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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2012 Lincoln MKX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062016


  • 58,000 miles


While driving on the freeway car started jerking while pressing on the gas, then car began to slow down, and power shut down. So luckily I was able to pull over and avoid a accident. Sat for awhile then restarted the car and drove off. On another occasion, while trying to merge on to a freeway, while trying to accelerate, car jerks and acts as if it wants to shut down. Also door sensors beep every time you get out of car, and you have to keep slamming doors in order for interior, lights to go off. Dash reads doors are still open. No power to my radio and cant even get my display screen to turn on.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

May 272015

MKX 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Going down the street when all of a sudden the car give a big hiccup, then just a few feet more, another big hiccup, then had no power, could press the gas pedal to the floor, and nothing, luckily was able to pull it off the street, out of the way of traffic, had we been going faster, and been on a busy highway, could had been fatally injured by a car traveling behind us at a greater speed. The open wrench sign came up on the instrument panel, indicating powertrain problem. Luck for us, a deputy came along, and ask to help, he said try to restart it, we had sit for about 5 minutes, the open wrench light was gone, and the car we could drive on home, took to the plaza Lincoln dealer the next day, and they ran the computer test and the pinpoint test and could not find anything, but I have found on the internet, this is a common problem! I guess we have to have people killed before anyone will do a recall on this problem, sad money is more important then people's lives.

- The Villages, GA, USA

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