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Lincoln MKS Grunting or Grinding Noise From Front Brakes

Lincoln MKS Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 24,766 mi (11,000 mi - 40,000 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, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 34,000 mi

    I've had the same problem since I purchased the car with 34,000 miles used in April 2013. Dealer claimed I needed a wheel alignment which did not correct the problem. On feb 28, 2014, Now at 46,000 miles, I took it to another dealer and he has a report from Ford that the Mks, flex and the Taurus all have rotor warnings and they are replacing my rotors free when I return next week. Hope this corrects the grinding noise.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 17,000 mi

    Took to local dealership. Since it has a salvage title, nothing was covered. Estimate to fix-$800

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  • Visitor,

    I purchased a certified pre-owned Lincoln MKS March of 2013. The night I did the test drive I heard a funny rubbing noise, the dealership serviced it the next day and found nothing (as they claim) wrong. A month and a half later the problem was still there, I took it to be serviced and they changed out the rotors, pads and the calibers. Problems never went away, in the year that I have owned the car it has been in the shop 5 times going to be number 6 come tomorrow morning. I am fortunate to have a Great dealership that is making every attempt at fixing my car, however it is becoming very annoying to say the least!!!

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  • Visitor, , 28,900 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor,

    Have had the brakes and rotors replaced 5 times, about time to look up Michigan lemon laws. Started when the car was new.

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