really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. transfer case replaced (5 reports)
2007 Lincoln MKX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 302016

MKX LS 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


Issue started in mid 2014 (about 85,000 miles), the ptu started leaking and leaving dark inky black stains everywhere. Had it repaired ($850), they said the gasket was leaking. A year and a half later (about 102,000 miles) it starts leaking again but this time i get a burning smell at high speeds (>50MPH). I just got it back today. They said they found it leaking and metal shavings so they replaced the whole thing ($1600).

- Joshua D., Davenport, IA, US

problem #4

Aug 242016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 178,000 miles

This is the second time. My transfer case failed a couple of years ago, but my warranty had expired so I had to buy a used one with very low miles on it and got it installed which was very expensive. Now this one has failed. This is ridiculous. This is my first and last time owning a Lincoln. I don't know about other Lincoln vehicles but I would not recommend buying a Lincoln mkx. I'm going back to Chevy!

- imanimariejr, Cleveland, OH, US

problem #3

Jul 182016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

i bought this vehicle less then 9 months ago and only has $85K miles on it. I have it serviced often and never was informed that there was a problem until I took it in for the recall on the fuel injector and Ford told me that my transfer case was gone and $1900 to fix it.. WTF, I still owe $13K on this vehicle, it's not used for off-roading and I'm a stickler for going the speed limit, don't abuse the vehicle, so why the hell is the transfer case (PTU) gone? Ford needs to do a recall on this because PTU should not be failing at $85K miles.....

- Tracy A., Park City, UT, US

problem #2

Sep 232015

MKX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles

I have been a Ford fan for more than 30 years. I have owned more than 30 Ford and Mercury cars, trucks and vans. I have 8 F series trucks. I just got this Lincoln MKX. I thought that it would be the top of the line but it has been nothing but trouble. I wish I had never seen this thing. It is in the shop now with the transfer case locked up. They are going to give me an estimate tomorrow but they told me it was going to be very expensive. I had to borrow some money to pay for repairs and now I'm concerned that I didn't borrow enough. I will never buy another Lincoln.

Update from Oct 3, 2015: Well got the estimate on repairs. 1200 bucks and that is for a used unit. Of all the cars and trucks I have had I have never had a problem with the transfer case. Ford I hope you get your act together because I have stood up for you against all other makes and models but I am a laughing stock when the last three of mine have cost a fortune to operate. Help me out by getting your act together before I am forced to drive a rice burner.

- Preston S., Lenor, NC, US

problem #1

Apr 102014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Just recently had to replace the transfer case in my 2007 Lincoln MKX. It was making a really strange noise and just not riding right. Took it to the shop and was told that the transfer case was done. Mechanic said it was a common problem due to the AWD feature. Had to have it replaced - cost was $2,500. I've always taken very good care of my car - oil changes, regular maintenance, etc. I'm really disappointed with Lincoln and won't buy another one.

- burnsva, Marshall, VA, US

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