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2013 Lincoln MKX repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (45%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 55 repairs.
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2013 Lincoln MKX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (53%)

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Chart based on 36 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

Lincoln MKX in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

33000 mi
The Gear Selection Assembly was replaced under warranty due to "Shift to Park Warring when in Park (also present in Edge and other Ford models and covered by a TSB-15-0047). 
Lincoln MKX in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2022
Dec 2015

22000 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. Nav lockup and problems with bluetooth connect to music player. Headlight aimed incorrectly. Up/down is adjustable but left/right is not. These are adaptive HID lamps. If left-right is out of spec entire headlamp assy must be replaced. 
Jul 2016

27200 mi
The MKX has dual climate control. A/C would blow cold on driver, but passenger side always full HOT. The dealer updated climate software which solved the problem. 
Sep 2016

28000 mi
Fuel evaporation system warning on dash. This can sometimes be remedied by "cleaning" the small closure door that resides inside the fuel filler tube. In my case it required replacement of a small solenoid. 
Jul 2021

83000 mi

US $40
1) Factory GPS would not calculate a route. 2) SYNC system rebooted itself multiple times 3) Then climate controls quit responding. FIX the problem turned out to be the memory card for GPS maps. I think the old one had somehow created a short. With card removed all worked normal except no GPS. New (with updated maps) card purchased off Ebay for $40 fixed all problems. Did not have to perform any updates on SYNC system. 

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2013 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

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

Lincoln MKX in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

53000 mi

US $988
Electronic controller to auxiliary radiator fan stopped working and car over heated in 95+ degree weather. Part about $250 Labor was &750 
Dec 2016

55000 mi

US $706
2 oxygen sensors had to be replaced after check for engine light on. $700 Wiper switch replaced because wiper would not turn off. Airbag light on. Computer indicated that seat belt was issue. Seat belt replaced but light won't go out. After new seatbelt, sensor Was reprogrammed Then dash light went out. $325 
Nov 2017

59000 mi

US $2000
Rear brake job Cleaned fan and fan motor because of noise Repaired 1 tire Airbag light continues on - was discovered as being caused by accident body repair shop work done in 2016. Did not replace a cable as they should have done. 
Jun 2018

63000 mi

US $100
Fuel sensor sticking result was no acceleration- under extended warranty- 
Lincoln MKX in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Oct 2020
Apr 2018

78800 mi

US $830
New Power Brake Booster and New Master Cylinder. Bleed and refill hydraulic system 
Lincoln MKX in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Feb 2022
Jul 2015

20000 mi
NAVIGATION SYSTEM DIED. THEY REBOOTED THE SYSTEM. i AM STILL HAVING TROUBLE, BUT IT IS FUNCTIONING 
Dec 2015

27000 mi
auto windshield wipers malfunctioned. dealer replaced part. the problems is not completely fixed. will take back on next service trip 
May 2016

34300 mi
WIPERS sometimes they come on when window dry, when starting car with moisture on window, do not clear window. must activate manually locks and windows: left car closed, activated door lock on drivers door. shut door and walked away. came out to windows down and door unlocked shift lever - when put in park, sometimes computer says not in park. turn car on, take out of park and put back in or jiggle lever and warning goes away occasionally seat belt warning light and signal does not function no key detected warning comes on occasionally when driving down the road gps - will not program any trip outside of Florida. Cannot change state or zip code. radio - would not change stations. stayed on when car turned off. dealer adjusted the nav/radio/ac/phone 'area'. said probably needed new module. did not have part. i was not there long enough to order part. 
Jun 2016

37000 mi
gps/ac/phone/radio module. continuing problems with these functions. FINALLY decided to replace module 
May 2017

