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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,267 miles

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2008 Lincoln MKX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022012

MKX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Appropriate handling-info copy to Ford motors company re 2008 Lincoln Mkx from trinity mccgriff, 5th attempt to resolve the consumer stated the vehicle was leaking transmission fluid. The dealer replaced a seal and the ptu several times.

- Carteret, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 172010

MKX 6-cyl

  • 34,534 miles
I have a 2008 Lincoln Mkx which was purchased late 2008. If I am a stop at a light or intersection and it is on an incline, after I take my foot off the brake it will roll back until I brake or use the accelerator. On Friday, Sept. 17th, I was pulling out of a gas station which had a very steep incline and I had to come to a stop to allow for traffic before I left the station. I took my foot off the brake to try to accelerate and it rolled back severely almost hitting a gas tanker. I took it in to Lincoln and had it looked at because I am still under warranty and they said there was never any 'hill assist' put on the normal characteristic of the car. The dealer advised me there was nothing they I could do, and then told me to use my fully automatic car like I was using a manual transmission and that I should brake and accelerate at the same time on a steep hill. I remind you that I'm still under warranty. This is a serious safety issue and somebody has to do something. Either a pedestrian or another vehicle will be involved because of the roll back.

- San Antomio, TX, USA

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