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2017 Lincoln MKX Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137145
TSB ID: SSM 47265

Some ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with a 2.7l or 3.0l ecoboost engines may exhibit an oil leak from the engine oil pan rtv seal. replace the oil pan by performing the published workshop manual (wsm) service procedures. after removing
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136580
TSB ID: TSB18-2057

Some 2015-2018 edge and 2016-2018 mkx vehicles may exhibit an exhaust odor in the vehicle while the climate control system is in auto or recirculation mode. customers may indicate the odor smells like sulfur or exhaust odors are entering th
01/29/18 NHTSA ID: 10127401
TSB ID: 17-2235

Some 2016-2017 edge/mkx, 2017 continental, and 2017 fusion/mkz vehicles equipped with a 2.7l or 3.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on 1-apr-2016 and through 1-jan-2017 may exhibit white or blue smoke from th
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109070
TSB ID: SSM 46085

The powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (etbs). the etc_act and etc_dsd pids should not used to diagnose possible etb concerns. the ids has a limited refresh rate
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099088
TSB ID: TSB 17-0035

Some 2015-2017 edge and 2016-2017 mkx vehicles may exhibit an exhaust odor in the vehicle while the climate control system is in auto or recirculation mode. customers may indicate the odor smells like sulfur, the exhaust odors are entering
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095154
TSB ID: SSM 46295

To help differentiate engine oil leaks from other possible sources, a new white-colored fluorescent engine oil dye is available. workshop manual (wsm), section 303-00 has been revised to reference the new white-colored dye. the new white fl
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03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095216
TSB ID: SSM 46341

When servicing a 2.7l or 3.0l ecoboost engine, if the crankshaft pulley is removed, correct reassembly is critical to prevent potential engine failure. this includes installing a new crankshaft pulley bolt and accurately performing each sta
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094643
TSB ID: SSM 46281

Some 2015-2017 edge/mkx, escape/mkc, fusion/mkz and explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.0l or 2.3l may exhibit damage to the engine appearance cover, valve cover and/or intake manifold when attempting to remove the appearance cover. to redu
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137101
TSB ID: SSM 47170

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0012, p0014, p0015, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0021, p0022, p0024 and/or p0025. this may be due to small debris causing the vct solenoid to stick. b
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137100
TSB ID: SSM 47167

Various 2016-2017 vehicles with sync 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. using the professional technician society (pts) website > oasis tab > sync version, verify the vehicle sync software version. if the ve
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137126
TSB ID: SSM 47211

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. sync software updates are now available under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is avai
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137096
TSB ID: SSM 47160

Some 2015-2017 mkc/mkz, 2016-2017 mkx and 2017 continental vehicles equipped with a telematics control unit (tcu) built on or before 15-aug-2017 may exhibit inoperative remote features via lincoln way mobile app, incomplete user authorizati
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137102
TSB ID: SSM 47171

Some 2016-2018 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 and connected to an iphone recently upgraded to ios 11.2.5 may exhibit functional concerns where usb audio playback and app link will not operate. this may also include, under ce
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137116
TSB ID: SSM 47205

Some 2016-2018 mkx vehicles equipped with an intrusion sensor, built on or before 22-feb-2018, may exhibit an inability to disable the intrusion sensor through the cluster alarm menu under vehicle settings. this may be due to a missing inst
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136592
TSB ID: SSM 47070

When connecting the vehicle communication module (vcm) and integrated diagnostic system (ids) or ford diagnosis and repair system (fdrs) to the dlc located on the driver side under the steering column at the gwm, make sure that the ignition
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136597
TSB ID: SSM 47080

2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the spotify app via applink. as of an update released on 1/15/2018 spotify will no longer be supporting their applink integration. no re
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136611
TSB ID: SSM 47100

Some 2016-2018 ford and lincoln vehicle equipped with sync 3 and connected to an iphone recently upgraded to ios 11.2.5 may exhibit a concern where usb audio playback and app link applications will not function properly. this may also inclu
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127410
TSB ID: SSM 46906

