2007 Lincoln MKZ Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Lincoln MKZ
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2007 Lincoln MKZ Problems
The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.
The ignition key may become stuck in the ignition lock, possibly associated with a binding shifter bezel. Our technicians tell us that if the shifter knob is sticking or the shifter bezel is binding the affected part should be replaced.
The power steering may leak fluid at the pump, hose, or steering gear. This can be caused by one or more hoses not being clamped tightly enough. The repair involves adding new clamps and seals to the power steering hoses at the pump and steering gear.
2007 Lincoln MKZ Questions
In replacing the sensor, hot wire is observed that it doesn't have any power on it. Need a solution
Noise constant but increases with speed. axle or bearing? Kind of a whump whump sound
Car is fine idling but overheats after only a few blocks of being driven. I am out of ideas, because the following parts have already been changed: water pump, thermostat, coolant overflow reservoir & cap, radiator
2007 Lincoln MKZ Recalls
Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.
2007 Lincoln MKZ Reviews
80K miles largely trouble free with regular maintenance. Now the following failed at the same time: Air bag sensor - ~ $1000 Front power transfer unit ~$1200 Driveshaft - $1000 Wheel bearing seized - ~$800 Internet is filled with stories about PTUs and driveshafts failing. Not much I can do about airbag because local mechanics won't service them. 80K and 7 years might be considered ...
Going on 4 years and the car still runs exceptionally well. I have had no problems with it.