By Jennifer Geiger on June 5, 2012
Lincoln is recalling 128 of its MKT SUVs from the 2013 model year that are equipped with the limousine or hearse preparation package, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, which were manufactured from March 6 through April 3, the rear brake rotor bolts were not mounted correctly. (You can check your vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.) If the bolts stick up above the wheel mounting, a loss of torque in the wheel joint and wheel separation could result. This could lead to an increased risk of injury.
Owner notification started May 24. All the affected vehicles have been quarantined and will be repaired before delivery to owners, according to Ford. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer