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  1. Hi Tom. Just to add another $.02: Is it correct that you paid for, or are in the complementary subscription period for the AT&T modem? Just for informational purposes...My 2018 has SYNC 3.0. And like Multitask, I did not use the complementary period or open the AT&T account to enable cellular data access through the SYNC modem. I am not even sure that SYNC 3.0 can update via the cellular hotspot when enabled. I believe it can only update via WiFi network connection or USB. So that seems to be one big difference between SYNC 3 and later versions (i.e. 3.3-3.4). I think you have hit on the root of the problem when you say it would seem your SYNC 3.3 and 3.4 system is bypassing WiFi updates and is updating via cellular network. It seems this is all due to the AT&T/cellular network connection, since you are still getting updates pushed through after turning off WiFi updates. Registering a report with Lincoln Concierge can't hurt. In the end, it may be a matter of discontinuing the AT&T cellular network account, or having to keep your car disconnected from Lincoln Way/Lincoln Connect. I looked through my SYNC settings and can find no way to turn off updates via the cellular network modem. But perhaps that is because I don't have the AT^T cellular network enabled? Just thinking out loud here. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Sync 3.4?

    Hi Tom. I am not sure exactly what you have/have not tried already, so sorry if you have already mentioned these. You can turn off "Automatic System Updates" in the SYNC settings. Additionally, you can turn off WiFi and have your SYNC system "forget" your home WiFi network password. In that way, the SYNC system can not connect for updates. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum

    Hi Dave. Congratulations on your MKZ and welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. We have a lot of friendly and helpful members here. Hope to see you around the forum and good luck.
  4. Hi jm. If performed properly, there should be no issues. First...I would recommend the Motorcraft replacement plugs, not any new-fangled "Double Unobtanium, triple electrode, five prong super plug" replacements. Second...I would also recommend having a Ford or Lincoln Dealer perform the service, especially since yours is Hybrid. However, if you are looking to save money, I would recommend finding an established shop/tech in your area that you can trust (family/friends recommendations?), as opposed to a NAPA or other big box, oil change type shop. Again, especially since yours is a Hybrid and your Lincoln and Ford Dealers will be more familiar with any intricacies of Hybrid service. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Radio Antenna

    Hi jm. Due to the panoramic roof. Not sure why you posted the part number though. Did you have a question about the part? Good luck.
  6. Hi Loki. Congratulations! She looks great! Best of luck and many happy, safe miles! EDIT - Loki, do you know there is a button on the dashboard to manually turn off/on the "proximity sensors" on an as-needed basis?
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    WTB: Drivers/Magnetic Package 10 spoke wheels

    Hi Teleologist. You are every welcome. Additionally, if you want to avoid confusion for others, they are not "turbine wheels". The correct wheel description is actually "19” Satin Finish 10 Spoke Machined-Aluminum Wheels with Premium Painted Pockets". Or, "Drivers/Magnetic Package 10 spoke wheels" for short. Not trying to be picky, just trying to help you find a seller with the right wheels. 🤗 As drolds previously mentioned, they were available as part of the "Drivers Package", "Magnetic Package" and "Appearance Package". The package names may vary by model year. If you do not mind, I am going to edit your thread title, so people reading it will not be confused. It may help you connect with someone selling them if they know what you are actually looking for. If that is a problem, let me know and I will change it back for you. Good luck.
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    Replacement seat cover - 2013

    Hi mhc. Which seats? Driver (bottom, back, both)? Front passenger (bottom, back both) ? Rear seats. All? If the seat covers are still available, you can order them through your local Lincoln or Ford Dealer's Parts Department, or any online Ford Parts seller. Another option would be to Google "Automotive upholstery installers in my area" and find an automotive upholstery shop in your area. It will be cheaper than buying the factory leather seat covers. I know, I did it for my 2007 MKZ. In addition, keep two things in mind. First...that any factory 2013 MKZ seat covers that are still around may be up to 8 years old already. And leather dries out. Second...if you have an upholstery shop replace the seat cover/covers, you can have them do it in a color/texture matching, high quality vinyl. It will save a lot of money and no one, including you, will be able to tell the difference. I would also recommend Katzkin, but they do not make replacement upholstery for the MKZ. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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    Weird electrical issue...

