Jump to content

Custom Search





Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum - home of the Lincoln MKZ Club


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community - but don't worry, this is a simple and free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of the Lincoln MKZ Forum by signing up for a free account today and enjoy these benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create a photo album and post photos
  • Receive special offers and discounts
  • Invitations to events. . .and more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Check out the Lincoln Continental Forum Here.


Photo
- - - - -

Lost Lock and Unlock Feature


  • Please log in to reply
39 replies to this topic

#21 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 937 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 12 June 2015 - 04:15 PM

This does not give me much confidence in these brands. So, I'm considering going with Lexus on my next car.

Right.  Because nothing ever goes wrong with their systems.

 

http://www.clublexus...blems-help.html


  • Robert Iggy Cerami likes this





Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.

#22 Darryl Anthony

Darryl Anthony

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:08 PM

The point to my comment about possibly changing to Lexus is this:

I've owned several car brands and had issues with most of them. BUT, no matter the brand or problem, the car was always fixed. However the door lock issue has been around for at least 3 years and Ford / Lincoln still doesn't have a solution.

Therefore, my confidence and trust in Lincoln is fading.

And FYI, I have owned more Lincolns than any other brand and loved them all. I even really enjoy my MKZ. I just don't accept a problem with a feature that can't be fixed.

#23 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 937 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 14 June 2015 - 05:12 PM

The point to my comment about possibly changing to Lexus is this:

I've owned several car brands and had issues with most of them. BUT, no matter the brand or problem, the car was always fixed. However the door lock issue has been around for at least 3 years and Ford / Lincoln still doesn't have a solution.

Therefore, my confidence and trust in Lincoln is fading.

And FYI, I have owned more Lincolns than any other brand and loved them all. I even really enjoy my MKZ. I just don't accept a problem with a feature that can't be fixed.

 

If you read the posts on clublexus.com, the problem wasn't resolved.  In fact, the thread ended with the poster stating that Lexus was "scratching their heads."  So, I fail to see your point.  If you think that all problems with Lexus automobiles are always resolved to the owner's satisfaction, then I think you're deluding yourself.  Do an Internet search for Lexus problems and complaints and you'll see.   Here's one of many sites.  One post:

 

 

In June of 2014, I leased a new 2014 Lexus GS350 F-Sport. Well starting around 1700 miles the car started having issues such as warped rotors and the rear power sunshade decided when to retract and deploy on its own. Then a couple of months later, the real issues started with the car. I would go to get into the car but it wouldn't start. The engine would act like it would turn over and start but it wouldn't. Sometimes it took up to 10 tries to get the car started. Sometimes it just would go to accessory mode without even attempting to start. So needless to say, the car has been back and forth to the dealer for multiple electrical problems.

Here are the biggest examples: Obviously, the non-starting issue. The power retractable steering wheel and power seat took me on a wild ride while driving down the road. The power rear sunshade still has a mind of its own. The Lexus Parking Assist senses things are there when nothing is actually there and then sometimes they decide not to work at all. My Navigation System crashing and rebooting while driving. Horrible squealing with the brakes, etc.

The car has been in and out of the service department for all the electrical issues and they can't find the reason for the car not starting or any of the other electrical issues. The car only has about 7600 miles on it and it's currently in the shop since May 11, 2015. I'm getting quite annoyed and concerned that Lexus would produce a $60,000 vehicle with these types of problems. They are known for their reliability, craftsmanship, safety, and state of the art cars -- I beg to differ. I am just waiting to hear back from the dealership to get the next excuse of why they couldn't fix the car. Needless to say, this is my first and last Lexus. I just want Lexus or the Lexus dealership to buy back this horrific lemon of a car and give me my down payment back. There are better options out there.

Help

 

With all the advanced technology being added to cars these days, there are going to be glitches.  Do you ever have to reboot your computer or cell phone?  Acura is recalling cars because a glitch in the collision mitigation system is causing unexpected application of  the brakes without driver input.  Occasional non-functioning of touch-locking is really small potatoes in the scheme of things. The common denominator is these cases is that happens occasionally.  It's possible may be due to factors beyond anyone's control, such as electrical interference, and there is no easy solution.

