2nd Gen (2013 – 2018) Lincoln MKZ Problems

The 2nd generation of the MKZ has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.56. 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 2013–2018 MKZ model years have sent in 32 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (37%) followed by the engine (18%) and the body (12%).

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 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 0
2017 4
2016 1
2015 6
2014 3
2013 18

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