really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,425 miles

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2008 Lincoln MKZ brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 072016


  • 126,000 miles


Soft and long travel brake peddle, occasionally peddle will travel all the way to the floor. Scary stopping. Intermittent peddle travel. Sometimes corrected with heavy pumping. Never know which brake peddle will occur. Spongy peddle feel can occur on stopping and can also be felt when in park or coming to a stop. Wife crashed into garage.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #7

Jan 082017


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lincoln Mkz. After driving over black ice and attempting to engage the brakes, the brakes hesitated to respond and the brake pedal traveled to the floor without warning. The failure recurred on dry pavement on three separate occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Rocky Point, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 122016


  • 80,400 miles
Excessive brake pedal travel or soft pedal which requires greater foot force to insure safe stopping. This occurs when the car is in motion.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 212016


  • 108,000 miles


Was driving on a non-highway road about 45mph when I was coming up to a stop light. My brakes felt like they completely just gave out! pedal went straight to the floor, there was no firmness or resistance on the brake pedal. I had to swerve and almost ended up in on coming traffic. It seems as though this is not a priority until there is a fatality!

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 092016


  • 83,000 miles
Brake pedal has gone to the floor twice with no brakes on the highway

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 112016


  • 75,000 miles
Tonight when I was driving home, I came to a red light. When I hit the brakes, the brakes made a weird sound, hit almost to the floor and would not stop the car. I pressed off the brake and pressed it again and it went to the floor again, but not as much and eventually stopped the car. I pulled over and kept testing the brakes again and it was still going to the floor but the eventually stopped. Luckily I was about 5 minutes from home so I did not have to drive much farther. When I got home, I went online to look up the issue and I found other people inquiring about the same issue. Some people spent a lot of money and the issue was still not properly resolved. I think this common issue needs to be reviewed, and a recall issued since brakes play a significant role in the safety of a car. If I was not on an empty road or if I had a car right in front of me, I could have had a car accident today because I could not stop the car right away. I ended up practically in the middle of the intersection.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 152014


  • 70,000 miles
I was driving on sr 441 when a vehicle in front of me struck the median. I hit the brake pedal and the brakes did not respond. The vehicle was taken to al packer Ford (towed). The dealer replaced the master cylinder. On or about April 15, my son as operating the same vehicle when he needed to stop quickly. My son hit the brakes and they did not respond. No collision occurred at this time.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 112014


  • 65,000 miles
Driving down a city street my vehicle hit a pot hole in the road. This was not a very deep hole, just a normal incident you would see when driving. After hitting the pot hole the brake pedal would go almost completely to the floor. It was very dangerous to stop. The problem would gradually correct itself usually after several days of driving.

- Conway, AR, USA

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