Every Lincoln Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Lincoln generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 1st Generation Lincoln Zephyr

From 2006 to 2006, the Zephyr accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 18.74. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 24 Lincoln generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
24th Zephyr Gen 1 2006—2006
18.74
23rd MKZ Gen 1 2007—2012
10.14
22nd Aviator Gen 1 2003—2005
9.73