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2008 Lincoln MKZ Transmission Problems

39 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. 5 of these members (12.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 6 transmission repairs to 2008 Lincoln MKZs--an average of 0.2 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 2008 Lincoln MKZ problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of 2008 Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

Chart based on 49 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 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 FWD

29000 mi   Transmission valve body failed resulting in hard shifting but still drivable. Valve body was replaced 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

21080 mi   Low growling sound, apparently was a bearing in the driveshaft, replaced under warranty. 
29000   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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