1st Gen (2007 – 2012) Lincoln MKZ Problems

The 1st generation of the MKZ has a cumulative PainRank™ of 10.14. That can be compared against other Lincoln generations. Shopping for a Lincoln? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2007–2012 MKZ model years have sent in 140 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (27%) followed by the wheels (17%) and the engine (7%).

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 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 8
4.26
2011 12
6.31
2010 14
9.55
2009 13
4.9
2008 45
16.56
2007 48
19.28

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