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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,520 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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2008 Lincoln MKX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 142014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Without warning or driver action, vehicle shifts into high gear and remains there for some period of time while warning lights come on including, engine, airbags and others, odometer and speedometer go blank or display error. This condition has lasted from 4 min to 20 min and has happened approximately 20 times since first incident. Sometimes shutting off vehicle and restarting after several minutes seems to help but until the problem corrects itself, putting it in gear results in a bang and jolts the vehicle as it goes into high gear. When in high gear, the vehicle has no power until it reaches higher speeds. At speeds below 55, the vehicle does not respond well to pressing the accelerator. It becomes dangerous when entering or crossing an intersection and it goes into high gear on its own. The internet has many posts of this problem with this vehicle.

- Oxford, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 082014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that the internal computer in the medium of the vehicles dashboard completely melted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis, who stated that the failure damaged the coil. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- San Marcos , TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 272013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 86,239 miles
This vehicle after 5 miles of driving suddenly lost power and entered what they call limp home mode dropping the speed to 40 mph and then to a crawl into a nearby parking lot. The dealer that repaired my vehicle said this happens to avoid further damage to the engine. There was no warning until after the vehicle had been stopped in the parking lot when the red engine light started flashing on the instrument panel. The car was towed to the local Ford dealership for repairers the repair bill states:" There was a failure of the eec module resulting in the failure of the PCM cranks, 6 coil packs" six spark plugs with a resulting cost of repairs at $683.47 for the eec module (this is the part that caused the destruction of the PCM cranks and six coil packs) the coil packs $999.48 for six, spark plugs total $45.54 for six, a plenum gasket $14.90 and $447.50 labor cost to repair vehicle. As an employee of Ford Motor Company, I got a 10% discount for the parts bringing the total repair cost to a total of $2190.05 here's my complaint. The eec failed; ok I get that but that part failure caused all the rest of the parts to be destroyed adding the cost of the coil packs, the gasket and additional labor costs. The eec was $ $683.47 the rest should be Ford Motor Company responsibility at the least. Ford Motor Company distributed a technical service bulletin to their dealers about this problem. Ford Motor Company knows that this problem can occurred and I talked to the mechanic that repaired my car stating to me that he had seen this problem in Fusion cars and Ford pickup trucks so this one dealer garage talking to one mechanic that had seen several vehicles do this. There has to be a lot more. This should be a recall.

- Bardstown , KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 252008


  • 840 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that the tire pressure icon illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact placed air in the passenger front and rear tires. The front tire was replaced in April of 2008 and the passenger rear tire was replaced in may of 2008. In addition, the driver and passenger mirrors would not adjust. There are no recalls on this year, make and model vehicle. The current mileage was 6,864 and failure mileage was 840.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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