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2009 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

39500 mi
Driver's side interior door handle was damaged and preventing the car from automatically locking and had to be done manually. Replacement of the handle was covered under warranty. 
Apr 2014

54700 mi

US $110
A/C Compressor quit cycling, car was taken in. A/C system developed leak in system and required repair and recharge. 
Sep 2016

83000 mi

US $90
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. 

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2009 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

34000 mi

US $900
replaced front wheel bearings 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

68000 mi
Heated driver seat stopped working. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ohio, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
Sep 2012

97000 mi

US $2000
alternator died on my way to get it fixed causing belt to break which led to belt breaking cv boot also belt tension pulley seized up 
Apr 2013

106000 mi

US $500
Oil leaks Ignition coils/ ecm 
Lincoln MKZ in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
Jun 2013

58000 mi

US $80
Drivers interior door handle 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jan 2017
Nov 2013

141920 mi
Drivers side heated seat has stopped working. Lights on dash light up and then go out after very short period. Passenger side is ok. 
Dec 2013

145700 mi
LF wheel bearing replaced. 
Jan 2014

148180 mi

C $100
Front Headlight assembly started leaking water into the sealed unit causing light bulbs to freeze and break. Unit is now cloudy inside due to condensation. 
Jun 2014

155000 mi

C $1000
Brake service pads, rotors, and all 4 calipers. Rear calipers were sticking. Front calipers had worn slider pin holes and were sloppy. 
Jan 2015

150800 mi

C $300
Grinding noise, wheel bearing suspected and confirmed 
Jun 2015

186000 mi

C $750
Rear wheel bearings finally needing replacing at 288000 and front right needed to be replaced again. Replaced 2 years and 60000 km ago 
Mar 2016

198400 mi

C $140
the turn signal lights kept having errors. they replaced the socket pigtails with new ones 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

96000 mi

US $500
Heated seats not working 
Oct 2015

126000 mi

US $450
drivers side Door handle not working 
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $250
Switch on the brake pedal would not allow driver to move shifter for transmission out of park selection 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

27000 mi
Ford technicians found a loose wire on the back of the navigation/audio module causing all sound in the car to go out intermittently. 
Lincoln MKZ in Missouri, United States
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Dec 2013

40000 mi

US $800
mushy pedal. flushing cycling the HCU valves didn't fix. nor replacing a caliper. Dealer worked with Lincoln engineers and finally determined the HCU was bad. Replaced and fixed. Lincoln and dealer furnished great customer goodwill on cost 
Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2011
Jun 2008

300 mi
Vehicle would not start. vehicle refusedto start. Dealer could not replicate. Found wire harness connector wasn't fully connected. At high temperature it would expand and disconnect, cool down and reconnect. Dealer "snapped" the connector home. No problem since. Total days in shop (six). 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. 
Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2015
Dec 2010

23000 mi
A/C vent vane motor failed - caused cold air to enter passenger side when set on heat. 
May 2011

29000 mi
Transmission valve body failed resulting in hard shifting but still drivable. Valve body was replaced 
Jul 2011

30000 mi
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. 
Lincoln MKZ in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2015
Sep 2010

14000 mi
Check engine code showed problem with engine performance module. Computer was rebooted and light went out. Fifty miles later light came on again with same code P0607 and other codes dealing with cam position sensor. In garage again. 
Oct 2010

14700 mi
They replaced the on-board computer at a warranty cost of over $700 and the problem was fixed. In addition, they gave me a Lincoln loaner while they diagnosed and replaced the computer. 
Feb 2015

42000 mi
Had to replace abs module and pump 
Apr 2015

42000 mi

US $90
Third battery for this car. 
Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Rear speaker rattled. Dealer replaced, fixed problem. 
Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

32000 mi

US $149
Trunk Lift Support, AKA, Trunk Struts failed. 
Lincoln MKZ in Alabama, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015
May 2014

76000 mi

US $721
Rear brake calipers locked on rotors 
Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013
Sep 2011

44000 mi
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 
Lincoln MKZ in Nevada, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2017
Sep 2013

68000 mi

US $2300
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. 
Dec 2013

72000 mi
Car would not start on Xmas day. Battery that was less than 18 months old had crack next to negative terminal. Covered under warranty. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $2700
Complete AC system replacement Replacement of radiator. According to the mechanic it was in such bad shape that there were dragonflies nesting in it. 
Jul 2016

