The contact owns a 2013 lincoln mkz. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the brake pedal was depressed to slow the vehicle however, the brake pedal went to the floorboard and the vehicle failed to stop within a reasonable distance. The contact allowed the vehicle to independently slow down before pulling over to the side of the roadway and activating the parking brake. The vehicle was turned off and then towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there was a hole in the brake line. The brake line was replaced, and brake fluid added to the reservoir. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 43,000.
I was involved in a front-end collision a ~7 ton commercial vehicle, their fault due to distracted driving while using a cell phone, in which the forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and air bags failed. My corsair had to be towed since it did not run after the accident, the drivers door could not open, so had to crawl out the passenger side. The corsair was taken to an autobody shop that day and within a week their preliminary visual estimate without tearing down was over half the value of the vehicle and has since been declared a total loss. I sustained injuries in the accident that will be treated for some time and can only speculate that had systems worked, there could have been a chance for less severe injuries or potentially avoided the collision altogether. The autobody shop and insurance has all commented they were surprised none of the safety features worked, but no root cause has been documented as to why. At the time of the accident, all recalls were considered up-to-date and the vehicle has been very well maintained to by a ford dealer and to the specifications of the owners manual. There were no warning lamps.
As i was driving, the power, steering failure light came on. It began to be difficult to steer. Once i pulled over, stop the car and restart it again the steering system was locked. Other warning lights with regards to collision control, etc. Came on. Many other people have reported this problem with the steering mechanism on this particular car.
When stepping on the brake pedal about four months ago, it traveled nearly to the floor with correspondingly poor breaking but better than nil. Although it could be pumped up a bit to improve stopping it would continue to travel toward the floor. There was not room between the floor and pedal for the toe of my shoe. It was repaired with parts that were not ford a lincoln oem. Two months later, it happened again and was repaired with oem booster and master cylinder. It has again happened in jan 2022 with about 130,000 miles. I’ve read some of the issues with the booster but this has defied competent, hopefully competent, technicians on two prior occasions.
The contact owns a 2018 lincoln continental. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v644000 (back over prevention) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the rear-view camera was foggy from the day the vehicle was purchased. The contact stated that he had not paid attention to the rear-view camera until he received notification of nhtsa campaign: 22v644000 (back over prevention). The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 25. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
Screen/image flickers intermittently when rare & front cameras are engaged. I am uncertain of the cause. It happens randomly & sometimes several times a day. Problem started right after i received the vehicle from the dealership. I have couple of videos of the issues & i can share if requested. I took the vehicle to the dealership & they updated software of the vehicle but it didn’t not resolve the problem. I believe malfunction of the cameras increases risk of crash.
Camera blur during reverse
Failed components: sunroof drains become clogged and overflow into trunk well, causing electrical shortage, mold/mildew, and water damage along headliner and side airbags. Safety risk: electrical shortage causes fire risk, and mold mildew build up in car for asthmatic makes it damaging for air intake myself and others inside vehicle. Side airbags at risk as over flooding runs down pillars along side wiring. Reproduced: this has occurred twice, in my 2013 & 2017 lincoln mkz. No documentation is listed in either manual for maintenance around drains or possible flooding risk. Symptoms: shorted electrical components for audio systems, check engine light, putrid foul odor lingering in vehicle, soaked rear carpet in trunk (closest to back seat) headliner show signs of water damage near curtain airbags. Notice to auto manufacturer: i alerted ford motor company the first time in my 2013 mkz on several different occasions, after the vehicle was in repair 3x over $5k in damages, due to faulty connection of drains. 2017 mkz, as of january 2023 has a flooded trunk, malfunctioning electrical systems, mold/mildew build up, with estimated repairs of $5k+. Advised that nowhere in the maintenance section is this listed considering the magnitude of damage this can result in from poor care and design.
The contact owns a 2015 lincoln mkc. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle started losing motive power. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle failed to respond. The contact pulled off the road and turned off and restarted the vehicle; however, the failure recurred. The contact stated that the wrench symbol was displayed. The contact stated that the vehicle was losing motive power and slower speeds; however, while depressing the accelerator pedal the vehicle was jerking while the rpm was increasing. The contact had not taken the vehicle to a local dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been diagnosed and had not been repaired. Additionally, the contact stated that she had experienced a failure of the rear passenger’s side seat belt which started to tighten independently while her child was in her car seat and restrained by the belt. The contact stated that she had to cut the seat belt webbing to the disconnect button on the belt buckle. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.
My car won't start when i press the brake and hit the start button, which then flashes green instead of staying green. I have to go through the same steps several times before it will turn on. The menu goes through the entire functions of the engine. For me, i never know if the engine will start or i will be stranded. I thought after two visits to service, it was fixed. Today, it stalled at a green light, and when i powered off and powered back on, the start button started the flashing light, the function menu again. My car wouldn't start and there was a long line behind me. I bought my car in feb 2021 and only have 17,500 miles because i'm afraid of being stranded. I paid $52,000 cash for this car and expect that when i turn it on, i'll be able to drive to my destination without problem. This will be the third time my car is in service. The dealership won't give me a loaner because of covid. I've never been so disappointed over something i've bought. The dealership is of very little help or empathy.