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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,500 miles

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312016


  • 149,000 miles


When accelerating the vehicle hesitates, makes a loud clunking noise and whines like the gear is stuck shifts very hard which causes the the vehicle to lose power causing speed to go to a crawl, which is very very dangerous in any traffic especially, when I M on the highway and in interstate traffic. This happens very frequently.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #3

Jun 102016


  • 56,000 miles
While driving on a tollway at approximately 65-70 mph, we suddenly lost all engine power, and were unable to speed up to our exit. Enough power was generated to allow us to exit the tollway. We were extremely lucky that no cars were following us, and thanks to god no trucks were on either side of our car when this occurred. We were able to slowly reach our destination. The car is now at a repair shop awaiting information from the nearest Lincoln dealer. His computer testing so far does not indicate any problems.

- Homewood, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 082014


  • 109,000 miles
This car has a engine and transmission from a Ford Fusion, its shifting violently and is not safe. The transmission built for this vehicle is very poor craftsmanship and no recall was made. Several vehicles have been affected by the lack of quality control at Ford.

- Belding, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 212013


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, all of the instrument panel warning indicators began to illuminate continuously until the engine was turned off. In addition, the gear lever failed to shift into reverse until after several attempts were made by the contact. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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