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2018 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
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: 10137127
TSB ID: SSM 47219

Various 2018 vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 automatic system updates via wi-fi are unable to connect to the vehicles 4g wi-fi hotspot. sync/sync3 with automatic system updates do not support connecting sync to the vehicles internal 4
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
05/21/18 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
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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
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: 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
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
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
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137130
TSB ID: SSM 47229

Some 2018 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with a tcu may exhibit inoperative remote features via ford pass/lincoln way mobile app, incomplete user authorization and/or accessory protocol interface module (apim) dtc u0198 or no modem elec
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137137
TSB ID: SSM 47243

Some 2018 edge and mkx vehicles built on or before 28-feb-2018, may exhibit a concern of the liftgate ajar message remains on with the liftgate fully closed. the customer may also complain of an intermittent alarm activation. this may be du
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: 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
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
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
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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.