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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 022014

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


I was the driver; the accident occured day'sunny around noon;I was in a library parking lot pulling into a parking space -slowly suddenly, the car leapt forward the and "something" seemed to be under the accelerator- it leapt forward I could lt not make the car stop; what stopped the car wasae concrete light post which exploded. If I had not hit the post the car would have gone in to a lake and I might have drowned. I was alone the car - and I had about $10,000 damage to my car. I believe the floor mat shifted and was under the accelerator and I am very distressed. Also -the airbags did not deploy. This needs to be addresssed- I contacted Ford but they said I as not affected by the massive previous recall of floor mats., this floormat issue needs to be addressed or someone will die.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 122013


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that while parking, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a building. The contact was not injured during the crash and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was not destroyed. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer however, the dealer could not duplicate the issue nor detected a defect code during the diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 022012

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 18,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while she was attempting to park with the brake depressed. The vehicle proceeded to jump over a curb and came to a stop when it crashed into a cement pillar. The contact suffered injuries to the back. A police report was filed. The contact also stated that before the failure, the engine exhibited a reving sound but the contact thought that the noise was normal. The vehicle was towed to a local collision specialist. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 18,500. Updated 12/21/12 the consumer stated the vehicle was declared a total loss. There was also heavty damage to the building. Updated 01/15/2013

- Addison , TX, USA

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