Request for Second Opinion on Maintenance Items and Question Regarding Ford Service Plan

BryansMKZBryansMKZ Washington DCMember Posts: 1
edited December 2015 in Lincoln
Hello,

I own a 2011 Lincoln MKZ (bought new, all regular service, 55,000 miles, automatic, not hybrid, FWD) and recently had it at the dealership for an oil change, etc. I have one of the premium maintenance plans up through 2018/126,000 miles, whichever comes first, although what the plan actually covers I can't figure out for the life of me. Seems like it covers basically nothing. Anyway... The "service manager" hits me up for $1500 worth of important maintenance items out of the blue, none of which are covered by the maintenance plan, he says. I was wondering if you might provide a virtual second opinion for me b/c this seems fishy. My questions are: (1) Are these items needed at this point; and if not now, when? (2) If so, should they be covered by the premium maintenance plan? (3) If not, are these reasonable prices for the labor, etc.? Please let me know if you need more information, and I'll try to provide it. I've copied and pasted the vitals below.

Thank you in advance, Bryan.

2011 Lincoln MKZ (55,000 miles) Repair Estimate from Dealership

Balance and rotate tires 10/12: $73.20 (Labor $60.00)
4-wheel alignment 2WD 10/12: $182.39 (Labor $149.50)
INDUCT + Fuel Cleaning Services FUEL INDUCTION CLEAN: $236.89 (Labor $105.00)
FAT + Automatic Transmission Flush 10/12: $357.65 (Labor $97.50)
Flush cooling system with dark green coolant 2011 (Notes: Use the type of coolant that the vehicle was originally equipped with): $224.06 (Labor $105.00)
Flush brake system all: $189.53 (Labor $105.00)
FPS + Flush power steering system 08/12: $227.93 (Labor $105.00)
SANISERV + Cabin Air Sanitizing Service ALL: $106.71 (Labor $52.50)
M19619-A + Replace Cabin Air Filter 10/12: $98.60 (Labor $52.50)
9601-A + Replace Air Filter 10/12: $51.21 (Labor $21.00)

TOTAL LABOR $:853.00
TOTAL PARTS $:555.08
TOTAL GOG$:0.00
TOTAL MISC. $:59.99
TOTAL TAX$:33.30
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ESTIMATE TOTAL $:1501.37


Manufacturer Scheduled Maintenance (From the Manual)


Every 20,000 miles: Replace cabin air filter
Every 30,000 miles: Replace climate-controlled seat filter; Replace engine air filter
Every 100,000 miles: Change engine coolant; Replace spark plugs; Inspect accessory drive belt(s)
Every 150,000 miles: Change automatic transmission fluid and filter; Change manual transmission fluid; Change rear axle fluid; Replace accessory drive belts; Replace timing belt


Observations from dealership's multipoint inspection on 12/18/2015


Serviced: Oil change and filter, tire rotation, multi-point inspection
Due: Engine coolant, transmission fluid and/or filter, cabin air filter
Fluid levels all okay
Tire / brake wear: Tire wear indicated alignment check needed and wheel balance needed.
Left front: 6/32” depth; tire wear pattern / damage; tire pressure okay; brake lining 10 mm
Left rear: 8/32” depth; no tire wear pattern / damage; tire pressure okay; brake lining 5 mm
Right front: 6/32” depth; tire wear pattern / damage; tire pressure okay; brake lining 10 mm
Right rear: 6/32” depth; tire wear pattern / damage; tire pressure okay; brake lining 5 mm
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