88200 mi

US $55
Battery failed after 14 months 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Nov 2017
Sep 2016

104000 mi

US $489
Front struts. Front upper control arms. 
Sep 2017

117138 mi

US $340
Stuck lifter making tapping noise. Treated with Sea Foam in the oil. Replaced both front lower front control arms and rear driver's strut 
Lincoln MKZ in Missouri, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

149000 mi

US $550
Ball joint causing suspension noise. Replaced both upper and lower control arms on passenger side. 
Lincoln MKZ in Washington, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

56000 mi

US $100
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. 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Feb 2009

13640 mi
Buzz sound from under car, noticeable at low speed, rear driveshaft for AWD replaced. Plastic trim on windshield (on the drivers side)came loose during 1st carwash. Dealer reglued it down to the glass. 
May 2009

15500 mi
6 CD changer would not eject a CD. Had a regular music CD in all six slots. 
Jun 2009

16740 mi
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. 
Aug 2010

25500 mi
cracked bezel covering on front passenger seat 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2017
Sep 2011

37707 mi

US $100
Replaced A-C compressor. 
Mar 2012

41193 mi

US $100
Replaced latch assembly. 
Jun 2012

42379 mi

US $100
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. 
Apr 2013

46520 mi

US $100
Rear drive shaft assembly replaced. 
Mar 2014

51783 mi

US $100
Replaced both RF lower control arms 
Sep 2014

54818 mi

US $100
Replace oil pan gasket. 
Lincoln MKZ in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2011

47000 mi
Chrome wheels deteriorated and began to slowly leak air. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

70760 mi

C $120
Replace dead battery. 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010
Nov 2008

6820 mi
Valance around headlight switch came loose when you pulled on for fog lights. 
Jun 2009

13020 mi
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. 
Oct 2009

16120 mi
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 Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011
Aug 2009

26000 mi
Replaced LF HID headlight 
Lincoln MKZ in Colorado, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2018
Feb 2010

29000 mi
replaced rear axle shaft assembly 
Dec 2013

71000 mi
replaced lower control arm/ball joint 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $533
replaced front right control arm-ball joint assembly 
Mar 2016

93000 mi

US $1500
replaced Power Transfer Unit (transfer case) 
Jul 2017

105514 mi

US $800
replace both front struts 
Mar 2018

113000 mi

US $400
Replaced front left CV Axle 
Sep 2018

117000 mi

US $550
replaced left front wheel bearing hub assembly 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

21080 mi
Low growling sound, apparently was a bearing in the driveshaft, replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2012

23560 mi
Heated Driver's seat stop working, replaced under extended warranty 
Lincoln MKZ in Texas, United States
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
Mar 2018

99000 mi
Car pulled to the right. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Nov 2009

12000 mi
Vehicle wouldn't start. Car did not have to be towed, but a tow truck did have to jump start the vehicle. The jump start was enough to get me to the dealership. At that point, the computer had to be reprogrammed / reset. 
Dec 2009

12000 mi

US $10
Tire pressure problem. Tire pressure was low. Pressure sensor was damaged. 
Jul 2010

13000 mi
Check engine light 
Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2018
May 2011

28000 mi
When turned on AC. Could hear a grinding noise. The compressor had failed. Dealer installed new compressor and tested. AC works great now. 
Jul 2011

29800 mi
The four rims were replaced because of pitting. Also, the Drivers Side window was replaced because of scratches coming from the weatherseal. The dealer sent pictures of the rims and glass to Ford. Ford approved replacement under warranty. 
Nov 2015

95000 mi

US $1176
Had intermittent shuddering and sounds as if I had a flat tire. It usually happened when in stop and go traffic at 20MPH. These sounds would go away. The Ford Dealer was a joke and a waste of time. Fixed by local shop. Drivetrain replaced. 
Apr 2016

100300 mi

US $250
The car seemed sluggish on accelerating and gas mileage was decreasing. Diagnosis was the spark plugs were very worn. They were replaced 
Sep 2016

106000 mi

US $50
The trunk lift supports failed causing the trunk lid to close hard. IT would not stay open on its own. Local repair shop repaired using Ford parts. 
Dec 2016

112000 mi
Exhaust sounds loud when engine is cold. Had the engine and transmission checked and nothing could be found causing the issue. The mechanic feels the inner pipe may have come loose or deteriorated. Will need to replace system. 
Feb 2017

