1st Generation (2007—2015) MKX Problems

This generations ranks 21st out of 24 Lincoln generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (16%), transmission (16%), and the engine (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Fluid Leaking 4 complaints at an average of 108,054 miles in the 2008 Lincoln MKX.
  2. Transfer Case Failed 5 complaints at an average of 131,800 miles in the 2007 Lincoln MKX.
  3. Coolant Leaked Into Engine 3 complaints at an average of 109,000 miles in the 2011 Lincoln MKX.

What MKX Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Lincoln model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 2 0 26 1.2
2014 11 1 30 4.72
2013 17 1 43 7.07
2012 11 1 37 4.26
2011 27 3 40 8.47
2010 4 3 23 2.1
2009 4 4 16 2.95
2008 29 4 24 14.29
2007 32 3 24 13.43

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