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  1. Hi SS. Although this was a very old thread, just some information to avoid confusion for others: The factory fill is Motorcraft synthetic blend, not full synthetic. Full synthetic motor oil is not required. The required oil fill is simply an oil that meets and/or exceeds the Ford specification/requirement, which is listed in the Specifications section of the Owners Manual. And many/most name brand synthetic blends (and possibly even a few "conventional" oils) meet that specification (although quality "conventional" motor oils are harder and harder to find). So an owner can use a full synthetic if they wish, but it is not required. Good luck.
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    Leather trimmed seats

    Hi theoldwizard1. Additionally, since I am relatively sure you will not believe me alone, and to avoid a needlessly drawn out discussion, you can peruse these links: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=ford+leather+trimmed+seating+surfaces As with most information on the Internet, you will need to sift through the "opinions" and chaff to find the informative articles. Good luck.
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    Leather trimmed seats

    Hi theoldwizard1. The information I provided is correct. To paraphrase an old saying...Yes, all "piping" is trim, but not all trim is "piping". "Piping" is what they call "piping". Trim simply means part of something, as in not all. Leather trimmed seats refers to the parts of the seats that touch the body are leather. The rest (sides, rear face, map pockets, etc.) is not. This subject has been discussed often in the past. Including this thread located here, begun by member "theoldwizard" : "Leather trimmed seats" is just the newer marketing speak for "leather seating surfaces", as was discussed back in 2016. Good luck.
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    Leather trimmed seats

    Hi tow. Yes, but the "OLD definition !" still applies. For marketing purposes, it is now called "leather trimmed" instead of "leather seating surfaces". That is the correct information. Automotive manufacturers decided it sounds more upscale, for whatever their reasons. Good luck.
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    Leather trimmed seats

    Hi tow. This refers to only the part of the seats that our bodies touch. Good luck.
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    2022 Lincoln Aviator Production Information

