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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,773 miles

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2010 Lincoln MKT engine problems

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2010 Lincoln MKT Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 152015


  • 100,125 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Lincoln Mkt. While driving at any speed, the turbo fuel line emitted exhaust fumes into the vehicle. The contact stated that the engine remained on after the vehicle was turned off. In addition, the passenger side door handle was fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failures were unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 100,125. Updated 02/24/16

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 222014

MKT 6-cyl

  • 55,500 miles
I bought certified (cpo) 2010 Lincoln Mkt in Aug 2013. It had a mileage of around 50500 miles. After running just around 5K, it shivered and broke down on a trip when I was about to merge to highway from an exit and there were white fumes from the cylinder. At first they mentioned, there is a problem with fuel injector and it needs to be replaced. Later they mentioned of a problem with few other parts and replaced the same too. Then they mentioned of replacing the engine and done the same. But problem didn't solve. Later they changed the torque sensor or something and gave the vehicle after 1.5 months. But I was hearing some type of noise from the hood and returned to dealership in 2 days. And then they mentioned of replacing engine belt and axle. But still problem was unsolved and they asked me to authorize for opening the dash to determine the problem. But I opposed it and contacted Lincoln. Later they authorized the labour and took the car again to workshop. After that they changed pulley belt. But the noise didn't disappear. Later they had an engineer from Lincoln come and examine the vehicle. And the engineer asked of replacing the transmission. But it too didn't work. And the Lincoln engineer came up again and mentioned of replacing 1 upper engine mount, 1 upper transmission mount, 1 front engine roll restrictor, 1 rear engine roll restrictor. It's already more than 4.5 months since when vehicle is under repairs and with no luck. In between a claim was made with Lincoln to buy back or replace the vehicle, but they refused the same as well. So far below repairs have been made but the problem is still not solved 100%.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 172013

MKT 6-cyl

  • 48,012 miles
First time I was driving at about 20 miles per hour and let go of the gas pedal the car jumped out of drive and did a jerking sound they replied it was 2 solenoids were replaced the next time I was diving up a hill with a 20% grade and tried to accelerate and it lost all power. It remained the same on acceleration. No power what so ever until I made it to the top.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 142012


  • 47,000 miles


Getting on to the interstate and tried to accelerate and car started knocking, and shudder had lose of power. This has happened on several other occasions. No check engine lights come on.

- Zachary, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222012


  • 33,000 miles
On several occasions the vehicle's engine shudders and seems to lose power while moving if the gas is stepped on at a fast rate.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 102010

MKT 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
When I first got the car in 2010, the first incident occurred while I was driving about 40 mph. I would step on the accelerator and the car would jerk and the RPM's would rev up and nothing would happen. On an oil change service, I reported this to the dealer and they said they could not reproduce the incident and nothing showed up on the computer record chip. On many occasions after, the same thing would happen, I would step on the accelerator and the car would jerk furiously and the RPM's would rev up and nothing would happen...the car was at a standstill. This would happen while I was sitting at a traffic light or trying to make a left turn. If I was trying to make a left turn and this occurred, I could of gotten killed if the car did not move during the middle of the turn....luckily there was no oncoming traffic when it happened. I reported this may times to different Lincoln dealers in the metro detroit area...they all said it could not be reproduced...they made me feel as though I was crazy for reporting this. I would even go to the dealer on the day it would happen so they could check the computer chip within 24 hours of the incident and still nothing showed up. Finally, a check engine light came on about a year ago, and the dealer finally determined that it was a speed sensor that went bad. The dealer could not detect the problem if the speed sensor was partially bad, it had to fully go bad in order for it to be detected. This was very frustrating and cost me a lot of time, money, energy and mental anguish wondering if I was going to die because the car would not work while I was turning or in the middle of traffic.

- Keego Harbor, MI, USA

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