Lincoln MKZ Repair and Maintenance
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Lincoln MKZ ProblemsThe Ignition Key May Become Stuck in the Ignition Lock Cylinder
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 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.
A coolant leak may develop from the heater core. The failure may be due to electrolysis. Our technicians recommend to check for voltage in the coolant with the battery disconnected. If voltage is found the cooling system should be flushed and jumper wires added to engine ground straps as necessary.
Lincoln MKZ QuestionsMKZ wont start/ actually turn over (1 answer)
My mkz wouldnt start yesterday morning, it would click under the dash, the lights would gou out when they were supposed to,no problems with the security system.
I did a complete system reboot by unhooking the battery for 30 min. it started twice after that but on the third stop there was no way ...
They said i don't need brakes so what's happening I shouldn't have to ride around squeaking please help
after I turn car off the cooling fan continue to run
Lincoln MKZ RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
The fuel tank walls may be made with insufficient thickness, and may crack and leak in a crash. Dealers will replace affected fuel tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.
The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.