really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
68,200 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace sensors and reflash software (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace transmission module (1 reports)
2007 Lincoln MKX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082008

MKX Ultimate 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles


This kept happening over and over and now at 148000 miles it is slipping so bad I will have to replace the transmission. bought it new and really disappointed. It would slam into second gear probably 7 or 8 times while under warranty. Then after warranty was out now it slips really bad. Cannot trust it.

- dogroomsc, Columbia, SC, US

problem #3

Feb 152013

MKX Luxury 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,800 miles

Last summer, noticed uncommanded downshifting when driving at 40 mph. Brought vehicle to dealer for reflashing of memory, recommended fix. Some $287.00 later, vehicle still downshifted, although at different speeds.

Today, while on the interstate, odometer stopped working and speedometer read zero, while tach indicated 2600 rpm, rolling at about 65 mph. On arriving home, vehicle would not climb driveway, even at 4000 rpm.

Dealer says spline may have separated. Even at 1500 rpm, vehicle will not move. Shifting to reverse is accompanied by a loud "thunk." A remanufactured transmission is available at $5000.00 plus installation, a lot of money for a five year old car. Still, it has been a warhorse, other than this transmission problem. So far, the major design issue I have is that the washer system for the windshield freezes up at below 30 degrees, not an issue unless you are driving in a blizzard in Michigan.

Has anyone else had this problem? How did you resolve it? Would like to solve it for less than nearly $6K if we possibly can.

Update from Feb 23, 2013: Here's the sequel. Next day the service manager, who had diagnosed the problem initially, called to say his "top expert" had determined it was not the transmission at fault, but rather, two turbine speed sensors, sensors that tell the transmission what to do, had shorted out, and had to be replaced. The parts cost about $180.00 but the labor added $680.00, so with taxes, the bill was $917.00, still a lot less than replacing the entire transmission. Car now drives normally. Still has some uncommanded shifts at about 43 mph but that is the software, not the transmission.

Were it not for an honest guy, I could have been looking at a major expense. As it is, the car is good for another stint, hauling grandchildren to the park.

- Tom M., Davidsonville, MD, US

problem #2

Aug 022008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

This car has been nothing but a pain in the ass since I have had it. Now it is 2012 and the transmission has gone bad and the whole front end is gone in it, INDY ford has had it for quite some time now saying they can't find the part for it, where do I go from here???? MAD AS HELL, STILL OWE 1 MORE YEAR OF 800.00 A MONTH PAYMENTS ON IT!!!!

- ebmy459, Brazil, IN, US

problem #1

Feb 182009

MKX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

They replaced the transmission and the total transmission module, but the Battery was the cause it destroyed almost everything

- Garett S., Rochester Hills, MI, US

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