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).
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).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling|
|Vehicle Speed Control|
|Other Fuel System|
|Gasoline Fuel System|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Traction Control System|
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.
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.
|Model Year||Problems Reported|