Lincoln MKS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Lincoln MKS owners have reported a total of 208 problems for their cars built in the 8 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Lincoln MKS. The 2009 Lincoln MKS cars have the most problems reported (59 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Lincoln MKS

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 MKS
3
  2015 MKS
2
  2014 MKS
14
  2013 MKS
54
  2012 MKS
8
  2011 MKS
26
  2010 MKS
42
  2009 MKS
59

  Common problems of Lincoln MKS

The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for Lincoln MKS cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (28 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (26 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln MKS

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
28
  Engine And Engine Cooling
26
  Steering
23
  Vehicle Speed Control
19
  Electrical System
19
  Equipment
19
  Other Fuel System
12
  Air Bag
12
  Power Train
12
  Structure
10
   
  Seats
7
  Visibility
6
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Suspension
4
  Gasoline Fuel System
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
1
  Electronic Stability Control
1
  Traction Control System
1
  Tire
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Lincoln MKS of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across MKS model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Lincoln MKS model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across MKS Model Years

MKS
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 33,0432    
0.49
  2015 27,7103    
0.09
  2014 1411,1504    
0.31
  2013 5417,2725    
0.63
  2012 86,8966    
0.19
  2011 2613,1907    
0.28
  2010 4214,8068    
0.35
  2009 5926,3219    
0.25

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Lincoln MKS is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2016 MKS
1
  2014 MKS
3
  2013 MKS
10
  2011 MKS
3
  2010 MKS
7
  2009 MKS
11


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