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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
When it comes to performance, there’s no argument: the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the leader in its class. Fortunately, it brings a number of other amazing features to the table too....

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Shifter stuck in park.
I have a great tip for testing why your Lincoln’s shifter is stuck in Park. If your vehicle is on and running, at the same time it is experiencing this stuck gear shifter, it is likely that the culprit is...
Low beam doesn't work due to water damage
The lighting system on this vehicle is computer controlled through a smart control box in the passenger compartment on the left side of a pilar. The water in the light could of shorted the module and burned out the module...
Spongy brake pedal
The brake master cylinder is most likely leaking internally; it needs to be tested, replaced then bled out of air. If the system fluid is not low, then this is the most likely cause. I recommend that you have a...
Vehicle making grinding noise when turning right
This is typical of a hub bearing that needs to be replaced. The noise varies when turning in one direction because pressure is being put on the worn bearing during that turn. In extreme cases the hub and tire will...
My car won't detect my car key.
There is a technical bulletin 13-5-32 that covers this problem of no start with any key. The TSB says that the vehicle will need to have the anti-theft system radio transceiver module reprogrammed using the dealer IDS system with the...
When doing a radiator flush - do you need to replace the thermostat or any other components of the cooling system
Doing a radiator flush does not require any other component to be replaced. However, if the system has a lot of debris and scale in it, the thermostat may need to be replaced if it gets clogged or corroded. The...
Growling or grinding noise coming from the right rear wheel of a 4wd
The noise may be coming from the right rear brakes if you are applying them during the turn. This may be normal material in the pads making noise. Try to see if the noise does the same on the left...
Cylinders are not getting power
It is not impossible that your Lincoln MKZ may have some computer problems that reprogramming can solve. However, a problem may exist with the wiring that is associated with the ignition coils on the two cylinders that are not getting...
Driver's seat no longer moves back when key is removed
I would go into your message center in your Lincoln MKZ to the settings menu. You can then scroll down until you find the feature that is labeled "Easy Exit". Once this feature is found, you should have the option...
2009 Lincoln MKZ vibrates between 25-40 mph
I would recommend having your wheel balance checked. Often times vibrations, such as those you are experiencing on your Lincoln MKZ, can occur while driving if the wheel balance of any of the wheels is out of specification by more...
2011 Lincoln MKZ has distinct pull/drift to left
I would first recommend having all of your tires on your 2011 Lincoln MKZ checked for incorrect tire conicity. Tire conicity is the ability of the tire to become cone shaped. If the tire tread becomes cone shaped this means...
Car sputters, shakes, and check engine light on
Typically, when the Check Engine Light is illuminated and it is flashing, this is an indication that the vehicle's engine is misfiring. This would also explain the symptoms on your 2007 Lincoln MKZ. If the engine has a misfire, then...
This usually means the oil change interval was not reset to 100% at the last oil change. If the light was not reset to 100 percent then you should reset it now and make sure it gets reset during your...
Car starting, but turning off
You may be having an issue with the antitheft system not enabling the fuel system or possibly your fuel pump may be having an issue. Take a look at the antitheft light on the dashboard, when the problem is happening...
is 2007 Lincoln MKZ a good buy for $1900 with that many miles on it? and will it last till 300,000 miles?
Hello. If you are getting that vehicle for only $1900 then that is a good deal. If the vehicle is well maintained then it should last for quite some time. I have had a lot of these vehicle last over...
Brake pedal goes down to get before the breaks start to work
It is possible that your master cylinder could be leaking internally. If the seals inside the master cylinder have failed, the brake system will not be able to build up hydraulic pressure. If this happens the pedal will go low...
Have there been a lot of maintenance problems with the 2014 Lincoln MKZ?
Hello. There are many possible recalls for steering, safety belts, transmission, radio, computer reprogramming and seats power recliner issues. There may be ever more problems that the dealer has listed and not published yet. The vehicle had more recalls and...

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