Chart based on 12 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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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan
263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD
replaced rear axle shaft assembly
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.
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.
Buzz sound from under car, noticeable at low speed, rear driveshaft for AWD replaced.
Making a whining noise while driving. Had some chugging. Service said it was a broken bearing in the driveshaft. Waiting for parts.
Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission.
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
Rear drive shaft rubbing, making noise. Was replaced and no charge to us.
Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again.