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Lincoln MKZ Transmission Problems

211 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Lincoln MKZ. 21 of these members (10%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 29 transmission repairs to Lincoln MKZs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Lincoln MKZ problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

Chart based on 164 repairs.

Lincoln MKZ transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 10 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 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

29000 mi   replaced rear axle shaft assembly 
13020   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   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. 
13640   Buzz sound from under car, noticeable at low speed, rear driveshaft for AWD replaced. 

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

36000 mi   Making a whining noise while driving. Had some chugging. Service said it was a broken bearing in the driveshaft. Waiting for parts. 
17000   Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission. 
31000   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 
38000   Rear drive shaft rubbing, making noise. Was replaced and no charge to us. 
43000   Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again. 
31000   Front axels replaced. 
151600 C $1500 Replace u joint and back driveshaft. 

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