Lincoln Mkz Hybrid - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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).

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

  Common problems of Lincoln Mkz Hybrid

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).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln Mkz Hybrid

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
33
  Steering
21
  Equipment
17
  Electrical System
11
  Engine And Engine Cooling
8
  Service Brakes
7
  Seat Belt
7
  Structure
5
  Wheel
5
  Power Train
5
   
  Other Fuel System
4
  Vehicle Speed Control
4
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Suspension
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Seats
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

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.

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

Mkz Hybrid
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 68,8242    
0.34
  2016 67,2843    
0.27
  2015 87,5424    
0.27
  2014 910,5075    
0.17
  2013 174,9086    
0.58
  2012 578,3647    
0.97
  2011 364,8038    
0.94


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