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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,560 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 272011

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Driving at approx 30mph my tire blew out after just replacing all 4 tires 3K miles before. Took the tire back to the merchant and they replaced it because I had a hazard protection plan with tires. Replaced all 4 tires in Sept of 2014 due to normal wear and I have had to replace 3 tires due to tire coming off of the rim while driving and losing air pressure, slow leak that resulted in flat and a blowout while driving at 40mph and landed me into a ditch. The tire merchant informed me that the wheels are defective due to the chrome on rim peeling and damaging tire as well as preventing a seal between tire and rim to keep tire inflated. Replacing the wheels with manufacturer wheels will result in same problem being that it is a defect in the product. I feel Ford needs to take responsibility for this defect and reimburse customers for new wheels.

- Vernon Hills, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 132012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Was traveling southbound on I-39 when tire blew out. Have had to replace tires several times and told by dealership and 2 auto service centers that the rims are so corroded they do not hold air properly and need to be replaced. All wheels have chrome flaking off. Car currently has less than 75K miles. In the 2.5 years I have owned it, probably have had to have the tires repaired/replaced 10-15 times.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 132013

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 152,800 miles
Tires continually loosing air pressure. Mechanics showed flaking and cracking chrome plating on wheels that create air leakage path at bead/rim contact area. Damage to tires due to repeated loss of air pressure. Mechanics at belle tire say this is a very common problem with the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr wheels. Why no recall? replacement wheels are approx $1,600!

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 292010

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr equipped with Michelin energy tires, size P225/50/R17. While the vehicle was being serviced, the contact was informed that all four tires (original) needed to be replaced due to dry rotting. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who confirmed. The tires had not been replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000 and the current mileage was 20,320. Updated 03/16/11 updated 11/16/11

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012007


  • miles
One Michelin energy S8 mxva P225/50 R17 tire was losing air on my 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The was visible side wall separation on the inside of the tire and also, 180 degrees on the outside. Dealer/Michelin claimed is was result of hitting a pot hole. There was no other damage to vehicle. Defect was not covered by warranty. Had 20,000 miles at time of complaint. It is my understanding that other individuals had same issues with Michelin tires....

- Gibraltar, MI, USA

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