Last post on Oct 23, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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Lincoln MKS, Sedan
#20 of 43 Re: Lincoln MKS New Owner Reports [KarenS]
Jan 17, 2010 (12:37 pm)
Can any of you owners of the 2010 MKS, tell me how the security approach lamps in the side mirrors work?
I know that they come with the smaller blind site mirror, but just wondering what and when the light in the mirrors come on.
We're going to look and test drive one in about a week, but figured if anyone had one, they would know more than the sales people.
Apr 05, 2010 (1:24 pm)
My Lincoln 2009 MKS has 18000 miles in it; I had an oil leak from leaking seal. I needed to take back my car 3 times to the service when they finally found it and fixed. The car is slow and underpowered. Overall, the performance and quality as well as the service fall short. I take back my car severall time to the dealership was told me that the car is ok, but when I tried to get up on the hill the car stopped, and the engine roared, so I had to swith back the shift manually in order to get up on the hill, that should be happen with the most cheappest car on hte market, and the Lincoln not the cheapest.
#22 of 43 Re: Brake issue [techwiz]
Dec 03, 2010 (11:48 am)
I also have a 09 Lincoln MKS with the same brake problem. I know your reply is over a year old. Anything new??
#23 of 43 Re: Brake issue [heiny1]
Dec 03, 2010 (1:58 pm)
Hi, yes. about one month ago I received a call from Lincoln corporate and they told me that a new set of brake components were created for the MKS to remediate the issues. Those components were installed on my car and I no longer have the issues. You should go back to your Lincoln dealer and tell them that you heard there are new brake components for the MKS to stop the sticking and noise and they should know what to do. The correction is based on your complaints and only your compliant will get you the fix since this is not a recal.
#24 of 43 Re: MKS 2009 - Lemon [mikemartin]
Jul 03, 2011 (8:34 am)
I really find it quite amusing when people make the comment the Lincoln models are just "dressed up Fords".
Um - hello - Lexus dressed up Toyota...
Um - hello - Acura TL - dressed up Honda...
Um - hello - Infinity - dressed up Nissan...
Um - hello - Cadillac - dressed up Chevy/Buick/Olds/Saturn/GMC...
They ALL do it!
The issue I have is making it sound like the 2010 Taurus or even 2009 Taurus is a BAD car. Nothing could be further from the truth!
I just saw an early model of the Caddy's SRX and chuckled at how similar it looked to the Saturn Vue. Or - how about the Caddy of the 80's that was basically a Cavalier with leather and different headlights/tailights - need i say more.
Same with the older Lexus, Acura, Infinity of yore. They were all VERY similar in look/style to their sister cars from Toyota, Honda & Nissan.
I do think the Lincolns of yore at least stood out a little more in style and not just different front/back ends. Often the 'newer' engines debuted in the Lincoln and carried down to the siblings.
#25 of 43 2010 MKS , rear doors seals leaking
Sep 04, 2011 (2:27 pm)
Any one else have this problem? There are no seals at the bottom of the doors and dirt and debris form on the interior of the rear doors. My dealer says they havent heard of this problem, but admit it is a poor seal. they have added stick on rubber seals, but they wont hold out the water or dust either. They checked and could find no recalls on this issue.
I also have the brake problem.
#26 of 43 Re: 2010 MKS , rear doors seals leaking [ray89]
Sep 07, 2011 (11:28 am)
The brake grinding issue has been solved. There is finally a TSB on it that works so see your dealer for that.
The way the doors/rocker panels are designed may be the worst idea I have ever seen on a Ford product. The advantage is that it is easier to get in and out - no rocker panel to bump your ankle on. You have pointed out the drawback - dust & debris forms between the bottom seal and the seals to the interior. You can fix the problem but you will have to do it yourself.
Go to any auto parts store and get some weather stripping tape - 3M brand is good. You will need the 3/4 thick stuff that is also 3/4 inch wide. The outside edge of the rear doors have a good rubber seal but it stops before it reaches the seal at the bottom of the door. Start there with your weatherstripping tape and carefully apply it until it reaches the seal at the bottom of the door. It needs to make a curve to go from the vertical rubber on the outside of the door to the horizontal rubber on the bottom. I did this to mine 2 years ago and it solved the problem neatly and completely.
#27 of 43 Re: Brake issue [freddy500]
Dec 23, 2011 (2:00 pm)
Old issue. Ford knows about it. I learned Ford tells the service reps to tell customers that's it normal, and safe. I raised holy _____, got someone's attention, the regional rep got involved, the worked on the rotors, etc, etc., and the prob went away. Ford misdesigned the whole thing. They want the complainers to quietly go away, and then redesign the brakes in a couple years. The MKS is a horrible, horrible automobile, and Ford knows it.
#28 of 43 MKS -- Defectively Designed Front End -- A Disaster
Dec 23, 2011 (2:02 pm)
The 2010 MKS, and likely the other model years from what I have recently read, is just simply a horrible automobile. The front suspension is an unbelievable disaster. It detects every little imperfection in the road, and transmits it to the driver in a way the is almost painful and results in tremendous driver's fatique.
When new, this problem didn't exist. Over time, it developed and got worse, to the point where I hate getting in the vehicle. I much prefer driving my daughter's Jeep Grand Cherokee.........That must tell you something. Every little bump in the front right is grossly exaggerated, and those folks who ride in the car suggest it could be the wheel bearings, the swing arms, the bushings, etc, etc. Manhattan Lincoln in Rockville, MD said nothing is wrong with the vehicle, although they admit the phenomenon is there. Appparently, the vehicle is poorly designed. My friends who have driven in it swear they will never get a Lincoln as long as they live. Ford apparently doesn't know what to do about it, and is conspicuously silent. The last problem I had with the vehicle was the breaks, and that is a whole different story.
I and others hate this car. The front suspension system is poorly designed, and Ford is at a loss. I love the other firmer rider cars like the BMW, and the CTS. This car, however, is the vehicle from ______. Don't buy one. I can't wait to just dump it.
Ford's reported quality control problems continue. Adios Ford.
Jan 20, 2012 (8:23 am)
I was looking at used 2010's. Are the problems still present in that model year?
Trust me, your problems sound minor comparing my experience with 2011 Lacrosse CXS loaded. A very long list of issues and I am certain GM had taken the same stance about fixing. NOT! That GM rep was lucky I was behind the wheel. He kept saying he did not see a problem with all my issues. I snapped when I pointed up the last issue on my list, the side blind zone alert quit functioning properly. It would not let you know of presence until plus or minus 3 feet of rear bumper. I demonstrated by letting vehicles catch me and then pass. And he had the guts to say he did not see a problem with it. And my experiences with an 09 Malibu LT2 were similar. I strongly suggest staying away from any new GM products. (They had some good ones in the past, but not anymore, including Cadillac.)
BTW, my wife has a KIA with 70K. Absolutely no repairs needed. Unless you count recent brakes, battery, tires, and wiper blades.