 

It's happened to me a couple of times.  I couldn't care less.  There are three other ways to lock the door.  I mostly use the button on the door panel to lock the car but on the one or two occasions when I used the touch feature on the door handle and it didn't work, I either used the fob or the keypad and went about my business without giving it a second thought.  It certainly isn't important enough to make me consider another brand of car, especially one with a  track record of of covering up safety defects and being fined for it.



#24 Darryl Anthony

Darryl Anthony

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 14 June 2015 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for posting the Lexus article. I wasn't aware there were so many problems with that brand. I based my possible decision of going with Lexus because I owned an LS a few years ago and had no problems at all. I found the build quality, features, ride, and handling excellent.

I understand that nothing is perfect. But, I just get very irritated when there is a problem that seemingly can't be fixed. In my opinion, if there is a design flaw, then they should change the design.

I will base my decision on which brand or model to buy next on several things such as: Overall owner reviews, quality, features, realibilty, etc.. Then if it comes up with a problem that can't be fixed, I'll simply trade that one in again. Actually, my track record is good and have only traded a car due to unresolved issues twice over a period of many years.

Of course, I'm still hoping they will figure it out and get it corrected within the coming months.

#25 SteveB_TX

SteveB_TX

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 397 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationNorth Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:2013
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid, 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew Ecoboost

Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:47 AM

Just to add my 2 cents here... I used to use the ridges thingies to lock my Z for I guess about the first 8 months or so.  I can't remember now the last time I locked the car that way.  I now use the inside door lock button to lock the car.  It is so much faster and more convenient for me to just jab at the button as I claw my way out of the deep dark recesses of my Z.  Funny, I bought the Z because I was having problems getting in and out of my Mustang GT convertible (top up of course).  Now I find myself having the same difficulty getting in and out of the Z.  That's why I can't wait until the MKC gets Sync 3.   Sorry for hijacking the thread... just wanted to share.  :)



#26 JoeBrown

JoeBrown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 348 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationMount Vernon, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014, 3.7L V6, AWD. Ruby Red/ Dune

Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:24 PM

I guess there's different strokes for different folks. I always use the "touch the ridges" routine. I do it as I close the door and walk away and it's never failed on me.



#27 Darryl Anthony

Darryl Anthony

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:51 PM

I know what you mean about getting in/out of a car. I had SUV's for the last few years. My last one was a Lincoln 2013 MKX. It's much easier stepping out of a MKX than trying to pull yourself to your feet when exiting a lower profile car.

 

And to stay on subject, I didn't have any problems with the MKX door handle lock/unlock.



#28 Eric McDonough

Eric McDonough

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationBoston, MA
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014 MKZ 3.7AWD

Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:47 PM

I've noticed that this intelligent access system seems to be more prone to interference from my cell phone then other systems I've used. I've experienced it not working (grab the handle, it doesn't unlock.. or press the ridges and it doesn't lock), but it's always been because my keys have been in the same pocket as my phone. Seems to start working again when I put my telephone in my other pocket, wait 5 seconds and then try again..


  • Robert Iggy Cerami likes this

#29 Darryl Anthony

Darryl Anthony

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

That's an interesting idea. I don't have my keys/fob and cell phone in the same pocket. However, the next time it doesn't lock by touching the door handle, then I will try moving my cell phone farther away from the fob and see if that works. I hope it's that simple and works.

 

Thanks for the post.



#30 robertsarge5

robertsarge5

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationMcKinney
  • My MKZ's Year:2016
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:MKZ Hybrid

Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:51 PM

Seems to be a issue we are all having, my 2016 MKZ started doing that last week after having the car four months. Works fine with the key fob, but couldn't get it to lock with my finger on the door handle. Now this week its working fine. Something is up if we all are having the same issue. 



#31 robertsarge5

robertsarge5

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationMcKinney
  • My MKZ's Year:2016
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:MKZ Hybrid

Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:53 PM

 

Seems to be a issue we are all having, my 2016 MKZ started doing that last week after having the car four months. Works fine with the key fob, but couldn't get it to lock with my finger on the door handle. Now this week its working fine. Something is up if we all are having the same issue. 

I didn't have my phone in my pocket with the key, so that was not the issue.