    Hi Lbacker. I would check with at least two other Dealers to see if their stories match. Although ice-capades can probably give a better answer to this one, my thoughts are: Delayed? Yes. A year? No. In my opinion, the Dealer you spoke to is trying to steer you towards buying a vehicle he has in stock. But that is only an opinion. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  7. Hi Exit. Ahhh...I see. I understand why some people prefer the simplicity of trading in their used vehicle. However, if you want to get the most for your used vehicle, and can spare the minimal time it would take to sell your Explorer on your own while waiting for your Aviator factory order to arrive, follow the advice I posted above and sell it yourself. If you can't find a buyer on your own, you can still trade it in when your new Aviator arrives. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. 🙂
  8. Hi Exit. I am just curious...Why do you care if your trade-in can be CPO'd? Just trying to think of reasons it would matter and can't come up with any...lol Keep us updated and good luck.
  9. Hi Exit. I was typing my reply as "twintornado"s was posting his. The example he gives of separate Ford and Lincoln Dealerships working together (usually because they are co-owned) was the example I was thinking of when I stated that some Ford Dealerships may be able to execute Lincoln purchases for their long time customers. I was just too lazy to type it out to explain it...🤣 Bottom line is the best way to find out the answer to that question for your situation is to ask your Ford Dealership. EDIT - And just to clarify...when I am referring to a "Ford Dealership" or a "Lincoln Dealership", I am referring to standalone Dealerships, not combination Lincoln/Ford Dealerships. So what "ice-capades" stated is correct in that a standalone Ford Dealership can not order a Lincoln. They may be able to facilitate a Lincoln sale through an affiliated Lincoln Dealer for you, but technically, they are not ordering or delivering the vehicle for you. They would not be your selling Dealership etc. etc. And on the subject of trading-in your Explorer. If you are ordering an Aviator, I would recommend taking the additional ~8+ weeks of time to sell it on your own. Keep in mind that taking our trade-in is not a complementary service that Dealers provide for us. It is a additional profit making business for them. And there is nothing wrong with that. They are in business to make a profit. However, you will most likely be able to sell your old vehicle for far more than any Dealership will offer for trade-in, including the sales tax hit. Assuming you kept it in good condition. Just determine your Trade-in and Private Party sale asking prices, using Edmunds.com, KBB.com, local pricing etc etc. Then negotiate the best trade-in offer from your Dealership. Then determine your worthwhile Private Party sale asking price. Put for sale signs on it, list it etc., and see if you can sell it for a worthwhile amount. If you can, great. If you can't, then trade it in when your new vehicle arrives. It is what I always do, and have always been able to privately sell my old vehicle for quite a bit more then the trade-in offer. Up to $3,500 more (over the sales tax hit). Estimating I spent a little over 3 hours making For Sale signs and giving test drives etc while I was waiting for my factory ordered MKZ, I made about $1,000 an hour. Not bad. Of course again, this is my own personal situation, and I don't mind the short/minimal hassle of doing it. So do what is best for you. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  10. Hi Exit. A lot of information above. Here are some definite truths: - An X-Pan PIN is an X-Pan PIN and can be used for both Ford and Lincoln vehicles. - Ford Dealers can service Lincoln vehicles. And I actually take my out of warranty Lincolns to my local Ford Dealers for some things, like oil changes, basic work etc. However, for warranty work, I do take them back to my Lincoln Dealer, since there are some Lincoln exclusive features that a Ford tech may not be overly familiar with. Yes they can pull up TSB's, schematics, etc, but a Lincoln tech may be more familiar, through experience, with certain nuances of Lincoln vehicles. Bringing my cars to my Lincoln Dealer for warranty work is just my own personal preference. Plus, some Ford Dealers will not perform Lincoln Warranty work. Emphasis on the "some". And as previously stated, a Ford Dealer is under no obligation to provide Lincoln warranty perks, such a a complementary loaner. Good luck.
  11. Hi Exit. The answers to your questions are relatively . 1. If you are a longtime customer, ask them. However, the answer in almost all cases will be no. Plus a Ford Dealer would normally not be in a position to offer the Lincoln perks (i.e. complementary loaners etc.), because they would not be compensated by Lincoln/Ford for them. 2. Yes, an X-Plan PIN is good for any Lincoln/Ford product (with a few special edition/high demand exceptions). Keep in mind participation in Plan sales is at Dealer discretion. Also, according to your patience and negotiating skills, it is possible to negotiate a better price than X-Plan on your own. 3. Once you trade-in your vehicle, a Dealer can do whatever they please with it, including certifying it as CPO. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  12. Hi gang. We do not have a a wheel/tire sub-forum, so figured I would post this information in the sub-forum of the Lincoln vehicle I own. It's the time of year when some of us will be dealing with bent or damaged wheels, especially at the tail end of a rough winter for many of us. So, not being sure if everyone knows that wheels can be straightened/repaired, I figured I would begin a new thread, instead of hijacking another. Instead of paying a bundle to replace a factory wheel or replace all four wheels with aftermarket wheels, it is possible, in many/most instances, to have a bent and/or cosmetically damaged wheel straightened/refinished. Essentially, If you Google "Automotive wheel repair in my area" most of us should be able to get at least a short list of wheel repair companies and specialists in your own area. How do I know this...you may ask? I just had a bent 19" wheel on my sisters car straightened for her (humongous pothole and also flat tire). Now, there are obvious re-straightening/repair limitations as to where the damage is and how much. For example, the first question I was asked by all three companies I called was "Is the visible bend on the outside (visible face) or the inside (suspension side) of the wheel." In my sister's case, it was on the inside. Once I told them that, they all said "Sure, it should be able to be straightened". Also, in her case it was not a significant bend. Enough to feel when driving, but not as bad as many of the "Before/After" display photos the companies showed on their websites. Anyway, the price quotes I received to straighten a wheel ranged from $85-$125. And one of the companies will actually come out to your home, business etc., remove the wheel, straighten it onsite in their fully equipped double trailer, then reinstall the wheel etc I decided to remove and reinstall her wheel beforehand, being a bit OCD about my own car, impact wrenches etc. After all, it was my sister. The wheel was road force balanced with a new tire and actually had less balance weights on it after the straightening than before. A new factory wheel for her car would have run ~$800. And that was after me negotiating the price down from the ~$944 list price from several Ford Dealers I called the day after the accident (a Saturday). I also called 3 different wheel repair companies that same day (knowing they were closed). They all called me back on Monday. For those unlucky enough to hit a pothole and bend a wheel, $85-$125 is much better than $400-$500...$800-$900 etc for a new wheel. The company I used is a national franchise that will come to your location to repair the wheel. So if anyone has been unlucky and is interested, I can give them the company name and you can Google to see if they have a franchise in your location. I can vouch for the franchise owner/tech who did my work (in NJ), and would hope all their franchise owners would be as good. Otherwise, just Google "Automotive wheel repair in my area", as mentioned above. As an additional FYI: I asked about the procedure for cosmetic wheel repair (curb rash et.), and was told that repairing curb rash or other cosmetically damaged wheels usually requires them having the wheel for at least 24 hours for a full and proper repair, refinishing, repainting etc. I don't quote any pricing for that, as I did not ask and assume cosmetic repair pricing will depend on the amount of work necessary, Hope this helps anyone who may bend or damage a wheel and did not know they can be repaired. May possibly save you a lot of money. Feel free to ask any questions and good luck.
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    2017 Edge hood won't open.