Some 2015-2018 f150/edge, 2016-2018 mkx and 2017-2018 fusion, continental vehicles equipped with a 2.7l engine may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and/or wrench lamp with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs): p0116, p0117, p0118, p
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01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127424
TSB ID: SSM 46947

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may intermittently display an overhead image of a vehicle in the center of the sync touchscreen with no obstacle detection grids or warning chimes. sync may appear unresponsive when the o
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127425
TSB ID: SSM 46948

Some owners of 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may experience inoperative mobile device navigation applications. mobile device navigation via applink requires sync 3 version 2.3 or higher for apple ios users. mobile
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125078
TSB ID: SSM 46860

Some 2016-2018 ford or lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various sync symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. this is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125074
TSB ID: SSM 46854

Some 2017-2018 fusion/mkz/mkc/mkx/continental with all audio systems and 2017-2018 escape with sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensation volume feature. do not attempt any repairs at this time. engineering is investig
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125079
TSB ID: SSM 46861

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may intermittently display an overhead image of a vehicle in the center of the sync touchscreen with no obstacle detection grids or warning chimes. sync may appear unresponsive when the o
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119669
TSB ID: SSM 46813

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. to recover the screen, perform a complete ignition cycle (key off, open and close the driver'
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10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119678
TSB ID: SSM 46834

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. check for sync software update under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is available refer to wsm, section 415-00 and update apim so
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119684
TSB ID: SSM 46848

Some owners of 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may experience inoperative mobile device navigation applications. mobile device navigation via applink requires sync 3 version 2.3 or higher for apple ios users. mobile
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115952
TSB ID: SSM 46702

Some 2016-2017 ford/lincoln vehicles sync 3 may exhibit an intermittent blank screen. check for sync software update under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is available refer to wsm, section 415-00 and update apim software. during th
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109001
TSB ID: TSB 17-2068

Some 2016-2017 edge, escape, expedition, fiesta, flex, mkc, mkt, mkx, mustang, navigator and taurus or 2017 explorer and super duty vehicles equipped with sync 3 and built on 1-jul-2015 and through 31-dec-2016 may exhibit a sync display mes
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109067
TSB ID: SSM 46073

Some 2016-2017 escape, mkc, fiesta, f150, expedition, navigator, mustang, transit, focus, c-max, mkx, taurus, mks, flex, mkt, and edge and 2017 explorer, fusion, mkz, super duty, transit connect and continental vehicles equipped with sync 3
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100508
TSB ID: SSM 46486

Some 2016-2017 ford or lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various sync symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. this is considered normal due to the power saving features enabled while in t
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05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100507
TSB ID: SSM 46481

Some 2016 and 2017 edge/mkx vehicles equipped with lane keeping system, adaptive steering, and built on or before 01-feb-2017 may exhibit an inoperative lane keeping system. if the vehicle exhibits this concern, reprogram the secm to the la
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099455
TSB ID: SSM 46440

Some 2017 fusion, mkz, continental and mkx with an instrument panel center mounted speaker may exhibit no audio, navigation inoperative, inability to access audio features with all controls including steering wheel switches and voice comman
03/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095781
TSB ID: SSM 46371

Some 2012-2017 focus electric/2013-2017 cmax energi/fusion energi/2015-2017 mkc/mkz/2016-2017 mkx and 2017 continental vehicles operating with a 3g tcu on or before 16-jan-2017 may not respond to customers remote commands via mylincoln/myfo
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095169
TSB ID: SSM 46320

Some 2016-2017 mkx vehicles equipped with a front view camera and built on or before 25-nov-2016 may exhibit a front view camera that stays deployed in park, is slow to retract when shifted to neutral, deploys when shifting from park to dri
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137141
TSB ID: SSM 47251

