyless ignition death 6/15/2015. They bought this car and were not told that it had no safety features like loud audible or engine shut off once they walked away with the key-fob. Make new regulations !!!!!!!!!!!

- Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 112016


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln mkx. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the low engine pressure warning light illuminated causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was restarted and resumed to normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,000.

- Fayettville, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 052015

MKS 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle started smoking under the hood. The contact had to pull over to the side of the road and flames were emerging from the engine. The police and fire departments extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was destroyed. No injuries were reported. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 12/03/15 updated 01/27/16 updated 03/04/16.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 242013


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mks. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V227000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was scheduled to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 11,000.

- Helotes , TX, USA

problem #3

May 222013


  • 11,000 miles


I read in the paper that you are investigating Ford F150 trucks with the ecoboost engine for sudden stalling problems when attempting to accelerate. I have experienced the same problem several times with my 2013 Lincoln Mks with the ecoboost engine. Previously I owned a 2010 Lincoln Mks with the ecoboost engine that also occasionally experienced the same problem.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

May 152013

MKS 6-cyl

  • 3,019 miles
Happened 2 - 3 times. Engine will sputter/die after coming to near stop and then trying to accelerate into traffic flow or make a turn through traffic onto a street. Car will start up again after pressing gas pedal numerous times. Very scary and dangerous as car dies in front of oncoming traffic.I was told at Ford dealer that Ford knows about the problem but there is nothing that can be done. This is a serious safety issue involving a very expensive automobile. Ford needs to be forced to do the right thing and either fix the problem or refund the purchase price.

- Sandy, UT, 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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