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  2. Bob Pelletier

    2016-2018 MKX brake hose recall update.

    Repair done everything good. Now I will be able to register and get Florida tags when we go down in a few months.Cheers!
  3. Last week
  4. Cosmos36

    Hey from Florida

    Tofer...if your 2016 MKX has been loved & self-maintained as well as my '16 MKX, you'll be delighted with it for a long while, especially the unique 2.7 TT engine. While at only 41,000 miles, I recently dismissed any idea of selling it and purchasing a Nautilus. I consider the '16 MKX to still be one of the best looking SUVs on the road and I am an admirer of the 'Wing' grill. Keep the engine healthy with synthetic oil & don't forget the current brake hose replacement recall (if it hasn't been performed yet).
  5. Proud owner of new to me MKX. Ford was my first car back in the day and I’m coming out of a titanium Escape a great little car that made we want more. So I pulled the trigger on a preowned 16 MKX BL Heritage 40k miles! This is a beautiful vehicle , in and out and drives like any lux You can get, I looked and drove what I could afford new and none could hold a candle to this beauty I couldn’t touch this car new, and i know I’m really spoiling myself here. It’s used but has all the records and I can see me having this for the long term. The engine is the 2.7 TT , I loved my 2.0 Ecoboost but the 2.7 is the bomb. We will see how it holds up, I know how I treated my Escape , it’s the preowned market. Will let you know! Maintenance , maintence, maintenance
  6. All add to this, got a load of bad gas. (Back in the 80's). Took the car to local Chevy dealer. He had to drop tank and clean it out, all the way to the carb. Think he charged me in the neighborhood of $600, mostly labor but new filters ect. (Gas station killed several cars and the owner closed and moved away, never to be seen again). Anyway, got the car back and it stalled while driving around town. Tried to restart and battery dead. (Fairly new battery). Called and talked to the service manager and he told me to have it towed in and the would take a look at it. I was boiling. I told him that either he told me what he did to stop the battery from charging or I would come down there and kick the ×÷=/ outta him, all over his service department. Long silence, then he told me to look under a specific clamp where the charge wire had almost been cut through. And there it was, still connected by two strands, enough to pass a little charge, but not enough to keep the battery charged. Called a friend and he came with wire crimps, strippers, and tape. After the jump it ran ok. Told everyone I could and several told me they also had been cheated by this dealer. As for the current Ford dealer where I go, few years ago I had a new service representative check my car in and immediately go and check the tires. (They were like new). Checked the wiper blades (they were new, two days). But he miraculously discovered that my rear wiper blade was worn and needed replacing. (Two days old). I smiled and told him no, and then talked to the owner. The service rep wasn't there the next time I went in. Poor guy had no idea how to hustle customers. Point is, EVER dealer looks to upcharge. It our responsibility to know what to watch for. (Love the stone trick. Ingenious).
  7. enigma-2

    Tire Pressure Monitor Fault

    I was getting this error several times a year. Dealer retrained once, but its not a permanent fix. The batteries in the senders have limited life (think it's ten years). Using my OBD2 and cell phone, it was two different senders triggering to fault. So I wanted new tires and decided to install new senders. Dealer quoted Chinese aftermarket, I refused and stated Motorcraft.... They had to special order them! None in stock, said because of cost, they only stock Chineese aftermarket. 2016 is a little to soon for an exhausted battery, but anything is possible. Perhaps it was originally trained at a warm temperature and the cold threw off the setting. Retraining would work under these conditions.
  8. oldfarmer

    2021 Nautilus

    Call Lincoln. Your regional Client Service manager can sign you up for updates by email as soon as they have the VIN I tracked my 2017 MKX during the build and shipping. You can now track your Ford but NO LONGER your Lincoln.
  9. oldfarmer

    2021 Nautilus

    I ordered my Nautilus Reserve 2 with 2.6L V6 AWD, 22way seats, Class II trailer tow, Ice Mocha exterior and I forget what else. Order date Saturday 3-13-21 It was released for production sometime before my email from Lincoln on 3-24-21 Delivered to dealer 4-20-21 I drove off in it 4-21-21 Dealer fell off his chair. He had never seen that kind of turn around on an order. It took longer to get it to the dealer than get it off the production line. I too am IMPRESSED! Lincoln and the Ontario plant did what I would have listed as impossible!
  10. oldfarmer

