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2007 Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (24%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 98 repairs.
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2007 Lincoln MKZ repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (30%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Lincoln MKZ

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Lincoln MKZ in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

48000 mi
Purchased car used at auction with 46,500 miles and still under warranty. Dealership replaced rear chrome wheels for flaking. Reprogrammed radio for missing back-lit buttons. 
Lincoln MKZ in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

63000 mi
Roof started to rust. Body shop found that there was no primer or seam sealer on the inner surface. Ford refused to cover it, had to trade at a big loss. 

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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
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

80000 mi

US $500
Transmission slips at around 2000 RPM. Not sure where the problem is. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

58280 mi
Chrome was peeling on driver front wheel - they replaced the wheel at no charge 
Sep 2011

64480 mi

C $98
The right blinker "license plate light" was corroded so the bulb and assembly had to be replaced. It was done during a maintenance visit and took an additional 30 minutes. 
Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2016
Apr 2008

8000 mi
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. 
Jul 2009

15000 mi
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. 
Nov 2010

23500 mi
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. 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2013
Jul 2012

57000 mi

US $700
Pedal pressure poor - dealer replaced brake master cylinder and bleed air from brake lines. When ABS engaged after repair was made a few days later, brake pedal lost pressure again... 
Lincoln MKZ in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

66300 mi

US $57
Had to replace lower left front control arm 
Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2013
Aug 2012

62700 mi
Did not cool. 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

55000 mi

US $340
drivers side door handle broke (interior) 
Lincoln MKZ in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

33000 mi
oil seal leak between the engine and the transmission, had to remove transmission to replace seal. 
Sep 2011

39000 mi

US $50
Door vibration when driving and listening to bassy music, and power window creaking when going up/down. Service department concluded problems were both caused by binding/bad window regulator. Part replaced and problem solved. 
Apr 2014

68700 mi

US $109
Cable inside door snapped, could not open driver door from the inside. 
Mar 2016

86000 mi

US $200
Rear passenger door lock mechanism needed to be replaced. Door could not be locked/unlocked or opened. 
Lincoln MKZ in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

56000 mi

US $310
Replaced right ball joint assembly. 
Apr 2012

74300 mi

US $600
New struts and shocks. We got excellent service from the OEM parts. I think this is routine maintenance. 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2010

45000 mi

US $125
New Battery 
Jan 2016

108000 mi
Squeak in the steering especially when cold 
Lincoln MKZ in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

138300 mi

US $300
Passenger front wheel bearing replacement 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2011
Jan 2007

1400 mi
Heated and cooled seats not working when car new. Replaced module, now getting a hard code stating air bags not working. Factory stated needed to replace seat tracks. Awaiting results. 
Lincoln MKZ in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Oct 2011

37000 mi

US $111
Replaced battery 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2015
Jan 2010

55000 mi
car coolant flushed and replaced...car overheated...no evidence of coolant leak power steering pump replaced 
Sep 2011

78000 mi

US $100
replace steering rack and pump 
Jun 2012

86000 mi
drivers leather seat has a tear not caused by anything but wear 
Nov 2013

108700 mi

US $1100
Front e g mount, Transmission mount 
Sep 2014

120000 mi

US $1200
Needed one engine and one transmission mount 
Lincoln MKZ in Iowa, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

52000 mi

US $200
aluminum wheels with chrome plating peeling on inside of wheel causing tires to leak at the bead seal. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi

US $855
Had to replace wheels at my cost!!!!!!!!!!! very poor warranty service from Lincoln !!!!!! 

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

56000 mi

US $700
Power Take-Off Assembly (provides drive to rear wheels on AWD vehicle) 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
May 2013

63345 mi

US $1162
Power Take Off Replaced due to internal bearing noise. 
Oct 2014

80300 mi

US $1083
Passenger airbag sensor and seat track had to be replaced. Out of warranty, paid out of pocket. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

67000 mi

US $1800
Car was 3 Qtr low on transmission fluid. Transmission unit is a sealed unit. We've never had the transmission serviced. Dealer is telling us we need a new transmission. Very disappointed considering miles. Feel lube was low out of facto 
Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
Sep 2013

67000 mi
Air conditioning quit providing cool air. Took to the dealer who analyzed it and came up with replacing of EVAP Sensor, R&R Dash Light came on for air bag. Took to dealer who ran diagnostics and after working with Ford Motor found passenger seat module that communicates with module in dash was bad. Estimated cost $1,200 plus. Repair was declined by me. Vehicle developed a roar in the front end. Took to dealer said problem was tires, after doing an alignment. Went to tire dealer who replaced 4 tires at adjustment price. Went back to dealer then discovered wheel bearings bad and replaced 
Feb 2014

69300 mi
Developed squeak in front suspension. Dealer said needed struts for both front wheels, at an estimate of $760.00. 2nd opinion from independent mechanic. Right front strut was loose. Tightened cost $67.00. No further problem. 
Jul 2014

73500 mi

US $1993
This is a continuation of the problem reported in June 2014 regarding transmission. Problem was with the front drive differential since car is AWD. Had to be replaced. From research I did appears this particular model is known for problem 
May 2015

