Lincoln Mks 2009-2013

Car model
Name Number of models Bulletins Consumer Complaints
Lincoln Mks 2009 2 4 37
Lincoln Mks 2010 3 14 31
Lincoln Mks 2011 0 13 34
Lincoln Mks 2012 0 1 0
Lincoln Mks 2013 0 3 10


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Lincoln Mks 2009 model
Engine [L]CylindersTransmissionDriveEstimate MPG (city/highway/combined)Unadjusted MPG (city/highway/combined)FuelFuel costClassRelease date
3.7 6Lockup/automatic, 6 gears416/23/1920.3377/31.3651/24.1601Regular3235LARGE CARS5-May-08
3.7 6Lockup/automatic, 6 gearsF17/24/1920.8468/33.0246/24.9943Regular3235LARGE CARS5-May-08



Lincoln Mks 2009 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
TSB-10-16-108/09/201010039155Ready2011-07-12
TSB-10-16-108/09/201010039155Ford: there may be a rough idle or misses while the malfunction light is on. there are mutliple possible trouble codes stored. *rm2011-07-12
TIRES - PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
TSB-11-5-1605/23/201110039119Ready2011-07-08
TSB-11-5-1605/23/201110039119Ford: the tire pressure warning light is on due to low pressure of one of the tires. there may be corrossion in the tire bead seat area. 2009-2011 edge/mkx. *rm2011-07-08
Lincoln Mks 2009 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
BRAKES
02/15/20124406561
 While driving home last evening,i slowed for the stop light @ rt 83 & rt 7, in palos heights, il. as i came to a complete stop, my brakes locked, vibrations shook the entire vehicle, i released the brake pedal, and began to smell a burning smell--no brake failure light came on. i inched forward- a loud grindingsound was evident. i stopped the vehicle- waited for the light to change, began driving when the light changed- slowly the grinding, vibrations, and smell, stopped as i approached 10 mph. my wife was riding in the in the vehicle and can verify all that is stated. on 11/14/08 receipt # cs320391 was serviced on my vehicle @ 1,532 miles, to address grinding brakes. my current milage is 40,651, with a more severe problem. i researched the lincoln owners website and found tsb 09-24-14 has been issued to address this this problem. two weeks ago well, after i had this issue serviced, i felt a brief vibration after i began to exit from parking lot!! *tr
02/15/2012440656
 While driving home last evening,i slowed for the stop light @ rt 83 & rt 7, in palos heights, il. as i came to a complete stop, my brakes locked, vibrations shook the entire vehicle, i released the brake pedal, and began to smell a burning smell--no brake failure light came on. i inched forward- a loud grindingsound was evident. i stopped the vehicle- waited for the light to change, began driving when the light changed- slowly the grinding, vibrations, and smell, stopped as i approached 10 mph. my wife was riding in the in the vehicle and can verify all that is stated. on 11/14/08 receipt # cs320391 was serviced on my vehicle @ 1,532 miles, to address grinding brakes. my current milage is 40,651, with a more severe problem. i researched the lincoln owners website and found tsb 09-24-14 has been issued to address this this problem. two weeks ago well, after i had this issue serviced, i felt a brief vibration after i began to exit from parking lot!!
EQUIPMENT
12/31/2008150
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact discovered that all of the windows were down when the vehicle was not in operation. the dealer suggested that the key fob must have been touched and caused the windows to go down. she was unable to roll the windows back up until the vehicle warmed up. the dealer stated that the global opening system needed to be disarmed in order to remedy the failure. they further stated that in order to pinpoint the failure exactly, the keyless entry global system needed to be re-armed. her concern was the sensitivity of the vehicle fob opening. no repairs have been made to date. the failure and current mileages were less than 150.
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
02/15/2009900
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. after he picked up his vehicle from the dealer, he smelled engine oil burning. he was told that because it was a new vehicle, it was normal. he continued to smell the odor, and then noticed leakage on his garage floor. he looked under the vehicle and saw that there was a fluid leaking onto the exhaust pipe and smoking. he took the vehicle back to the dealership and was told that the dealer did not see anything wrong. he noticed the issue again and took the vehicle back to the dealership where it was confirmed that the transmission fluid was dripping onto the exhaust manifold. at the same time, the rear doors would not open with the remote or the button; it would re-lock before someone could open it. the technician told him that there was a service bulletin for the issue and that they would take care of it. the vehicle was at the dealership at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 4,200. the failure mileage was approximately 900.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
02/15/2009900
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. after he picked up his vehicle from the dealer, he smelled engine oil burning. he was told that because it was a new vehicle, it was normal. he continued to smell the odor, and then noticed leakage on his garage floor. he looked under the vehicle and saw that there was a fluid leaking onto the exhaust pipe and smoking. he took the vehicle back to the dealership and was told that the dealer did not see anything wrong. he noticed the issue again and took the vehicle back to the dealership where it was confirmed that the transmission fluid was dripping onto the exhaust manifold. at the same time, the rear doors would not open with the remote or the button; it would re-lock before someone could open it. the technician told him that there was a service bulletin for the issue and that they would take care of it. the vehicle was at the dealership at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 4,200. the failure mileage was approximately 900.
