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MPG: 22 City / 33 Hwy
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2013 Lincoln MKZ Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINERRecall Date: 04/01/2014
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 43135
  • Consequence: The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.
  • Dates of Manufacture AUG 14, 2012 to SEP 09, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14C03
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V164000
POWER TRAINRecall Date: 11/24/2013
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the Park position without first applying the brake pedal. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, "Theft Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7153
  • Consequence: Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll which may result in a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software, free of charge. The recall began on January 2014. Customers may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13C09.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • Dates of Manufacture APR 25, 2012 to SEP 23, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 13C09
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V594000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINERecall Date: 05/31/2013
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 390,783
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V227000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMRecall Date: 05/31/2013
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, through March 15, 2013 and equipped with an engine block heater. During use, the engine block heater cords may be bent and in certain temperatures, the wire insulation may crack, exposing the electrical wires.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 107
  • Consequence: Exposed electrical wires increase the risk of electric shock.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the block heater cord, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 17, 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S05.
  • Notes: Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V230000

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Warranty

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ comes with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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