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2008 Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (27%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 52 repairs.

2008 Lincoln MKX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (44%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 16 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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2008 Lincoln MKX

Engine not specified

Lincoln MKX in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

31000 mi
Trim on either side of the front end is popping out. I can pop one side back in but it pops out again, the other side, it's too tight. Was told this is common. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKX in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2013
Aug 2011

38000 mi

US $18
Excessive downshift when using cruise control going up hills. RPM's increase by 2500 then drops back down. 
Oct 2012

49700 mi

US $579
Throttle control was replaced and computer updated. Wrench tool light came on and the car would not go into drive. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKX in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Nov 2011
Dec 2010

36000 mi
right headlight housing had a bad seal, allowing moisture inside. Dealer replaced it with a new unit. 
May 2011

44000 mi
Transmission failed - would not move in Drive. Towed to dealership and had 2 internal parts replaced. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Oct 2010

48980 mi

C $205
When driver window is down, closing door causes glass to rattle inside door. Dealer installed foam tape, problem not resolved. In second trip replaced some part of the track, which fixed it. 
Aug 2011

59500 mi
Memory seat function (from either key fob or buttons on drivers door) do not adjust the seat to the correct position. The back angle adjusts correctly, but the seat pan does not move to the correct memory location. 
Feb 2012

63540 mi
Front passenger seat belt mechanism locking when pulled out, problem intermittent. Dealer ordered replacement.  Satellite radio not working. Dealer ordered satellite receiver cable. 
Aug 2012

68480 mi

C $85
Stereo USB port failed -would not charge iPod, could not be accessed by SYNCH system for music. 
Jan 2013

69440 mi

C $338
Warning lights on dash for ABS, check engine. Brake pedal went to floor without stopping vehicle when brakes failed suddenly. Rear driver side power lock not working; will not unlock door if temperature below -20° C. 
Jul 2013

77280 mi

C $265
headlight socket electrical short caused bulb socket to melt. had to replace wiring harness in headlamp assembly. 
Feb 2014

80600 mi

C $175
Battery cables were corroded and falling apart, had to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

93000 mi

C $625
Both front rotors warped due to hard stopping causing excess heat. Shop replaced both rotors. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

43800 mi
Sunroof was opened to warm car up in a heated garage after being in -30C weather with windchill to -40C. When closing sunroof, sunroof did not close all the way. Dealer reset computer and greased channels 
Mar 2012

44640 mi
Replaced heater fan motor 
Jun 2015

68200 mi

C $54
Windsheild washer sprayer had to be replaced 
Lincoln MKX in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

26000 mi
Wheel bearing out on driver's side rear wheel. Dealer said Ford had recommended replacing rocker arm as it was the cause of the bearing failing. Wheel bearings and rocker arm replaced. 
Lincoln MKX in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2015
Feb 2009

12000 mi
Power Take off fluid/seal leak,(PTO) which has been common on AWD vehicles. Fluid leak causes burning smell inside vehicle. Service completed within 2 hours, seems OK now. 
May 2014

47700 mi

US $500
Bad fuel injector replaced 
Aug 2015

61000 mi

US $40
Fuel injector and coil pack replaced 
Lincoln MKX in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2011
Mar 2009

13000 mi
It was a disconcerting problem for a car that is 11 months old. Backing out of garage the reverse conked out. Had to be towed to dealer. After some foot-dragging they finally paid for rental car. Engine runs a bit sluggish since, next appointmt: 1 month. 
Lincoln MKX in Indiana, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Feb 2010

33000 mi
Whining noise around 40 mph. level. Bearings around front wheel hubs and rear wheel hubs had to be replaced. Repair related to AWD system. 
Lincoln MKX in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

8133 mi
Left front axle replacement Left sun visor replacement winshield wipers replaced 
Dec 2008

15000 mi
Awful burning smell while driving caused by leaking right front axle seal. Technician found a grease leak in left front axle boot, had to order new axle Replaced left front axle that was ordered one week earlier 
Jan 2009

15700 mi
Replacement of PTU and inner right front axle and seal due to leak. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX Repair Histories

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