114000 mi

US $217
When pulling on the front driver side interior door handle, I heard a clunking sound and the door would not open. Drove to my local mechanic. The door handle mechanism broke and needed to be replaced. These parts are plastic and broke. 
Apr 2017

116000 mi

US $475
Car took longer to stop. Could push brake pedal further to floor. Mechanic found rear brake pads completely gone and were cutting into the rotors. Never heard any grinding or sounds when braking. Mechanic replaced brake pads, rotors, and brake brake fluid. Also oil change and wiper blades replaced. 
Jun 2017

119000 mi

US $270
Heard scraping sounds coming from brand new brakes. It was found that the rear passenger side brake caliper locked in closed position.the caliper and rotor needed to be replaced. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

115940 mi

C $150
Replaced stabilizer links on both sides. 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

102000 mi

US $403
Had a sudden problem with excessive brake pedal travel and poor braking. Master cylinder was replaced, but problem was not fixed. Have seen posts on other forum describing this problem and inability of dealers to fix 

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2007 Lincoln MKZ

Engine not specified

Lincoln MKZ in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

63000 mi
Roof started to rust. Body shop found that there was no primer or seam sealer on the inner surface. Ford refused to cover it, had to trade at a big loss. 
Lincoln MKZ in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

48000 mi
Purchased car used at auction with 46,500 miles and still under warranty. Dealership replaced rear chrome wheels for flaking. Reprogrammed radio for missing back-lit buttons. 

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

205000 mi
Remove and replace alternator and serpentine belt. 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2013
Jul 2012

57000 mi

US $700
Pedal pressure poor - dealer replaced brake master cylinder and bleed air from brake lines. When ABS engaged after repair was made a few days later, brake pedal lost pressure again... 
Lincoln MKZ in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Oct 2011

37000 mi

US $111
Replaced battery 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2015
Jan 2010

55000 mi
car coolant flushed and replaced...car overheated...no evidence of coolant leak power steering pump replaced 
Sep 2011

78000 mi

US $100
replace steering rack and pump 
Jun 2012

86000 mi
drivers leather seat has a tear not caused by anything but wear 
Nov 2013

108000 mi

US $1100
Front e g mount, Transmission mount 
Sep 2014

120000 mi

US $1200
Needed one engine and one transmission mount 
Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

80000 mi

US $500
Transmission slips at around 2000 RPM. Not sure where the problem is. 
Lincoln MKZ in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

64400 mi

US $57
Had to replace lower left front control arm 
Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2013
Aug 2012

62600 mi
Did not cool. 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2010

45000 mi

US $125
New Battery 
Jan 2016

65000 mi
Squeak in the steering especially when cold 
Lincoln MKZ in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

33000 mi
oil seal leak between the engine and the transmission, had to remove transmission to replace seal. 
Sep 2011

39000 mi

US $50
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. 
Apr 2014

68300 mi

US $109
Cable inside door snapped, could not open driver door from the inside. 
Mar 2016

86000 mi

US $200
Rear passenger door lock mechanism needed to be replaced. Door could not be locked/unlocked or opened. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

58280 mi
Chrome was peeling on driver front wheel - they replaced the wheel at no charge 
Sep 2011

64480 mi

C $98
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. 
Lincoln MKZ in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

56000 mi

US $310
Replaced right ball joint assembly. 
Apr 2012

72700 mi

US $600
New struts and shocks. We got excellent service from the OEM parts. I think this is routine maintenance. 
Lincoln MKZ in Kansas, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

163000 mi
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. 
Jan 2017

US $250
Low brake pedal likely due to stuck valve in ABS Hydraulic Control Unit. Replaced with salvage HCU (since part costs $800 new). This job would have easily been over $1000 if shop hadn't under-quoted labor and used brand new part. 
Lincoln MKZ in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2018
Apr 2008

8000 mi
Noticed some "flaking" of the chrome plating on the wheels of my car (two of the four). The Dealer replaced all four wheels under Warranty. 
Jul 2009

15000 mi
Erratic HVAC fan speed when using A/C on "AUTO" setting. Blower motor replaced under New Car Warranty. Defect in finish of the power mirror button on drivers door armrest. Was replaced under New Car Warranty. 
Nov 2010

