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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,171 miles

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2013 Lincoln MKX electrical problems

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2013 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 312016

MKX

  • 41,000 miles

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

Vehicle is stationary. The door ajar warning light, at times, remains on when the door is closed which affects several electrical components such as, automatic door locks, alarm system, courtesy lights and other electrical components. The door has to be slammed shut several times to make the warning light go off and make the inoperable components operable. The cause of this problem appears to be a faulty door lock switch which is quite common in several Ford/Lincoln vehicles. A recall of these door lock switches should be entertained.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 222015

MKX

  • 20,000 miles
Went for a walk with 4 year old son at the mountain, came back to a melted Mkx. Fire department came. With in a span of an hour fifteen minutes, the vehicle cab had melted and cooled to touch. We barely escaped possible death had I been driving on the freeway.

- Yuma , AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 032013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The electronic keys for the car are way too sensitive. They can be in a purse or backpack and the buttons can be pressed down. They are also easily pressed down if you have them in your pocket with another item. On multiple occasions we have walked out to our car and had the windows all down, the sun roof open and or the tailgate up. We frequently will set off the alarm. One time it had started raining heavily and the windows had gotten rolled down. Consequently the interior of the car was soaked. We have had other cars that had similar keys but have never had this problem.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 262014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 14,120 miles

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

Car bucked several times but did not lose power. Next day 8-27 mileage 14,254 the control panel (phone, navigation, climate, sirius) froze for at least 5 miles. Did not lose power this time. Screen came back to normal after about 2 to 3 minutes. These problems reported to Lincoln service and was advised to bring the car in again Tuesday morning 9-2-14. All incidents previously reported to you, Lincoln service could not find any problems relating to all the incidents except to replace the faulty windshield wiper assembly on 2-06-14.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jul 282014

MKX 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,356 miles
While driving on the off ramp of highway, dashboard went blank and vehicke shut down. Was able to restart after a minute or 2 same problem as previous 6-14-14 incident.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #6

Apr 292014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 10,245 miles
Started car in driveway. Car stalled and lost all power. Tried to restart and car started again. 1 week later, while driving dashboard control panel (phone, navigation, climate, sirius blacked out. Car stalled in middle of highway. No power. Later the same day, the brake pedal went directly to the floor when starting.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 142014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 11,215 miles

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

Car shutdown while in the left lane of highway. No power. Dashboard control panel blacked out and vehicle shut down. Was able to restart after a minute or 2.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 292014

MKX

  • 10,245 miles
Started car in driveway. Car stalled and lost all power. Tried to restart and car did restart. 1 week later while driving the dashboard control panel (phone, navigation, sirius, climate blackened out. Car stalled in middle of highway. No power. Later the same day, brake pedal went directly to the floor when starting car.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 152013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 1,700 miles
Vehicle stopped receiving traffic info on navigation screen. All other data received via "sync" system from sirius operating correctly. Dealer replaced computer module they identified as controlling this function. No change in condition. Problem escalated to Ford tech people. A month ago, the radio functions failed. It required a system upgrade.

- Stamford , CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 092013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
While driving on the highway at about 65mph, the sync system screen went black, after about 5 minutes, the system came back up. I was utilizing the navigation system at the time and was forced to stop, re-enter the details of the location I was intending to visit. The sync system should never just restart itself without warning a driver. I am concerned there is a more severe problem with the main control system with this particular vehicle as three other issues happened within a week of each other. 1. blib module (blind spot and cross traffic sensors faulted and needed replacement) 2. sync system reboots itself while driving and utilizing navigation 3. low pressure error pops up, steering becomes impossible, acceleration dies, and braking sluggish. Car required shutdown and restart to resolve.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
While driving the highway to my home, the blind spot and cross traffic sensors faulted. The warning messages came on and I took the car in for service to the dealership. They informed me it was a faulty blib module and would need to be replaced. For a two month old car, there seem to be an abnormal number of faulty components. This could pose a safety hazard if people rely on the blind spot and cross traffic sensors to alert them of close cars or on coming cars while reversing.

- Loganville, GA, USA

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