really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer replaced faulty fuel injector sensor and replaced fau (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace fuel pressure sensor on fuel rail (1 reports)
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2013 Lincoln MKZ engine problems

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082018

MKZ AWD 2.0L I4 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


I started the car, backed out of the driveway, and waited for my wife to get in the car. While stopped, the engine died. I thought that was weird, but chalked it up to just a random glitch. Started the car again, backed out, and started up my neighborhood road. The engine was really choking, with the RPM needle dancing, and the engine died again. Started it again, and revved it a bit. It sounded smooth. Put it into drive, and it died 100 ft later. Tried starting it up again, and it wouldn't. Fortunately, I live on a slight hill. Put the car into Neutral, and coasted the car back to the front of my house. Took my wife's car to the airport. The car's in the shop, right now. Will update when I know more.

Update from Feb 27, 2018: It cost me nearly $400, but the problem was my fuel pressure sensor on my fuel rail had gone bad. It was $150 for diagnostics, and nearly $250 for the fix.

- Ryan H., Colorado Springs, CO, US

problem #2

Feb 172018

MKZ 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

This issue has happened about 5 times in the last month. Luckily for me in 4 of the instances I was in parking lots so I could safely put the car in "Park" and re-start it. The 5th occasion happened while I was on the interstate in stop-n-go traffic which caused a minor back-up. Again I was able to put the car in "Park" and re-start it.

Reaching out to Lincoln dealership for possible solutions, I drive a couple of hundred miles a day and do not want to be in a possible life threatening accident due to a car malfunction.

I've owned the car for 3 years and never had this issue until the last month.

- jbannister, Oceanside, US

problem #1

Jan 292018

MKZ Reserve 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,377 miles

I have a 2013 MKZ with 2.0LEcoboost engine with 41500 miles.

Pulling out into traffic with a perfectly working car is dangerous enough in Atlanta but pulling out with a car that stalls is near suicidal. I have been told that I may have had a bad tank of gas and never heard of a stalling problems. After reviewing the 2.0 Ecoboost stalling problems on this web site, I consider his response as nonsense.

Ford/Lincoln maybe waiting for the Death rates to increase before addressing problem and not taking serious action can lead to lawsuit.

- Robert S., Cumming, GA, US

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