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Lincoln MKZ Problems

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Key won't come out of ignition

Drive Train -- Verified

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 th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The trunk lid may not latch closed, this is generally caused by the trunk latch sticking in the open position. Our technicians tell us that in most cases the trunk latch assembly will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 2, 2014

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The recliner mechanism for one or both front seats may have been improperly welded to the seat frame. As a result, the seatback may become loose or lean, increasing the risk of injury in the event of certain types of crashes. Dealers will replace the affected seatbacks to correct this concern.


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Drive Train, November 25, 2013

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All late model vehicles with an automatic transmission have been designed so the shifter cannot be moved out of the park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. Certain MKZ vehicles are being recalled because the transmission range sensor may not function correctly, allowing the transmission to be shifted out of park without fist applying the brake pedal. This could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, May 31, 2013

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Vehicles sold in cold weather climates may be equipped with an engine block heater. A block heater plugs into a standard home electrical outlet and is used to keep the engine block from freezing in extremely cold temperatures. 107 2013 Lincoln MKZ models are being recalled the electrical cord to the block heater can crack, exposing the wires, and increasing the risk of electric shock. Dealers will replace the block heater cord to correct this concern.

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Engine, May 31, 2013

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The fuel delivery module, which is located at the fuel tank, can crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in the affected vehicles to correct this concern. 

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Lincoln MKZ Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKZ, Salem, MA


lulubabe, 2007 Lincoln MKZ, Corning, OH

Smooth quiet ride until I reach 47 mph, then a droning noise, sounds like a bunch of bees, which starts and pitches higher and higher at faster speeds. Car recently purchased used, with only 20,00...

Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKZ, Collinsville, OK

I am needing to replace the luvers on my mkz. Any suggestions

Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKZ, Albert Lea, MN

car says left rear door is ajar and mirror lights and dome lights wont shut off because of this ,have checked door few times and is shut all way and no obstructions in way

Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKZ, San Benito, TX

How to change spark plugs

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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.

Going on 4 years and the car still runs exceptionally well. I have had no problems with it.

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