50000 mi
FAILED TESTING. DEAD CELL. REPLACED BATTERY 
Aug 2019

79448 mi

US $200
TEMP ACTUATOR NOT WORKING. SYSTEM PRODUCED ONLY HEAT ALL THE TIME. REPLACED TEMP ACTUATOR MODULE 
Jul 2021

100000 mi

US $350
WARNING LIGHT ON FOR FUEL TANK OPEN. DIAGNOSED LEAK IN PRESSURE IN FUEL FILLER NECK. REPLACED FUEL FILLER NECK 
Feb 2022

107000 mi
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. MECHANIC 'READ' THE COMPUTER AND FOUND A FAULT HAD OCCURRED IN THE EMISSIONS LINE SOMEWHERE (NOT SPECIFIC READING). FAULT HAD RESOLVED BUT LIGHT STILL ON. MECHANIC CLEARED THE WARNING AND SUGGESTED I COME BACK IF IT HAPPENED AGAIN AS RESEARCHING THAT SYSTEM CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE. SO FAR LIGHT HAS NOT COME BACK ON. 

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2013 Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV

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

Lincoln MKX in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

32000 mi

US $600
Light bulb was flickering and needed to be replaced along with the ballast. 
Lincoln MKX in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2018 - Jan 2022
Feb 2019

42160 mi

C $850
When the transmission was put into PARK (P), on dashboard an error popped saying that transmission was NOT fully in Park. 
Mar 2019

43710 mi

C $460
CO2 sensor had to be replaced 
Lincoln MKX in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

53320 mi

C $250
Slow leak of power steering fluid. Seal replaced. I had been aware of a whining sound after a cold start up and at low speed for about two months before taking it for service. The sound would disappear after about 10 miles of driving.  
Mar 2016

56420 mi

C $113
Key fob (proximity key) was malfunctioning intermittently. Doors would not unlock. Replaced under extended warranty. Had to pay $100 plus tax deductible. Full cost of key replacement is over $300. 
Oct 2016

68040 mi

C $113
Error message when shifted into park. Message "Shift into Park". Diagnosed as a microswitch broken. Shift assembly was replaced. Covered under extended warranty, paid the deductible of $100 plus tax. 
Jun 2017

84940 mi

C $4030
scraping sound in left rear wheel. appeared to be heating up. Technician did a 4 wheel brake service of cleaning and lubricating. No warranty coverage on this repair. Air conditioning system was not cooling, although blower etc were working. Technician found a leak at the cast "HAFT". Repaired under warranty. Transmission had to be removed for repair. While diagnosing the transmission problem, the technician noted that the steering felt loose. Replaced right inner tie rod, checked alignment and set the front toe. This was covered under warranty with no additional deductible needed. 
Lincoln MKX in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Sep 2015

50000 mi
Gear shift lever would not fully engage and made the car think it was in a different gear. 
Apr 2016

51000 mi

US $200
Sun roof gasket broken off.  Radio control buttons on steering wheel sporadic functioning. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

30380 mi

C $800
Back window blew out while parked and not running. It was dissatisfying that Lincoln did not take responsibility for the defect in the window. 
Lincoln MKX in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

49000 mi
Whining noise when coasting. Remove and replace transfer case and PTU. All covered by warranty. Braking noises Repaired under warranty 
Lincoln MKX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

13300 mi
Check engine light, dealer replaced 2 coils, spark plugs, crank position sensor and reset computer modules. 
Aug 2014

15800 mi
MyLincolnTouch completely crashed, had to have the APIM module replaced. Driver seat tracks replaced, driver seat was rocking excessively. 
Jan 2015

26040 mi
Heated seat on driver side not heating all the time, modules replaced. 
Lincoln MKX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

17360 mi
Replace front moonroof. Unexplained break of glass 
Mar 2016

31000 mi

C $500
Rock damage to condenser. Air Conditioning compressor Radiator was damaged during repair to air conditioning condenser 
Lincoln MKX in Michigan, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
Jan 2017 Navigation System needed to be re-calibrated. 
Lincoln MKX in North Dakota, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2022
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Whistling noise from internal airflow bottom of right rear window. Weatherstripping needed adjustment. 

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