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  1. Don't you love when there are asterisks with accompanying explanation?😠 I don't know what they mean either, but they appear after MCA, which is used for X-Plan. I had no problems. One clarification: the 60-day waiting period I mentioned earlier is a Ford requirement. However, dealers have been known to look the other way on that. They want your business.
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    NEW SYNC3 NAV map update!

    Do we know the reason for this? IIRC, they 2018+ have more memory, but why should that matter? In my own case, my lease is up in 6 months. I'm certainly not going to spend $150 for the update so the next owner can benefit. If I get a 2020 MKZ, it'll have the latest update.😏
  3. No. Sorry. I don't know if there's a waiting period with the EAA. I guess you'd have to contact them and see how long it takes to get signed up and receive proof of membership. Here's a listing of all X-Plan partners. It's pretty extensive Maybe there's something there you might have an association with. You never know.
  4. It's not like MKZs are breaking any sales records, so I'm not understanding this salesperson's approach. He doesn't sound very professional either. Those numbers are so far off that my head is spinning. What part of the country are you in? I've found that leasing prices vary widely depending on ZIP code. My son moved to AZ a few years ago and the lease on his car was ending. The prices he was quoted in AZ were eye-watering. A Honda Accord was $650, and that wasn't even top-of-the line. The same car is half of that or less here on the east coast. The lease manager at my dealer told me that his brother in TX is paying $100/month more than I am for the identical car, and close family members get a substantial discount. IDK if you're at all familiar with Ford's discount pricing plans. There are various classifications, depending on relationship. It's explained here. You can check if you are a member of an organization or are employed by a company that offers Ford X-Plan pricing as a perk. If you're not, you can join the Mustang Club of America as an associate member at a cost of $25 for 1 year. After 60 days as a member, you're entitled to 1 X-plan PIN. Another organization that offers Ford X-Plan is The Experimental Airplane Association. You can join for $40/year. The cost to join these clubs is well worth the benefit. When you present the X-Plan PIN to a Ford/Lincoln dealer, there's no negotiation. The price comes directly from Ford and a printout must be shown to you. Some sharp buyers may be able to negotiate a lower price, but not by much. Moreover, the amount that the dealer normally adds for documentation is capped. This can represent a significant savings. Plus, the hassle of negotiating is eliminated. That's important to some people (me included). The number you were given is nowhere near reality. In my own case, my 2017 MKZ had an MSRP of $52G+. I put no money down. I've never put any money down on a lease. However, I did pay the sales tax up front this time. With X-Plan, my monthly payment is $473. I don't remember what incentives were available then, but there was a previous Ford Red Carpet Lease customer rebate. I don't remember how much that was, but it may have been $1G or less. I'm thinking that incentives should be better now since they should be looking to clear out 2019s as the 2020MY begins.
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    Seat Heater/Cooler Failure

    Thanks for the followup, albeit delayed.
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    Map update, 2017+ MKZ

    There have been no official map updates for Sync3 as yet. Previously discussed. See this thread.
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  9. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/07/myford-touch-lawsuit-settled/?yptr=yahoo
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    Extended Warranty

    AFAIK, Lincoln ESPs include 24-hour roadside assistance.
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    Extended Warranty

    I don't quite understand how someone who works on cars for the AAA would get the opportunity to work on a car with a Ford/Lincoln ESP. Why would someone with a Lincoln ESP go to an independent shop instead of a Lincoln dealer? I doubt Lincoln would even honor the warranty. At any rate, stay away from third-party warranties. Complaints are plentiful. Shop around online for quotes on pricing. You can buy the warranty from any authorized dealer and like everything else, prices are negotiable.
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    Found out 2017 Premiere 18" Rim is bent.

    Do an internet search for alloy wheel repair in your area. These places do an excellent job of repairing wheels, provided safety is not compromised. They will determine that. The cost is a fraction of that of a new or used replacement.
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    Topic moved to appropriate forum by moderator. The "Forum Help & Suggestions" section is for discussions about the operation of the site itself. Technical questions about the MKZ are posted in the appropriately-designated area. WRT your question, IDK if this is possible, but even if it were, the rest of your system is incompatible with the THX system. It's not just a different amp.
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    MKZ 2013 recall Door latch

    If there were any outstanding recalls on your car, they would have showed up on Ford OASIS as soon the VIN was entered into the system.
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    C8 Corvette's Reveal

    It's not like they weren't anticipating it. We've been hearing about a mid-engine Corvette for the last 30+ years.
  16. Did you ever change the PTU fluid? See this video.
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    2014 Trunk Won't Open

    Thanks for posting.
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    Backup sensor speaker

    The air bag replacement had nothing to do with this. The speaker is in the rear bulkhead. You can't hear anything from the sensors either. They're radar sensors. The crackling means the speaker has failed. This is not uncommon in first-gen Fusions/MKZs. It's a bit of a job to replace the speaker, but not all that difficult. This is for a Milan but the MKZ is similar: https://youtu.be/DUDkzFwQW1w
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    help !! car wont turn on.

    It's a 2 year-old post and the OP hasn't been active since then.
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    power steering fluid

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    2017 MKZ Black Label passenger side seat cooling inop

    If the heat is heating but not cooling, the blower motors (there are 2) must be operational. Could be the front seat climate control module but, yes, the service dept. will have to scan the system for DTCs.
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    Rear Panel Side Lights

    Aside from lighting up with the "Lincoln Welcome," that's also the side marker light, as required by DOT regs. Now that you've pointed it out, I'll be on the lookout for it. I'll need to be taking it in eventually anyway. I noticed the sound of air rushing by at above 35 mph and the traffic noise seemed much louder than usual. This a quiet car. It's the effect you get with a slightly open window but try as I might, I couldn't find an open window. I pulled up on all the switches but the problem remained. After a few days of this and starting to go slightly nuts, out of desperation, I pulled up on the driver's switch 3 or 4 times and heard the window move up a tiny fraction of an inch. Problem solved, temporarily at least. Sanity preserved, although my wife may not agree with that😜.
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    Rear Panel Side Lights

    I assume you're talking about the left rear side marker light. I haven't had this problem.
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    There is no audible warning for BLIS (thank goodness). There is, however, an audible warning for Cross Traffic Alert, which is bundled with BLIS.
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    Drove a Charger Hellcat

    As the title says, I drove a Dodge Charger Hellcat the other day. All I can say is HOLY CRAP!😱 It's insane. Floor it from a 40mph roll and it goes sideways. Had it up to 115 before I take my foot off the throttle They just came out with a Challenger "Redeye" version, which is 797hp. The one i drove is "only" 707hp. For when 707 just isn't enough power, there's the Redeye. The 840hp Demon is no longer available. My measly 400hp MKZ now feels slow by comparison.πŸ˜‹