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oldfarmer

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  • My MKX's Year
    2016-2018

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  1. oldfarmer

    Tire pressure sensors

    July this year coming back on a 3K mile trip I got a low tire pressure alarm. About 38K total miles All 4 tires were under 27 PSI. Got back home and found a small nail in the tire that alarmed. Inner tread was down to cords. My fault for ignoring the tire pressure The other tires had advanced ware due to low pressure and were replaced with Goodyear Assurance Weatherready A swag is it cost me about 10K miles of tire ware. Sept all tires were low (30 PSI) again and returned to 33 to 34 PSI two days ago same thing again, but this time one of the Schrader valves wouldn't reseal after gauging untill I put some air in. BTW the tire monitor has been same as gauge pressure all along. It seems to have 1/2 PSI increments. Schrader valves are cheap. Looks like I will be replacing them. Heads up!!
  2. oldfarmer

    Key Fob Batteries

    Just replaced the wife's fob bats again My fob is still doing great on original bats She usually has hers in a fanny pack. Guessing the a button gets pushed in there.
  3. The sync3 reboot problem was joined this morning for the first I have noticed by an instrument cluster reboot. Started the MKX and pulled out of my parking space. About 90 seconds later stopping for a red light the entire instrument cluster went black for what seemed like a week but was probably 3 to 5 seconds. It came back on with trip 1 still on the left The right was back to Select where it had been on navigation. Anyone else had the pleasure of experiencing this one?
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    Sync-3 Screen rebooting runnin' down the road

    Good one Got me The spelling checker changed it and I didn't didn't catch it
  5. oldfarmer

    Sync-3 Screen rebooting runnin' down the road

    No Cursing. Just worried that I might soon be walking. Not sure how many times. A number of times I think I noticed it part way through the reset. I have a Garmin and a Passport on the windshield - Don't like having to look down. It's one of those things you just figure you missed something until you are actually looking at it when it goes black. Point of reference: I'm a retired senior EE - 35 years of industrial fixin' it anywhere on earth. First time I was positive about it was about a month ago doing around 75 on I40 and it went black. Now I am pay more attention. Went in for the air bag recall ask the dealer. Did a 3.2K trip last week with no issue. This morning on a country road at about 55 heading into town I was also looking at it as it went blank. I do have the auto update turned on. Neither time I was watching as it went blank had I been near a WIFI for a long time.
  6. My sync-3 data screen now & then reboots at random running down the road. Wonder if anyone else is experiencing this? Hasn't hurt anything but it is disconcerting while driving to have the GPS display go totally blank. After a few seconds I get the Lincoln wake up screen same as on startup. Doesn't seem to matter cursing down a freeway or on farm roads. I ask the dealer when the air bag module recall was being done and got "yep they do it sometimes"
  7. oldfarmer

    Key Fob Batteries

    So far just the one. The bats in my fob test low but are still working. We keep a spare set of bats in the car now.
  8. oldfarmer

    2017 MKX 2nd Cabin Rattle/Noise

    Any chance of this being the ANC (automatic noise cancellation) going rouge? In their infant stupidity (one of the vary few times) there is no way to shut it off to check it out.
  9. oldfarmer

    Doors

    Got another anomaly My RR passenger door. A few weeks after I took delivery I heard a thumping sound while driving that turned out to be the forward edge of the weather strip slapping outside of the RR door. I pushed it back into the channel and dropped past the dealer the next day or so. Told the SM it didn't bother me much. He spent a LOOOng time looking at it and pushing the rubber and said remember to mention this when you bring it in for anything else as long as you don't want to address i now. That was about 6 months ago. Two weeks ago I noticed the black plastic trim ( about 2" wide) from the rear edge top to bottom of the same door had pulled loose at the top and was warping out. Other doors are fine. The MKX spends most of it's time in a car port so has had limited direct sun expositor. It went in today for the driver air bag thing and they took pictures of the RR door to submit, ask what to do, and ordered parts. Anyone else seen this one?
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    Headlight Horizontal (left/right) Alignment

    just out of curiosity do you have the normal or LED headlights? The LED option was $$$$ and the best $$$ I ever spent. They light up the road like aircraft landing lights high or low beam and in 7 months I've not had anyone flash lights at me. I had to drive ahead of it to prove it to myself. I live way out in the weeds so it's dark on moonless nights and I've driven slowly and watched the lights react. When I stop they snap back to neutral and at a slow roll they track steering. The way they light up the road edges as well as the lanes is a game changer.
  11. oldfarmer

    2017 MKX Door Rattle?

    no rattles on my 2017 MXK
  12. oldfarmer

    Washing my MKX

    I was at a conference and this morning just before I left I had sap all over my MKX From tymes of youre I remember that sap / pitch on a car finish is akin to masking tape. When I got home I parked on the lawn, got a bucket of soapy water and for the first time proceeded to hand wash my MKX. Not long after I started slopping soapy water on a rag the doors locked and mirrors folded (Yep! I have selected fold mirrors). My fob has rings on it so I can snap it in my carabiner type key holder on a belt loop. I looked at it and it was swinging free as normal with nothing anywhere around the buttons. No it was NOT wet! As I continued soapy ragging the MKX and spraying with a hose the "Clunk of locking / unlocking", beeping & flashing continued. The mirrors never unfolded and no eye deer if the doors were locking or unlocking. It seemed to me it was when I was washing & spraying the sides the water was acting like my hand on the door handles. Anyone had similar weirdness?
  13. oldfarmer

    Key Fob Batteries

    Both the wifes bats had a clear grease on them at the gold contact points. No idea what they used. I use Nyogel now. Used to use silicon grease. The one of ours that failed had rarely been around the car. We'll see how many others weigh in on the subject. Nice to get a service report - THANKS
  14. oldfarmer

    Key Fob Batteries

    We have had fobs since they first appeared and never had one kill a battery for many years. These new fobs are supposedly in constant trying to talk to the car so will not last as long. The 2013 MKS went back to the dealer with original batteries in the fobs. While there is a chance my wife's fob got the button mashed for a long period in her fanny pack I see it as REMOTE! That's why I started the thread as a question if anyone had the same problem. So now there is at least one more. Original batteries are Panasonic. Doubt a bad lot of batteries. Fobs have SMD boards and they could have gotten a bad lot of caps or populated some boards with the wrong caps. They could have not cleaned the flux off the boards. Normally the few uA loss from flux leakage is of no consequence. However with backup coin batteries it will kill them. I paid just under $5 for a pair of bats at W/M when we were out of town. Got home and paid $5 for 50 of them on eBay. Not name brand, but I have used LOTS of them in scopes, laser grips on and on with no problem. FYI This is just something to be aware of so you have a spare pair of bats in the car. Like a spare tire. LinkedMe: Is it just one fob or both fobs? If you have a DVM, when you swap them measure the voltage and post it. Quite sure the dealer will fix it for free, but is an hour or so of your time for a service trip worth less that the bats?
  15. oldfarmer

    ANC or no?

    I thought it was interesting also. no eye deer who's correct. Maybe a moderator can get more info. I seem to know more than the dealer
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