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2018 Lincoln MKZ 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
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137115
TSB ID: SSM 47204

Some 2015-2018 fusion/mkz/mkc/escape/edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0l ecoboost engine may exhibit a runs rough condition with dtcs p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304 and/or p0316. this may be due to coolant intrusion due to corrosion on th
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136603
TSB ID: SSM 47090

Some 2017-2018 energi and hybrid vehicles may exhibit a fuel door opening delay longer than 15 sec or unable to open condition without refueling system or fuel door related dtcs. this condition may be due to the high pressure fuel tank pres
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136599
TSB ID: SSM 47083

Some 2017-2018 mkz vehicle built on or before 10-oct-2017 may exhibit a steering wheel that does not travel to the full up position when the easy entry/exit feature is enabled. reprogram the dsm using integrated diagnostic system (ids) or f
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
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05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137084
TSB ID: SSM 47129

Some 2013-2017 c-max energi, 2013-2018 fusion energi, 2013-2018 c-max/fusion hybrid/mkz hybrid may exhibit a no start with battery energy control module (becm) diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0ae5. for 2015-2017 c-max energi refer to the 201
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137108
TSB ID: SSM 47194

Some 2017-2018 fusion vehicles equipped with 2.7l and mkz vehicles equipped with 2.0l or 3.0l ecoboost vehicles without painted calipers and built on or before 5-mar-2018, may exhibit a brake moan noise from the rear when backing up on the
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
05/14/18 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: 10127395
TSB ID: 17-2220

Some 2017-2018 fusion and mkz vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on or before 29-sep-2017 may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p04db (crankcase ventilation system disconnected) in
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127405
TSB ID: SSM 46900

Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and a dtc p161a after pcm replacement. this may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. to clear this dtc, use
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127406
TSB ID: SSM 46901

Some 2017-2018 fusion/mkz vehicles built on or before 27-oct-2017 may exhibit an illuminated airbag lamp and/or sync 911 assist not operational message being displayed. connect the ids and check the rcm and apim for dtcs. if any of the foll
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
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01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127398
TSB ID: 17-2225

Some 2013-2014 fusion and 2013-2018 mkz vehicles may exhibit unintended exterior mirror movement in wet weather conditions due to moisture in the exterior mirror connector. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.

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Lincoln MKZ 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.