SEATS
10/01/20105000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact stated that the plastic piece that controls the position of the driver seat broke, as a result the back part of the seat was unable to stay up. the contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that in order to remedy the failure they were installing a metal plate in order to keep the seat together. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 5, 000 and current mileage was 26,000. pm
12/30/200832921
 New auto delivered 8/11/08 has spent 21 days in dealers repair shop to date. defects that became know are stuck accelerator pedal (ford & dealer claim it never happened) deluxe audio system that worked some of the time (dealer replaced) cracked steering column ( dealer repaired) not knowing what will happen next, requested that ford take back the car, which company refused. car has design defects which affect the safety of the driver & passengers. front headrests and middle window pillars make side visibility difficult. the daytime glare from the information window on the dash makes it impossible to read which can be dangerous in a warning system failure situation. *tr
SEATS - MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
03/07/20109000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact stated that while driving at speeds of 40 mph, he attempted to change lanes and noticed that the rear head restraint was blocking his line of vision. the head restraint caused a blind spot on both sides of the rear windows. the dealer was notified and they advised removing the head restraints or adjusting them in a lower position. the manufacturer advised having the dealer offer their assistance. the contact stated that neither the dealer nor the manufacturer had been able to assist him. the failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 9,800.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
02/18/20092300
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph and as the brake pedal was applied, a loud metal to metal noise was emitted. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer six times for the failure. the front brakes, rotors and the entire brake system was replaced on the vehicle at various times. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 2,300. the vin was unavailable. kmj
02/18/20092300
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph and when the brake pedal was applied, a loud metal to metal noise began to emit. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer six times for the similar failure. the front brakes, rotors and the entire brake system components were replaced on the vehicle at different times. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 2,300. the vin was unavailable. js
02/01/20109000
 Multiple instances of front brakes grinding when braking. purchased car as a demo in december 2009 with 7800 miles. brakes were grinding within 30 days. has been in the dealership multiple times. going for fourth (?) repair as soon as parts arrive. apparently there is an tsb issued by ford/lincoln.
08/31/20103476
 We leased the 2009 lincoln mks with 71 miles on it in february 2009. the problem is a grinding noise and vibration occurring when the brake is applied coming from the right front wheel (passenger side of vehicle). took the car into the dealership starting in aug.2009 vehicle had 3476 miles and they stated they had to order parts. brought the vehicle in for the fix- new brake pads. had to bring the car into the dealership for an additional 3 times from dec.2009 to may 2010 for same recurring problem. they changed brake pads as only fix. sent lincoln a defect notice as required per florida 's lemon law and contacted the bbb auto-line to initiate our claim. aug 31, 2010 final attempt to repair was done by ford. they stated they could not verify grinding noise per their road test, but proceeded with tsb 10-17-03. this latest tsb newly designed brake pads were installed. we don't like being their test case and we have no confidence that another set of brake pads regardless of the new design will solve the problem. curious that the noise and vibrations occur only on one side of the car (passenger right front side wheel area) and ford had no answer when questioned. previously, the grinding noise has returned about 60-90 days after the new brake pads have been installed. there is no guarantee that this final attempt to repair the brake problem will be the cure. we are not satisfied with ford's fix. field serv.tech wrote on the service report he believed that there were no safety issues with the brakes and problem we described having. we do not have confidence in that opinion. we are afraid to drive the car and after having the car for almost 2 years have only 10,717 miles. we will pursue our lemon law case.
04/14/200911600
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact stated that there have been constant problems with the brakes. the rear brakes were grinding and the dealer was able to fix that problem, but the front brakes make a lot of noise and it feels as if there is no brake pad. the dealer said that there was a service bulletin on the front brakes and replaced them, but it did not work and the pads still grind. the vin number was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure was mileage 0 and the current was 11600.rl
04/10/201018000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds and applying the brakes, there was an unusual noise that intermittently appeared. he contacted the dealer who advised that the noise was normal. the vehicle was taken to three different dealers and the brake motor was replaced. the failure recurred. there were no further repairs made to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 20,000.
04/30/20092436
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact was driving approximately 3 mph, approaching a stop sign. when the brake pedal was applied a the contact heard a grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician resurfaced the brake pads; however, the failure continued after the service repair. the failure mileage was 2,432. the current mileage was 16,000.
