definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid electrical problems

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2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152015

MKZ Hybrid

  • miles


Approximately March of 2013. I was driving North on moulton blvd, suddenly the car lost speed and a red triangle shaped came on and stated "drive to side of road safely and shut off the car engine" I took it to Lincoln garage and they kept my car for a week, waiting for directions of procedure from detroit, they told me they had replaced the hybrid battery. The car ran great again. June 15, 2015 it shut down again, like before, I took it to the Lincoln dealer, they said there were not any codes, but told me it was a bad throttle body, of which they changed. June 24,2015, the car shut down again, the red triangle shape light came on, took it into Lincoln dealer the same day, they told me the computer said the car shut down, but no computer codes. This makes me think that a new throttle body was not necessary. A Lincoln technician has been driving my automobile for the last few days and will do so over this week-end. He has a computer attached to the auto engine, looking for the cause. When the car shuts down, pressing the accelerator gets no response.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 252014

MKZ Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
September 25, 2014 - while driving approximately 40 miles per hour, the "stop car safety now" warning came. I have about 91,000 miles on the vehicle. I had the vehicle towed to maplecrest Ford Lincoln. They have checked the vehicle, driven it, check for codes and have found nothing in three days of checking. They told me that they contacted Lincoln's tech team for assistance. The tech team cannot determine what is wrong with the car. The two options that I have been given are 1. do nothing and see if the problem recurs or 2. change the exhaust purge value reflesh & power control module. But they have no idea if this is correct any problem. Lincoln is not guaranteeing that changing this module will fix the problem since they don't know what the problem is. This is the second time that I have received the "stop car safely now" warning. The first time was in August of 2013. I filed a complaint then, which was as follows: August 19, 2013 while driving approximately 25 mph, the stop car safely now warning message illuminated as the vehicle independently decelerated. The contact shut the engine off and was able to drive without failure after restarting the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000. However, I did have the car "repaired". liccardi Ford replaced the throttle body air intake.. on or about August 20, 2013.

- Great Meadows, NJ, USA

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