Lincoln MKT - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Lincoln MKT owners have reported a total of 168 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 MKT. The 2010 Lincoln MKT cars have the most problems reported (62 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 MKT
1
  2016 MKT
4
  2015 MKT
13
  2014 MKT
30
  2013 MKT
32
  2012 MKT
15
  2011 MKT
11
  2010 MKT
62

  Common problems of Lincoln MKT

The following chart shows the 17 most common problems for Lincoln MKT cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (36 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (30 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln MKT

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
36
  Equipment
30
  Structure
23
  Other Fuel System
18
  Engine And Engine Cooling
15
  Power Train
10
  Electrical System
9
  Exterior Lighting
6
  Visibility
5
  Electronic Stability Control
5
   
  Service Brakes
4
  Vehicle Speed Control
2
  Suspension
1
  Latches/locks/linkage
1
  Gasoline Fuel System
1
  Seats
1
  Wheel
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Lincoln MKT 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 MKT 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 MKT 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 MKT Model Years

MKT
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 11,7562    
0.28
  2016 42,6723    
0.50
  2015 133,8324    
0.85
  2014 307,3535    
0.82
  2013 327,6016    
0.70
  2012 154,3327    
0.49
  2011 114,2598    
0.32
  2010 629,6129    
0.72


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