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2008 Lincoln MKZ Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

38 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. 7 of these members (18.4%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 6 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2008 Lincoln MKZs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Lincoln MKZ problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Lincoln MKZ problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

18% of the 2008 Lincoln MKZ repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 45 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 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 FWD

Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 19000    
29000 0 Transmission valve body failed resulting in hard shifting but still drivable. Valve body was replaced 
46000  

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 20460    
21080 0 Low growling sound, apparently was a bearing in the driveshaft, replaced under warranty. 
27280  
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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