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Seats Problems of Lincoln MKX



Lincoln MKX owners have reported 4 problems related to seats (under the seats category).

car image   Seats problem of the 2010 Lincoln MKX 1
Failure Date: 12/01/2012

I am not sure if this is the right place to present this issue, but will explain my concern here. I have an issue with the location of the driver's seat location in my Lincoln Mkx. I am 6'2" tall and have long legs. I have had a knee replacement which left me with reduced range of motion in my leg. My issue is that I cannot straighten my leg out enough to be comfortable while driving due to the limited rearward motion of the seat. In speaking with the service manager at the dealer where I purchased the vehicle, he suggested that I contact Ford/Lincoln directly. In doing so, they advised that contact you people at this e-mail address. It is my intention to point out this matter to you and seek some advice and direction. My proposal is to raise the seat height approximately 3" and add a piece of flat metal under the seat track which could be redrilled to allow the seat to move rearward approximately 3+". These modifications would use the same holes in the seat track and the attachment locations in the floor that exist now. Any replacement bolts that would be used would of equal grade of the original bolts. This modification would allow me to sit higher and further back from the brake and gas pedals while allowing my leg to be straighter, therefore more comfortable. I have seen this type of modification done on other vehicles and it works. If done properly it would not alter the level of safety in the vehicle. At this point Ford/Lincoln will not support this modification without my presenting the idea to you people for your support on the modification. If you could review this request and advise me on this matter by return e-mail, I would appreciate it.

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car image   Seats problem of the 2007 Lincoln MKX 2
Failure Date: 07/17/2012

On July 17,2012 I got into my 2007 Lincoln Mkx and put the key in the ignition. I have a memory seat so it started to get into my position. Well, the seat back started coming forward and would not stop. It pushed my body into the steering wheel while the seat bottom continued to move forward also. I started to panic as I was wedged into the steering wheel and my knees were tightly pressed against the dash. I tried to get the seat to stop moving by pressing the set button on the door and it would not. Luckily, the seats are leather which allowed me to slide myself out. This has never happened before and was very terrifying. I honestly thought I was going to be crushed. There needs to be some type of safety stop. If the seat is moved as far forward as possible there is less than 5 inches between the seat back and the steering wheel. This is very unsafe as the motor is so powerful that it could crush a child or seriously hurt a pregnant woman. I am now too afraid to even drive this car for fear it could happen again. There is no reason that the seat should move that far forward. Apparently, there is some type of malfunction with the seat. I believe there should be a recall on this.

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car image   Seats problem of the 2007 Lincoln MKX 3
Failure Date: 08/20/2011

As I was approaching a stop sign at a local shopping center, the driver's side seat suddenly moved forward, backwards, then the back part reclined and rested in that position.

car image   Seats problem of the 2011 Lincoln MKX 4
Failure Date: 01/30/2011

After purchasinng my vehicle, I noticed a distinct hard object just under the seating surface. At first I thought it was a seat adjustment such as a lumbar support on the seat bottom, but that is not the case. I was, and still am, sitting directly on the motor controls for the seat. I contacted the dealer where I bought it twice about the problem and was told to take it to a dealer here in florida where I work. I took it to a Lincoln dealer in west palm beach. The service rep. Felt the seat and immediately told me that there was a problem with the manufacturing of the seat. He asked me to leave the vehicle and they would fix the seat the following day by installing some additional padding. I took a rental car provided by them back to my apartment. I was contacted the following day by the same dealer rep. And was told that since there were no previous similar complaints that they could not make the repairs. I then contacted Lincoln's customer care service team and was told that I would be contacted shortly by a customer care specialist, which I was the following day. I was told that this nonconformity was a part of the design of the seats and that he was closing the file.

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