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2016 Lincoln MKX Excessive Wind Noise


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#41 OFFLINE   Janis Bertram DeGouff

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

I've only had my 2016 mkx for a month, but haven't noticed any wind noise at all. I will pay more attention, but I haven't heard anything yet.







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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:13 PM

I took delivery of mine in Sept.  No wind noise at all, except for excessive wind buffeting when the sunroof is open.  My biggest issue

is the excessive about of road noise that the vehicle has.  Most of it caused by the switch to low-profile tires. This isn’t a Ford Focus it’s a “Lincoln”.

 

Today when vacuuming the vehicle I found out why.  If you pull the front seats forward you’ll see for yourselves.  Besides using cheap carpeting, there’s only about 3/8 or 1/2 inch of padding under the carpeting.   Nothing else between it and the metal floor pan.

 

At some point in the near future I plan on pulling out the front seats and the lower rear seat cushion and removing the carpeting.  Then I’ll line the floor pan with Dynamat and over that Dynapad, then reinstall the carpeting and seats.  That should take care of the road noise.

 

I’m old enough and have restored numerous Ford/Lincoln vehicles to know that they always lined the floor pan with a tar based sound deadener.  My 1971 Mark III has that same sound deadener. I  remember when the 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD road quieter than a new Roll Royce.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

Rick...early in my ownership last fall, I made the same observations that you did...excessive (to my expectations) road noise level & skimpy under-carpet padding. The Michelin 18" rubber does little if anything to mitigate the noise. Regardless, it's unlikely I'll ever purchase low profile tires again after prior experiences. I'm getting too pragmatic to continue pimping out my wheels.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

I have reserve and hear no wind noise at all it was built December 3 wonder if they have changed something 



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:14 PM

Do you have pano roof or rails?



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:17 PM

Yes I have glass roof and rails 



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

Job 2 Reserve Pano, no rails.  Have not noticed any wind noise problems.  Built 12/16



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:50 PM

It has been suggested that the depressed (not flush with A-pillar) windshield of the MKX might be a contributive factor to wind noise. I discounted the notion since I have never experienced the issue. However, the thought was on my mind as I closely inspected hundreds of new vehicles at the Portland Auto Show last Thursday. I came away slightly surprised at the many vehicles, some priced at $70-90K, that I observed with windshield and molding configurations nearly identical to the MKX. IMO, the architecture of the MKX A-pillar/windshield is not an issue.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:31 AM

Good news. After my dealer told the engineers the issue, Lincoln has a TSB out for a windshield replacement with new pillar moldings. It's available for dealers to order now. Mine will arrive in 2 weeks.
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:34 AM

Ok so that I'm clear because I do not know how this part of the process works, the TSB is for all 2016 MKX.  Is there anything online that would reference that?

 

Er...should have googled.  http://www.lincolnpr.../tsbs/MKX/2016/I assume this will update at some point?


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:43 AM

It's not an official TSB yet. The dealer can send a complaint to Lincoln and get a new Windshield when they're available. The full tsb is coming soon. Lincoln should give your dealer a temporary TSB for now.
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:46 AM

I thought TSB ASI-45223 was intended to address the A-pillar water leak scenario. But, perhaps if water can leak into the vehicle, that may provide a channel for air also.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:48 AM

It's not an official TSB yet. The dealer can send a complaint to Lincoln and get a new Windshield when they're available. The full tsb is coming soon. Lincoln should give your dealer a temporary TSB for now.

Is there a number associated with this TSB that you know of?



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

Every Mkx built until now is affected.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:51 AM

Lincoln is working on the official TSB. I will get the number and post it when it's available.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:55 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It appears to me that wind noise was a very isolated occurrence. My MKX never experienced either the water leak or the wind noise.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It appears to me that wind noise was a very isolated occurrence. My MKX never experienced either the water leak or the wind noise.


The topic is for excessive wind noise. Some people have more sensitive hearing then others. There are no water leaks from this issue.

Leave yours as is I guess.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

So the July TSB ASI-45233 is not related to the excessive wind noise? It's good to have that cleared up.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:08 AM

Mine is pretty bad.

 

Decided to wait for my first oil change and for the weather to warm up (seals expand?)  before taking it in.

 

It would be great if a confirmed repair procedure exists by then.

 

Thanks for confirming they are working on a TSB,  please post any updates if they become available.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:45 AM

Jeff I sent you a pm.






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