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Lincoln MKT Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

PARKING BRAKERecall Date: 07/23/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7165
  • Consequence: If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAY 03, 2015 to MAY 20, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15C07
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V464000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMRecall Date: 03/23/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles with a limousine or hearse preparation package, manufactured March 6, 2012, to March 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the vacuum pump relay may overheat due to an internal fault or contamination.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1549
  • Consequence: If the vacuum pump relay overheats, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vacuum pump relay with a new electro-mechanical relay, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S10.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAR 05, 2012 to MAR 09, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15S10
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V172000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Predicted Reliability Score 4_0
  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

The 2015 Lincoln MKT is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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