2013 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Tuxedo Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,588 - $17,327
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
38 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
188-300
Seats
5

How 2013 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 2.6Comfort 3.8Styling 3.8Value 2.8

Editor's Overview

All-new from the ground up, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ signifies a bold new design direction for the struggling luxury brand. More than just a pretty face, the MKZ lineup also includes a host of cutting-edge in-vehicle electronics and a no-cost hybrid option rated at 45 mpg.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $15,358 - $17,327
Horsepower: 240 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid $13,588 - $15,561
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Color and window tint combo really matches the rims.

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Nice ride with good pick up and looks sharp. Handles like a sports car with 4 doors. All wheel drive really helps in bad weather and I really like the back up camera, voice commands controls for the phone radio and temperature. Full moon roof that opens all the way.

Salvatore B
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Comfortable and easy-to-use.

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The battery died recently. This was about after about four years of driving the vehicle. The battery was very expensive to replace, and it lasted an average amount of time. The performance of the car is great. Very comfortably and has easy-to-use features.

Matthew P
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Great details about Lincoln sedan.

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My Lincoln maze has not given me any problems I have had to take it in for recalls, it has been a great car I have no complaints with it. Lincolns are great family vehicles their safe ride very good you need to keep them maintenance like oil changed etc.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,358 - $17,327
$13,588 - $15,561

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine, 2.0L I4 ECOBOOST ENGINE, 3.7L TI
2.0L I4 Atkinson cycle hybrid engine, Permanent magnet electric motor, 2.0L I4 ATKINSON CYCLE HYBRID ENGINE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 (in.)
44.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 (in.)
37.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 (cu. ft.)
11.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40R19
P245/45YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.1 (in.)
112.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
194.1 (in.)
194.1 (in.)

Width

Width
73.4 (in.)
73.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3874 - 4002 (.lbs)
3828 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Torque

Torque
270 (ft. lbs.)
129 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 (gal.)
13.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
37 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Not Available
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: emergency brake assist, electronic brake force distribution
  • Brake actuated traction control *
  • Advance Trac w/electronic stability control *
  • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system *
  • Driver/front passenger knee airbag
  • Front side impact airbags
  • 1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags
  • SOS post crash alert
  • Personal safety system -inc: crash sensing system, restraint control module *
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: emergency brake assist

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (9)

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Seat Belts Dec 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V875000
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.
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. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners will be notified of the safety issue beginning on January 20, 2017. Remedy parts are expected to be available by the second quarter of 2017, and at that time, owners will be mailed a second notice. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.
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Seats > Front Assembly > Recliner Apr 1, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V164000
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."
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.
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Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Apr 23, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V246000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on April 23, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured July 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, and 2012-2014 Fiesta vehicles manufactured February 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 119,567 vehicles, including certain model year 2011 Ford Fiestas manufactured from November 11, 2009, to May 31, 2013 and certain model year 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Consequence:
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. Interim notifications were mailed to owners on June 5, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16
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Latches/locks/linkages Mar 27, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 27, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V210000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Consequence:
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches, free of charge. The recall began May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.
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Steering > Electric Power Assist System Apr 27, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V250000
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.
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.
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Electrical System May 31, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V230000
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.
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.
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Fuel System, Gasoline May 31, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V227000
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.
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.
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Power Train Nov 24, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V594000
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."
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.
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Air Bags Sep 25, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V597000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured January 19, 2012, to November 21, 2013; Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to August 24, 2013; Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to November 1, 2013; and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to September 30, 2013. The coating on portions of the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.
Consequence:
The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in mid-November 2014. A second notification will be sent when the remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S21.

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