Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
2016 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan
141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD
12V Battery repeatedly dying overnight even when fully charged the night before. Trunk control module had outstanding service bulletin. Firmware in trunk control module upgraded, which fixed the issue.
Heat/Cool, seats not working ... "connector is melted".
Freon leaking from the high pressure hose and also from the low pressure schrader valve. The high pressure hose and the low pressure hose are welded together at a common yoke, so both had to be replaced as one unit.
light behind one of the keys the keypad on drivers side door stopped working. not a major problem but I did want to report it.
Replaced exterior keypad: light was out on 1 button.
speaker for back up system broke. dx fee+ part+ labor $500. had part ready next day.
The driver side door power lock stopped functioning properly. Repair shop ordered parts from Lincoln. There is a 3 week wait for those parts. The car will go back to the repair shop once parts are available.
Sirius Radio malfunctioned. It had to have a few new parts as the signal was not being picked up.
The blower for the AC was working inconsistently. Sometimes it would blow cold air at the maximum fan speed, sometimes not. The vehicle's problem was repaired under warranty.
left rear stop light on continuously, right rear lamp blinking. submitted photos to Lincoln of problem for warranty approval.
solution required replacement of both rear light assemblies.
A common problem with 2010-11-12 MKZ
I received letter re brake lights. Left rear was only lit on one line.
car would not start, battery failed load test-was original Motorcraft battery. Replaced with Interstate battery.
Tail light issue. BUT MAKE SURE to Reference TSB No. 14M03. Ford extended warranty on tail light failure for 10 years or 150k miles. So no cost, this is my second trip (one for each side).
Replaced weak battery. Covered by warranty.
Left LED taillight board burned out. Right LED taillight had incorrect LED pattern. Both light assemblies replaced under warranty.
Bottom of the door jamb lighted "Lincoln" logo on the passenger side never worked since I acquired my vehicle (used). Upon start up of the vehicle I've heard a noise and a few seconds later smoke started filling the car. I immediately shut off the car. After the visual inspection I've noticed that "LINCOLN" logo has a burn damage. Restarted a car, no further issues.
Since car is out of warranty, decided not to repair.
Battery down after doors left open for only 30-40 minutes, have to be recharged. Cel in the battery was bad, replaced with new battery.
Radio would switch from CD to Radio,aux to radio and would even not operate sometimes.Problem not fixed under warranty,part replaced they said it was a pin for $650.First dealership said there was no problem,rotten dealership,terrebonne ford
It started sounding like it didn't want to start. 36 hrs later it was dead in my garage. Had it towed to dealer and they charged the battery ran diagnostic and said they are stumped. Tried to accuse me of leaving a light on or charger plugd The second time it was dead in my garage I took it in and told them to keep it. My lease was up in 9 days so I went and leased a GM.
The AC compressor and condenser units had began to fail and make noise due to overheating from a lack of refrigerant (less than 15%) in the system for apparently more than 12 months. There was an unidentifiable slow leak in the system and the refrigerant levels were never checked by anyone over the 4+ years I have owned the car. A key piece of evidence that the refrigerant was at lowered levels for at least 12 months is that when the original unit was recharged it cooled the cabin more effectively than it had in years. In testing however the Tech at Ford could reproduce the whining sound that triggered this repair trip but only after the refrigerant and components had heated up to operating temperature. Needless to say the damage was already done because without enough refrigerant to act as a heat sink for AC unit itself the internal components had worn down.
I was presented with two options for replacing the AC compressor and condenser which were an OEM and Aftermarket package. I decided to go with the Aftermarket units which for this vehicle costs about $900 less than the OEM mostly because most of the components come in one package and not as separate billable items from Ford/Motorcraft.
The moral of the story here is to get your refrigerant levels checked every single spring because running low WILL DAMAGE the AC compressor/condenser over time. It may be a simple thing to have checked at a dealer's "multi-point inspection" but it is like the one thing they do not check unless requested.
a/c clutch went out
a/c compressor clutch went out.
Car was in dealer service department for the 3rd time with AC problems. This time instead of just replacing the clutch they replace the complete compressor.
Leds in right deck light went out 290.00 dealer part non repairable. Bought used deck lid light on e bay.
A/C Compressor quit cycling, car was taken in. A/C system developed leak in system and required repair and recharge.
