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2015 Lincoln MKZ Reliability Ratings

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2015 Lincoln MKZ Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR Recall Date: 03/11/2018
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles. The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1301986
  • Consequence: A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S08.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 24, 2013 to MAR 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S08
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V167000
SEAT BELTS:FRONT Recall Date: 12/04/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014. In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 603392
  • Consequence: If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. The recall began May 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 13, 2012 to JUL 30, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16S42
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V875000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 04/27/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015, and originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 487301
  • Consequence: If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S14.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 02, 2012 to MAR 19, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15S14
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V250000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 04/26/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 17, 2014, to March 19, 2015, and equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, the parking lights do not reduce their light output from a DRL level when used in conjunction with the headlights. As such, the light output may exceed the the permissable amount allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 21435
  • Consequence: If the light output is excessive, oncoming traffic may be temporarily blinded, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the lighting control software, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 15C02.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 16, 2014 to MAR 18, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15C02
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V248000

2015 Lincoln MKZ Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 8/30/17

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