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    Fuel Filter Leak - 2018 f250

    HI Allen. No, a leaking fuel filter is not a maintenance item at 6,000 miles. A leaking fuel filter, whether the filter itself or an O-ring/gasket etc, is a defect in material and/or workmanship. A clogged fuel filter could be considered a maintenance item. And a leak is not a maintenance item in most any situation while still within the 3 year/36,000 mile New Car Bumper to Bumper Warranty., as I pointed out in my other examples. These are warranty facts. Again, the exceptions I can think of at the moment would be if diesel engines or F-250 and above "work" trucks exclude the fuel filter/fuel system, or if there was obvious damage/tampering outside of normal use. You are correct that the answer will be found at the Dealer or through Ford Customer Relations if the dealer is non-cooperative. Not through you and I. 🤗 Good luck.
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    Fuel Filter Leak - 2018 f250

    Hi Allen. I understand what you are saying. However, it is actually irrelevant, since a leaking O-ring or gasket would also be covered under Warranty. It is no different than a leaking head gasket, O-ring in the HVAC system, or anything similar. They are all covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile New Car Bumper to Bumper Warranty. Again, unless specifically excluded for some reason on diesel engines and/or F250 and above trucks. Or another possibility would be if the fuel filter had been previously changed or tampered with by someone other than a Ford Dealership. But the OP makes no mention of anything like that, so I assume it has not been changed or tampered with. At this point, the best course of action would be for the OP to contact the Service Manager for an explanation, and then Ford Customer Relations if he gets no satisfaction there. He or someone else can also pore through the Warranty exclusions on F-250's and diesel engines to see if the fuel filter/O-rings/gaskets are excluded for some reason. Hope that makes my explanation clearer. Good luck.
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    Fuel Filter Leak - 2018 f250

    Hi gman. Unless they are specifically not covered under the Ford diesel engine warranty, a leaking fuel filter is most certainly covered while still under the 3 year/36,000 mile New Car Warranty. You need to call Ford Customer relations and/or have your service performed at another Dealership. And a tow to the Dealership would also be covered under the Complementary Emergency Road Service section of the warranty. Would they tell you an oil leak is not covered under warranty, because oil changes are a "maintenance item"? Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Lane Centering / Lane Keeping

    Hi BigAl. Are referring to the post before yours which states "Mine works great but it will cancel for indistinct road markings, narrow lanes, long turn lanes, wide intersections and vehicle speed under 30 while driving( eg 25 mph limits)." Then your Lane Keep/Lane Centering system is working exactly as it should. If you check your Owners Manual, you will see that it will temporarily turn off during all of those situations. It must be able to see and read lane marker lines to operate and only operates above a certain speed, which I do believe is 30 mph. Good luck.
  5. Hi NJRonbo. Just as an FYI: I was not vouching for that particular Sandisk flash drive or any other brand. The links were simply showing you there are plenty of large capacity flash drives from all major brands which will fit your needs. That was why I also included the second, general "512GB flash drive" Google link. The one I have plugged into my car for 2 years now, with no issues, happens to be a Samsung brand. It stays plugged into the car 24/7, unless I take it out for an hour or two for new music additions. Zero problems. While I believe a flash drive will better fit your needs, be less obtrusive. less visible to thieves, take up less space in the console or wherever etc, I respect your right to choose what you want for your vehicle. Let us know what you finally go with and good luck.
  6. Hi again NJRonbo. Just a warning about "upgrading" to SYNC 3.3/3.4 (what version does your MKZh actually have?). I have researched them and decided against it for my 2018 MKZ. The reasons? First, and foremost, these upgrades are not supported by Lincoln/Ford and will lead to warranty issues if you should have almost any SYNC/audio system/electronic issues and problems later (as jasonj80 briefly alluded to when saying it is "not supported"). Also, while some owners who have updated say there are no issues, others have had problems. And if you research it more, you will find that there is always some feature or another that no longer works properly, but an owner will feel it is "not a problem" because "I don't use it anyway". But again, the major issue is the warranty ramifications on a new car. Lincoln/Ford can/will refuse warranty service on anything to do with or connected to the SYNC system (which is a lot), if they discover the modification. And you can count on them discovering it. Not telling you what to do with your own vehicle, just making the information available. Again, good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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    SYNC 4

