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2008 Lincoln MKX Problems and Repair Histories

46 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Lincoln MKX. 21 of these members (45.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 42 repairs to 2008 Lincoln MKXs--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Lincoln MKX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Lincoln MKX problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Lincoln MKX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

10% of the 2008 Lincoln MKX repairs were to the engine, 29% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 42 repairs.

2008 Lincoln MKX repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Lincoln MKX repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, and 45% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 11 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 2008 Lincoln MKX problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Lincoln MKX

Engine not specified

Lincoln MKX in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 30000    
31000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 27000    
38000 18 Excessive downshift when using cruise control going up hills. RPM's increase by 2500 then drops back down. 
49700 579 Throttle control was replaced and computer updated. Wrench tool light came on and the car would not go into drive. 
58000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 33000    
36000 0 right headlight housing had a bad seal, allowing moisture inside. Dealer replaced it with a new unit. 
44000 0 Transmission failed - would not move in Drive. Towed to dealership and had 2 internal parts replaced. 
 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 45880    
48980 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. 
59500 0 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. 
63540 0 Front passenger seat belt mechanism locking when pulled out, problem intermittent. Dealer ordered replacement.  Satellite radio not working. Dealer ordered satellite receiver cable. 
68480 85 Stereo USB port failed -would not charge iPod, could not be accessed by SYNCH system for music. 
69440 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. 
77280 265 headlight socket electrical short caused bulb socket to melt. had to replace wiring harness in headlamp assembly. 
80600 175 Battery cables were corroded and falling apart, had to be replaced. 
81840  
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 34720    
43800 0 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 
44640 0 Replaced heater fan motor 
66340  
Lincoln MKX in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 25000    
26000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
12000 0 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. 
42000  
Lincoln MKX in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 12000    
13000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 32000    
33000 0 Whining noise around 40 mph. level. Bearings around front wheel hubs and rear wheel hubs had to be replaced. Repair related to AWD system. 
52000  
Lincoln MKX in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008    
0 Left front axle replacement Left sun visor replacement winshield wipers replaced 
15000 0 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 
15000 0 Replacement of PTU and inner right front axle and seal due to leak. 
 

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