    2021 Touch Screen default screen

    Has anyone figured out how to change the default screen? I can find no save settings as default which I would expect is somewhere. I really dislike having to get rid of the AUDIO screen every time I start the car. It was the least used screen on my 2017 MKX. At least I found the X beside it to get it off the right side 1/4 of my navigation display
  11. Cosmos36

    Hello From Mexico!

    enigma-2...you never heard of a Ford Clear coolant? Hmmm! Back in the day at my favorite bayside Cabo San Lucas cantina (run by an ex-pat) where I often enjoyed straight mescal shots-with-lime-juice-licked-off-the back-of-the-hand, I noted one day when watching the bartender that the ordered shots were poured out of a 1 gallon TEXACO ANTI-FREEZE can from under the bar. A TRUE STORY about a 'clear coolant'. An August 2020 backward compatibility Ford Bulletin approved the use of YELLOW (Spec. WSS-M97B57A1 or A2) as a replacement for the factory-fill ORANGE (Spec. WSS-M97B44-D2) listed on page 378 of our 2016 MKX Owner's Manual.
  12. Bob Pelletier

    2016-2018 MKX brake hose recall update.

    Dealer has confirmed that parts are in. Booked for Friday for repair.
  13. Cosmos36

    2018 MkX strong musty odor

    Related issues? Probably! The windshield washer & rear hatch window washer functions are, of course, related since they both acquire washer fluid from the same source albeit separate pump outlets.
  14. A somewhat off-topic anecdote regarding dealer trustworthiness: Several years ago, I became suspicious that an auto dealer in SW Oregon was charging for services that were not performed. I took my vehicle in for an oil & filter change, parking the car on a gravel surfaced lot with a small stone (painted with a dot of fingernail polish) lodged under one of the tires. When informed that the service was finished I first checked the vehicle's location and noted that the car had never been moved and then confronted the dealership's management with a refusal to pay. I collected my keys and departed without payment, never to return again. Shortly thereafter, I moved from the vicinity to another state. However, I read a newspaper article months later relating that the same dealer had relocated to the Seattle vicinity, was busted for defrauding customers, and forced into bankruptcy.
  15. What got serviced? (Do you trust your dealer)?
  16. NOTMY911

    2018 MkX strong musty odor

    Smell like your 2 problems could be related...
  17. enigma-2

    Hello From Mexico!

    According to my local Lincoln dealer, Ford is only recommending the new yellow ( which is actually light green) coolant. (For all Ford products). My dealer told me they no longer have the older coolants and can't even order the gold that my car was factory equipped with. (Questionable, but I was do for a change). I ok'ed the change to the new yellow, but required a full flush in the process. (They said it wasn't required but I didn't buy it. Better safe than sorry...). Is it better? Yup. Probably. Possibly. I'd assume it has new qualities that are required for the new engine alloys and not bad for older engines. Just remember that some older coolants, such as gold, cannot be mixed with other types of coolants. Causes blockages in the heater core. (So full flush if you had gold or dark green, not flush needed if you had orange). Flull flush can't hurt so why not? Never heard of a Ford Clear coolant. Sounds like he was referring to water. :Snicker:
  18. My 2018 MkX with 7,700 miles on it developed a strong musty odor inside about 6 weeks ago. The car is currently at the dealer for this and a windshield washer problem. The windshield washer, according to the service department, needs to be replaced along with some associated hoses. The musty odor is a different story so far. I was told they would "do their best" implying they may not be able to rid the car of the odor or find the problem. That is not acceptable. The odor seems stronger in the cargo area. I can not find any wet or damp areas on the carpets, under the seats, in or under the spare tire storage area, or anywhere else for that matter. There are no damp spots at the base of the door trim either. I can sometimes smell the odor outside the car before opening the hatch or any door. I was hoping someone could offer some suggestions as to what might be causing the odor and where to look. If the dealer fails to find the issue I will be forced to take this to the next level.
  19. Aaronkr

    Recently joined

    I have a 2018 MkX that I leased in December of 2017. I don't do much driving and at the end of the lease I only had 7,300 miles on the car so I bought out the lease. The car has had it's share of issues including the power steering unit replaced, side camera, and more recently the windshield washing system among other things. The car is currently at the dealer for the windshield washer and a strong musty smell that started about 6 weeks ago but I will open a different thread for that. Considering other design quirks I'm not sure Lincoln would be a choice for me again.
  20. Graftman

