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Lincoln MKS Problems and Repair Histories

113 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Lincoln MKS. 41 of these members (36.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 121 repairs to Lincoln MKSs--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Lincoln MKS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Lincoln MKS problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Lincoln MKS problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Lincoln MKS repairs by problem area

5% of the Lincoln MKS repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 39% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 25% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 121 repairs.

Lincoln MKS repair cost distribution

Of the Lincoln MKS repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 60% cost between $100 and $499, and 40% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Lincoln MKS problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Lincoln MKS 4dr Sedan

273-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lincoln MKS in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 1000    
4000 0 The rear door locks would not always unlock successfully using the power lock/unlock button. 
 
Lincoln MKS in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 5000    
6000 0 Chrome strip on key fob loose, and coming off. 
9000 0 Interior trim on passenger side was not fastened properly 
15000 0 Intermittent windshield wipers were not working properly 
18000 0 brakes squealing when braking while in reverse, as well as a grinding noise at times when braking while in Drive. 
18700 0 New pads, rotors, etc. per TSB 
 

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2009 Lincoln MKS 4dr Sedan

273-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Lincoln MKS in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 9000    
10000 0 Interior trim "A", "B" and "C" Pillars filthy due to original OEM decal glue residue. Unable to be cleaned sufficiently. Trim on order.  "B" pillars replaced 2nd trip.  Rear deck still rattles after third trip. Many other problems, some fixed, some not. 
32000 0 Known TSB Problem, Grinding, Squealing Brakes. Second time in for repair. Resurfaced rotors, new pads and retainer clips according to the TSB. Drove the car off the dealer lot, grinding noise and feel gone but same loud squealing noise. 
32000 0 Steering shroud and cover replaced as defined with a TSB. The shroud did not work properly since the very day I leased the vehicle. Now works fine. Driver's seat right hand side vinyl side bolster had cracked in several locations. First noticed at 18,000 miles. I had to impress upon the dealer that I was very unhappy with the quality of the seats/material. Replaced entire seat bottom. 
 
Lincoln MKS in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
1000 0 PTO unit came with cross threaded plug hole so plug could only go in 1/4 turn. Leaked oil out onto exhaust pipe. 
42000 0 seal on PTO unit leaked all fluid  
 
Lincoln MKS in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 1000    
2000 0 Electronic starter would not start vehicle. Crank signal was not detected. Also no PCM signal. PIN 46 in connector C133 was pushed out of connector. Pin connector was retensioned. So far vehicle is running with no problems. 
 

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