    Hi aces-n-eights. Thanks for the update. It certainly may help others in the same or similar situation. Hope this solves the problem for you. Good luck.
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    Out to dinner

    Hi MKZ. Well, it is a tough one to figure out over the Internet. The inoperative SYNC screen would be something impossible not to notice. Did your friend report it to the repair shop immediately? Common sense would dictate that if the touch screen worked when the vehicle was brought to the shop that performed the collision work, and stopped working when they performed the collision work, then it would seem to be the responsibility of the collision repair shop and the covering insurance company. On the other hand, a collision and collision repair does not necessarily "void" a vehicle warranty (unless the vehicle is declared a "total"). Very little does. A collision and collision repair would not even necessarily mean any particular warranty claim should be denied, unless it can be directly tied to the actual collision and/or repairs. For example, something like rear taillights, rear camera or rear parking sensors not working after a rear end collision could be expected to not be repaired under warranty, if the repair work was performed by another shop and not a Lincoln/Dealer. That would obviously be the responsibility of the collision repair shop that performed the work. It will not hurt to escalate the issue and try and have it repaired under warranty by Lincoln. However, if the screen did not work immediately after the repair work, then it may be the responsibility of the collision repair shop and covering insurance company to fix this. And Lincoln could be within their rights to deny warranty coverage. But as previously stated, this can not be decided over the Internet by people who do not have all the details. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    New to the forum, looking for an MKZ

    Hi Andy. All the usual things you should do with a used car. Inspect it thoroughly. Ask to see all service records. Be sure routine maintenance has been performed properly. Check and inspect all fluids for color, level odor etc. Take it for a long, thorough test drive. Check operation of the transmission closely. Check all electronics, audio, climate control, cruise control etc etc. Check tires for treadwear. Having to purchase tires right after buying a used car would be an expensive proposition. Find a trustworthy shop/tech who can do a complete inspection of the vehicle, including checking the OBDII system for any stored DTC error codes. Those are just some things to get you started. I am sure others will jump in with more suggestions. Let ks know how you make out and good luck.
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    WTB: Drivers/Magnetic Package 10 spoke wheels

    Hi Teleologist. That is the "19 Fully Polished Black Alloy" wheel, which is included in the Monochromatic Package. I believe it was a 2020 only option package. Good luck.
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    Sync 3.4?

    Hi Tom. All information I have seen so far states SYNC3.4 can not be rolled back to 3.3. If anyone has different information to share, I am sure they will jump in. EDIT - I am referring to official Lincoln/Ford methods of rolling SYNC 3.4 back to SYNC 3.3. I don't deal with unofficial, third party SYNC hacks. Good luck.
  14. Hi jdurbin. That's part of the difficulty with modern vehicles. A failed battery can show a high or even full charge, yet have a failed cell. The only way to properly test a battery is with a proper load test. And even most big box stores like AutoZone etc, only do basic battery tests, which can pass a defective battery. While it does not help you today, you can normally find coupons for a free battery test on the Ford Owner and Lincoln Owner websites. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  15. Hi Jdurbin. Another possibility: There can be enough power in the battery to run the lights, accessories etc, but still not enough to do anything when you push the start button. Therefore, I would start with having the battery checked, especially if it is the original factory battery. I realize you feel the battery is okay, but how old is it and have you had it tested? Alternately, you can follow the procedure in your Owners Manual to jump start your car from a friends. If it starts, you probably have a failing/failed battery. Replace it and you get off cheap. If it does not, at least you have eliminated a possibility. Good luck.