    Hi Skitime. twintornados probably gave you the best answer. I would just add...while the 2021 Corsair Order Guide has not been made available yet, the information I have seen states that SYNC 4 will debut on the Mustang Mach-E, which will not debut for a while yet. So I think the answer to your question may be no. Maybe your Dealer will know. But to be honest, if they don't have the 2021 Order Guide, they probably do not know yet either. Good luck.
  8. HI NJRonbo. Well, this is not exactly what you are asking for, but just in case you can not find a "tech-head" to advise you on a way to use an an external hard drive: https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-512GB-Ultra-Flash-Drive/dp/B083ZS4HYD/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&qid=1589554052&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A10285020011&s=pc&sr=1-6 Of course, there are many other brands and models, but I got this with a quick Google search of "512GB mini flash drives": https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=uKy-XuO8HI7AytMPrt-u-AQ&q=512GB+mini+flash+drives&oq=512GB+mini+flash+drives&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQDDIFCAAQzQIyBQgAEM0CMggIABDNAhCLAzoECAAQR1CZOFiZOGDmRmgAcAF4AIABQogBQpIBATGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6uAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjj-Ia4j7bpAhUOoHIEHa6vC08Q4dUDCAs Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
  9. Hi bnewt. Concerning the minor SYNC 3.0 updates we are discussing here: Ford/Lincoln provide little information as to what an upgrade actually consists of. So the short answer is we really don't know. The longer answer: Official SYNC 3.0 updates available through the Ford and/or Lincoln Owner websites, (what this thread was originally referring to) generally address bug fixes and/or compatibility issues with new iOS and Droid operating systems. They are nothing earth shattering, and will usually be nothing involving the graphics or anything that you can see. Plus, that update may not even apply to your vehicle. Additionally, the SYNC 3.0 update I referred to, back on 9/28/19 when starting this thread, is no longer even the latest SYNC 3.0 update and may not even apply to your vehicles. Another 3.0 update was released after it. Your best course of action in finding updates for your particular vehicle is to register and sign-in to the Ford or Lincoln owner website, then use the "Support" banner to access whether your particular model/model year has any applicable updates available. All of that being said, major updates to the factory systems off the assembly line, like the coming SYNC 4, are updates to hardware and software, and are also an entirely different story. Good luck.
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    A - Z plan discount on tires

    Hi William. Unless things have changed very recently, the A/Z/X Plan is only applicable to new vehicle purchases. You can not use it for tire purchases. Good luck.
  11. Hi NJRonbo. In addition to the good information you have received already: Why not transfer your iPhone music collection onto a mini USB mini-flash drive, instead of a hard drive? Smaller in physical size, more easily physically transferable etc. If your music is on your iPhone now, it can easily fit on a flash drive. I have a 64GB mini-flash drive in my 2018 MKZ, and leave it plugged into the USB port, where the "ash tray" would be in an older car (under the HVAC/climate control buttons). The lid closes, it can't be seen, etc. You can use a larger capacity USB mini-flash drive if you need it. Just another option. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Leaking MoonRoof

    Hi jmac. We would need more information.There are various levels of FordCare/ESP Ford Factory Plans and also third party plans. Some only cover the powertrain, while the top tier plans would cover a sunroof leak. Therefore, it will depend on which Extended Warranty plan you have. If you post back with which Plan you have, we should be able to give you an answer. Good luck.
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    2020 Aviator

    Hi Steve. As akirby stated, not unless you know exactly why it was taken back under the Lemon Law and have compelling proof it was completely and correctly repaired. And even then, I would insist on an 8 year (the maximum time length), LincolnProtect, PremiumCare level, all coverage, $0 deductible extended service plan for the mileage limit that you would drive in 8 years.Then if something does go wrong, at least you'll be covered for 8 years. If they will not give you that full coverage Extended Service Plan, walk away. And do not accept any lesser plan offers. Auto Manufacturers do not make a habit of buying back vehicles if they can be repaired. So there is some major reason that particular Aviator could not be repaired and was purchased back from the previous owner. Therefore, I would be very hesitant to believe they magically fixed it now. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    2020 Escape interesting behavior

    Hi EmilG. There is no "break-in tuning". However, there is a break-in period. If you check your Owners Manual, you will find certain restrictions Ford recommends for the first 1,000 miles. Do not drive the car overly hard (so no more hard off the line acceleration tests for a while). Avoid hard starts. Vary your driving speed. Do not drive at the same speed for long periods of time. So no 1,000 mile cross country highway drive right off the Dealers lot, No towing for the first 1,000 miles etc. Also mentioned: It takes about 300 miles for new tires to properly break-in. This information can be found by looking in the Index under "Breaking in". Good luck.
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    RIP Gale Halderman

    Always my favorite car, ever since I was a child in the 60's. Rest in Peace Mr. Halderman. You did good.