88000 mi

US $276
Replace right rear ABS wheel sensor 
Jan 2016

92700 mi

US $588
Replace Power Steering Pressure Hose due to a leak.Replace Fluid Motor Mount worn and had to be replaced as was causing noise when operating. 
Jun 2016

95000 mi

US $666
Noise in front end as if something loose or going to fall off but only occured after driving for 30-45 min. New struts on front suspension system 
Aug 2016

95000 mi

US $154
Replaced a rim in that corrosion had formed around the rim at the bead area of rim and would not hold air. A used rim was purchased from auto recycler after a repair by using sealant was not successful. 
Lincoln MKZ in Indiana, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

34000 mi

US $1000
instrument cluster failed. No fuel, temp, speedometer, tach, instruments. 
May 2014

37000 mi
lost all function in dash. speedometer, gas gauge, tach etc. Replaced entire console. 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2016
Mar 2013

106000 mi

US $600
Driveshaft support bearing failure. Support bearing repair requires complete driveshat replacement. New updated driveshaft was installed. 
Dec 2015

147000 mi

US $664
Brake pedal would go to the floor under moderate braking after the ABS system activated. After sitting for a time system returned to normal. The abs HCU was replaced which has so far solved the problem. 
Lincoln MKZ in Virginia, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

68700 mi

US $1200
AWD device that transfers power to rear wheels needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $1100
Ball joints on both front wheels were replaced. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2011

47300 mi
Driveshaft repair 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Transmission hard down shift. Reprograming of the computer done. 
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission. 
Lincoln MKZ in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Making a whining noise while driving. Had some chugging. Service said it was a broken bearing in the driveshaft. Waiting for parts. 
Lincoln MKZ in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

31000 mi
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
May 2008 - Dec 2014
Feb 2009

31000 mi
Front axels replaced. 
Dec 2012

130200 mi

C $300
Left top tie rod replaced and a 4 wheel alignment. 
Oct 2013

151600 mi

C $1500
Replace u joint and back driveshaft. 
Nov 2013

154380 mi

C $1800
Front lower control arms needed to be replaced in addition to break work. 
Jul 2014

171500 mi

C $2500
ECM quit 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2009
Sep 2008

38000 mi
Rear drive shaft rubbing, making noise. Was replaced and no charge to us. New Radio ordered - CD player malfunction 
Mar 2009

43000 mi
Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again. 
Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

14000 mi
The chrome on all 4 wheels was pitting and peeling. The dealership replaced all 4 rims at their expense. 
Lincoln MKZ in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Jul 2010

44616 mi

US $37
replaced manifold line to air conditioning compressor due to pin hole leak, also replace battery due to dead cell. Oil and Filter change 
Oct 2010

50283 mi

US $22
Flat tire due to corroded bead surface of rim, replaced tire and sanded down bead on rim to achieve seal. changed oil and filter Second tire flat due to coroded rim, repaired rime bead surface.  
Nov 2010

50950 mi
returned vehicle to carmax due to third tire loosing air, carmax fixed remaining rims that where corroded 
Dec 2010

54000 mi
rear driveshaft support bearing replaced 
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $900
Worn out bushings Valve under dash failed and heat and AC was mixed 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $2300
Change rotors and pads on rear flush brake fluid Leaking power steering hose and flush power steering fluid Passenger seat sensor failed 
Lincoln MKZ in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2016
Jul 2012

84000 mi

US $366
Both control arms. Right side. A squeaking sound coming the front end. 
Sep 2013

99000 mi
Noise coming from transmission having it checked out. I will get the results hopefully by the end of the week. The ford dealer is charging 180.00 to look at it. 
Oct 2013

99700 mi

US $1660
The PTU replaced Power tran. Unit is going to be replaced 2 year warranty unlimited milage. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi

US $100
R&R Alternator Drive Belt. And Air Filter 
Jul 2015

118000 mi

US $212
Injector replaced. Check engine light came on. 
Nov 2015

121300 mi

US $555
Rims had leaks in them replaced all four of them. 
Jun 2016

128000 mi

US $394
Rear running lights out. Not the fuse. 
Oct 2016

133000 mi
I have a problem with braking system. I have applied the brake and it slows down. About 3 to 5 feet the brake goes right to the floor. I had an accident because of this problem. Is there any one that can help me? 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

42160 mi

C $214
Battery not fully charging 2 weeks after original warranty. Cost $225 with labor Music CD's not playing. Had to re-insert multiple times before they would play. Replacement covered under Extended Warranty 
Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

34000 mi
When brakes are applied at low speed 20-15 mph I feel a pulse in car. Informed not a brake problem, possible transmission problem. Upgrade available on this model. Shop did upgrade, noticed problem still exist on my way home. Called shop 
Apr 2011

35000 mi
brought car back on 2 seperate days back to back unable to replicate pulse when brakes applied between 14-20 mph. Need to return and leave with loaner as problem still exist. They resurfaced rotors 1st before doing trans upgrade still pulse 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

39060 mi
Drive shaft bearings. Parts ordered New drive shaft installed. 
Lincoln MKZ in Kansas, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

72000 mi

US $480
the calipers were stuck, causing the transmission not to shift correctly, the calipers were replaced. 
Apr 2014

96000 mi

US $350
Replaced all rotors along with new pads 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $315
Drivers side front wheel bearing went out.. 

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