The battery went flat after being in the car for about 2-1/2 years. It was replaced with a new battery with the same amount of cold cranking amps. The exterior temperature sensor failed and was giving erratic readings (e.g. An outside temperature of 75 degrees may have displayed as 140 degrees on the A/C display). A new sensor fixed the issue.
Compass quit working with annoying "compass error" message on the dash display. Replaced rear view mirror (that's where the compass sensor is) with a unit purchased from eBay - all is well now.
Auto in three times for failure to start. Temperatures have been over 100 degrees,if that is a cause for the "crash." Trip to dealer shows no code. Also cycled thru check brakes in the information display, while the idiot lights blinked randomly.
Compressor failing causing care to moo like a cow on acceleration. Took idiot dealer 4 days to figure it out and they wanted to charge $2300. Car still moos.
Car would not start on Xmas day. Battery that was less than 18 months old had crack next to negative terminal. Covered under warranty.
Complete AC system replacement
Battery failed after 14 months
Heated driver seat stopped working.
Ford technicians found a loose wire on the back of the navigation/audio module causing all sound in the car to go out intermittently.
CD player failing to eject CD. After numerous attempst, I was finally able to eject all but one of my CD's - the last of which "disappered" within the unit. Dealership concurred there was an issue with the unit, and replaced with new
Drivers side heated seat has stopped working. Lights on dash light up and then go out after very short period. Passenger side is ok.
the turn signal lights kept having errors. they replaced the socket pigtails with new ones
alternator died on my way to get it fixed causing belt to break which led to belt breaking cv boot
A/C vent vane motor failed - caused cold air to enter passenger side when set on heat.
Faulty dual temperature control again, sometimes blows heat even with temp at 60. Observed it in shop, but then worked fine rest of time in shop, so not fixed.
Heated Driver's seat stop working, replaced under extended warranty
When turned on AC. Could hear a grinding noise. The compressor had failed. Dealer installed new compressor and tested. AC works great now.
Tire pressure problem. Tire pressure was low. Pressure sensor was damaged.
6 CD changer would not eject a CD. Had a regular music CD in all six slots.
Dealer replaced CD changer in early June (took 2 weeks to arrive) - won't /can't give me my CDs. Sent defective unit off to special CD shop-in-the sky to do so. CDs are removed & send back to the dealer. I finally got my CDs back 3+ weeks after that.
Replaced LF HID headlight
Replaced A-C compressor.
Replace 3 O-rings EVAC and recharge.
Note,my receipts for all warranty work do not list the total cost. I must pay the deductable of $100. This applies to all my responses.
Duralast Remanufactured Alternator began to fail only a couple months after replacing OEM Alternator @ ~155,000 miles. Job took a VERY long time as alternator is very hard to access on this car.
Heated and cooled seats not working when car new. Replaced module, now getting a hard code stating air bags not working. Factory stated needed to replace seat tracks. Awaiting results.
Door vibration when driving and listening to bassy music, and power window creaking when going up/down. Service department concluded problems were both caused by binding/bad window regulator. Part replaced and problem solved.
Erratic HVAC fan speed when using A/C on "AUTO" setting. Blower motor replaced under New Car Warranty.
The right blinker "license plate light" was corroded so the bulb and assembly had to be replaced. It was done during a maintenance visit and took an additional 30 minutes.
Passenger airbag sensor and seat track had to be replaced. Out of warranty, paid out of pocket.
instrument cluster failed. No fuel, temp, speedometer, tach, instruments.
lost all function in dash. speedometer, gas gauge, tach etc. Replaced entire console.
New Radio ordered - CD player malfunction
Air conditioning quit providing cool air. Took to the dealer who analyzed it and came up with replacing of EVAP Sensor, R&R Dash Light came on for air bag. Took to dealer who ran diagnostics and after working with Ford Motor found passenger seat module that communicates with module in dash was bad. Estimated cost $1,200 plus. Repair was declined by me.
replaced manifold line to air conditioning compressor due to pin hole leak, also replace battery due to dead cell. Oil and Filter change
Valve under dash failed and heat and AC was mixed
Passenger seat sensor failed
Auxiliary connection for radio stopped working
Battery not fully charging 2 weeks after original warranty. Cost $225 with labor Music CD's not playing. Had to re-insert multiple times before they would play. Replacement covered under Extended Warranty