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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,612 miles

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2007 Lincoln MKX fuel system problems

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2007 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 012015

MKX 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Letter from senator klobuchar on behalf of constituent re an air bag recall of his Lincoln Mkx (attn: Cacje henderson). The consumer stated he recently came across a recall concerning a possible fuel tank corrosion leak; recall # 14V682000. The consumer stated he was never notified about the recall. The requested to have the air bag deactivated. Updated 09/19/16.

- Buffalo, MN, USA

problem #10

Dec 012014

MKX

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V682000 (fuel system, gasoline) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and manufacturer informed that the part would not be available until October of 2015. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Troy , NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 302014

MKX 6-cyl

  • miles
Smelled fuel around vehicle about a week ago. After a couple days after smell started, fuel began to leak & drip onto ground. By next day I lost 1/2 tank of fuel onto the ground. Took to dealer they found seam on tank is corroded and leaking. Repair is $2000. Tank alone is $1500. If these tanks are this costly, they should last much longer than 6 - 7 years. This is an unsafe condition and overly costly. I am upset to find this is a common issue and is ignored by Ford as an issue. There is no reason for the cost to be so high on part unless Ford is controlling it. For just about any other vehicle, the typical cost for a tank is $100 to $500. There is no special design. It does not come with anything extra. No pump. No sensors. It is a bare tank. This should be looked into closely and fomoco held responsible and recalls should be sent on these very unsafe vehicles.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 012014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was smelling gas from my 2007 Mkx. I checked under the car for leaks and didn't see any. Most times the smell was strong after filling it, so I thought there may have been a little spill-off near the cap and didn't think anything more of it. A few days before 7/1/2014 the gas smell was really strong both outside and inside the car after just filling it up. On 7/1, I was still smelling gas and took the car over to my mechanic. He advised he was seeing an issue at the top of the tank but needed to drop the tank to be sure. He released the truck back to me advising me to drive the gas down to almost "E". when I got home later that day, I started doing research on-line and found many Mkx/edge owners with the same complaints regarding the fuel tank. I called Lincoln and they opened a case #. I took my truck back to the mechanic on 7/8 and he advised me that the sealing ring was crushed. He explained it was from corrosion due to the ethanol and it was very common. He ordered the parts and told me the truck would be ready on the 7/9. today, 7/9 my mechanic called me to get the ok to fill the tank. He called me back shortly to let me know he found a bigger problem. He advised when he filled the tank, he found the fuel leaking from the seam on the left side of the tank. He advised this was not common. He also advised he looked up the tank's part # and found there was a revision/update to the part but it did not state what it was. He advised me to get on the phone with Lincoln and have them come out to take a look at the tank. I spoke with Lincoln relations and they told me they don't do that. I'm very upset with Lincoln. Based on other customer complaints, this has been an on-going issues that Lincoln/Ford has turned a blind eye to. Something needs to be done.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #7

Dec 172013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2007 Lincoln mk - 70K. Smelled gasoline several times at different locations today. Further investigation revealed that gasoline is leaking from the seam of the gas tank. Have seen multiple complaints on multiple sites including NHTSA for 2007 Lincoln Mkx and the Ford edge(same gas tank assembly). The issue is occurring with these models around the same mileage. Ford needs to put out a recall on this item as it is a major safety concern and there should not be an issue with this part at this mileage.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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problem #6

Nov 192013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
After noticing same fuel leak under my car, I took them to Ford dealership for inspection. Their technician found that fuel tank is heavily corroded around weld on the rear side of the fuel tank, and that fuel leaks at that place when the fuel tank is full. He told me that tank should be replaced. After that I talked with Lincoln representative and she told me that Lincoln doesn't cover fuel tank replacement after 5 year warranty or 50000 miles.

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 192013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 131,632 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I've been smelling gas and I thought it might have been from other cars on the road until today when my car started making a loud noise sounding like it was coming from the passenger front side.it stalled out on me around a month ago for no reason and when I went to park it today I kept smelling gas and noticed it's my vehicle.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 212013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 74,904 miles
Could smell gas while parked and engine off. Had the car checked and found that the gas tank is leaking at the seam. There is no visible damage. The seam has failed. The fuel tank was replaced by an auto repair shop at a cost of $548.58. In August 2015, the consumer discovered a recall was issued in October 2014. Updated 09/02/15.

- Waveland, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 182013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that while parked, she noticed a gasoline fuel odor. The contact inspected the vehicle and found fuel leaking from the fuel tank. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the fuel tank failed at the seam and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Sugar Loaf, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 132009

MKX

  • 23,000 miles
Albany, ga (walb) - imagine you're on your way to work, when suddenly, you car suddenly becomes engulfed in flames. That's exactly what happened to anita tunstill Tuesday morning while she was driving along roxanna road in radium springs. But when you see what's left of her car, you'll see why its miracle she's alive. It sounded like a dump truck at first, then came a loud noise. "I just heard a crash. A boom." But what eliza berry heard from inside a roxanna road home was no dump truck. And what do she see? "fire. Just a huge fire." A huge fire that engulfed tunstall's Lincoln Mkx. The 57-year-old tunstall was behind the wheel of the SUV on her way to work when she noticed smoke coming from the back of her car. Witnesses tried flagging her down, but by that time, flames were shooting up the side. She ran off the road, struck a mail box, a sign, and then skidded across the road leaving a trail of flames, coming to a rest underneath a power line. Rich williams was driving his kids to school when he saw what happened. "I'm driving around the corner and I see the trail of flames and I noticed that car over there was on fire." Not knowing if anyone was trapped inside the burning car, williams and a group of good samaritans, employees at radium springs elementary, jumped into action. "I got out and ran over, and Mr. Poole, the gym teacher, and another teacher were over here, and this purse came flying out as it was on fire. This lady dove out and we just dragged her away." "the car just started popping, engulfed in flames and exploded." Tunstall made out it, in shock, but virtually unharmed. It's a miracle she says, just to be alive. Something she credits to the unselfish acts of others who put their lives in harms way to save hers. It isn't clear what caused tunstill's car to catch fire. We spoke with her by phone and she tells us she would like to personally thank those who came to her rescue, adding that she wouldn't be here without them.

- Albany , GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262007

MKX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Fuel economy information.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

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