23300 mi
Known issue of Aisin transmission valve body sometimes failing after 20,000 miles. Issue and repair covered in a TSB. Problem was verified by the Tech, parts were ordered and car repaired under Warranty and returned the next day. Small areas of chrome bubbling/flaking off the wheel finish of three wheels. Problem verified by the Tech, wheels ordered and I returned five days later for installation. Repair covered under original Warranty  Finish of center console armrest exhibited unusual wear, especially for a low mileage vehicle. Tech verified issue, ordered part and I returned five days later for installation of new armrest. Covered under original Warranty. 
Apr 2017

90000 mi

US $1000
PCM failure. PCM removed and replaced with new PCM. 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

54700 mi

US $340
drivers side door handle broke (interior) 
Lincoln MKZ in Iowa, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

52000 mi

US $200
aluminum wheels with chrome plating peeling on inside of wheel causing tires to leak at the bead seal. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi

US $855
Had to replace wheels at my cost!!!!!!!!!!! very poor warranty service from Lincoln !!!!!! 
Lincoln MKZ in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

138200 mi

US $300
Passenger front wheel bearing replacement 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2011
Jan 2007

1400 mi
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. 

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

120000 mi

US $100
Leaking transmission coolant line. Initially thought it needed to be replaced. Mechanic replaced hose instead. 
Apr 2017

120000 mi

US $200
Shaking at 50mph and above. Private mechanic said the tie rod ends were bad. The serious shaking stopped but I need an alignment now that should help it. Squeaking front end over bumps even worse when cold. Changed upper and lower control arms both sides. Problem solved 
Mar 2018

137000 mi

US $100
Resonator had a hole in it. Had it replaced. 
Lincoln MKZ in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Bearing in drivetrain went. 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 New Jersey, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

14000 mi
The chrome on all 4 wheels was pitting and peeling. The dealership replaced all 4 rims at their expense. 
Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

34000 mi
When brakes are applied at low speed 20-15 mph I feel a pulse in car. Informed not a brake problem, possible transmission problem. Upgrade available on this model. Shop did upgrade, noticed problem still exist on my way home. Called shop 
Apr 2011

35000 mi
brought car back on 2 seperate days back to back unable to replicate pulse when brakes applied between 14-20 mph. Need to return and leave with loaner as problem still exist. They resurfaced rotors 1st before doing trans upgrade still pulse 
Lincoln MKZ in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
Jul 2010

44616 mi

US $37
replaced manifold line to air conditioning compressor due to pin hole leak, also replace battery due to dead cell. Oil and Filter change 
Oct 2010

50283 mi

US $22
Flat tire due to corroded bead surface of rim, replaced tire and sanded down bead on rim to achieve seal. changed oil and filter Second tire flat due to coroded rim, repaired rime bead surface.  
Nov 2010

50950 mi
returned vehicle to carmax due to third tire loosing air, carmax fixed remaining rims that where corroded 
Dec 2010

54000 mi
rear driveshaft support bearing replaced 
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $900
Worn out bushings Valve under dash failed and heat and AC was mixed 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $2300
Leaking power steering hose and flush power steering fluid Passenger seat sensor failed 
Jan 2017

121200 mi

US $800
Auxiliary connection for radio stopped working 
Jul 2017

132000 mi

US $650
Air conditioning seals stopped working 
Feb 2018

143000 mi

US $350
Changed fuel injectors 
Lincoln MKZ in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

31000 mi
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Transmission hard down shift. Reprograming of the computer done. 
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Transmission hard down shift returned after reprogrammed in April. Replaced valve body in transmission. Transmission hard down shift again. Replaced valve body in transmission. 
Lincoln MKZ in Virginia, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2018
Jan 2013

105300 mi

US $1200
AWD device that transfers power to rear wheels needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $1100
Ball joints on both front wheels were replaced. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2009
Sep 2008

38000 mi
Rear drive shaft rubbing, making noise. Was replaced and no charge to us. New Radio ordered - CD player malfunction 
Mar 2009

43000 mi
Repeat of previous problem with Drive Shaft Bearing. Hopefully this will not repeat again. 
Lincoln MKZ in Manitoba, Canada
May 2008 - Nov 2016
Feb 2009

31000 mi
Front axels replaced. 
Dec 2012

130200 mi

C $300
Left top tie rod replaced and a 4 wheel alignment. 
Oct 2013

149900 mi

C $1500
Replace u joint and back driveshaft. 
Nov 2013

154380 mi

C $1800
Front lower control arms needed to be replaced in addition to break work. 
Jul 2014

171000 mi

C $2500
ECM quit 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

39060 mi
Drive shaft bearings. Parts ordered New drive shaft installed. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2011

