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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,218 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Lincoln MKZ steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mkz. While driving approximately 30 mph during inclement weather conditions, the windshield wipers failed to properly adjust to the desired speed level. In addition, the brake peal traveled abnormally to the floorboard when depressed and the steering wheel required excessive force in order to maneuver the vehicle. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to shift gears properly and failed to drive over 35 mph. The speedometer failed to read properly the accurate reading levels. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but the failure was unable to be replicated. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V250000 (steering) and 13V594000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Highland, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 062014

MKZ 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the part for NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) was not available to repair the vehicle. The recall report date was September 26, 2014 and the recall remedy was still not available in February of 2015. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact did not disclose if a failure occurred. Updated 4/6/15 the consumer stated two days after having the vehicle serviced at the dealer for recalls, the steering wheel would not turn.

- Perryhall, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 232014

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 9,800 miles
Following driving through a puddle, not an overly deep puddle, perhaps 3-4 inches, the power assist malfunction message appeared and the power steering turned off. After allowing the car to dry, the failure cleared for a short time but comes back on within 5 miles of driving. Taking car to dealer for service.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 042014


  • 7,071 miles
Incident occurred after turning right from a full stop at a stop light onto curvy road with moderate downhill slope and construction barricades on the passenger side. Traffic was approaching in opposite lane. Road was curving to the right. Front collision avoidance audible alarm and flashing red light activated. At the same time, another alarm sounded and a warning screen came the dashboard indicating that there was a malfunction in the power assist steering. The steering wheel became nearly impossible to turn, and the car began to veer into oncoming traffic. Only with great effort was I able to pull the car to the right and back into my own lane to avoid a head on collision. Car is not drivable and is being towed this morning.

- Boerne, TX, USA

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