    Hi RM. Usually a Dealership purchase has some sort of warranty. I would advise bringing it back to the Dealership so they can repair it. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  14. Hi Andrew. Looks very nice! Congratulations and good luck! 🤗
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    Interior Door Release Failure

    Hi BA. I understand all of your frustration. Only want to point out one error. In the vast majority of cases, Lemon Law or other buyback vehicles are not destroyed. Most are repaired and sold, with a disclosure that it was a buyback vehicle when applicable by State law. Good luck.
  16. Hi gang. For those of us who have been waiting for Lincoln/Ford Dealers to have the parts for the 19S54 brake recall (1st generation models), my Dealership notified me today they now have them. Good luck.
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    19S54 antilock brake recall.

    Hi gang. For those of us who have been waiting for Lincoln/Ford Dealers to have the parts for the 19S54 brake recall (1st generation models), my Dealership notified me today they now have them. Good luck.
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    Interior Door Release Failure

    Hi BA. I certainly understand your aggravation and frustration. Perhaps try another Dealership and/or call Lincoln Concierge and enlist their assistance, if you haven't already done so. I hope you can get these problems fixed and be happy with your Aviator. Just remember that we are all here to try and help each other, so try not to take your frustration out on the wrong people (us...lol). Keep us updated and good luck.
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    USB ports

    Hi Jeff. What akirby, HRG or 92merc stated. I went with the same solution as akirby. A mini USB drive like any of these: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=mini+usb+drives Click on the "Shopping" link at the top. Mine happens to be a 128GB Samsung model. Only the small plastic cap sticks out of the port. Completely out of the way and the only way you could break it would be to hit it pretty darn hard with a hammer. 😉 Fits unobtrusively in the front USB port in the front "ashtray" of my MKZ, and the lid shuts easily (I realize you have an Aviator). Good luck.
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    Interior Door Release Failure

