Report: Grunting or Grinding Noise From Front Brakes
Lincoln MKS Problem
Average Mileage: 19,980 mi (11,000 mi - 28,900 mi)
A grunting or grinding type noise may be noted from the front brakes. Our technicians tell us the problem is generally caused by the front brake caliper anchor brackets which can cause abnormal brake rotor and pad wear. The repair commonly involves replacing the brake pads and rotors and updating the caliper anchor brackets with revised parts.
Visitor, 2010 Lincoln MKS, 28,900 miRookie
I bought the car from CarMax 3 months ago and the car had just under 25,000. Within a week, I noticed a grinding noise from the front brake when I pressed on the brake pedal. Took it back to CarMax and they turned the rotors and told me that there was absolutely no unusual wear on the brakes and that there was plenty of pad left. Now at 28,900, the same problem is re-occurring. I plan to return tomorrow to CarMax as this needs to be repaired once and for all.
Visitor, 2010 Lincoln MKS, 19,000 mi
Brought 2010 mks in for noise and or odd feeling in front end. brake pads and rotors need replacing and also the rim is bad???? $1700.00. No help from dealer.
Visitor, 2009 Lincoln MKS, 26,000 mi
At 13K miles the front right brake was worn out per my dealer....It was a wear item so no help, called Ford and no help. At 18K, the front right brake was gone again, a lot of noise and uneasy feeling when stopping from the right front end. Replaced pad, etc. Now at 26,000 we have been experiencing the same problem from the right front brake. Dealer says they are worn out. And it must be the driver. But all the other brakes are in fine condition. Why does one pad/rotor keep going bad? The Lincoln customer service # answers "Ford" and offers no appropriate treatment for customers of this price car....I've had 3 Navigators, 1 LS, and this MKS; I think we will be trading for a different brand soon. Cars these days should not have these design/performance problems; and Lincoln doesn't seem to care.
Visitor, 2009 Lincoln MKS
Have had the brakes and rotors replaced 5 times, about time to look up Michigan lemon laws. Started when the car was new.