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    Charging system issue

    HI Shawn. Internet Diagnosis? Could be a defective re-manufactured alternator. If you have double checked all the wiring and connections, and everything is hooked up correctly, then having the alternator tested would be the next step, in my mind. Disclaimer - I am more of a shade tree mechanic, not a tech. So hopefully one of our tech members will jump in if there is a better route to go. Keep us updated and good luck.
  2. Hi all. The SiriusXM 6 month trial on my 2018 MKZ is about to end, and I was wondering if anyone has any information on public offers better than the current 1 year/$60, Select package offer? If you do and wouldn't mind sharing, would you post a link here? Thanks for reading and good luck.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Hi fusionff. I have not seen or heard that offer. However, if you find out it is true, would you post back and let us know? I might just call and ask if I can extend my current 1 year subscription (which will expire in December) for that 3 year offer now, since I don't see it ever going much lower than $33 a year/3 years. Thanks and good luck.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Hi Chris. Yes, that was before Sirius Radio and XM Radio merged to form SiriusXM Radio, with Sirius being the controlling party in the merger. Now everything is SiriusXM. There is no longer a separate XM Radio entity. All kind of unimportant information, other than for the knowledge of knowing...lol πŸ™ƒ
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Hi Chris. Just to straighten out a misunderstanding: Sirius Select and XM Select are the same thing. Technically there is no "XM Select". It is "Sirius Select", by SiriusXM Radio. In fact, if you take another look, your two links go to pages with the same exact information. And both pages call the package "Sirius Select". Some people just call them by different names as a carry over from back when Sirius Radio and XM Radio were two different companies. Trying to avoid people becoming confused. Good luck.
  6. Hi Airflow. Just wanted to let you know (in case you had not noticed), that the OP's (brentonm74) last activity on this site was almost a year ago, on 5/24/18. Hopefully he will check back again. However, he also has not replied to any of the 5 posts previous to yours. Good luck.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Hi rubyinla. Again, what am going to state applies to the 2018's+ and I am not sure about earlier models: The complementary SiriusXM Radio and complementary SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link subscriptions provided when you purchase a new Lincoln are two different items.The Lincoln complementary SiriusXM Radio subscription is for 6 months. But the Lincoln complementary SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link subscription is for 6 years. Did you purchase new or used? If you purchased used, I am not sure how those subscriptions roll over to the new owner. Some used buyers have reported having issues with getting the complementary subscriptions. Calling the Lincoln Concierge as you stated, might be a good idea. Hopefully, this makes it more understandable.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Hi rubyinla. Not sure what model year Lincoln began the offer, but the 2018 MKZ has 6 years of complementary Sirius XM Traffic included. Are you sure you don't also have that complementary offer with your 2016?
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    Rim Corrosion

    Hi Scott. Generally speaking, and assuming there is no damage to the wheel (pothole, curb, other contact etc), the wheel should be replaced under Warranty. Here is my personal experience from my 2007 Lincoln MKZ which had the "chrome clad" wheel option: I had corrosion and chrome flaking. Next oil change, I brought it to the attention of the Service Department at my Dealership. All four wheels were replaced about 1 1/2 years into the Bumper to Bumper warranty. Three were replaced again, at about the 3 1/2 year mark. Same reasons. Which is probably part of the reason why "chrome clad" wheels are a rarer sight on new cars nowadays. If your experience is like mine, your Dealers Service Department will need to take photos and send them to Ford to get the go ahead to replace. If there is resistance to offering warranty replacement, be polite but firmly insistent. In my case, once Ford received the photos, the replacement was allowed and the Dealer ordered the wheels. No problems and they were replaced with no discussion needed. If you do have any problems getting the warranty replacement at the Dealership, do as drolds suggested and call Lincoln Concierge. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    2017 and up grill removal

    Hi bigbore. I've heard the same as fusionff. Bumper cover needs to be removed first. If anyone has other information, they will hopefully jump in. Good luck.
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    Izzy's Showroom

    Hi Eurythmian. Just as an FYI: No model or trim level of the 2013-2019 MKZ has "fog lights". The LED lighting strip, which is below the headlights on your car, replaced "fog lights". Some models and trim levels also have integral LED lighting inside the headlight housing itself. Good luck
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    Dash Does Not Line Up With Door Panels

    Hi Euryhtmia. Hmmm...yes, that is odd and certainly noticeable if you are looking at it. I just checked my 2018 and the dash and door panels line up very well. πŸ€”
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    Dash Does Not Line Up With Door Panels

    Hi Eurythmian. Yes, the dash and door panels are fixed position panels and there really is no adjustment. They are put in place and fasteners go into holes with little to no adjustment. Unless the door panel and/or dash were removed and reinstalled incorrectly before you owned it, there is not much that can be done. By the way, your car looks beautiful!
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    remove items under seat

