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  1. Hi gadgetball. Best advice I can offer is to use the plugs and gap specified in the Maintenance and Specifications section of your Owners Manual. Personally, I would also advise sticking with the Motorcraft brand plugs, since some other "OEM" brands do not work and play well with Ford engines. If you do not have your Owners Manual, you can download the PDF version here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/parts-service/resources/owner-manuals/ Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    New Vehicle Break In - Still a thing?

    Hi gang. As of the 2018 and 2019 Lincoln model years, the break-in recommendations were listed in the Owners Manual. Essentially no towing, hard driving and avoid long periods of constant speed driving for a long period of time for the first 1,000 miles. If you must take a long drive, then vary speeds every ~20 minutes or so by 10+ mph. Doesn't matter much what people may do on their own ("people" do all sorts of stupid things), but that is Ford's recommendations for the best results for your vehicle break-in. Perhaps that verbiage has been eliminated in the 2020/2021 Lincoln Owners Manuals...? I don't know. However, it sure wouldn't hurt to treat our expensive vehicles with that much TLC for 1,000 miles. Good luck.
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    APIM Removal

    Hi Corey. Well, I would say probably not, but let's just say that may be a problem. Your Aviator is still within the 4 year/50,000 mile New Car Warranty, so many/most Dealers may not be willing to do it, since it can put them in a bad position with Lincoln if you should have warranty claims later for SYNC and related systems. This is because the vehicle is warrantied as it came from the factory. If you modify it, those systems (in this case SYNC etc.) usually lose their warranty protections. You can ask the Service Manager at your local Lincoln Dealers to see if one may be willing to do it. I find it better to stop by and ask as opposed to calling. Most people are more willing to go out of their way for a face, as opposed to a voice on the phone. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    APIM Removal

    Hi Corey. I am sure you have your reasons, but the question must be asked: Why wouldn't you have this type of work performed under the 4 year/50,000 mile New Car Warranty on your new 2020-2021 Aviator? Again, I assume you know this would normally be covered under warranty and have your own reasons (which we do not know), but I wanted to play it safe and mention it. Good luck.
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    Interior Door Release Failure

    Hi Cbaviator. It is not a common occurrence, but things do happen. Sorry it had to happen to you. Of course your Dealer will be able to diagnose and correct the problem. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  6. Hi gang. To avoid confusion, just a quick heads up on this SYNC 3 update: Lincoln/Ford have updated their SYNC 3 update websites to show the update is actually version v3.0.20204 (not v3.0.202041). So that is the version which which will show on your vehicle's SYNC screen in your "About SYNC" setting after a successful update. The original "v3/0/202041" listing was a typo on the website. Good luck.
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    Rear Seat Will Not Lock In Place

    Hi 09. Blind Internet diagnosis: Check the "catch" on the back of the seat to see if perhaps it is in the closed position. If not, then the mechanism is probably defective and will need to be replaced under warranty. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Door locking while hood is open

    Hi ncffs. Yes, that is a definite possibility. I did see and mention in one of my previous posts that some owners state they have used the FORScan software to enable the feature. Others state they have tried to enable with no success. It seems to be hit or miss according to the Lincoln/Ford vehicle model. Thanks for verifying it is possible in your Fusion Sport using FORScan. Good luck.
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    Door locking while hood is open

    Hi Allen. It seems to be one of those mysteries that each vehicle owner will need to check for himself/herself by testing their car and/or reading the Owners Manual to try and enable it...if available. Definitely not on either of my MKZ's. Just curious, since we know features are sometimes listed in Owners Manual which do not actually make it to production: Did you have it enabled and experience its use on your 2013? Good luck.
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    Door locking while hood is open

    Hi valve. I will not swear it is not possible. However, it is not a feature on any Ford or Lincoln vehicle I have ever owned, in a lifetime of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. That includes my two current MKZ's (cousin of the Fusion the OP owns). The latest being a 2018. To educate myself, I also just Googled "Ford Auto Relock", and the information others have posted is very contradictory. When I actually read the links provided more deeply, seems it may be an available feature in some Ford vehicle, but not others. Some say it is an available feature through FORScan reprogramming, others say it is not available. Almost seems to be a feature of Lincoln/Ford vehicles that are built on this side of the pond and also exported to the EU (Mustang/Focus/F-150). And while the Fusion is also sold as the Mondeo in the EU, the Mondeo version is built in Valencia, Spain.. Lincoln/Ford vehicles do have an "Autolock" feature? That feature locks the doors once we hit 12 mph. However, it does not do what you describe with Mazda vehicles. I even went out to my 2018 to check the Drivers Information Center to see if perhaps I had overlooked something when I purchased it and I took another look in the Owners Manual. The door lock settings consist of "Autounlock", "Feedback", "Mislock", "Remote Unlock" and "Switches Inhibit". No "Auto Relock". So my conclusion/opinion: While some Lincoln/Ford vehicles in the US may have an "Auto Relock" feature available, the Fusion that the OP owns does not, just as my MKZ doesn't. Again, not swearing to this, but it seems the information points in that direction. However, I think the best way to solve this would be for the OP to unlock his Fusion again, then move the Fob away from the vehicle and see if it Auto Relocks. Try this two or three times. If it repeatedly Auto Relocks, then the question is answered and his fusion has the Auto Relock feature. If it does not Auto Relock, it does not. 🤗 Hope all of that is somewhat understandable and good luck. 🙂
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    Door locking while hood is open

    Hi valve. Just as an FYI: Fords and Lincolns do not do that. Good luck.
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    Door locking while hood is open

    Hi Ohsix. Is it possible anyone/anything touched the keyfob? A bird landed on or pecked at it? 🤣 Perhaps kids touched the keyfob or door handles when you were not looking? If not, then mention it on your next service visit. Or if it worries you, call and make an appointment now. Safe to assume your Fusion is still within the 3 year/36,000 mile New Car Warranty? Keep us updated and good luck.
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    2016 Fusion SE 2.5 L

    Hi Schpark. Oooops...ice-capades is correct. And I normally always try to include having a reliable shop/tech do a full vehicle inspection in my used car buying advice. Forgot this time. Just keep in mind that many shops/techs may not check every electronic/computer system. So still check all the SYNC/Audio/Drivers Aid systems etc yourself. Good luck.
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    2016 Fusion SE 2.5 L

    Hi Schpark. Well, both versions of the Fusion are reliable. Considering the vehicle is for your daughter, I would say stick with the 2.5L version. A little less complex. What to look for/look out for in a used Fusion? All the regular things and due diligence you would perform when buying any used car. Give it an extensive test drive/drives and pay special attention to the transmission operation and check the fluids for proper maintenance and the trans fluid for color and burnt smell. Ask for all maintenance records. If they have none, buyer beware. Also, these cars have a lot of tech and electronics. So check everything before purchasing to be sure it operates correctly. Good luck.
  15. Hi bighank. Yes, I understand what you are concerned about. The easiest way to answer is that your impression is incorrect. Any time you program 2-4 keyfobs, you inactivate previous programming or programmed keyfobs. And any keyfobs that were not programmed at that time will no longer be programmed to the vehicle. Here is another way to imagine it: Let's say you have three programmed keyfobs. You take two of them and follow the instructions in your Owners Manual to program those two. Once you program those two keyfobs, the third one will no longer work. But if you then take all three and program them again, say 20 minutes later (or the next day, week, etc), all three will work. In other words...The limit is not that you can only program 4 keyfobs in the lifetime of the vehicle. The limitation is that you can only program up to 4 keyfobs at one time. The same goes for non-IKT keys (no fob). Hope that explanation helps and good luck.