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2016 Lincoln MKX Reliability Ratings

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2016 Lincoln MKX Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: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 in the first quarter of 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:VEHICLE TETHER ANCHOR 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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