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2016 Lincoln MKX Reliability Ratings

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2016 Lincoln MKX Recalls

There have been 6 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 08/10/2020
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford Edge and 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. The front brake hoses may rupture prematurely.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 488594
  • Consequence: A ruptured front brake hose will cause a brake fluid leak, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake hoses with the new hoses that have a revised braid material, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk was mailed September 21, 2020. A second letter will be sent once parts are available, which is expected to be the first quarter of 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S42.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20S42
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V469000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH Recall Date: 07/16/2020
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company, Inc. (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX and 2019-2020 Nautilus vehicles equipped with 16-way electric tilt seats. The seat cushion frame edge may contact the wire harness when the seat occupant uses the tilt function of the seat, potentially damaging one or more wires within the harness, which can result in either inadvertent deployment of the air bag or nondeployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 19299
  • Consequence: An air bag that deploys inadvertently increases the risk of a crash. An air bag that does not deploy in the event of a crash increases the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install protective flocking tape onto the exposed edge of the 16-way seat cushion frames, and inspect the wire harness for damage, and repair or replace it as needed, free of charge. This recall began August 12, 2020. Owners may contact Ford/Lincoln customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S37.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20S37
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V414000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES Recall Date: 11/11/2019
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 3.7L engines. The battery positive cable harness may contact the transmission shifter cable bracket resulting in a short circuit.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 54411
  • Consequence: An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the battery harness clips and elbow guide, and install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve to the battery cable harness, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on December 2, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available, currently expected to be the end of April 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S41.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 11, 2014 to SEP 10, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 19S41
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V809000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 08/28/2019
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2015-2016 Ford Edge, and 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 116160
  • Consequence: If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist, requiring a greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear motor bolts and apply a wax sealer. If any of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began October 18, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S26.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 10, 2014 to JUN 25, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 19S26
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V632000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE Recall Date: 02/26/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles. In the event of a crash, the driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate or the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 27531
  • Consequence: During deployment, if the air bag does not fully inflate or the cushion detaches, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began June 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C02.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 10, 2014 to FEB 14, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17C02
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V123000
CHILD SEAT:TETHER: CONNECTOR/CLIP Recall Date: 05/23/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015. An incorrect seat back trim cover was installed on the affected vehicles, blocking the child seat tether anchors in the second row center seating position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
  • Consequence: An improperly anchored child seat can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat back trim cover and tether cover bezel on the second row, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C09.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 23, 2015 to SEP 23, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16C09
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V343000

2016 Lincoln MKX Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/3/20

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