Lincoln Navigator - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Lincoln Navigator owners have reported a total of 1,234 problems for their cars built in the 21 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 Navigator. The 1998 Lincoln Navigator cars have the most problems reported (237 problems).

  Common problems of Lincoln Navigator

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Lincoln Navigator cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's tires (159 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (147 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Lincoln Navigator

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Tire
159
  Suspension
147
  Engine And Engine Cooling
134
  Electrical System
125
  Power Train
80
  Vehicle Speed Control
77
  Service Brakes
69
  Air Bag
66
  Structure
66
  Visibility
59
   
  Steering
51
  Equipment
42
  Wheel
34
  Other Fuel System
21
  Exterior Lighting
19
  Gasoline Fuel System
18
  Seats
16
  Seat Belt
15
  Unknown Or Other
13
  Electronic Stability Control
8
  Latches/locks/linkage
7
  Parking Brake
3
  Air Brake
3
  Interior Lighting
1
  Traction Control System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

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

Navigator
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 210,7991    
0.19
  2016 310,0642    
0.15
  2015 513,9633    
0.12
  2014 18,2874    
0.03
  2013 78,7205    
0.16
  2012 107,9296    
0.21
  2011 88,9617    
0.13
  2010 1610,4858    
0.19
  2009 93,5839    
0.28
  2008 2921,28510    
0.14
  2007 4623,51111    
0.18
  2006 7926,93412    
0.24
  2005 6423,07513    
0.21
  2004 9242,29614    
0.16
  2003 17147,14315    
0.24
  2002 4817,89516    
0.17
  2001 11232,17317    
0.20
  2000 13941,60218    
0.19

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Lincoln Navigator is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Navigator
2
  2017 Navigator
2
  2016 Navigator
1
  2014 Navigator
1
  2013 Navigator
3
  2011 Navigator
1
  2010 Navigator
1
  2008 Navigator
4
  2007 Navigator
10
  2006 Navigator
6
  2005 Navigator
20
  2004 Navigator
23
  2003 Navigator
37
  2002 Navigator
9
  2001 Navigator
4
  2000 Navigator
17
  1999 Navigator
22
  1998 Navigator
20


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