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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,771 miles

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2016 Lincoln MKX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 162016


  • 12,000 miles


On 3 separate occasions (most recent on 9/16/16) power to vehicle simply cuts out - on two occasions it has occurred at high speeds on busy interstate with heavy traffic. Extreme danger, as unable to timely pull to side of the road causing traffic jams and potential accidents/rear-ends. Selling dealer has been unable to resolve or fix problem.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 042016


  • 365 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that the warning indicator illuminated to check the head lamp system and "see manual on the display" displayed on the message board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but they were unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The dealer reprogrammed the hcm, but the warning indicator flashed several times again months later. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer a third time for further testing again and they later told the contact to pick up the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified. The contact was waiting for a response from the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 365.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 112016


  • 4,500 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Lincoln Mkx. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to restart. The all wheel drive indicator illuminated. The contact called for roadside assistance, but the vehicle restarted before they arrived. The failure recurred on the way to the dealer, but the vehicle restarted. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to document what happened. The failure mileage was 4,500.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 102016


  • 6,700 miles
2016 Lincoln Mkx has stalled numerous times. We left home and had driven about a mile in our subdivision when I slowed for and stopped at stop sign. The engine shuddered and shook, engine revolutions slowed down. Sped up, slowed down and engine quit. The message, "full accessory power activeż displayed on the dash and my wife got a pad and pencil and copied it down for me. This was the second time that has happened and evidently was the same message displayed when the engine quit while we were on vacation in new orleans. Checked the internet and found several instances to this happening due to a computer glitch. Ford has known about this problem for some time. Do we have to get killed before Ford corrects their faulty computers? to make matters worse, I had scheduled and appointment with my dealer, drove 31 miles, only to find out the service department had no knowledge of my appointment. Spoke with the service manager on 21 July and he told me he would send me an email by the end of the week. Well the end of the week is here and I've not heard anything yet. It is my understanding that the Mkx is a glorified Ford edge and that the stalling problems were on-going for several years.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152016


  • 290 miles
Sync 3 navigation unit faulted out freezing some of the controls on the center stack. Phone functions (including 911 assist became inoperative. Has happened several times with varying degrees of severity. Unit will automatically reset when car is turned off and door opened and closed. Lincoln's position: No fault code, no problem.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

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