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Lincoln MKZ Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

188 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Lincoln MKZ. 27 of these members (14.4%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 27 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Lincoln MKZs--an average of 0.1 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

12% of the Lincoln MKZ repairs were to the engine, 20% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 137 repairs.

Lincoln MKZ transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Lincoln MKZ transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, and 38% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 8 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 Transmission and Drivetrain 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 AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 22000    
29000 0 replaced rear axle shaft assembly 
73000  
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 3100    
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. 
46500  

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 32000    
35000 0 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 17000    
17500 0 Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission. 
 
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 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. 
43000 0 Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again. 
 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 11160    
31000 0 Front axels replaced. 
151600 1500 Replace u joint and back driveshaft. 
151900  

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