Lincoln MKZ Repair and Maintenance
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Lincoln MKZ ProblemsHarsh 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.
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.
Lincoln MKZ QuestionsWhy do my park light fuse keep blowing? (1 answer)
My park light fuse keeps blowing and I don't know why.
Inside the compartment every time its too cold my car don't want to start what could be the problem
Dealer found problem on recent service visit, says it is very important to repair and could lead to serious problems if not fixed soon. But it is very expensive, over $3,000. I have not seen any leaking on ground when parked.
Lincoln MKZ RecallsFront Seat Belt Anchor Fails In An Accident
The seat belt anchor cables may fail when exposed to heat caused by deployment of seat belt pre-tensioners in an accident. This could result in the seat belt not restraining passengers as needed in an accident. Dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.