46700 mi
Driveshaft repair 
Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
Sep 2013

67000 mi
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. Vehicle developed a roar in the front end. Took to dealer said problem was tires, after doing an alignment. Went to tire dealer who replaced 4 tires at adjustment price. Went back to dealer then discovered wheel bearings bad and replaced 
Feb 2014

69100 mi
Developed squeak in front suspension. Dealer said needed struts for both front wheels, at an estimate of $760.00. 2nd opinion from independent mechanic. Right front strut was loose. Tightened cost $67.00. No further problem. 
Jun 2014

72000 mi

US $89
Mechanic stated the problem was result of overfilling the transmission fluid. the leak is a dark liquid such as an oil. Mechanic said it could have been the differential on the AWD. Will have to return for further corrections 
Jul 2014

72800 mi

US $1993
This is a continuation of the problem reported in June 2014 regarding transmission. Problem was with the front drive differential since car is AWD. Had to be replaced. From research I did appears this particular model is known for problem 
May 2015

88000 mi

US $276
Replace right rear ABS wheel sensor 
Jan 2016

82300 mi

US $588
Replace Power Steering Pressure Hose due to a leak.Replace Fluid Motor Mount worn and had to be replaced as was causing noise when operating. 
Jun 2016

95000 mi

US $666
Noise in front end as if something loose or going to fall off but only occured after driving for 30-45 min. New struts on front suspension system 
Aug 2016

95000 mi

US $154
Replaced a rim in that corrosion had formed around the rim at the bead area of rim and would not hold air. A used rim was purchased from auto recycler after a repair by using sealant was not successful. 
Lincoln MKZ in Indiana, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

34000 mi

US $1000
instrument cluster failed. No fuel, temp, speedometer, tach, instruments. 
May 2014

37000 mi
lost all function in dash. speedometer, gas gauge, tach etc. Replaced entire console. 
Jul 2018

72000 mi

US $1200
Condenser had a bearing going out. Made a high pitch squeal noise. Replaced Condenser. 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

56000 mi

US $700
Power Take-Off Assembly (provides drive to rear wheels on AWD vehicle) 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

67000 mi

US $1800
Car was 3 Qtr low on transmission fluid. Transmission unit is a sealed unit. We've never had the transmission serviced. Dealer is telling us we need a new transmission. Very disappointed considering miles. Feel lube was low out of facto 
Lincoln MKZ in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
May 2013

63345 mi

US $1162
Power Take Off Replaced due to internal bearing noise. 
Oct 2014

79700 mi

US $1083
Passenger airbag sensor and seat track had to be replaced. Out of warranty, paid out of pocket. 
Lincoln MKZ in Kansas, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

72000 mi

US $480
the calipers were stuck, causing the transmission not to shift correctly, the calipers were replaced. 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $315
Drivers side front wheel bearing went out.. 
Lincoln MKZ in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

42160 mi

C $214
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 
Lincoln MKZ in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2016
Jul 2012

84000 mi

US $366
Both control arms. Right side. A squeaking sound coming the front end. 
Sep 2013

99000 mi
Noise coming from transmission having it checked out. I will get the results hopefully by the end of the week. The ford dealer is charging 180.00 to look at it. 
Oct 2013

99300 mi

US $1660
The PTU replaced Power tran. Unit is going to be replaced 2 year warranty unlimited milage. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi

US $100
R&R Alternator Drive Belt. And Air Filter 
Jul 2015

117500 mi

US $212
Injector replaced. Check engine light came on. 
Nov 2015

121400 mi

US $555
Rims had leaks in them replaced all four of them. 
Jun 2016

128000 mi

US $394
Rear running lights out. Not the fuse. 
Oct 2016

132000 mi
I have a problem with braking system. I have applied the brake and it slows down. About 3 to 5 feet the brake goes right to the floor. I had an accident because of this problem. Is there any one that can help me? 
Lincoln MKZ in Illinois, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2016
Mar 2013

106000 mi

US $600
Driveshaft support bearing failure. Support bearing repair requires complete driveshat replacement. New updated driveshaft was installed. 
Dec 2015

147000 mi

US $664
Brake pedal would go to the floor under moderate braking after the ABS system activated. After sitting for a time system returned to normal. The abs HCU was replaced which has so far solved the problem. 
Lincoln MKZ in Missouri, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

180000 mi

US $500
Replaced driveshaft 

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