9 1 8 6 7

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

2009 Lincoln MKS Problems and Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Lincoln MKS. 34 of these members (54%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 112 repairs to 2009 Lincoln MKSs--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Lincoln MKS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Lincoln MKS problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Lincoln MKS repairs by problem area

5% of the 2009 Lincoln MKS repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 25% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 112 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 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 Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
1000 0 Shifter seems sticky, but only in manual mode. Will see if it gets worse before dealer replaces shifter (check again at service intervals). 
 
Lincoln MKS in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
3000 0 The car has been in the shop multiple times over 2 months. Head liner peeled back (3x).  back door would not unlock (fixed) AC problems (not fixed)  rattle in back passenger side (not fixed)  heated seats in back don't work 
19000 0 Hot air blowing of AC vents instead of heater. Also blowing at high blast from defrost when floor option only 
 
Lincoln MKS in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 3100    
4340 0 Chrome exterior trim around driver side rear window was loose. Radio does not emit sound on first start up in cold conditions, e.g. approx. 3 deg.C. After warm up and restarting, the radio starts working. Steering Wheel Shroud did not line up properly and did not travel with Steering wheel when raised or lowered. 
14880 0 Sunroof makes a loud thud when opening. First reported in Aug 09, adjust and lube then. Problem recurred April 2010 hence this visit. Rear door driver side did not drain water properly. Removed and cleaned lower weather strip. Intermittent rattle in center of dash at radio display. 
22940 0 Poor FM reception. 2nd attempt last visit then ordered part installed most recent visit Sunroof made thud noise when opened since car purchased. Several attempts to lubricate and adjust, temporary fix. They said they did something different this time seems to be OK. Rust bubble forming on roof. Identified as warranty and scheduled visit for body shop in near future. 
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 
 
Lincoln MKS in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 56000    
57000 0 Trunk open button not working. Turned out that there was a valet button in glove box that was accidentally turned off. Dealer turned it back on and trunk open button worked fine. 
 

Return to top

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. 
 
Lincoln MKS in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 3000    
6000 0 Drivers door lock would unlock and lock rapidly. Impossible to open door. Used fob to open passenger doors and reach across to open. Flaw in paint on lower driver's door. 
18500 0 brakes grabbing at 12-15mph and making grinding noise. Followed TSB instructions: machined rotors using procut, replaced caliper bolts, and brake pads. Drovers' door lock tip is missing and rattles inside door. Accessed door panel and repaired interior door lock rod. Subwoofer has low rumble noise. Followed tsb 08-19-13 and found foam blocks were correctly installed. tech contacted hotline; told to compare with like vehicle and advised not to attempt repair. 
35000 0 Fluid leak from trans area. Replaced PTU intermediate shaft seal. Front brakes grab and growl. Performed TSB 10-17-3. Replaced front brake rotors, pads, and caliper brackets; installed springs. Drivers seat forgets setting for key #1, reprogrammed DSM to latest program per TSB 08-23-9 Rumble from speakers. Reprogrammed DSP module per TSB 10-8-2 for feedback 
40000 0 Control Panel on drivers' seat loose. 
67000  

Return to top