01/09/2010300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact was driving at approximately 5 mph when he noticed that the brakes were making a loud gringing noise. the contact took the vehicle to the authorized dealership for repair six times but the dealer could not find the cause for the failure. both the brake shoes and rotors had been replaced but the repairs did not remedy the problem. the contact called the manufacturer and was informed that there were no recalls on his vehicle and instructed to call nhtsa. the problem had not been corrected at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was approximately 300. the current mileage was 8,859.
12/24/20093000109/05/2008
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. while driving the vehicle at speeds of at least 20 mph, the vehicle would exhibit a dragging sensation. the vehicle then abnormally accelerated without driver intent. the dealer could not duplicate the failure and advised installing an event data recorder (or black box) in the vehicle to record any further failures. the contact stated she felt her safety was at risk while occupying the vehicle. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 9,701. updated 05/26/10 *bf the consumer stated when attempting to merge into traffic, the brakes locked up and the vehicle came to a complete stop. updated 05/28/10.*jb
06/06/2009100006
 Brake pads--i took the lincoln mks 2009 to the dealer complaining about the noise of the brakes (6) times. on the 5th visit they replaced the brake pads-- as i was driving the brakes continued to make noise then the brakes locked up on me for a short period of time- i returned to a dealer about this and was told the pads they put on did not correct the problem and they had to order different pads and some other parts to fix the problem-- it would take about 2 wks. to get the parts in. i turned the car in and purchased a 2010. i was told i needed to file under the lemon law to try and get any compensation. i did not trust that car and it was very unsafe to drive. *tr
10/22/2009102501
 Brakes and support brackets are defective on the 2009 lincoln mks...i have had the brake pads replaced twice in the last eight months and now they tell me they need to install special brackets relating to the brakes. i had a serious problem trying to stop my vehicle late last year in 2009 and reported to the dealership. they could find nothing wrong but did change my brake pads shortly thereafter for the second time...now they are telling me that they are trying to expedite the parts from the factory within the next two weeks...i think this should be a major recall and all persons driving 2009 mks vehicles should be alerted to the dangerous situation. *tr
STEERING
12/30/200832921
 New auto delivered 8/11/08 has spent 21 days in dealers repair shop to date. defects that became know are stuck accelerator pedal (ford & dealer claim it never happened) deluxe audio system that worked some of the time (dealer replaced) cracked steering column ( dealer repaired) not knowing what will happen next, requested that ford take back the car, which company refused. car has design defects which affect the safety of the driver & passengers. front headrests and middle window pillars make side visibility difficult. the daytime glare from the information window on the dash makes it impossible to read which can be dangerous in a warning system failure situation. *tr
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
12/24/20093000109/05/2008
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. while driving the vehicle at speeds of at least 20 mph, the vehicle would exhibit a dragging sensation. the vehicle then abnormally accelerated without driver intent. the dealer could not duplicate the failure and advised installing an event data recorder (or black box) in the vehicle to record any further failures. the contact stated she felt her safety was at risk while occupying the vehicle. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 9,701. updated 05/26/10 *bf the consumer stated when attempting to merge into traffic, the brakes locked up and the vehicle came to a complete stop. updated 05/28/10.*jb
12/30/200832921
 New auto delivered 8/11/08 has spent 21 days in dealers repair shop to date. defects that became know are stuck accelerator pedal (ford & dealer claim it never happened) deluxe audio system that worked some of the time (dealer replaced) cracked steering column ( dealer repaired) not knowing what will happen next, requested that ford take back the car, which company refused. car has design defects which affect the safety of the driver & passengers. front headrests and middle window pillars make side visibility difficult. the daytime glare from the information window on the dash makes it impossible to read which can be dangerous in a warning system failure situation. *tr
VISIBILITY
12/30/200832921
 New auto delivered 8/11/08 has spent 21 days in dealers repair shop to date. defects that became know are stuck accelerator pedal (ford & dealer claim it never happened) deluxe audio system that worked some of the time (dealer replaced) cracked steering column ( dealer repaired) not knowing what will happen next, requested that ford take back the car, which company refused. car has design defects which affect the safety of the driver & passengers. front headrests and middle window pillars make side visibility difficult. the daytime glare from the information window on the dash makes it impossible to read which can be dangerous in a warning system failure situation. *tr
VISIBILITY - POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
12/31/2008150
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 lincoln mks. the contact discovered that all of the windows were down when the vehicle was not in operation. the dealer suggested that the key fob must have been touched and caused the windows to go down. she was unable to roll the windows back up until the vehicle warmed up. the dealer stated that the global opening system needed to be disarmed in order to remedy the failure. they further stated that in order to pinpoint the failure exactly, the keyless entry global system needed to be re-armed. her concern was the sensitivity of the vehicle fob opening. no repairs have been made to date. the failure and current mileages were less than 150.
Car dealers selling Lincoln Mks 2009-2013
StateCityZipNamePhone
GABOGART30622Akins Automotive Group LLC3541130
CALIVERMORE94551LIVERMORE AUTO GROUP925-294-7200