definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,471 miles

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2012 Lincoln MKX electrical problems

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2012 Lincoln MKX Owner Comments

problem #5

May 152016


  • 74,555 miles


The dash light tells us the passenger door is ajar all the time (while driving and parked) and sometimes it shows the driver door is ajar when, in fact, the doors are shut. The dash lights and exterior rear view mirror lights stay lit a long time after the car is parked and the lights are turned off. The horn (alarm) will start honking in the middle of the night or when it sits in a parking lot for an hour or so after it is parked and we will have to find the keys to shut it off. Very annoying and embarrassing when sitting in church and this happens in the middle of a sermon or parked at a motel and the alarm goes off at 2 a.M. we have taken it to a mechanic and they ran a diagnostic test on the computer system and found nothing wrong. We are annoyed and angry and don't want to pay huge sums of money for them to keep running tests and telling us "nothing is wrong", when it is! how do we resolve this?

- Canby, OR, USA

problem #4

Jan 062016


  • 58,000 miles
While driving on the freeway car started jerking while pressing on the gas, then car began to slow down, and power shut down. So luckily I was able to pull over and avoid a accident. Sat for awhile then restarted the car and drove off. On another occasion, while trying to merge on to a freeway, while trying to accelerate, car jerks and acts as if it wants to shut down. Also door sensors beep every time you get out of car, and you have to keep slamming doors in order for interior, lights to go off. Dash reads doors are still open. No power to my radio and cant even get my display screen to turn on.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 062015

MKX 6-cyl

  • 38,500 miles
After closing the drivers door the car detects and says the door is still open. After numerous attempts of closing the door...sometimes it will go off. Now, the light stays on constantly. This seems to be happening on the Lincoln Mkx and the Ford edge (same type vehicle) and has been for years. This is a safety issue and needs to be address with a recall for Ford and Lincoln which is charging customers up to $500 in some cases to repair these faulty switches/sensor.

- Rainsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 292013

MKX 6-cyl

  • 15,200 miles
Vehicle power & computer failed (shut off) while driving at 40 mph in clear weather.

- Eastover, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 122011


  • 1,100 miles
The rear passenger door latch mechanism closed without the door actually being closed. This caused a false positive condition for the "door ajar" warning system. I thought that the door was secure, however the door was in fact not latched to the vehicle. My eight year old daughter was sitting in the seat. Were it not for the perception of my wife who suspected that the door was insecure I would have been driving with a door that would open while the car was moving. This false positive condition is caused by the fact that Ford has placed the sensor that tests for the door being closed on the latch mechanism rather than on the vehicle body. As our circumstances demonstrate the simple fact of the door latch being closed does not insure that the door is actually secured to the vehicle body. While no injuries occurred in our incident the potential for a serious injury is obvious. Had the door actually opened my child may have easily fallen out of a moving vehicle. The driver of the car must know with absolute certainty that all doors are truly secured. Testing the latch for being closed is not a sufficient test for the closure of the doors.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

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