    Hi etrain. From the "Instrument Cluster" section of your Owners Manual., page 49: "REMOVE OBJECTS NEAR PASS SEATβ€” Displayed when objects are by the passenger seat. After the objects are moved away from the seat, if the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible." If you are still getting that message after removing everything from on, around or in your seat, including in the map pockets and anything hanging off the back of the headrests (i.e. car organizers, trash containers etc.), you'll probably need to set up a service appointment. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Hi k9frog. Don't worry, we all have days like that. 🀣 Happy it turned out well. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Hi k9frog. First, have you read your Owners Manual concerning proper use of the key? Instructions for the fob and key begins on page 53. That being said, we are kind of working with a lack of information, but here goes: We can not be sure if the fob and contained key you do have is one of the two original factory fobs (one that the original owner got when they purchased the car). If it was an original factory fob, the key should operate the door locks. If it does not operate the door locks, then it would seem it is a replacement which was never cut. If the key is not working properly, you should point this out to the Dealer you purchased from and have them correct the situation. Let us know what you find out and good luck.
  17. Hi Takeshi. There are no aftermarket taillight units that I know of (If I'm incorrect, someone will correct me). Some members have "smoked" or tinted them. Considering the number of MKZ's produced and sold, along with the fact the MKZ will be dropped or redesigned/replaced in a few years, it is doubtful an aftermarket company would now expend the design and engineering costs necessary to produce quality replacement taillight units. They just could not sell enough to make money. Good luck.
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    Easy entry and exit steering wheel stopped working

    Hi MKZ. Then unfortunately, unless another member has any ideas, looks like it's time for a service visit. πŸ™„ Keep us updated and good luck.
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    GPS Map Update '14 MKZ

    Hi rubyinla. While the updates are not usually earth shattering, you can't go by the version numbers. They are simply chronological identifiers. If A11 is ever released, it will simply be "GM5T-19H449-AE". And any eventual A12 would be "GM5T-19H449-AF". I'm not saying buying A10 will be a great update and is or is not worth the cost. Simply pointing out that the latest version number itself does not tell us anything about what it contains or how up to date it actually is (or isn't). Good luck.
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    12V battery life

    Hi Pierce. I'm not sure that I completely understand your question, so here goes nothing. πŸ™‚ The battery is covered under the 4 year/60,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty. A battery replacement under warranty requires a weak/failing battery, usually first noticeable by hard starting or weird electronic/electrical gremlins. Lincoln will not just replace the battery because it is 4 years old. You can usually find coupons for a free battery test by Lincoln/Ford Dealers on the Lincoln and Ford Owner websites. Let's say you have hard starting in the morning...you can bring your car in and ask them to test your battery. If it fails, it will be replaced. Hope this helps, and good luck.
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    CEL P0456

    H CAPofMD. Following the instructions to clear the capless fuel system fuel port would be the first step, once the weather clears for you. After that, some other possible causes are: -Evaporative (evap) emission canister or fuel tank leaks. -Evaporative (evap) emission system hose leaking. -Fuel tank leaking. -A small leak in any of the EVAP hoses or fuel tank hoses. -A small leak in the purge valve or vent valve. Hopefully one of our tech members may weigh in and be able to offer more information. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Easy entry and exit steering wheel stopped working

    Hi MKZ. Will the steering column move when you use the manual buttons on the column itself? Have you tried pressing your corresponding preset button on the drivers door to see if the column moves when you reset everything? If you or anyone else manually moved the column, it may stay in that position until manually moved again or a preset button is selected (this may vary according to how you have the system configured in the Drivers Information Center).. Also, have you checked the Easy Entry/Exit settings in the Information Display to be sure nothing was accidentally changed? I'd begin problem solving with those items. Keep us updated and good luck.
  23. Hi jm98. Motorcraft makes high quality batteries. You can find rebates for the Plus (84 month Warranty) and Max (100 month Warranty) lines of batteries here: https://owner.ford.com/maintenance/service-coupons-and-offers.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIb-jrvJ4AIViQOGCh3Nxg-oEAAYASAAEgJjn_D_BwE&searchid=160581315|13270916475|&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIyIb-jrvJ4AIViQOGCh3Nxg-oEAAYASAAEgJjn_D_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2519!3!292004267430!b!!g!!%2Bmotorcraft %2Bbattery Concerning cutting the battery tray: You linked to a 400CCA battery. Why would you bother cutting the tray for a "larger" battery that is no better than your factory battery? My opinion would be, don't cut the battery tray, replace your battery with the proper size and use the coupons for the Motorcraft battery. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    12V battery life

    Hi Pierce. With all the computerization and electronics on today's cars, battery life expectancy is 3-4 years. Will many batteries live longer than 4 years? Yes, of course. However, conventional wisdom is to seriously consider testing/replacing the battery once you hit the 4 year mark. Good luck.
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    Head light upgrade

    Hi Chris. I thought that may have been you on I-95? But you passed me before I could even wave! πŸ™‚ How was your trip? Hope you had fun. And hey...what did you decide to do about the oil change before you left? Did you change or wait?