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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,411 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr electrical problems

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 042012


  • 99,800 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The contact stated that every morning in cold weather, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle starts normally in warm weather. The contact had to charge the battery in order to drive to the dealer. The dealer found no failures with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,800.

- Washington Dc,, DC, USA

problem #8

Aug 032015


  • 104,875 miles
Recently have had a trunk ajar msg on the instrument panel when the trunk lid is night after rolling up windows and locking the car the interiors lights are not shutting off(this has happen twice). Had to disconnect the battery. Upon letting the windows down today 8-7-15 found the seat had returned to the full front position -by its self. It had done this before after turning the engine off 3 or 4 times.upon driving and coming home.the driver seat has not reset itself while driving so main concern is the interior lights are not shutting off at present.hope its linked to the trunk lid sensor or whatever it is.have a service appt.. at Ford 8-12-15.

- Myrtle Beach , SC, USA

problem #7

Dec 162011

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The problem is re-occurring. When the weather goes below freezing ice builds up around the electronic throttle body. The car will start and as the engine starts to heat up the ice starts to break up. As soon as I have taken the car past 25mph and I let off the gas the engine starts to stall out sending an error signal to the computer and the wrench light comes on. I must say that the problem is very random and does not always occur. I have learned from experience that I must pull over and turn off the car. Turning off the car causes the computer to reset and the wrench light turns off and the car goes back to normal. I am upset because after I took the car to my local dealer they told me that nothing was wrong and that in order for them to fix the problem I would have to drive the car in with the wrench light still on. In reality, this means that I would have to drive with a fuel starved stalling engine to the dealership and I would have to keep the car running until somebody came to help. As soon as I turn off the car the problem no longer exists. I have read many other online posts and blogs from other Lincoln and Ford owners describing the same issue. I hope that Ford can acknowledge this problem. I am very frustrated.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 212013


  • 124,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, all of the instrument panel warning indicators began to illuminate continuously until the engine was turned off. In addition, the gear lever failed to shift into reverse until after several attempts were made by the contact. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 072011

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
In November of 2011, the car began to stutter and stall without warning. The engine light came on and the car instantly cut off. The PCM and ignition coils were replaced at the Ford dealership. In July of 2013 while driving on the highway, the car began to stutter and it cut off. The car was taken back to the dealership and given the same diagnosis.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 232012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Driving down interstate and check engine light started flashing and car lost power. Called dealer and they said the light was an engine malfunction. Stated not to drive it. Got it towed to repair shop. When they diagnosed car they stated the PCM module went out and was sending uninterrupted electricity to engine coils and surprised the car didn't start on fire. They also stated the PCM module was in its 13th design as they have had problems with this before and Lincoln had a technical service bulletin as it has been common.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Lincoln Zephyr. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle smells of fumes while driving the consumer also stated there was a smell of burning rubber and fire coming from under the vehicle, throughout the passenger cabin and through the cracks between the hood and fender wheel. He noticed the vehicle was knocking and running rough, so he turned it off. He then lifted the hood, and discovered smoke pouring out of the motor. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. An inspection revealed a bad coil went bad on the motor, which caused the engine roughness. The coil had melted severely. The repair shop informed the consumer, the coil would not connect with the computer. The repair shop informed the consumer, the dealership would need to program it. The dealer informed the consumer five more coil needed to be replaced as well as the computer.

- Willow Grove, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Im filing this complaint due to having issues with my 06 Lincoln Zephyr. While driving my passenger side air bag light turned on and in order to get the light to turn off I had to turn off my vehicle and restarted it but the light has not come back on since then. Im also having problems with my passenger side A/C seat climate control randomly turning off completely on its own. Im also having issues with my A/C blowing hot air and I was told it's a sensor deep in the dash that cost approximately $25 but the labor is $500 plus. I need to find out if there are any recalls for the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr V6 3.0.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 302005

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
Brand new 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. Electric doors do not lock until a speed of 15-18 mph is reached. Ford's manual states: "doors lock at 12 mph". dealer could not fix it. Contacted Ford. They consider it a "non issue" and closed the file. I find this a safety hazard since it takes a long time in busy commute traffic to gain this speed.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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