Looks to be like this is the only way. I fiddled a bit with mine. Clips hold that whole piece in. At first I thought there may be a problem with those knobs and parking brake, but then everything is electrical so nothing to keep that panel from coming off. I did notice a couple of screws on that bottom piece but I'm not sure if they are connected. Just take it slow. From previous experiences, those plastic connectors do love to break every now and then, especially when using just a screwdriver.
A combination of talking to my dealership and logging into the Ford Etis website and looking at my VIN. The car didn't show up in ETIS until the week or two prior to build with and estimated build date of June 5th. Ended up being built on June 4th. The window sticker showed up the about a week and a half before build and the date on it changed a couple times as it went through the system.
Hi Funktastic. Also, just wondering for information sake...How did you obtain your build date of June 4th? From the date on the Window Sticker or another source?
The reason I ask is because the date on our Window Stickers is not the actual build date. It is an administrative date/the date the sticker was released, which can be as little as several days to a week, or as much as 10 days or even >two weeks before the actual build date.
If I remember correctly, my 2018 order took ~10 weeks from order date to delivery. My 2007 took 6 weeks from order to delivery. Both times I was told expect approximately 8 to 10 weeks. Of course, none of what I am stating matters for much more than anecdotal evidence of what happened in my particular case, so those wondering about their 2019's can take it for what it is worth.
Another factor which may be in favor of those ordering 2019's is that Lincoln/Ford are not stocking dealers with MKZ's and Fusions sitting on their lots for the 2019 model year as they did in the past. Essentially, in most cases, Dealer orders are required to be Special customer orders for 2019's, except for the Hybrids. That may mean good news and shorter wait times for those of us who factory order, since hypothetically, Special Orders can be scheduled sooner after ordering. But that is just some hypothesizing by me at this point.
Anyways, good luck to all my fellow and future MKZ drivers! 🙂
Hi Funktastic. The trim level names have changed for 2019., so just to avoid confusion for others: The "Reserve II" trim level 3.0T AWD MKZ now comes with "Dynamic Torque Vectoring" as standard equipment. The 3.0 is not available on the "Reserve I" trim level at all.
Well I can tell you what my dealer told me when I ordered my car. Allotments are key here. I had an AWD 3.0 black label (which get prioritized before all over productions) and I had to wait a while. Order was placed I believe April 3rd, had a VIN by April 16th. Vehicle was built on June 4th and got the vehicle on June 27th. It was almost 12 weeks when I got it and the dealership said it was usually 8-12 weeks avg from order to delivery. But sometimes it can take them much longer depending on allocations.