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2009 Lincoln MKS repairs by problem area

Chart based on 146 repairs.

2009 Lincoln MKS repair cost distribution

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Lincoln MKS 4dr Sedan

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

Lincoln MKS in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
Mar 2009

4000 mi
The rear door locks would not always unlock successfully using the power lock/unlock button. 
Lincoln MKS in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

1000 mi
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
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

3000 mi
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 
Dec 2010

19000 mi
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
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

4340 mi
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. 
May 2010

14880 mi
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. 
Jun 2011

22940 mi
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
Feb 2009 - May 2011
Mar 2009

6000 mi
Chrome strip on key fob loose, and coming off. 
Aug 2009

9000 mi
Interior trim on passenger side was not fastened properly 
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Intermittent windshield wipers were not working properly 
Sep 2010

18000 mi
brakes squealing when braking while in reverse, as well as a grinding noise at times when braking while in Drive. 
Oct 2010

18700 mi
New pads, rotors, etc. per TSB 
Lincoln MKS in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

57000 mi
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. 

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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
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Apr 2009

10000 mi
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. 
Jul 2010

32000 mi
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. 
Aug 2010

32000 mi
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
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
Mar 2009

1000 mi
PTO unit came with cross threaded plug hole so plug could only go in 1/4 turn. Leaked oil out onto exhaust pipe. 
Feb 2011

42000 mi
seal on PTO unit leaked all fluid  
Lincoln MKS in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

2000 mi
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
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2009

6000 mi
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. 
Mar 2010

18600 mi
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. 
May 2011

35000 mi
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 
Oct 2011

40000 mi
Control Panel on drivers' seat loose. 
Jun 2014

73000 mi

US $208
Replaced left front wheel bearing 

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2009 Lincoln MKS Repair Histories

69 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Lincoln MKS. 37 of these members (53.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 146 repairs to 2009 Lincoln MKSs--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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