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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,900 miles

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2009 Lincoln MKX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022016


  • 84,500 miles


Door ajar warning light will not disengage even though the door is closed and it also causes my alarm to sound.

- Hollsipple, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 062015


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that the automatic release button failed to respond. In addition, the contact stated that the door ajar warning light illuminated and there were no doors opened. The contact also noticed that the trunk door was not auto releasing upon coming down and which could cause an injury. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Harper Woods , MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 152014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Wires to headlights brittle and/or broken. This vehicle has headlights that move the direction steering wheel is turned and also self adjust height up and down as vehicle is traveling. The almost constant movement of headlamp is causing wires to become brittle and break causing headlight failure. Not only is this unsafe, but it appears that some repair shops are saying the fuse box needs to be replaced and reprogrammed to repair symptom. Some people may just think a headlamp is burned out and after replacing bulb, light still won't work. Those who continue to drive risk loosing other headlight at same time. There is no warning indicator in car to notify driver there is a headlamp out so a person could easily be driving with one light and not even notice. Upon searching internet I noticed other late model Ford products with same problem. On my car the insulation was still in tact so it was not easily noticed, but yes the wire was physically broken inside wire insulation. My car has never been in a car accident, nor has it been worked on by anyone other than Lincoln dealership or myself. There is a cap that has to be removed from headlight housing before one could access this sealed off area.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 022013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Frequency: Once every other day when temperature over 73 F. electrical: (issue 1) the sound system while in use creates a horrendous sound/bang that sounds like an accident. This causes a loss of driver attention and distraction from traffic. (issue 2) after loud sound, the stereo will lock it self and not allowing to shut it down or anything. (issue 3) after loud sound, the turn signal will flash in a faster paced than normal. (issue 4) after loud sound, air conditioner would not work. All this issues would resolve by turning car off and opening the driver door to reset itself. This is a big safety issue, with sleeping kids in the back when loud sound gets trigger and have to stop in the middle of highway to "reset the system".

- Ephrata, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082009


  • 6,000 miles
2009 Lincoln Mkx vehicle has driver power seat that is unstable and rocks while driving. This causes an unsafe driving condition that makes the foot fall off the brake pedal when braking. Dealer says this is normal. Another defect is the sound system while in use creates a horrendous sound/bang that sounds like an accident. This causes a loss of driver attention and distraction from traffic. Dealer says this is a defect with no fix.

- Roseville, CA, USA

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