hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,693 miles

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2010 Lincoln MKX brakes problems

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2010 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 302015


  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Lincoln Mkx. While driving at various speeds, the brake pedal became difficult to depress. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake booster failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 262015

MKX 6-cyl

  • 92,156 miles
My wife was driving to work and tried to apply brakes and pedal went to the floor, she was a sufficient distance away from the other car to avoid an accident.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 062014

MKX 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Upon morning start up, there is a high pitch whistling sound which lasts apx the first 15 minutes of driving time.it can be heard inside & outside the car & with the radio on or off.I have complained since about Feb 2014 about this sound while the car was still under its bumper to bumper warranty.I requested each time that the dealership have a female listen for the noise and they did not do that.it is a known fact than men lose their hearing in the high frequencies the dealership performing my initial maintenance did not note this issue on the repair order, although I reported it to them several times.the second dealership had a female employee listen for it; she was able to hear and point out the sound to the service advisor who then did hear the sound.they are not certain, but believe that the sound is coming from the fuel pump inside the fuel tank. Since this is not looked upon as a failure, only a nuisance, I am told it is not covered by my extended warranty and frankly, I feel it should have been resolved under my bumper to bumper warranty! I found this exact complaint in two you tube video re: 2008 Ford edge https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=roco7_tgjhg and https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=hqcunsy1enc.according the to person who posted these 2 videos, his dealership could not identify/fix the problem, so he sold his 2008 Ford edge. In my opinion, this is not a "normal" or acceptable sound to listen to each morning at start up. I feel this sound is actually damaging my hearing since I am exposed to it for so long each day. Continual sounds like this are not healthy for the ears! since it is against the law, I cannot drive with earplugs to minimize the damage to my hearing. This is the 3rd issue I am reporting regarding this vehicle. The other two regard the emergency brake and the driver's seat intermittently rocking while driving.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042014

MKX 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Car was put into park (on a slight slope), then parking/emergency brake was applied. Brake did not hold and rolled 10 - 12 inches into another parked car. What good is an emergency/parking brake if it takes that long to engage? luckily I pressed the regular brake and backed the car up further before putting again into park and applying the parking/emergency brake. This is the second time this has happened. In both cases, the Lincoln pushed into the other car's bumpers allowing me to see the other car move based upon the pressure exerted by the Lincoln. Fortunately, none of the bumper's were damaged. I will also be reporting another 2 problems with this vehicle.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182014


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Lincoln Mkx. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle the brake pedal was difficult to depress and after making a loud sound the pedal would sink into the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The appropriate repairs were made and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000 and the current mileage was 102,193.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

May 032010


  • 35,000 miles
The parking brake on my Lincoln Mkx will not hold the vehicle on a slope. The dealer and Ford Motor Company say that there is nothing that can be done about it. According to them, the brake is designed to function when the transmission is in park. Using the transmission to hold the car does not comply with the federal regulations for parking brakes which are quite clear. The regs state that: "every combination of motor vehicles must be equipped with a parking brake system adequate to hold the vehicle or combination on any grade on which it is operated, under any condition of loading in which it is found on a public road (free of ice and snow)." There is no mention of the transmission or park in the regulations. The brakes alone will not hold the vehicle so the vehicle is quite dangerous. Property and people will be damaged. The same braking system is used on the Ford edge.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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