#32 SteveB_TX

SteveB_TX

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 397 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationNorth Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:2013
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid, 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew Ecoboost

Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

For what it's worth, mine still work like they did from day 1.  My only current "issue" is my passenger front door red LED lock light is not working.  Oh well.  :)



#33 JoeBrown

JoeBrown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 348 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationMount Vernon, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014, 3.7L V6, AWD. Ruby Red/ Dune

Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:50 AM

I have been having occasional issues locking by putting my finger on the door handle. It's not very often so not really an issue.



#34 riff raff

riff raff

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 47 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationMaryland
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014 MKZ 3.7L

Posted 09 August 2016 - 06:06 AM

Mine works occasionally (2014), too intermittent to use it as my main means of entry.  One fob doesn't unlock on approach reliably, the other is perfect.  I'll address this with the dealer after a few more months (see if anything else goes wrong).  

Another reason is that I like to lock with the fob is that the red door LED is not bright enough in daylight, and I don't trust that it was locked.   At night, or out of direct sunlight, no issue.


Al


#35 KenZ

KenZ

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 103 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationGeorgia
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T

Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:20 AM

Mine works occasionally (2014), too intermittent to use it as my main means of entry.  One fob doesn't unlock on approach reliably, the other is perfect.  I'll address this with the dealer after a few more months (see if anything else goes wrong).  

Another reason is that I like to lock with the fob is that the red door LED is not bright enough in daylight, and I don't trust that it was locked.   At night, or out of direct sunlight, no issue.

My 2013 MKZ ridges always worked, but I would occasionally use the fob just to be sure.  As you said, that led was not always visible in bright light.    Just traded in my 2013 MKZ for a 2017 MKZ.  The 2017 now has a small audible tone (not the horn, but just a tone) when the doors lock with the ridges.  That is the way it should have been...  


  • Robert Iggy Cerami likes this

#36 riff raff

riff raff

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 47 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationMaryland
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014 MKZ 3.7L

Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

My 2013 MKZ ridges always worked, but I would occasionally use the fob just to be sure.  As you said, that led was not always visible in bright light.    Just traded in my 2013 MKZ for a 2017 MKZ.  The 2017 now has a small audible tone (not the horn, but just a tone) when the doors lock with the ridges.  That is the way it should have been...  

Ah, nice, yes, that was a good upgrade!

I had a flat tire in NJ this evening.  Sidewall is ruined.  Finding one of these 18" tires locally doesn't seem likely, looks like I'm running four hours back to Maryland on my mini-spare....


Al


#37 pcweber

pcweber

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationNebraska
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:MKZh

Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:07 PM

I know you want this to work but let me tell you what I do. First, there are 3 ways to lock the car. 1. the remote fob lock button, 2. the door handle sensor, 3. the lock button on the inside of door. I originally used the fob, but found myself with the fob in my pocket to dig for as it does not need to be out of pocket when driving so thus is in pocket when getting out of car. So I started using the handle to lock it. This seems high tech/ tricky but I got tired of getting of the way of the door then stepping back up to it and having to pay attention to the lock action and red LED. SO, after reading another post of a use I started just as I swing my legs out the driver door opening to exiting the car I reach up and hit the lock button on the inside door panel. You hear it lock, dont have to turn back to affirm LED is on, dont have to dig for FOB, etc. I do use the sensor when coming up to car to unlock it and it never fails.



#38 pcweber

pcweber

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationNebraska
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:MKZh

Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

Amendment to my post above. I think a 4th way to lock the car is to touch the 2 bottom outside keypad numbers at same time. If you are set on reaching back to the exterior door and just want a solution this may be the one to use.I know this does not fix the root issue for you, but like kids, spouses, boss's, etc. sometimes it is not worth the fight if there is another solution. I also have heard you can leave the FOB inside the car if you lock it this way.


Edited by pcweber, 10 August 2016 - 09:14 PM.


#39 JoeBrown

JoeBrown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 348 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationMount Vernon, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2014, 3.7L V6, AWD. Ruby Red/ Dune

Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:46 AM

Virtually every time, it never fails,  I lock my car using the door handle, I can hear the locks physically engaging and the running lights turn off.



#40 smokin5s

smokin5s

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationCentral Ohio
  • My MKZ's Year:2015
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:3.7 FWD MKZ

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

Did anyone ever get an answer on this? my '15 randomly doesn't work for a day then starts working again. I find this super frustrating and of course it works when I go to the dealership.








Custom Search


Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·