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Lincoln MKX Transmission Problems

178 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Lincoln MKX. 24 of these members (13.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 29 transmission repairs to Lincoln MKXs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Lincoln MKX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

Chart based on 181 repairs.

Lincoln MKX transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 6 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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2010 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

3000 mi   Major transmission malfunction-initially replaced 2 sensors and cleared codes. Problem not fixed-returned to owner and problem came back much worse. Back to dealer again...kept 15 days to test & install new wiring harness, valve body, and solenoids. 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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. 
13000   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. 
8133   Left front axle replacement Left sun visor replacement winshield wipers replaced 
15000   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 
15700   Replacement of PTU and inner right front axle and seal due to leak. 

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2007 Lincoln MKX

Engine not specified

6000 mi   Rear wheel drive of the all wheel system(AWD) seems to engage into drive after you already have been driving for a mile or so but with such force it bangs in like either you were hit in the rear or were doing neutral drops like when we were kids if ... 

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2007 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

27000 mi   Trans would not fully engage reverse. Lurched into rev. with violent thud when finally engaged. First reported several months ago. Shop performed diagnostics and made adjustments to electronic controls at that time. Replaced trans this time. 

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2007 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi   Odor resembling propane fuel; transmission slip. 
31000   Power transfer unit seal. 
50000   PTU fluid leak. Repair, apparently successful after 1,800 miles 

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