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Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (8%)

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Lincoln MKX transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Lincoln MKX

Engine not specified

62000 mi Shifter would not register position correctly. As result car would not engage PARK and thus not shut doen systems correctly. Shifter replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

49000 mi Whining noise when coasting. Remove and replace transfer case and PTU. All covered by warranty. 
50000 mi Gear shift lever would not fully engage and made the car think it was in a different gear. 

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2012 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi Shift selector would not recognize Park 
19500 mi Shift to park message in error, faulty shifter. Ford requires a linkage adjustment before replacement, of course car dies after work, your tired, they send the wrong tow truck, replaced shifter 2 days later 

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2012 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi PTU seal replaced 
31000 mi The PTU had to be replaced, was leaking 

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2011 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

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

44700 mi Vehicle had become lethargic and lacked the get-up-and-go that it previously exhibited. Technician erased adaptive shift parameters allowing CPU to relearn and adapt to a more agressive driving style. 

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2011 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

18600 mi Technician performed TSB 11-12-10 under warranty. Replaced separator plate gasket and removed check ball in transmission and recalibrated. 
46000 mi

US $1000
Front differential and drive shaft replaced 
57660 mi Front axle seal 
52000 mi Leak in system related to AWD (I don't recall the exact name). New parts had to be ordered. 

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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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2010 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

33000 mi Dealer Replaced both rear wheel bearings 
106000 mi

US $1800
power take off for four wheel drive. 
16000 mi Transmission Whine in the first three gears. Very noisy  
100000 mi

US $3500
Transmission failed had to be replaced 

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2009 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

66980 mi Axle Repairs. Removed intermediate shaft & both input shaft seals. Found damage to internal tubing of PTU assembly. Therefore leak. Replaced both seals at right side of unit and installed new shaft deflector. Not certain if this will fix. 
46000 mi Rt front axle seal 
31000 mi Seals blown leaking transmission fluid 

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2008 Lincoln MKX

Engine not specified

75000 mi trans slips in low gear 
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 

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2008 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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. 
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. 
94700 mi

US $750
Replaced driveshaft for torn boot 
44000 mi Transmission failed - would not move in Drive. Towed to dealership and had 2 internal parts replaced. 
59520 mi Leaking transfer case seal. Replaced under warranty in less than 3 hours. 
8133 mi Left front axle replacement Left sun visor replacement winshield wipers replaced 
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 
15700 mi 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 ... 
126000 mi Needed to replace entire drive train and transmission. Evidently, a known issue with MKXs. Already sank money once into these repairs - not willing to do so again. Now driving Honda Pilot... 

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2007 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

32000 mi ball bearings in rear axle were making noise while driving, the assembly had to be replaced. 
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

31000 mi Power transfer unit seal. 
50000 mi PTU fluid leak. Repair, apparently successful after 1,800 miles 
37000 mi Odor resembling propane fuel; transmission slip. 
127000 mi

US $1682
Replace Power Take Off Unit 

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Lincoln MKX Transmission Problems

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