hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,250 miles

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr engine problems

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2006 Lincoln Zephyr Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312016


  • 149,000 miles


When accelerating the vehicle hesitates, makes a loud clunking noise and whines like the gear is stuck shifts very hard which causes the the vehicle to lose power causing speed to go to a crawl, which is very very dangerous in any traffic especially, when I M on the highway and in interstate traffic. This happens very frequently.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #3

Oct 012013


  • miles
Car has a hard time accelerating/switching gears whole driving in city or on the hwy... causing the engine to buck. This has been ongoing since I've owned the car. At times my airbag light comes on...something to do with the sensors malfunctioning.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Apr 162012

Zephyr 6-cyl

  • miles
Left front wheel speed sensor not communicating and traction light comes on cost to repair $310.

- Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

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