Lincoln Mkz Hybrid owners have reported a total of 139 problems for their cars built in the 7 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 Mkz Hybrid. The 2012 Lincoln Mkz Hybrid cars have the most problems reported (57 problems).
The following chart shows the 17 most common problems for Lincoln Mkz Hybrid cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (33 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (21 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling|
|Other Fuel System|
|Vehicle Speed Control|
|Electronic Stability Control|
It would not be fair to compare the Lincoln Mkz Hybrid 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 Mkz Hybrid 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 Mkz Hybrid 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.