The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Electric power steering failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE14030

    Component(s): Steering:Electric Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Floor mat interference with accelerator

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12009

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control
    Vehicle Speed Control:Accelerator Pedal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available