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7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,602 miles

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2016 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 152016

MKX

  • 1,065 miles

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

Vehicle purchased February 2016. On March 15, 2016 (1,065 miles), driving vehicle approaching an intersection on a busy street to make a left turn onto a major highway on-ramp, vehicle lost power while in motion and appeared to enter "accessory mode". was able to bring vehicle to stop (in the middle of the intersection), put it in park and restart the vehicle. Brought it immediately to Lincoln service department. Service department had vehicle for two days and could not diagnose or replicate the problem. Gave the vehicle back to me without attempting any repairs. On May 14, 2016 (2,838 miles), driving at low speed on back roads, vehicle lost power again while in motion and entered accessory mode. Brought it immediately to Lincoln service department. The service department could not replicate the issue, but found a tsb that they thought would apply to the issue. The technicians reprogrammed the software in the power control module and gave the vehicle back to me. On June 25, 2016 (3.663 miles), driving at low speed on a main road, vehicle lost power again while in motion and entered accessory mode. Brought it immediately to Lincoln service department. The service department kept the vehicle for two weeks to attempt to replicate the problem. After speaking with Lincoln corporate engineers, the technicians replaced the throttle body, assuming that that was where the issue was originating. Lincoln refused to replace the vehicle and insisted that the throttle body was at the bottom of the issue. As of October 28, 2016, the vehicle has not lost power again.

- North Haledon, NJ, USA

problem #11

Oct 182016

MKX

  • 10,400 miles
While driving on a highway in rush hour traffic, my vehicle suddenly lost acceleration and warning light/wrench symbol came on. I could not accelerate over 10 mph and limped to side of road. I turned off vehicle for about 20 minutes, after that turned back on and vehicle worked completely normal. I drove to dealer immediately, they replaced throttle body and updated software. My vehicle has 10,400 miles.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #10

Sep 242016

MKX

  • 5,395 miles
My husband and I were almost killed in the fast lane on the interstate when our 2016 Lincoln Mkx shut down completely, we had to cross three lanes of traffic when it started again only to shut down again, we were terrified, it was towed to the dealership where a recall was just issued on it called "throttle body repair" I asked the service manager to replace this defective part, not repair it and he did so. Our service manager was proactive in this and I pray to god we never experience this type of situation again. !

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #9

Sep 162016

MKX

  • 12,000 miles

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

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 #8

Sep 122016

MKX

  • 4,052 miles
Lost power while in motion on city street, began running rough. 'powertrain' indicator (wrench) lit on dash. Limped car to parking lot. Called selling dealer. Car towed to dealer. Dealer replaced air intake throttle body on warrenty. Mileage on car 4052. Production date on car is 07dec15, 3.7L V6 engine.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 172016

MKX

  • 7,000 miles
The vehicle when accelerating lets exhaust and carbon monoxide into car interior. Took the SUV to dealer and has been worked on several times with no fix. Ford Motor Company field engineer was unable to fine and recommend a repair. Asked Ford to repurchase vehicle but they refused saying its norm for the SUV. They did not give any regulations or anything that would support this as we should not have to breathe gas fumes when traveling down a highway. We were told not to use interior circulation and it would help, not to use air the vehicle when accelerating lets exhaust and carbon monoxide into car interior. Took the SUV to dealer and has been worked on several times with no fix. Ford Motor Company field engineer was unable to fine and recommend a repair. Asked Ford to repurchase vehicle but they refused saying its norm for the SUV. They did not give any regulations or anything that would support this other than them just making a statement hoping we go away, we should not have to breathe gas fumes when traveling down a highway. We were told not to use interior circulation and it would help, not to use air conditioner on max. The cabin on car fills with the gas fumes and makes us tired and fatigue when driving for extended period of time. We purchase a luxury SUV as Ford would have you to believe but it actually more like a gas chamber having to breath this seems a little too much. I hope the NHTSA can get Ford to acknowledge they have a problem and make them take it seriously and get rid of what is causing the problem.

- Mount Vernon, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 252016

MKX

  • 5,400 miles

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

Sudden lack of throttle control. Three times during our trip the past two weeks from Florida to Maryland and back, going 75 mph on interstate 95, the engine suddenly dropped to 1000 RPM and all throttle control was lost. My wife nearly had an accident trying quickly to get to the shoulder. I was nearly re-ended by an escalade as my vehicle so quickly decelerated. Two times a wrench appeared and a driver airbag warning. The third time we got the service engine soon light. Each time I was able to shut down the car and restart it, but I decided to interrupt our trip and seek help at the nearest Lincoln dealer. This was on Monday, July 25. The dealer was lafayette in fayetteville, nc, a Lincoln/Ford dealership. [xxx], the service advisor, and [xxx] (last name ?), the service manager I believe, immediately came to our aid. [xxx] diagnosed the problem with a diagnostic tool, while [xxx] worked us into their busy schedule. The failure was the throttle body which [xxx] said is an all too common recent problem on our V-6 engine used in Ford and Lincoln. Their service and professionalism was extremely appreciated and they had us back on the road in a little over two hours. I sent them a thank you in their survey request. We met another couple at the dealership that suffered the same problem, only they were not able to restart it and had to be towed off I 95 to the dealership. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 102016

MKX

  • 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 #4

Jul 102016

MKX

  • 200 miles
Vehicle randomly loses throttle power when driving slowly or at highway speeds

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 152016

MKX

  • 5,000 miles
My vehicle has been losing power while I'm driving, leading to some very close calls on serious accidents. The "check engine" light will come on, and sometimes the "hill assist" message will also appear. Once power is lost, the vehicle loses power steering and literally shuts down; the accelerator does not work. I have to basically limp to safety. I took the vehicle into the dealership, and they found nothing, sending me away only for it to happen again. All 5 times this has happened, the vehicle was in motion on a city street, as I have avoided highways since the first time it happened. I've done extensive online research, and have found hundreds of others who have experienced the same issue.

- West Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 072016

MKX

  • 6,000 miles
The car has stalled 6 or 7 times when attempting to park. The dealership seems to have fixed that problem. A more serious problem occurred on June 7 while we were on vacation in new orleans la. Driving down a busy street, I slowed for traffic and the engine quit. I was able to move to the right and avoid an accident. Restarted car and continued driving. As you may expect, my wife is very concerned that this may happen again and she or I will not have time to get out of the way of approaching traffic. My daughter did some research and found this site that lists many similar complaints with other Ford> suggest you check out the website.this should open up to that question about Ford cars stalling https://www.cargurus.com/cars/discussion-T35446_ds471580 have stalling and similar problems been reported for these cars? I have an appointment at the dealership on 27 June to have them check the problem. This will be the third time the dealership has attempted to solve these stalling problems. If they cannot correct the problem on this attempt I will have to seek relief through the Florida lemon law.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012016

MKX

  • 4,014 miles
I was driving on city street when all of sudden I had no gas power the engine started reeving up on high. I was able to pull over to the side of the street. I continue to turn off the vehicle and restart it after a few attempts I was able to drive for a short distance it happen again I needed a tow to the dealer the problem was identify as the body throttle this item is causing not only my vehicle but other customers vehicle problems. I feel you should know about this issue because I could've been on the highway when this happen to me and more serious I could've been rear ended. Today is May 9th I haven't received my vehicle yet it's still at the dealer. The service dept. Chuck at dana stated that it might be another week before I get my car back. He stated there are a lot of order for the part.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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