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  1. 2 points

    new member

    My wife and I have owned our 2009 since about 2012, and our ownership experience has been very good. I'm a DIYer and performed most maintenance. She likes the size, comfort and features. We will be upgrading soon, we're pushing 140k!
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    Hey from Florida

    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
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    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).
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    Dealer has confirmed that parts are in. Booked for Friday for repair.
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    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.
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    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.
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    2.7 engine bay mystery box

    I've tried to explain this many times over the years. A warranty is just an insurance policy. It has nothing directly to do with the quality or effectiveness of the product. The only difference is a warranty on a product with poor quality is more expensive than a warranty on a good product (for the provider). In my college days I sold furniture and we had a silicon based fabric treatment similar to scotchguard but far better - lasted for years. The chemicals themselves weren't very expensive but we sold it for maybe $300 for a sofa because it came with a 5 year warranty against stains.
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    2.7 engine bay mystery box

    While anecdotal, I'd have to concur with this observation. It seems that these companies are using science from outside of its intended scope to sell warranty. They could sell the same warranty without the "mystery box" but humans like to put trust in things they can see and touch. Plus it has a light that flashes, so this clearly means its working and doing its job. In terms of profit (which is the purpose) the device is irrelevant.
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    2.7 engine bay mystery box

    A patent on a product provides absolutely NO warranty, guarantee, or assurance that the product has any functional worth or utility whatsoever. I can well recall the patented 'superchargers' of yesteryear (small spinning fan blades installed in the throats of carburetors) accompanied by the claims of vast horsepower increases, all at a minimal price to attract the gullible. "...very profitable" as a dealer add-on is the paramount worth of the subject item.
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    2021 Nautilus

    This week, with summer temps daily, I changed oil, inspected the MKX underside mechanicals, detailed the interior, exterior, & under the hood, then washed the car with Meguiar's fantastic carnuba wash & wax followed by applying Meguiar's Gold Class carnuba Wax Plus. At 40,000 miles, mechanically perfect, and appearing like show room new, I made my decision, i.e this car is too satisfying to sell for a newer model. I'm gonna exercise constraint and wait it out to see what Lincoln brings forth in future vehicles. In a few days, the wife & I will be at our coast condo enjoying surf n sand (and fresh cracked crab) while overlooking that fine MKX in the lot with smiles on our faces. We're sure the car appreciates our decision too.
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    Love My MKX

    I bought my 2016 MKX this last December and I love it. This is my second Lincoln, certainly won't be my last.