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  1. Ninja279

    Cockpit Screen Crack

    My wife has just noticed that the cockpit clear plastic over the instrument panel has a three-inch crack from the bottom heading vertically up in it. It is almost invisible looking down at the panel but stands out like a sore thumb from the passenger seat. I cannot think how the crack could have happened without the plastic having some kind of impact mark. I'm wondering if this is the result of a defect and if anyone else heard of this happening?
  2. I have a 1TB hard drive laying in the bottom of the center consul connected via a retractable USB cable. Takes a bit of time to index, but works great one done
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    2016 Heated seatfix?

    I booked my 2016 MKX (BL) in to have the heated seats looked at after finding the attached fix. Fist the dealer did not see the online booking I made, then after 24 hours they called me to say they hadn't started the service because they were a mechanic short but would get it ion first thing the next day. The next day I called to inform them I would be out of state the following week and their new (51 miles) Nautilus would be sitting in my company carpark for the week. Car ready in 2 hours. The report said "confirmed seat heater operation to be poor" they reprogramed and stated seats now working. They are no better than before, and I don't think they even looked at the fix I had printed out for them. I will be speaking with a manager next week Seat Heater.docx
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    2016 Heated seatfix?

    Booked my car in again, this time they followed the TSB and now my seat heaters work for the first time.
  5. Did that twice. Now thinking of resetting my sync3 system and reactivating the phone connection
  6. Has anyone else's Lincoln Way (Apple) stopped showing the Start and Lock function buttons? All the car information is there but none of the controls are showing up. I did get a text apologizing for issues about a week ago but since then nothing.
  7. Wo Would be interested to know what the fault turned out to be
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    Tips, Tricks and Features...?

    I thought the rear seats were not powered, and pushing the button just releases a latch
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    Locking Chirp Malfunction

    Did you replace it with an OEM unit or an aftermarket item?
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    Optimal Trade-In Time?

    Like akirby I say keep it until the warrenty expires and it is paid off. Although it looks like you do slightly more than average milage reliability should not be an issue in the four year period (no matter which engine is fitted). Also in 2020 you might be looking at a the new Aviator as an option
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    Tire Wear / Replacing MKX Tires

    Being originally from the UK, I had never heard of a 50,000 mile tire (never mind 60 and 70,000 miles). In the UK we thought we had really looked after our tires if we got over 25,000 miles (yes new tires every two years). New tires in the UK also seemed to have more tread depth than the tires I can get here.
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    How are these Navigation systems updated?

    I downloaded Sygic to my iPhone. It is supported by Apple Play, and is updated on a regular basis
  13. I agree with cbala; why ruin a nice line with something cosmetic? Also need to ensure the rails don't add extra wind noise
  14. Timmer, are you saying you upgraded your Sync3 to version 3? Is that the 2017 MKX version?
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    I connected my 160GB iPod - did not go smoothly

    I have a question regarding indexing and USB connections. I copied my iTunes folder onto a 500Gb hard drive (around 140Gb of music). When connected, sync recognized the hard drive and played the music, but the system never seems to stop indexing. It does show the correct number of songs in the library, so I assumed it had finished indexing, but when I look to display the albums it says not available while indexing. Does the USB socket remain live when the car is off, and if yes, does sync continue to index? Update: Did a Sync factory reset before going into work, after work the drive was fully indexed.
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    Lift gate issues??

    Found this on another website, unfortunately doesn't say what the codes were. Do you have an OBD2 reader? Returned to the car on 3 occasions to find the car boot / tailgate fully open. On the first occasion I thought maybe I had pressed the boot button as I had walked away from the car (although was sure I hadn't and had even turned round when walking away from the car to check the mirrors had folded in and the car was locked) When I returned to the car it was locked but with the boot fully open. This then happened on another 2 occasions (after the first time it happened it made me a bit paranoid so I would always check and double check the car before I left it). When I took it into the garage they told me they had plugged it into the diagnostics machine and it had brought up 2 fault codes which they had cleared and they think this should have solved it (not sure how that would work) Another wesite had this (on an older model): Some 2001-2013 Ford Edge or MKX vehicles built on or before 3-2-12 and 2011-2012 Explorer vehicles may exhibit a concern with the power liftgate opening after a close switch command occurs. This typically occurs when the ignition is cycled on before the hatch is fully closed. The liftgate may also open intermittently when parked. Yet another website (you are not alone ) This was happening more frequently as of late so I took it to the dealer. Service manager found one of the rubber bumpers missing. Ordered new ones, installed and problem all but gone. Has only happened once since in last two months.
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    Lift gate issues??

    Is it fully closed when you walk away, or is it going back up before fully closing? Could be the motion detector has shifted and is pointing back more than it should
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    16-17 lower center console area organizers/trays

    I installed a four port USB device in the lower console; that way I don't trigger the Apple Play when connecting my phone to the factory installed units, and it gives my passengers options for charging their devices
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    Radiator cooling fan stays on all the time.

    The temp sensor; possibly failed in the closed position causing the controller to think the coolant temp has reached operating temperature
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    Sync 3 update to version 3

    I have the Sync 3 with the automatic WIFI updates. I am currently running version 2.2, when I run "check for updates" it does not find version 3.0 as an option. Is version 3.0 a Ford only update, or should have appeared as a viable update after the scan?
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    Update to Lincoln iPhone App

    When you open the app select "My Vehicle"; slide screen (picture of your car) from right to left. You will now see fuel, mileage (with next service info), and tire pressure which will only show "monitoring" unless there is a low reading, and oil life. Not sure this has menu changed at all
  22. Markl, are you saying the $4K is for two to three years or 50K miles?
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    2018 MKX?

    I hope somebody in the Ford/Lincoln design team is taking notes. All good points that will only improve a nice vehicle