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2008 Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (22%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 63 repairs.
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2008 Lincoln MKX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (44%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 27 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

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Lincoln MKX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

85000 mi

US $957
I was making a u-turn and placed the vehicle into reverse and it would not move. Placed it in drive, still would not move, tried putting it neutral to get it to roll, nothing had to flatbed it to mechanic. the replaced the TSS, OSS 
Lincoln MKX in Missouri, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

75000 mi
trans slips in low gear 
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. 
Lincoln MKX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

62000 mi

US $500
Left passenger side wheel bearing was replaced. I could hear a muffler sound coming from that side of the car once I got above 30mpg. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKX in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

44000 mi

US $750
Brake booster failed replaced with new part and new part failed and new part was replaced. 
Lincoln MKX in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2016
May 2016

113000 mi

US $800
Cooling fan broke 
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. 
Lincoln MKX in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

69000 mi

US $280
Intake valve 
Lincoln MKX in Kansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

115000 mi

US $150
Brake power booster failed and was replaced. The job took longer than expected due to vacuum leak after installing. The face of the brake booster was bent during installation and had to be straightened. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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 New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2016
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 Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

90000 mi

US $700
My vehicle overheated, and turns out it was the fan motor. Had to have it replaced. 
Dec 2015

108000 mi
The driver's side seat warmer is broken. I did NOT get it fixed due to cost. The passenger seat is fine. 
Lincoln MKX in Ohio, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2015
May 2015

94700 mi

US $750
Replaced driveshaft for torn boot 
Jul 2015

97300 mi

US $900
Replaced both rear wheel hubs 
Nov 2015

103000 mi

US $200
Replace rear rotors, pads, and fix caliper 
Lincoln MKX in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

52000 mi

US $100
Front passenger side door handle cover (chrome) came off. Replaced the door handle. 
Lincoln MKX in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
Jul 2013

42020 mi
left rear wheel bearing needed replacement 
Lincoln MKX in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

136300 mi

US $250
Pads worn, rotors warped. Both replaced with Hi performance parts. Ceramic pads, drilled and slotted rotors. This thing eats rotors. 
Nov 2015

143000 mi

US $200
Worn tie rod ends replaced 
Feb 2016

148500 mi

US $250
Replace rear pads and rotors 
Aug 2016

160300 mi

US $60
Power steering fluid leaked due to corrosion. Replaced leaking line 
Lincoln MKX in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Oct 2014

100000 mi

US $3500
Transmission failed had to be replaced 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $250
replaced break pads and equipment. replaced break hardware, not drum or rotor 
Lincoln MKX in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

36000 mi
Instrument cluster had to be replaced. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
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 
Nov 2016

81600 mi

C $800
loose tie rod end,replaced 
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 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 - Dec 2016
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. 
Nov 2016

101040 mi

C $155
Passenger side headlamp bulb holder melted off the cable. 
Lincoln MKX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

59520 mi
Leaking transfer case seal. Replaced under warranty in less than 3 hours. Stuck EVAP canister valve. Cleaned with WD40. 
Aug 2012

66140 mi

C $80
Replaced engine mount due to excessive noise 
Lincoln MKX in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2015
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $100
Squealing noise from rear. Rotors grounded to remove rust and corrosion. Problem solved. 
Aug 2013

67000 mi

US $100
Front end work under warranty. Tie rods 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 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. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

57400 mi

C $100
Panoramic sunroof would not close completely. Dealer had to reinitialize motor and also lube the tracks. The solution to this 'initialization' is on this website or Ford Edge forum. 
Feb 2014

74400 mi

C $2210
Rotors warn, needed replacing. 
Lincoln MKX in Iowa, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

39000 mi
warped rotors - rotors and pads replaced under warranty 
Jan 2013

39700 mi
rear wheel bearing hub noisy. hub was replaced under warranty 

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