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Lincoln MKZ Problems and Repair Histories

188 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Lincoln MKZ. 75 of these members (39.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 134 repairs to Lincoln MKZs--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Lincoln MKZ problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Lincoln MKZ problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Lincoln MKZ problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

13% of the Lincoln MKZ repairs were to the engine, 19% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 16% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 134 repairs.

Lincoln MKZ repair cost distribution

Of the Lincoln MKZ repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, and 21% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Lincoln MKZ problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 1000    
1500 0 Auto in three times for failure to start. Temperatures have been over 100 degrees,if that is a cause for the "crash." Trip to dealer shows no code. Also cycled thru check brakes in the information display, while the idiot lights blinked randomly. 
 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 8000    
12000 0 Vehicle wouldn't start. Car did not have to be towed, but a tow truck did have to jump start the vehicle. The jump start was enough to get me to the dealership. At that point, the computer had to be reprogrammed / reset. 
12000 10 Tire pressure problem. Tire pressure was low. Pressure sensor was damaged. 
13000 0 Check engine light 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 3100    
6820 0 Valance around headlight switch came loose when you pulled on for fog lights. 
13020 0 Whine developed over last few months. Dealer initially uspected axle bearing. Replaced and found not to be cause. Dealer then found TSB and replaced centre axle (AWD) and this cured it. 
16120 0 Blew transmission. Dealer advised it was first one in Canada. Took 1 week to diagnose - Ford authorized R&R of complete transmission. 2 weeks to ship transmission (nearest one in Memphis) and a few days to R&R. Lincoln warranty covered rental car. 
 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 13020    
13640 0 Buzz sound from under car, noticeable at low speed, rear driveshaft for AWD replaced. Plastic trim on windshield (on the drivers side)came loose during 1st carwash. Dealer reglued it down to the glass. 
15500 0 6 CD changer would not eject a CD. Had a regular music CD in all six slots. 
16740 0 Dealer replaced CD changer in early June (took 2 weeks to arrive) - won't /can't give me my CDs. Sent defective unit off to special CD shop-in-the sky to do so. CDs are removed & send back to the dealer. I finally got my CDs back 3+ weeks after that. 
25600 0 cracked bezel covering on front passenger seat 
46500  

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 2000    
8000 0 Noticed some "flaking" of the chrome plating on the wheels of my car (two of the four). The Dealer replaced all four wheels under Warranty. 
15000 0 Erratic HVAC fan speed when using A/C on "AUTO" setting. Blower motor replaced under New Car Warranty. Defect in finish of the power mirror button on drivers door armrest. Was replaced under New Car Warranty. 
23500 0 Known issue of Aisin transmission valve body sometimes failing after 20,000 miles. Issue and repair covered in a TSB. Problem was verified by the Tech, parts were ordered and car repaired under Warranty and returned the next day. Small areas of chrome bubbling/flaking off the wheel finish of three wheels. Problem verified by the Tech, wheels ordered and I returned five days later for installation. Repair covered under original Warranty  Finish of center console armrest exhibited unusual wear, especially for a low mileage vehicle. Tech verified issue, ordered part and I returned five days later for installation of new armrest. Covered under original Warranty. 
62000  

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Transmission hard down shift. Reprograming of the computer done. 
17500 0 Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission. 
 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 17000    
38000 0 Rear drive shaft rubbing, making noise. Was replaced and no charge to us. New Radio ordered - CD player malfunction 
43000 0 Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again. 
 
Lincoln MKZ in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 30380    
31000 0 driveline noise; reported at last service tech found no problem this service advised dealer there was a tsb re this noise realigned rear driveshaft; problem solved; very disappointed with dealer stalling on noise problem 
 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 11160    
31000 0 Front axels replaced. 
130200 300 Left top tie rod replaced and a 4 wheel alignment. 
151600 1500 Replace u joint and back driveshaft. 
154380 1800 Front lower control arms needed to be replaced in addition to break work. 
151900  

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