2008 Lincoln MKZ Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Lincoln MKZ

2008 Lincoln MKZ Problems

Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission

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.

Key Stuck in 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.

Power Steering Fluid Leak From Pump, Hose, or Steering Gear

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.

See More Problems (4)

2008 Lincoln MKZ Questions

The AC was blowing cool then just started blowing hot (1 answer)

How to diagnose THX Navigation system issues. (1 answer)

On the THX navigation it is unresponsive. It does come on when i turn key on and shows the THX no buttons respond. Action taken took out fuse, disconnected battery, and removed stereo and reconnected. Is it a module issue if so how to fix or replace? Dealer says just put a new stereo in for 1500....

i'm showing on my dashboard (ABS)light stay on and the stability control system (1 answer)

light stay on my dashboard could you help me solve these problem THANKS

See More Questions (22)

2008 Lincoln MKZ Recalls

Accessory Floor Mats Move And Interfere With Accelerator Pedal

Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.

See More Recalls (1)

2008 Lincoln MKZ Reviews

Purchased vehicle new and now have almost 40k miles. Had to replace brake pads and service rotors at 25k; replaced two batteries, and tires at 32K (I replace earlier than most people I think). Have really enjoyed the ride and luxury of the Lincoln. The engine is strong enough for me and am not into handling as much as smooth cruising.

See More Reviews (1)