Some 2015-2018 edge and 2016-2018 mkx vehicles may exhibit a concern with the remote start selections for heated steering wheel and/or heated seats grayed out in the cluster. to correct this concern, reconfigure the front controls interface
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136579
TSB ID: TSB18-2055

Some 2015-2017 edge vehicles built on or before 10-aug-2017 and 2016-2018 mkx vehicles built on or before 15-dec-2017, equipped with a power liftgate and the hands-free liftgate activation feature may exhibit the liftgate opening or closing
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05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136575
TSB ID: TSB18-2042

Some 2015-2018 edge and 2016-2018 mkx vehicles equipped with a power liftgate and built on or before 2-jan-2018 may exhibit an intermittent bounce back after closing has been commanded. follow the service procedure steps to correct this con
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127413
TSB ID: SSM 46920

Some 2016-2018 mkx customers may report that a deployed cargo cover will inadvertently recoil after the vehicle hits a bump. revised cargo covers are available to address this issue. use the vehicle identification number (vin) to select the
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127426
TSB ID: SSM 46949

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. sync software updates are now available under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is avai
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125065
TSB ID: tsb17-2198

Some 2015-2017 edge and 2016-2017 mkx vehicles, equipped with a power liftgate, and built on or before 13-sep-2017 may exhibit a liftgate that intermittently opens uncommanded while parked with no keys near the vehicle. follow the service p
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119658
TSB ID: TSB 17-0065

Some 2015-2017 edge and 2016-2017 mkx vehicles built on or before 15-apr-2017 and 2017 continental vehicles built on or before 19-oct-2016 may exhibit a rattle noise from the underbody of the vehicle while moving. this may be due to the mov
08/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115953
TSB ID: SSM 46703

Some 2013-2017 edge/mkx/escape/mkc/fusion/mkz/flex/mkt/mondeo/kuga/ecosport awd vehicles where diagnosis leads to a rdu clutch issue, a rear drive unit (rdu) service kit is available. use the vehicle identification number (vin) in the parts
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08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109079
TSB ID: SSM 46102

Some vehicles may have a concern where the safety belt retractor webbing does not extract from the stowed position or exhibits excessive pressure on the occupant during use. this may be due to a normal condition which happens when the seatb
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109012
TSB ID: SSM 46522

2013-2017 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/taurus police/explorer/explorer police/continental vehicles equipped with a 3.5l or 3.7l engine, all wheel drive (awd) and a power transfer unit (ptu) that is being repaired or replaced for an inte
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099458
TSB ID: SSM 46450

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0012, p0014, p0015, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0021, p0022, p0024 and/or p0025. this may be due to small debris causing the vct solenoid to stick. b
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099451
TSB ID: SSM 46438

Some 2016-2017 f150, edge, mkx, escape, focus, mkc, fusion, mkz, taurus and 2017 continental vehicles equipped with 2.0l, 2.7l or 3.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection(gtdi) ecoboost engines may exhibit malfunction indicator light(mil
05/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099077
TSB ID: TSB 17-0030

Some 2016-2017 mkx vehicles may exhibit one or both rear doors that are hard to open in freezing temperatures. this may be due to water entering and freezing the rear door exterior latch cable. follow the service procedure steps to correct
03/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095184
TSB ID: SSM 46332

Replacing the original equipment sync/navigation system with either an aftermarket sync/navigation kit or modifying original sync/navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any ford, mercury or linco
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03/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094640
TSB ID: SSM 46278

Some 2017 mkx vehicles equipped with lincoln drive control and built on or before 2-dec-2016 may exhibit a missing lincoln drive control menu in the instrument cluster message center. to correct the condition, update the cluster as-built co
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091267
TSB ID: SSM 45918

Some 2016-2017 ford/lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may see a navigation fault message appear on the map on the home screen or a system lock up when the phone is connected. applink maybe inoperative, or the system may perform random reboots du

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Lincoln MKX TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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