pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. fixed! - vapor canister purge valve & vent solenoid (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #2

May 152023


  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

FIXED! = 2013 Lincoln MKX began shutting off randomly WHILE DRIVING and then would crank right back up (most of the time) and go good for a day and then shut-off again. NOT GOOD! No engine light but it was a simple fix! It was the vapor canister purge valve sticking open intermittently and also replaced the vent solenoid. No more shut-offs after these parts installed, less than $100 and fairly easy DIY. There ought to be a TSB and more readily attainable info concerning this serious issue and fix. There are numerous similar complaints on this model describing the same situation.

1. Motorcraft | CX-2695 | Vapor Canister Purge Valve

2. Standard | CVS83 | Vapor Canister Vent Solenoid

- Johnny F., Goose Creek, SC, US

problem #1

Oct 032017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,800 miles

Near the end of my 35 minute commute home I stopped at a light. When the light turned green, I put my foot on the accelerator. . The car would not accelerate. The low engine pressure light came on. I turned the steering wheel to coast the car to the right lane. I put the car in park. I had the car towed to a dealer. The dealer could not duplicate the problem and the computer had no history of the error messaage. Very troubling. I drive the freeway to work during early morning hours. If this had occurred on the freeway, the car would've been an easy target for traffic behind me.

- J A., Detroit (and Vicinity), US