really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,732 miles

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2009 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272015

MKZ 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Lincoln Mkz. While parking at approximately 5 mph with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle accelerated without warning causing the contact to crash into a light pole. The vehicle was stuck on the light pole and a tow truck pulled the vehicle off. The vehicle was able to be driven to an independent mechanic and was not diagnosed; however, the body damage was repaired. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Updated 8/31/15 updated 12/4/2015

- Fort Salonga, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 062014

MKZ 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that while exiting a driveway with the brakes engaged, the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently and excessive pressure had to be applied to the brake in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. Updated 10/07/14 updated 10/22/14 updated 3/16/2015

- Hemmertown, PA, USA

problem #1

May 242010

MKZ 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,195 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Lincoln Mkz. The contact stated that when accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The failure recurred ten times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times for diagnosis. The technician was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified and they requested a black box data recorder to be installed in the vehicle. The device was installed in the vehicle and it detected a failure with the brakes and the throttle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,195. Updated 5/23/13 updated 06/10/2013

- West Chester, PA, USA

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