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The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid might not be "true luxury," yet, but it is being recalled. According to The Detroit News, around 7,300 gas-electric MKZs from the 2013-2014 model years have a problem with the powertrain control module that could cause the vehicles to roll even after being put into park. The problem is that the software can sometimes allow the shift to happen even if the brake pedal isn't pushed down. No injuries have been reported, Ford said.

In a statement provided to The Detroit News, Ford said, "The vehicles may have been built with transmission range sensors that do not function properly due to a manufacturing error. As a result of this error, the powertrain control module may incorrectly assume the vehicle is in neutral and allow the transmission to shift out of park without the brake pedal applied, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement due to an inadvertent shift out of park."

Earlier this year, Ford recalled the non-hybrid MKZ (as well as the MKS and the MKT) for fuel leaks.


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      b.rn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a little confused on the recall. There's an implication that the car could shift out of Park on it's own. Reading further, I don't think that's the case. It sounds as if the operator of the vehicle could shift the vehicle out of Park, without depressing the brake pedal. So the operator still has to perform the act of shifting the vehicle out of Park? Yes a problem, but a minor one.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should be recalling them to fix that bulbous baleen front end.
        Avinash Machado
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        It is not that bad looking.
          inthelv
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          I think it's hideous. I get the heritage part of it but the original had an art deco front end shape to go with it which made sense. This just seems out of place on their cars. But, I love Lincoln and hate their styling right now. Just came back from the auto show and the only thing that actually felt like a Lincoln was the Navigator. Oddly, it's also the only Lincoln with a proper name.
          yonomo200
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          No, it isn't.
          Teleny411
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          Yes, it is...
      silverpalm
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a preposterous design.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      It should be recalled for uglyfying the Ford Fusion platform.
      MyerShift
      • 1 Year Ago
      Re-reading it, the opening paragraph is entirely misleading, although I still say too many electronics are inappropriate.
      Mr. Bader®
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford plz kill Lincoln
        gtv4rudy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        After Ford's latest attempt to revive this sad brand, it might be a good idea.
        paulwilson05
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        but I like the MKZ :(
        express2day
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        Kill a brand barely into its revival while its first new model is having record breaking sales?? Sure, makes sense. /rolls eyes/
          gtv4rudy
          • 4 Months Ago
          @express2day
          Don't get me wrong, I wish Lincoln was on the right path but I don't think they are yet. Where is that premium RWD sedan ?
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        If you are going to say that because of a minor recall then Toyota and Lexus can be first in line.
      EZEE2
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am not sure what Lincoln's status has to do with a recall (see the first sentence) other than Sebastian trying to be funny? Or snarky? Using that example, I might be able to write for ABG. Sebastian might have the title of 'editor,' but that doesn't stop him from ignoring Danny's hilarious mistakes. Auto Blog Green may present itself as caring about the environment, but that doesn't stop them from publishing articles on cars that run on the dirtiest fuel, diesel. Danny may consider himself a serious writer, but that doesn't stop us from busting a gut laughing at his writing mistakes. Although considering himself non-biased, former GM employee Gary will test a Caddy that costs nearly twice as much as a BMW, calling the caddy the best EV driving experience, while ignoring the entire existance of tesla. Wow, I am pretty good!
      inthelv
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well at least there's something getting them off the lots.....
      Joeviocoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 28 Nov ...but only if you like your house "Honda recalls Fit for fire risk, says park it outside http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/06/28/honda-fit-fire-risk-recall-power-window/2474023/ … " View summary Reply Retweet Favorite More Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 28 Nov Don't actually mean to knock Honda -- their cars are solid -- but the park outside (or yr house might burn down) advice was awesome
      Joeviocoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford issues 4th and 5th recalls for 2013 Escapes spontaneously catching fire. Not in the mainstream media. @elonmusk http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131126/AUTO0102/311260052/Ford-recalling-140-000-13-Escape-SUVs-fire-risks Retweeted by Elon Musk
        Joeviocoe
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Joeviocoe
        Ford said it is recalling nearly 140,000 2013 Escape SUVs with 1.6-liter engines in the United States — and 161,333 worldwide From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131126/AUTO0102/311260052#ixzz2m5AQuC6Y
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Have i mentioned how much i like the cable brakes on my old cars? ..seriously, why'd those go away?
        EZEE2
        • 4 Months Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        The worst car I ever owned was my first car - a Subaru. I know, they are supposed to be good, so I must have gotten the one built Monday morning after one of those festivals with cherry petals, saki, and those paper lanterns with the candles that fly up into the sky, where everyone had hangovers. Anyway... It was manual everything, and the clutch cable snapped twice. Car running happily, but it was so not going anywhere. I always prefer simple over complex, but, cables have issues as well.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 4 Months Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        The cable is for the emergency/parking brake. Conventional ATs use a pawl within the transmission that locks it when in "Park". The issue with these transmissions isn't with the emergency/parking brake, but rather within the AT itself - specifically a malfunctioning sensor. The MKZ Hybrid does have an electronic parking brake, but I can't find any mechanical details about how it operates.
          carguy1701
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          Even with an automatic transmission, you technically supposed to use the parking brake. Every owners manual I've ever read says to apply the parking brake after parking the vehicle. Very few people do this, though.
          Jesse Gurr
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          Doing a search i found this article: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1050069_electronic-parking-brakes-whats-the-point Interesting in that a safety feature built into most systems is that it includes automatic stop so if there is nobody in the car and starts to roll away, it automatically applies stopping the car.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nannies are trying to kill us!!!
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