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Lincoln MKX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lincoln MKX

Lincoln MKX Problems

A fluid leak may be noted from the axle area. Red fluid is from the transmission. Brown fluid is from the power transfer unit (PTU). Leaks are commonly from the axle seal and/or PTU cover seal. Leaking seals should be replaced as necessary.

Poor fitment of the headliner, which may or may not develop into a rattle noise around the sunroof area is generally caused buy foam isolation blocks becoming detached from the headliner. The repair involves re-securing the foam blocks using cable (zip) ties.

The foam seal between the dash and the windshield may slip out of place due to failed adhesive. Our technicians tell us the windshield must be removed in order to replace the foam seal.

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Lincoln MKX Questions

Sound varies directly w/ speed,exactly. Never services PTU lube, have 106K miles. Noise is getting louder, is not tire noise. Too loud for a luxury name vehicle! Changing both rear bearings today with concern for this being final fix. I drive approx 600 miles per week. No Leaks at rear observed. ...

was traveling and found windows down next morning at motel. it was definitely not human error

1986 Nissan pickup always garaged never out in winter since new- Orig 40K miles 2wd / 4cyl - did not come with AC - is there anyone in the Southern New England area that can install correctly ???? Tks

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Lincoln MKX Recalls

In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention clip may not have been properly installed. As a result, without prior warning the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving. This would result in loss of engine power to the drive wheels. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage.

The body control module (BCM) may develop an internal electrical short. This may cause the BCM to overheat, which can lead to a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the BCM and replace it as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2011. The Ford recall number is 10S14.

Ford is recalling certain 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F550, Edge, and Lincoln MKX vehicles due to a possible internal electrical short in the throttle body control module. If an electrical short develops, overheating of the control module may occur, which could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle body control module as necessary.

 

 

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Lincoln MKX Reviews

Have had in shop beginning at approx 35K mile. Problem has occurred at least 6_-8time prior Transmission/drive computer problem????/ been in shop 5 or more times, dealer tells me cant find problem. examples reverse often results in slam /bang. last week Backing out of mall park place. car hardly moved and had to pull back in parking place to keep from blocking mall two way traffic...drove abou...

After several horrible experiences with the European vehicles I have owned, I decided to buy domestic again. My Lincoln MKX is the front wheel drive version. The good: refined clean crisp styling with a nice strong stance, the front grill is reminiscent of Lincoln's past, the ride is just firm enough and comfortable, it handles well, mileage is decent from the smooth energetic 3.5 V6, the soun...

Not sure what we did. This thing with 97000 on the odometer, 2 days after buying, ( with great reviews) ...later discussion. Black fluid leaks and after searching that I find all sorts of unhappy campers. WOW. Had this piece for a week and regretting it already. Who knows where the repairs end with this (Black fluid leak)I am so disappointed there was no mention of the problem in initial reviews.

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