Won't start

20

Asked by Guru8TMT7 Dec 28, 2019 at 10:29 AM about the 2007 Lincoln MKZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Mom has a 2007 Lincoln MKZ.  The problems she has is that sometimes
when she goes out to start it the battery is dead.  She is retired so she
doesn't always drive every day.  She keeps it garaged, and she always
leaves the keys in the cup holder.  My husband is now wondering if the key
fob will slowly drain the battery.  She can have it jumped or put it on the
trickle charger my husband has left for her, and it will start right up after
awhile.  Just can't figure out what is causing this to happen, and my husband
just asked me this morning if she always leaves her keys in the cupholder.  
And I told him that she does.

10 Answers

255,865

Best to have the battery checked, it may not have the reserve capacity it once had due to age. There could also have a battery draw that it should not have, that can also be tested. A battery tender should be used if it is going to sit for more than a week at a time. I doubt that leaving the keys in the cup holder would cause that kind of problem.

1 people found this helpful.
20

She has had the battery checked and rechecked, replaced and rechecked. It still does the same thing. She will keep it on a trickle charge if she knows she won't be driving for awhile. My husband has put it on a diagnostic tester and nothing is showing. Just a mystery and that is all we could think of

2 people found this helpful.
40

I also have a 2007 Lincoln MKZ. I also have been leaving my key Farb in the cupholder. I have the same problem and I have to use a trickle charger. My son and daughter just called my attention to this so I am taking my keys inside the house from now on to see if it makes a difference

1 people found this helpful.
40

I just now read that again. I should have known it wasR too read that again much of a coincidence. LOL

1 people found this helpful.
129,615

Is there something that remains active when the vehicle is off such as an air compressor for an automatic leveling system? My 94 Fleetwood, that I don't drive much, is like that. The compressor for the automatic leveling system will cycle on periodically to maintain the vehicle height even though the ignition is off and locked. This will kill the battery in just a few days of not using the vehicle. I installed a disconnect switch on the negative battery cable to solve this problem. Hope that helps! Jim

40

Thanks for your input Jim , but I don't think my Lincoln has anything that you described your Cadillac as having. Right now I am going with The theory maybe leaving the key fob in the cupholder was somehow draining the battery. The keys are in the house, it will be interesting to see if the battery holds a charge. Other than this problem, my Lincoln has been a very good car.

1 people found this helpful.
129,615

You're welcome. Glad to help! Please keep us posted. I'll be curious as to if removing the key fob from the vehicle solves the problem! Jim

My Lincoln MKX AWD 2007 is not Accelerating while I’m driving. This is a new thing that has just started. I have took My car to the dealership & No one can tell Me Y I’m havin this problem or what My problem is. The 1st few mins drivin is like my SUV is so bad I hate to have to stop at a like cause I know I will have to do the same high Idling When I start to Accelerate. Help what do I do???

40

Hi Jim So far my car is starting like a champ! I am holding my breath but I'm really beginning to think as crazy as it sounds that leaving my keys in the cupholder was causing the problem. I guess I'm getting old but we are just living in crazy times . So much technology , the average person doesn't have a chance keeping up with it.

1 people found this helpful.
129,615

WOW, that's really something!! Thanks for the update!! Who would have thought?? You're right, this new technology is crazy sometimes! I'm glad you figured this out! I know this information will help others in the future!! Jim

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

MKZ

Looking for a Used MKZ in your area?

CarGurus has 126 nationwide MKZ listings starting at $4,444.

Postal Code:

Lincoln MKZ Experts

  • #1
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    980
  • #2
    GuruV2LJL
    Reputation
    690
  • #3
    lbarzin
    Reputation
    300
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln MKX
9 Great Deals out of 318 listings starting at $1,950
Used Cadillac CTS
5 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chrysler 300
25 Great Deals out of 610 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Fusion
36 Great Deals out of 1,234 listings starting at $3,495
Used Dodge Charger
23 Great Deals out of 557 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Taurus
11 Great Deals out of 235 listings starting at $4,200
Used Buick LaCrosse
5 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $6,795
Used Nissan Maxima
13 Great Deals out of 265 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Camry
51 Great Deals out of 2,115 listings starting at $3,333
Used Honda Accord
39 Great Deals out of 1,647 listings starting at $100

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Lincoln MKZ For Sale
18 listings starting at $51,300
2019 Lincoln MKZ For Sale
15 listings starting at $41,957
2018 Lincoln MKZ For Sale
5 listings starting at $24,995
2017 Lincoln MKZ For Sale
23 listings starting at $21,498
2016 Lincoln MKZ For Sale
16 listings starting at $16,992

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.