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    3 of 4 Brake lines failed within last 12 months

    I had seen the report when it first came out a month or so ago. Which prompted me to go find all my receipts. Now I need to go buy the dealer to see how to make a claim for the lines I have already replaced. Also if you notice the recall is only the front brake lines but after I had first my front two line break, then one of my back lines failed (this thread), that is when I had the shop (not dealer) replace both the broken rear line and the rear line that was sure to fail shortly. I am sure Ford is going to not want to do it, we will see, maybe I will get lucky...
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    Is this related to the Latch? When it does not work, the tailgate starts to lift (not a lot) then immediately closes? But not all the time, it would work sometimes. If this was the symptoms , then probably the latch has gone bad like mine did. The other week I had to have my latch replaced, fortunately my extending warranty covered the replacement latch. Good Luck
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    3 of 4 Brake lines failed within last 12 months

    Cosmos, So for some detail, I have about 91K on the MKX. As for as far as environment, I am in the St Louis area, we get some snow, but really not that much as compared to up north. As for the Brake line, it is the part number BRHF213 an what is happening there is a break in the hydraulic line under the shield that I circled in red. Each time it happened the mechanic reported brake fluid coming out from the end of that shield hose. The is nothing as far as leading events, fluid levels were normal, I have the dealer change my oil every time and the do a "21 point inspection" or something like that, so if there was tail tail signs I think they would have flagged it. When it happens it is all the sudden as I am driving and try to brake and then my foot goes all the way to the floor with a minimum of braking happening. The first time it happened I was on the freeway heading home from work going 60+ mph, liked to scared the **** out of me. But I was able to get the vehicle stopped, the second and third time is was in a parking lot going into a parking place, but I could tell immediately what was going on, and grabbed the e-brake as a back up. As for the temp, the first was in April (60+f), the second in June (70-80) and last Saturday is was in the 40's. Oh what topped it off, yesterday after work as I was walking out to my vehicle I just happen to look down at on of my rear wheels (where lines were replaced) and here was one of my lug nuts half the way off. Stupid mechanic did not torque down any of the lug nuts in the rear, I am lucky they did not come off since I drive about 25 miles each way to and from work. So I had driven on the vehicle for 75 miles at least before I discovered the issue. I am going back to the shop and talk to the store manager.... A little ticked to say the least.
  4. Since last April I have had to replace 3 of 4 brake lines (attaching to brake) in my 2016 MKX. In all the years of driving I have never owned a vehicle that I have replaced one of my brake line unless the vehicle was quite a bit older. The first brake line that failed was in April 2019. I took vehicle to dealer thinking it might be covered under the extended warranty or maybe a TSB or recall, but it was not. Then I replaced the next one in June 2019, and the last one this week at a near by auto shop. As a precaution I had the mechanic replace the 4th line because if the other 3 had failed, I figured it would only be a matter of time before the 4th line would failed. The one thing I did this last time I had the mechanic save the old lines. Has anyone else had this issue with their MKX?
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    Rear Wiper Blade replacement on 2016 MKX

    Thanks for you help, I found it real easy to remove the old blade, but I struggled getting the new blade on until I taped a little mirror under the wiper arm. In the first image I outlined (in red) the frame (box) around where the clip snaps in. The second is an example of the mirror. My issue was the left and right side of the "box" that would surround the clip, I was trying to snap the blade on the sides of the "box" instead of in the center of the "box".
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    Rear Wiper Blade replacement on 2016 MKX

    Sean, Thanks that is the first GEN 3 MKX I have seen, All I would get was a GEN 2 video, I will give it a shot tonight when I get home! Mike
  7. I purchased a new set of wiper blades for front and back from rock auto, the front were not an issue replacing them, but I can not find any reference how to replace the rear blade on 2016+ version, I found gen 2 videos, but the blades are different in Gen 3. I removed the nut and tried pop the blade off, but it did not want to come off, and I did not want to force it off the screw mount. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  8. http://www.campaign.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/11/14/ford-motor-company-issues-two-safety-recalls-and-a-safety-compliance-recall.html Safety recall for select 2016-17 Lincoln MKX vehicles with 3.7-liter engines Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2016-17 Lincoln MKX vehicles with 3.7-liter engines. In affected vehicles, the battery cable harness may have substandard clearance, which could allow the harness to contact the transmission shifter cable bracket. Contact between the battery cable harness and the transmission shifter cable bracket could wear through the insulation of the cable, resulting in the cable shorting to ground, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, as well as fire. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. Ford is aware of three vehicle fires potentially related to this issue. This action affects 54,411 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 5,253 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 12, 2014, to Sept. 11, 2017. Dealers will remove the four battery harness clips at the battery tray and one elbow guide, then install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve to the battery cable harness. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S41.
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    Does 2016 MKX Have Fog Lights?

    Short answer is no as Cosmos36 responded, but the LED running light (under headlamps) are quite bright, although I have LED headlamps so I really have never seen a need for fog lamps (yes I had them on previous vehicles).
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    New SYNC 3 upgrade available.

    What is your version of Sync, maybe you updated Sync along with the maps? 19205 is the update number of Sync 3. The other thing you could look at, is what files are on the USB, if they are different, then you are probably updating different parts of Sync 3
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    New SYNC 3 upgrade available.

    version 19205 is now available from owner.lincoln.com, for other postings see Sync forum below. https://fordsyncforum.com/index.php?/topic/7066-92819-new-sync-3-upgrade-available/ Mike
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    Update to Android Auto with Sync3

    If you use Android Auto, check this posting out on the Sync Forum. The new menu is nice, and maybe I just imaging it seems to be faster at least when I start up Waze. https://fordsyncforum.com/index.php?/topic/7003-new-version-of-android-auto-now-works-with-sync3/
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    New guy with a key fob question

    I wonder if the fob was for another vehicle like mkc or some other, and it half programmed, or the fob doesn't send exactly the correct signal for the vehicle a MKX. Maybe look at the part numbers inside the FOB... Just a thought....
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    Headlight INOP

    almost $3900 for me (or should I say my insurance) in 2016..... Check my post from May 2016
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    Setting for "Unfold Mirrors"

    Checked mine over the weekend.. Mine is still there....