2013 Lincoln MKZ

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Available in 2 styles:  2013 Lincoln MKZ 4dr FWD Sedan shown
Starting MSRP
$35,925–$37,815
Estimated MPG

22 city / 31–33 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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MKZ

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Recall number: 14V164000
Recall date: 04/02/2014

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 FORD FUSION AND LINCOLN MKZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED AUGUST 15, 2012, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2013, 2013-2014 FORD ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JUNE 5, 2012, THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2013, AND 2013-2014 FORD C-MAX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 23, 2012, THROUGH MAY 28, 2013. THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATBACK ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH SUB-STANDARD WELD JOINTS USED TO ATTACH THE SEAT BACK RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT FRAME. THE AFFECTED SEAT BACKS MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NUMBER 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS.

Consequence:

THE BACK OF THE SUBJECT SEATS MAY BECOME LOOSE OR LEAN WHILE DRIVING AND POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN CERTAIN CRASHES.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEATBACK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND MAY 19, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14C03.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/15/2012 and 09/10/2013.


SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Recall number: 14V164000
Recall date: 04/02/2014

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 FORD FUSION AND LINCOLN MKZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED AUGUST 15, 2012, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2013, 2013-2014 FORD ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JUNE 5, 2012, THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2013, AND 2013-2014 FORD C-MAX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 23, 2012, THROUGH MAY 28, 2013. THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATBACK ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH SUB-STANDARD WELD JOINTS USED TO ATTACH THE SEAT BACK RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT FRAME. THE AFFECTED SEAT BACKS MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NUMBER 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS.

Consequence:

THE BACK OF THE SUBJECT SEATS MAY BECOME LOOSE OR LEAN WHILE DRIVING AND POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN CERTAIN CRASHES.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEATBACK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND MAY 19, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14C03.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/15/2012 and 09/10/2013.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 13V594000
Recall date: 11/25/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 LINCOLN MKZ HYBRID VEHICLES MANUFACTURED APRIL 26, 2012, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2013. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ERROR, THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY ALLOWING THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT REQUIRING THE BRAKE TO BE PRESSED, THE VEHICLE MAY BE UNINTENTIONALLY SHIFTED OUT OF PARK, ALLOWING IT TO ROLL WHICH MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH NEW SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 2014. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 13C09.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/09/2014.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/26/2012 and 09/24/2013.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 13V594000
Recall date: 11/25/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 LINCOLN MKZ HYBRID VEHICLES MANUFACTURED APRIL 26, 2012, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2013. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ERROR, THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY ALLOWING THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT REQUIRING THE BRAKE TO BE PRESSED, THE VEHICLE MAY BE UNINTENTIONALLY SHIFTED OUT OF PARK, ALLOWING IT TO ROLL WHICH MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH NEW SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 2014. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 13C09.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/09/2014.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/26/2012 and 09/24/2013.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall number: 13V230000
Recall date: 05/31/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED APRIL 25, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2013 AND EQUIPPED WITH AN ENGINE BLOCK HEATER. DURING USE, THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER CORDS MAY BE BENT AND IN CERTAIN TEMPERATURES, THE WIRE INSULATION MAY CRACK, EXPOSING THE ELECTRICAL WIRES.

Consequence:

EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRES INCREASE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BLOCK HEATER CORD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 17, 2013. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S05. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/25/2012 and 03/15/2013.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall number: 13V230000
Recall date: 05/31/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED APRIL 25, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2013 AND EQUIPPED WITH AN ENGINE BLOCK HEATER. DURING USE, THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER CORDS MAY BE BENT AND IN CERTAIN TEMPERATURES, THE WIRE INSULATION MAY CRACK, EXPOSING THE ELECTRICAL WIRES.

Consequence:

EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRES INCREASE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BLOCK HEATER CORD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 17, 2013. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S05. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/25/2012 and 03/15/2013.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall number: 13V227000
Recall date: 05/31/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER, TAURUS, FLEX, FUSION, POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN AND POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY VEHICLES; AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKS, MKT, AND MKZ VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE MAY DEVELOP A CRACK, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

Consequence:

A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 15, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S04.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/03/2012 and 03/22/2013.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall number: 13V227000
Recall date: 05/31/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER, TAURUS, FLEX, FUSION, POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN AND POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY VEHICLES; AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKS, MKT, AND MKZ VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE MAY DEVELOP A CRACK, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

Consequence:

A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 15, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S04.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/03/2012 and 03/22/2013.


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