Lincoln MKT - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Lincoln MKT owners have reported a total of 152 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 (59 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 MKT
1
  2016 MKT
3
  2015 MKT
12
  2014 MKT
25
  2013 MKT
31
  2012 MKT
11
  2011 MKT
10
  2010 MKT
59

  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 (30 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (28 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln MKT

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
30
  Equipment
28
  Structure
21
  Other Fuel System
16
  Engine And Engine Cooling
14
  Power Train
10
  Exterior Lighting
6
  Electrical System
6
  Visibility
5
  Electronic Stability Control
5
   
  Service Brakes
4
  Vehicle Speed Control
2
  Gasoline Fuel System
1
  Seats
1
  Wheel
1
  Suspension
1
  Latches/locks/linkage
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 11,7561    
0.57
  2016 32,6722    
0.56
  2015 123,8323    
1.04
  2014 257,3534    
0.85
  2013 317,6015    
0.82
  2012 114,3326    
0.42
  2011 104,2597    
0.34
  2010 599,6128    
0.77


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