The Ford brand improves for the fifth year in a row and at a rate faster than the industry, showing 81 problems per 100 vehicles, down from 86 in 2017. Lincoln improves to a third-place ranking among premium brands, with 83 problems per 100 vehicles, down from 92 in 2017.
Those news are good news. But.... One of the reasons why Ford and Lincoln are up in that ranking is because they have the oldest fleet in the industry. Generally, the models recently launched to the market have more problems at the beginning, until their production stabilizes.