    2016 MKX Reserve AWD - Introduction

    My top 3 advice... 1. Change PTU gear oil every 30k (I will do mine yearly now) 2. Use Synthetic engine oil and change your oil and filter faithfully! 3. Change Coolant as needed. People always forget its a lubricant also and breaks down just like oil. * If I didnt know when the above were done, Id just go ahead and do all 3 ASAP.
  21. Graftman

    Mystery problem

    I'm for sure interested to hear the diagnosis once you find it.
  22. Graftman

    New Member

    Don't worry, two Lincolns in the driveway sends a message to the neighbors....just not sure what it is...... 🙄 We have a neighbor with 3 VWs in the drive. Thats how everyone on the street references them.....the people with all the VWs I myself may be sending conflicting messages. Beautiful MKX, sporty Lexus, and a big old ugly jacked Jeep!
  23. Graftman

    Hello From Mexico!

    I have orange which I heard is discontinued. Is the new yellow alot better? I know my friend swears by older ford clear one that was out for awhile. Says it was the best coolant ever. If thats true why would they discontinue the clear one?
  24. Graftman

    Mystery problem

    I agree, get the old multi meter out and check the battery *right after it wont start after running. . Other things....damaged alternator (or bad connection from alt to battery), bad fuse, ecm damage, or sensor. If you can't test the battery and it wont start, try boosting it. If that works your battery just isnt charging while driving. Ive also seen "dead" batteries "recover" enough to start after a "resting" period. Its got something to do with the plates, sulfuric acid and ions dispersing or something.... Chemistry was not my thing I suspect alternator (or regulator)or bad connections from it Try clearing your all your codes and start over also. Ive heard of problems when modules get full.
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  26. Since our service last Thursday the Lights for the Drive, Park, etc and also the selection to get to the camera set of icons are only on when the car is running but only the one selected. So if we want to go from Drive to Reverse we need to remember their positions! How do we turn these back on! They used to be great!
  27. Dallas150

    Tire Pressure Monitor Fault

    Hello all, I too had this “Tire Pressure Monitor Fault”, thanks to NOTMY911 for posting this issue and the part number. Unfortunately for me I was 3k km out of my warranty so had to fix this issue myself. For those of you that are in the same boat, this is a very easy fix to do your self. No special tools required, though you will have to retrain your tire pressure sensors after module replacement, this process can be found in your manual or online. There is a tool to aid in training the sensors (8C2Z-1A203-A or TPMS-19) Though this can be done by releasing air on each tire as indicated on your instrument cluster. This RTM (Radio transceiver Module- FL3Z-15607-L) is located under the headliner at the centre rear of the vehicle. Accessible by removing the weather stripping around the rear door/hatch and by pulling down on the headliner, the headliner is secured with magnets and guide pins so no worry about breaking clips. You will see this module attached to the headliner itself about 8-10” in and centred. It sits in a bracket so the retaining clips will need to be released. Once released on the side facing you the module can be rolled up to release the front retaining clips, then unplug the old and plug in the new one and reinstall in the reverse of removal. Then push the headliner back into place and reinstall the weather strip. Then turn ignition on and start the tire pressure sensor training process in which ever method works for you. The horn will chirp when the training mode has been entered and when each wheel is learned. Once all 4 wheels are trained it must be driven for a few minutes in order for the pressure sensors to start transmitting to the module. Also note that some cheaper electronics like USB cell phone charge adapters can interfere with the signal coming from each tire and could also cause a fault. This happens because these type of cheap devices can transmit similar if not the same frequency as the tire sensors and the module doesn’t get the proper signal. Quality units are typically shield from this interference escaping the device. Hope this helps some of you avoid the dealer for this particular problem, simple as this fix is electrical related problems can be a cash grab for the dealers.
  28. Cosmos36

    Center console door

    I would be surprised if there is any source that lists a part number for an individual component (e.g. sliding door) of a larger assembly (e.g. lower center console) that your inquiry seeks. Perhaps your best alternative would be a used parts vendor selling the entire assembly albeit at a hefty price.
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