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2012 Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (18%)

Chart based on 34 repairs.
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2012 Lincoln MKZ repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (59%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lincoln MKZ in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

36000 mi
Oil leak front cover. 
Lincoln MKZ in Florida, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Jan 2017

70000 mi

US $785
An O2 sensor was out. The root cause was a power steering leak in the high pressure PS hose. PS hose and sensor had to be replaced 
Jul 2017

87000 mi

US $1450
AC condenser developed a leak. Replaced condenser and recharged system. 
Aug 2017

88000 mi

US $215
Replaced the drivers door handle interior - broken mechanism 
Lincoln MKZ in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

30000 mi
The undercarriage splash shield had heat resistant felt tearing off. Replaced the UCSS. (V6 MKZ). 
Oct 2015

32500 mi

US $100
From a standstill 1st gear slipping. Performed ATF flush with 12 quarts Toyota T-IV ATF from CarQuest @$5.40/qt. Since car was doing same at 25k miles, FoMoCo factory ATF is a no-no. Now tranny is a very smo-o-o-oth opera-a-a-t-o-o-or :-) 
Sep 2016

42000 mi

US $291
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. 
Lincoln MKZ in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2017
Apr 2013

31000 mi
Rear view mirror fell off and was replaced with new 
Jan 2015

57800 mi
Heat/Cool, seats not working ... "connector is melted". 

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2012 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Lincoln MKZ in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2014

31000 mi
Fluke discharged battery, replaced under warranty. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2014
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Fluid leak 
Dec 2013

15000 mi
Rough Shifting. Updated software and replaced a seal. 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2014

37200 mi
Sagging headliner, repaired several clips and fasteners 
Feb 2015

47900 mi
Broken storage compartment latch Squeaky blower motor 
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Leaking rear differential vent 
Jan 2017

53000 mi

US $57
Air leak in intake, repaired/reattached connecting tube. 
Sep 2017

103000 mi

US $800
PTU output shaft seal leaking, replaced U joints failed in driveshaft, driveshaft replaced 

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2012 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Lincoln MKZ in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2016
Jul 2015

39700 mi
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. 
Lincoln MKZ in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

11000 mi
Imperfection on dashboard. Ford refused to repair it under warranty. Dealer said they would attempt it via a detailer that works on interiors. he looked at it and stated he would only make it worse. Problem NOT RESOLVED 
Lincoln MKZ in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

35000 mi

US $50
Left Door Handle Gear broke 
Lincoln MKZ in Georgia, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

36200 mi

US $100
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. 
Dec 2016

38000 mi

US $120
Driver side lock handle broke in such a way that power lock would not function. The door had to be manually locked. Part arrived 3 weeks after order was placed. CARMAX insurance did not cover the repair as it was under the deductible limit. 
Lincoln MKZ in Delaware, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

23000 mi
Leather shift handle deteriorated Hybrid exterior badges falling apart Driver's side door pull coming apart 
Lincoln MKZ in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

79000 mi

US $100
fuel door passenger seat rail 
Lincoln MKZ in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2012 - Nov 2013
Oct 2012

1200 mi
Sirius Radio malfunctioned. It had to have a few new parts as the signal was not being picked up. 
Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2015
May 2015

56000 mi

US $140
Inside door handle broke 
Lincoln MKZ in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2014

18000 mi
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. 
May 2014

22000 mi
Replaced exterior keypad: light was out on 1 button. 
Feb 2016

32000 mi

US $500
speaker for back up system broke. dx fee+ part+ labor $500. had part ready next day. 

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2012 Lincoln MKZ Repair Histories

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