1st Gen (2009 – 2016) Lincoln MKS Problems

The 1st generation of the MKS has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.2. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2009–2016 MKS model years have sent in 37 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (18%) followed by the drivetrain (13%) and the electrical (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Lincoln model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 0
2015 0
2014 2
2013 4
2012 14
2011 8
2010 2
2009 7

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