really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,402 miles

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2007 Lincoln MKZ wheels / hubs problems

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2007 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #13

Dec 202016


  • 130,000 miles


My airbag light stays on constantly passenger side. This may cause injury if in accident ive replaces several tires and recently have new ones and tire pressure goes completely flat on 2 back tires and constantly putting air in front tires.. I returned it to service station that installed tires and he said the rims are so corroded that's why I'm losing air in tires. These need replaced and are costly. I feel I may have a blowout while driving if I don't check these daily.

- Platteville, WI, USA

problem #12

Feb 182014


  • 106,000 miles
I had my 2007 Lincoln Mkz since 2013 and I always had problems with my factory wheels that I brought from a dealership which wasn't even on the carfax when I bought nor the salesman did not say anything about the rims having a problem poking whole in all 4 tires. Every 5 days, every 5 days I have to go pump my tires up so they will not bust. I first noticed this problem when I had the zepher, same make. I was out with who is my wife now, front driver side rim shredded my tire. We could have been killed or seriously injured. And im still today still having this same !!frustrating problem!! every 5days and I have to pay $135 a wheel that wasn't even my cause of doing nor on the carfax. !! my car should count just like every other car!! !!!and its not!!! my family and I want a !!!recall!!!

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #11

Jan 312015


  • 87,221 miles
I am having issues with low tires. They are constantly going low/flat. About 6 month ago I had one tire come completely off my rim. From what I am told by the dealership, the rims have to be shaved down and then re sealed. I just bought new tires less then a year ago and already in need of new ones because the tread is worn out for having inconsistant air in them with them continually going low! it's been going on for the last 3 years but more frequently within the last 12 months.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #10

Jan 042011

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


The tires are always leaking air and the rims are the cause of it. The rims have hairline cracks in them. I have purchased several tires on the count of the poor quality of the rims.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 302009


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the front passenger and driver side tires became flat. The contact mentioned that the tires were inflated but the failure recurred multiple times. The contact stated that both of the rear tires exhibited the failure as well. The vehicle was inspected and was found that the tire valve stems were crack and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was informed of a customer satisfaction campaign related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Lake View, SC, USA

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problem #8

Mar 312010

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Vehicle was purchased used from a 3rd party in March 2010 with 46,000 miles and was under factory warranty. We discovered the wheels had chrome flaking badly soon after purchase, and rob sight Lincoln Mercury (now dba rob sight Ford) only agreed to replace two of the wheels under warranty claiming it was a cosmetic issue. Since the car had been purchased through another dealer, rob sight was hesitant to honor the warranty even on the two wheels they did replace. Subsequently, we have experienced at least10 flat tires on the remaining wheels, even after replacing all four tires. Clearly the original flaking issue is far more than cosmetic, it's a safety issue. At a cost of nearly $1,000 each to replace wheels, that has not been considered an acceptable alternative. We had the wheels rebuilt at a car wheel specialist in merriam, ks (hubcap & wheel) and while the bead seal failures improved for a period of time, additional corrosion has rendered the wheels inoperable. The car has less than 80,000 miles and the temptation is to sell it to someone else, with the hope that subsequent tire failures do not result in a fatality. There can be little doubt that most other 2007 Mkz owners unfortunate enough to own this vehicle, and having received the same treatment from Ford/Lincoln that we have, are tempted to do the same thing.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 012013

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


The vehicle start experiencing a roar coming from the front end. Took vehicle to dealer who advised that tires were our of balance and also needed an alignment. The alignment was done and wheels balanced. Did not solve problem. Took back to dealer who stated would need a new set of tires to correct situation. Advised dealer that tires were only 13 months old that I would take to tire store where tires were purchased. Tire dealer agreed to adjust tires and put a new set of four tires and balanced again. Noise still existed and started to get worse. Went back to auto dealer and explained new tires were put on. Dealer decided to pull front wheel assemblies to investigate further for problem. Both front wheels were found to have broken bearing seals and bearings were corroded, one roller bearing was missing as well. New bearings installed and problem solved. First vehicle owned that has had bearing problems, particularly at 62,000 miles. Owned vehicles in the past with over 200,000 miles and never had to have bearings replaced.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

May 012012


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the air pressure in the tires was extremely low and she would have to constantly add air to the tires. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that the chrome hub caps were pinching the tires, causing air to seep out. The vehicle was repaired by replacing all four tires. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000. The current mileage was approximately 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #5

Aug 022011

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
While leaving work for the day I noticed I had a flat tire. I've had several since purchasing this vehicle in January 2010. I spent $800 purchasing new tires and I have gotten several flat tires after this.I was told by the place who sold me the tires that my rims were corroded and that this was common with this make and model. I've gotten 2 flat tires since and I've spent $200 more dollars replacing tires. I have spent a total of $1000 on tires because of this problem. I took my car to the Lincoln dealer who told me that I could spend $1,500 on a new set of rims which is ludicrous. Ford/Lincoln should replace all rims for free as a goodwill considering they know that this is a problem. I even had them shaved down and cleaned and my tires are still loosing air pressure as of today.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 072010


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the factory rims were corroding and causing the tires to loose air pressure in colder temperatures. The manufacturer advised the contact that the rims were not covered under warranty and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 75,000. Updated 02/22/12

- Lemars, IA, USA

problem #3

Sep 192011

MKZ 6-cyl

  • miles


I own a 2007 Lincoln Mkz. The wheels on the vehicle are totally delaminating and corroding. It has gotten so bad the rims will not hold the tires. We have had one tire go flat because it lost its seal and the other tire came completely off the rim at 65 mph.

- Mt Holly , VT, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that the chrome on the wheel was corroding. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop who pointed out the corrosion on the wheel that was causing the tires to go flat. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not covered under the warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 45,000.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 052011

MKZ 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Lincoln MK7 2007. Car has consistant slow tire leaks due to poor wheel and rim quality. This is evidenced by the large amounts of chrome that has flaked off the wheels. Both Ford and the dealerhsip refuse to do any thing to correct.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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