    Hi BA. What you state makes no sense. How would a Dealership tell you "there is nothing wrong with the car" if the door handle does not work? It is an easy problem to demonstrate. Conversation goes something like this: You- "My door handle is not working." Service Department staff- "Oh, okay, can you show me?" You- "Yes, watch" (you push handle and door does not open). Service Department staff- "Oh, okay. We will take care of that." Your post is painfully short on details. Did you bring your vehicle in for service? Was it repaired? What did the invoice state? Did the problem reoccur? Did you need to bring your vehicle back again? Provide some details to back up your "That's a "bunch of Sh---T" claims What is your point and why quote my accurate reply? "It is not a common occurrence, but things do happen." Not sure what your "That's a bunch of Sh---T" issue is. Your door handle mechanism became inoperative and needed to be repaired. Make a service appointment for your 2020 and have it repaired under warranty. Or..if you don't want to take it to the Dealer to have it repaired under warranty, then fix it yourself or learn to live with it. Good luck.
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    Water in spare tire well - 2011 Edge

    Hi trawson. The leak could be coming from any of the spots you mentioned. Also from a moonroof gasket/seal leak, a moonroof drain leak, a rear window leak, etc. etc. Concerning how the Edge handles snow: The most important aspect of snow handling is tires. It is the only part of the vehicle that touches the snow/road. Therefore, the weather rating, tread depth, make and model of the tire are what matters. So essentially, apples to apples, that Edge will handle snow just like any other FWD vehicle with Traction Control and other modern safety features will, with whatever brand/model tires it has, in whatever condition they are in. If snow handling is somewhat important to you, the best thing you can do is check the tires that are on it for type, condition etc. Then if necessary, invest in a good pair of all-season tires (if you don't see tons of snow). However, if snow handling is very important to you and you see lots of snow in the winter, then invest in a quality set of dedicated snow tires. And yes, things like FWD, AWD, RWD, weight distribution etc., do add more variables. but in this case, we are strictly discussing FWD vehicles. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Crazy Navigator story

    Hi Trent. Yes, there is much more to properly fitting a wheel than only wheel diameter. The 18" spare is very thin width wise, so caliper/suspension/fender/fender well clearance is not the issue it would be with the conventional (non-spare) wider wheel. This is due to the fact that with a wider, conventional wheel, there are other variables that must be taken into account, such as the wheel width and wheel offset, both of which will directly affect caliper/suspension/fender/fender well clearance. As you found out. Then there is also lug spacing, centerbore etc. There are almost certainly 19" (and possibly even some 18" wheels) that may fit. I have not checked, so can not swear to it. However, those width and offset specs must be correct to do. Happy to hear you were able to find a suitable solution though. Good luck.
  23. Hi gang. ice-capades gave the correct information/answer just a few replies above. The dates are simply paperwork processing dates (to put it simply). They mean nothing as far as we the customer are concerned. If one happens to coincidentally match a production date, delivery date etc., that is all it is. A coincidence. Good luck.
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    2018 Navigator Sync Update

    Hi LL. A couple of things. First...There have only been about 3 SYNC 3.0 updates (maybe 4) since the 2018 model year. So I am not sure why you feel your 2018 F-150 "updates its SYNC pretty much weekly". SYNC does not update weekly. Not even monthly. It may check for updates via WiFi, but it does not update anywhere near that often. As I stated, 3-4 updates in the last ~3 years. Also...SYNC V3.0.xxxxx will not factory update to SYNC 3.3/3.4. The hardware was also updated in vehicles with 3.3/3.4. There are third party ways to upgrade to 3.4, but I would advise against it, especially if your vehicle is still under warranty. That being said, it is unusual that you are stuck on SYNC 3.0.17302. That is what my 2018 MKZ had when I purchased it in late May, 2018. And it has had 3-4 updates since then, to v3.0.20204.. What I would advise: Since you stated you have already gone to the Lincoln Owners SYNC update website and input your VIN to check for available updates and it shows no available updates, then give Lincoln Concierge a call to see if there are any available updates for your vehicle. If that does not work out satisfactorily, make a service appointment to have your Lincoln Dealer update your SYNC system. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Private Cash Offer

    Hi akirby. Oooopsie! Brain cloud. Reading is fundamental!