Last post on May 22, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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Lincoln MKX, Audio, SUV
#16 of 25 2013 bad sound
Oct 10, 2012 (10:13 am)
My wife's newly purchased MKX has a sound system that reminds me of a bad 1959 Japanese transistor radio. No matter how bass, treble, midrange, stereo, surround, etc are adjusted, the sound is still tinny. I compare this to my 2011 MKS which sounds like a concert hall.
Dealer advises unit is set to factory specs and won't do anything.
Anyone else having these problems
#17 of 25 Re: Bad amplifier [glakesdivr]
Oct 26, 2012 (7:33 am)
This message regarding the MKX with the bad amplifier is more than 2 years old, but it caught my attention as exactly the same thing happened to us yesterday (October 25, 2012) with our MKZ. Like the previous driver, it scared the wits out of us as we thought a bomb had gone off, followed by the high-pitched whine which only stopped after we turned the car off. The speakers didn't work but the radio did function although we couldn't hear anything but the whine. Once the car had been turned off, it seemed to function ok when turned back on, but we are interested to know if others have experienced this with their Lincoln. My husband has an appointment with the Lincoln service to take the car in for inspection next Tuesday, but from his conversation with them it appears that they have identified this as a 'known issue'.
Would be interested in knowing what the outcome of this problem by previous owner 'Glakesdivr' was - is all OK now?
#18 of 25 Sound system working fine
Nov 08, 2012 (11:41 am)
Our 2012 MKX sound system has been working just fine.
Then this summer I figured out that we could download MP3 files (audio only) from our home computer to our Sony Walkman (or Apple I POD if thats what you have), and plug it into our MKX stereo using the USB plug in port. So far I have downloaded about 3 dozen of my wife's favorite programs to our Walkman, which we leave plugged in all the time. It works great. The system even recognizes the names of the programs and displays them on our Navigation screen. The MKX stereo controls also recognize and let you use those controls to navigate files, select programs, and/or control sound from the programs.
My wife just loves it, because it allows her to listen to her favorite programs any time she gets in the MKX (rather than having to wait until a scheduled broadcast time over the radio).
#19 of 25 Re: Sound system working fine [fleurdelis]
Nov 08, 2012 (11:49 am)
You can also just put the audio files on a usb flash drive and leave that plugged into the usb port.
Dec 06, 2012 (6:04 am)
So, I believe that OP solved issue
#21 of 25 Re: Bad amplifier [gjohn7]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:55 am)
I purchased a nice used 2009 MKX in March of 2012 and as of this posting, I've had the loud pop / bang occur 3 times. Usually 2-3 months apart from one another. Once the loud pop is heard (I thought I hit something the first time it happened.), then the speakers begin with a low whine that eventually gets louder and is almost unbearable. The only way I've been able to make it stop is to turn the car off then back on. Turning off the radio or any other device in the vehicle doesn't stop the whine. Only turning the car off then back on 'resets' it. After it occurred the 2nd time, I turned the bass all the way down and kept the radio volume down, but it still happened again after that. I'm taking the car in for its 45k mileage checkup (I only have 43k miles on it) this week and have asked the Ford dealer where I bought the vehicle to look at it. When I explained these occurrences to the service guy at the dealership, he told me he'd never heard of anything like it. It Primarily bothers me because I have no idea when it's going to happen and that first loud pop is very distracting.
#23 of 25 THX Explosion sound
Apr 30, 2013 (2:44 am)
Just like some other folks our THX system seemed to explode, it scared us as we thought the car exploded like a bomb had gone off, followed a high-pitched whine which only stopped after we turned the car off. The speakers didn't work but the radio did function although we couldn't hear anything but the whine. Once the car had been turned off, it seemed to function ok when turned back on, but we are interested to know if others have experienced this with their Lincoln. We are very concerned that it might happen again and cause a heart attack or wreck. Anyone have a solution yet?
#24 of 25 Re: THX Explosion sound [dje3]
May 09, 2013 (2:34 pm)
I have just now settled down my wife after she experienced an explosion sound followed by the high pitched whine. Scared the crap out of her. We have a 2009 MKX with the THX system. After I turned the car off and restarted it works fine. Guess we can expect this to happen again.....any way to avoid this happening again?
#25 of 25 Re: THX Explosion sound [amyandgary]
May 22, 2013 (6:49 am)
I too would like to know what is going with the THX system in my 2007 Lincoln MKX. It has been working just fine since the day I purchased this vehicle, and then yesterday while driving down the street the speakers suddenly made a loud pop sound followed by a very loud staticky crackling and popping noise. The entire stereo and navigation system is now unusable due to this constant noise which pours out of the speakers whenever I turn-on the system. The mute button doesn't do a thing to stop it.