2013 Lincoln MKT Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Tuxedo Black Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,347 - $50,070
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
237-365
Seats
6-7

How 2013 Lincoln MKT Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.7 Overall Score
Performance 2.7Comfort 3.8Styling 2.0Value 2.6

What's New

For 2013, the Lincoln MKT gets a redesigned grille and fascia to freshen the exterior, a new instrument panel spruces up the cabin, the MyLincoln Touch control system is improved and the EcoBoost model includes a new Lincoln Drive Control suspension, with Drive and Sport settings and continuous damping adjustment.

Lincoln MKT Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $50,070
Horsepower: 237 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon EcoBoost $17,347 - $19,876
Horsepower: 237 hp - 365 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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It is very comfortable. The driver's seat, steering wheel and brake pedals can be adjusted per driver.

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I love the way that the CUV handles on the road. Folding the third row of seats provides a good sized cargo area. It is a very comfortable ride for long distance trips. The leather on the seats is not a very high quality.

Deborah R
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My vehicle handles beautifully but the a/c compressor should not have exploded at 75,000 miles.

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I've always owned a Lincoln because of the quality associated with the name. Love the options and look of my vehicle. I was disappointed that my vehicle's air conditioning compressor imploded after my warranty expired.

Karen F
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It handles very well in adverse weather.

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The back of the car slopes down, it does not allow for a lot of head room in the 3rd row. I would also have liked to see room for 3 passengers in the 3rd row. I do like the gas economy the car offers.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$50,070
$17,347 - $19,876

Horsepower

Horsepower
237 (hp)
237 - 365 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, 2.0L GTDI I4 EcoBoost engine, 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST ENGINE, 2.0L GTDI I4 ECOBOOST ENGINE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
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Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 (in.)
40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.8 (in.)
41.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
6 - 7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Not Available
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Not Available
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60R18
P255/45R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 (in.)
117.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.4 (ft.)
41.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
207.6 (in.)
207.6 (in.)

Width

Width
76 (in.)
76 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
N/A (.lbs)
4942 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
237 (hp)
365 (hp)

Torque

Torque
275 (ft. lbs.)
350 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 450 (.lbs)
200 - 450 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 (gal.)
18.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Not Available
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Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Side
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Rollover
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Advance Trac roll stability control (RSC)
  • Driver/front passenger front airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side body airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for all rows
  • Rear view camera *
  • Reverse sensing system
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Personal safety system -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, front passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
  • Driver/front passenger Belt-Minder
  • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • 2nd & 3rd row side body airbags *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (7)

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Electrical System Mar 23, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V172000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles with a limousine and hearse prep 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.
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 is expected to begin May 11, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S10.
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Fuel System, Gasoline Dec 2, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V812000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on December 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S04-S1.
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Fuel System, Gasoline Aug 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V621000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles. A component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.
Consequence:
A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel PEM part number and replace the fuel PEM, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S31.
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Fuel System, Gasoline May 31, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V227000
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.
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Service Brakes, Air > Disc > Rotor May 29, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
May 29, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V243000
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKT AND TOWN CAR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 6, 2012, THROUGH APRIL 3, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH THE LIMOUSINE OR HEARSE PREPARATION PACKAGE. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED WITH REAR BRAKE ROTOR BOLTS THAT ARE NOT FULLY SEATED ALLOWING THE HEAD TO PROTRUDE ABOVE THE WHEEL MOUNTING SURFACE.
Consequence:
THE RAISED BOLT HEAD COULD LEAD TO TORQUE LOSS IN THE WHEEL JOINT, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO WHEEL SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
ALL THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED AT THE COACH BUILDER'S FACILITIES AND WILL BE REPAIRED BEFORE DELIVERY TO OWNERS. NOTICES WERE MAILED TO THE COACH BUILDERS ON MAY 24, 2012. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
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Power Train > Axle Assembly > Axle Shaft Jul 1, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 1, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V393000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
Consequence:
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.
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Steering Jun 2, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V340000
Summary:
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
Consequence:
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

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