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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,617 miles

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2012 Lincoln MKX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 122016

MKX

  • 46,500 miles

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

Brake pedal very soft, goes to floor making it difficult to stop. After pumping brake a couple of times braking possible but still not right also a hissing sound can be heard. This happens when trying to stop on either city streets or highway. Example when stopping for a stop sign or signal. First repair shop I took it to checked my brakes and said they were fine. After still experiencing the problem I took it another repair facility and they were able to fix the problem by replacing the master cylinder and brake booster. Car now stops ok. This was at 46703 miles.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #5

May 062015

MKX 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Same as all the other complaints regarding this problem. I went to stop at a 4 way stop and my brakes were hard than hissed and went way down to the floor. I was not able to stop at the stop sign and I thank god no one was in front of me. After having the brakes inspected and assured that they were ok the problem persisted. Now my car is going to sit until I can figure out what to do next. This is a very dangerous problem! brakes are a necessity and death or injuries need to be avoided now! please please investigate this problem before someone gets hurt or dies.

- Payson, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 052014

MKX

  • 46,700 miles
I noticed a few days ago when I was in traffic my brakes didn't want to hold. I pressed really hard and only then did my car stopped. I took it to a mechanic and he checked it out and said my brakes looked great. Two days ago I was driving and my car just shut off and the engine light came on. I took it to the Ford dealer to have it checked out. I was told it was a faulty value and that my brakes were fine. When I went to leave the dealer my car shut off in the middle of the highway and my brakes failed I was thankful that there were no cars in front of me. I immediately turned around and went back to the dealer. The manager came and checked it out and he said the booster part of the brakes were defected and my car was still under warranty. The car is now in the shop. I noticed when I checked online that others have had the same issues. My fear was having an accident!

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 082014

MKX

  • 20,900 miles

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

Same as previous complaint I pasted below. The car in front of me brake and my brakes were not responding the pedal was locked then went soft resulting in a very close call as I almost hit the car in front of me because I couldn't get the brakes to engage. Air hissing when I pressed break pedal, I am taking the car in to the dealership tomorrow. Very dangerous defect in brakes, should be considered for a recall as it could easily have resulted in a collision and injury. Date complaint filed: 08/16/2014  component(s): service brakes date of incident: 08/15/2014 NHTSA id number: 10625747 all products associated with this complaint details 0 associated documents crash:no fire:no number of injuries:0 number of deaths:0 manufacturer: Ford Motor Company vehicle identification no. (VIN):not available summary:brake booster failure resulted in "near miss." The brakes were hissing, incredibly difficult to press, and went soft eventually after standing on them to engage. This is a known issue for the Ford edge / Lincoln Mkx with an associated "customer satisfaction program" (read recall avoidance) # 13N02. This problem requires a recall, because the brake system is unsafe when this part fails. Period. Morbidity and mortality associated with this problem require investigation.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152014

MKX

  • 28,000 miles
Brake booster failure resulted in "near miss." The brakes were hissing, incredibly difficult to press, and went soft eventually after standing on them to engage. This is a known issue for the Ford edge / Lincoln Mkx with an associated "customer satisfaction program" (read recall avoidance) # 13N02. This problem requires a recall, because the brake system is unsafe when this part fails. Period. Morbidity and mortality associated with this problem require investigation.

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 042014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 27,600 miles
I drive a Lincoln 2012 Mkx. As I was driving down the road coming up to a major intersection my brakes failed. After vigorously pumping the brakes, I was finally able to come to a safe stop without an accident. As it turned out, the brakes had a defected power booster and I had to have this replaced. I have been in touch with Lincoln and besides offering me an extra warranty they could not assist with getting me into another vehicle. I have had issues with this vehicle since it was purchasednew. The stick shift had to be replaced due to transmisson issue and not going into park, back hatch issues, software issues, radio issues, and the most recently a power steering hose leak, then this issue with the brakes. After the last issue I lost any comort level in the reliability of this vehicle.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

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