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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,083 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.

2006 Lincoln Zephyr seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 012013


  • miles


Car has a hard time accelerating/switching gears whole driving in city or on the hwy... causing the engine to buck. This has been ongoing since I've owned the car. At times my airbag light comes on...something to do with the sensors malfunctioning.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #5

Feb 092016


  • 59,600 miles
Air bag light came on. Had it diagnosed and fault according to code was B229015 fault ppt D1 to D3 rhs front sensor not reading properly need to replace inboard and outboard rhs front rails this vehicle has hardley ever had a front passenger in the front seat and there is no way that these rails should or could be damaged or bent causing the sensor not to read. This is a defective and or inferior rail system.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 312015


  • 78,800 miles
While driving along at approx. 50 mph, with an adult passenger in the right front seat, the airbag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. It remains on permanently anytime the key is "on". it happened without warning on a smooth highway in good weather. The information screen did not give any further information, and the onboard computer diagnostics does not address the situation.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 282013


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, she was struck by another vehicle from the front and rear passenger sides, causing the contact to crash into a pole. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the chin, hands, and fingers and a passenger sustained minor knee and shoulder injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and was not diagnosed for the air bag failure. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Im filing this complaint due to having issues with my 06 Lincoln Zephyr. While driving my passenger side air bag light turned on and in order to get the light to turn off I had to turn off my vehicle and restarted it but the light has not come back on since then. Im also having problems with my passenger side A/C seat climate control randomly turning off completely on its own. Im also having issues with my A/C blowing hot air and I was told it's a sensor deep in the dash that cost approximately $25 but the labor is $500 plus. I need to find out if there are any recalls for the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr V6 3.0.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #1

Aug 062006

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,100 miles
: the contact stated a parked vehicle was struck while traveling at 45 mph. The parked vehicle was sitting in the right hand lane of traffic changing a flat tire and upon initial impact the airbags did not deploy. The occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts, but minor injuries were sustained. The vehicle was totaled, due to extensive body damage. The police responded to the scene and took a report. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 09/15/06.

- Levittown, NY, USA

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