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    Lane Centering / Lane Keeping

    Huh. Maybe that’s my issue as well.... I’m a lefty too (not politically though) so I’ll have to test the theory. hey, at least they gave ‘us’ the voice command button!
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    New Aviators Still Problems

    FWIW I’ve only put a thousand miles on my top-line (September 2019 build) Aviator I picked up in January (after a 6 month + 3 day wait!) and after I took the passenger seat apart myself to address a rattle, I am now hearing more interior squeaks and rattles from all over (Not the seat now FTW) which join all the other build quality wonkiness. Could be worse, as others have experienced major electrical and mechanical Issues but I am seriously glad I took out only a 24 month lease this time. Even though this thing was a bargain at only $90K compared to other similar vehicles in its class, I’m disappointed they just can’t seem to pull off a quality built vehicle. I’m not ragging on Chicago as I have an MKS with over 125,000 miles that has been excellent. But 3 previous Oakville MKXs have all had their annoyances. Oddly my old MKZ (Mexican built) was still going strong with 227,000 miles when I traded it for the S. Maybe my expectations are too high, but I may jump to GV80, X5 or GLE sooner than later. Just disappointed.
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    Lane Centering / Lane Keeping

    Mine (gas version) seems to want to overly hug the centreline with the lane centering and I find myself fighting against it. Regular lane keep is unobtrusive though. I figure the camera needs to be calibrated or something like that.
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    Aviator GT Order

    My point was that 10.1 cents is not an accurate unit price as it doesn’t include the astronomical delivery charge we have to pay. Sorry if I insulted you in some way.
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    Aviator GT Order

    I think you may be oversimplifying your electricity cost. Have you attempted to calculate a ‘blended’ rate after factoring in delivery, taxes, etc? I have a gas Aviator but am considering replacing my MKS EcoBoost with a Fusion Energi or other plug-in and one of these days I’m going to input a year or so of hydro invoices to generate an actual unit cost for electricity to see if it makes financial sense to go in that direction. At least most of our electricity is generated without the use of fossil fuels here in Ontario. Plus, the cost of the charger and electrician cost (and ESA permit fee) must also be factored in.
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    Things that don't work in our Aviator

    Glad to hear you’re happy with the GT. I just have the gas version, but am looking forward to whatever improvements they might make to the GT before my 2 years is up.
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    Phone As A Key

    I think I’ve asked this before somewhere but don’t recall the answer. With PaaK activated, you simply have to have the phone on you for it to work with the vehicle, right? As in, you don’t need to unlock the phone and start the app. yes or no?
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    Things that don't work in our Aviator

    Correction with apology. I took mine out for a drive today and it does in fact ding when it unilaterally cancels lane centring thinking you have taken your hands off the wheel for too long. And it may be that mine is defective somehow but I find the lane centring wants to keep the vehicle too close to the centreline of the roadway for my liking. I.e. not quite the centre of the lane. No issues with lane keep assist, however. Mine is rarely driven (nearly two months old and less than 500 miles, 50 of which were put on at the factory/pdi) but I’m quite pleased with it. There is an annoying rattle in the passenger seat head rest area which rings like a loose washer on a bolt (if anyone knows a source of an exploded view of the 30-ways please advise) but aside from that it’s great. Well, unless you factor in that it forgot my radio presets after the last time I drove it for some reason. With the dust and grit of a snow belt winter the fake exhaust outlets are very noticeable and kind of cheesy, although not in an Audi sort of way.
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    Things that don't work in our Aviator

    Way more noise on the Aviator than any vehicle I’ve ever owned when off or when you open the drivers door after it’s been sitting. Clicking, buzzing, whirring, etc. It’s normal.
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    Things that don't work in our Aviator

    ^ It makes sense for it to make a sound but I don’t think it does. I could be wrong as I’m normally rocking out to the sound system!
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    Things that don't work in our Aviator

    Not sure what Aviator you are driving but no. No ding as you say and the orange/red steering wheel icon is for ACC in the HUD when it senses your hand is off the wheel. The lane keep lines just go grey. As for power train noise, yes I’d agree it’s growlier (not a word but you get the point) than most would expect in this class but it’s normal. IMHO it’s kind of a Lincoln trait. My ‘13 MKX 3.7, both ‘16 MKX 2.7Ts I’ve had as well as my current Aviator and MKS turbos. My better half calls the MKS the ‘angry coffeemaker’ in the way it sounds. LOTS of strange noises when it’s off. Nearly gave me a heart attack when I was walking by it taking out the recycling after it had been sitting for a while. Buzzing and clicking, etc. all normal. I wonder if your random ding is due to you inadvertently hitting your knee on the door latch button. Is that possible? Post above is correct regarding the auto start stop. You likely have Auto Hold turned on in the main menu. When activated you have to hit the gas for it to turn back on. I like it! Also correct above re the ‘hand on wheel message’. It isn’t supposed to come on during regular driving - just when using radar cruise. hope this helps.
  12. I’m waiting for the part (dealer said about a month) but I’ve found that when mine starts to increase the temperature I can hit My Temp and it will stop, but the panel will stop responding for a while. Selecting My Temp in the Climate menu puts it back to my desired temp. Still annoying but workable until the part comes in.
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    New-to-me 2013 MKS EcoBoost

    Replaced my super-reliable ‘old’ 2011 MKZ commuter car (Traded right at 360,000 km / 224,000 miles) with a 2013 MKS EcoBoost, fully loaded but high mileage. I had been looking for one for a while but they are quite rare I found. Car is in amazing shape for its age and mileage - clearly very well kept. The FCIM has the common problem and a new one is on order. Dealership replaced the BCM due to some fault codes (although Forscan shows some new ones as well as some DTCs related to the DDM and some overvoltage error somewhere else) but the one perplexing issue is with the lane keep. The menus show it as active but the button doesn’t do anything. Forscan showed it as disabled and when I tried to reactivate there was an error. Does anyone know if LKA is in any way controlled through the FCIM? Any ideas? The other question/comment I have is related to the engine note from inside the cabin. Tooling around town the engine is nice and quiet. When you bring up the revs I find the engine sounds coarse and somewhat unrefined. Is that common with the MKS EB and/or SHO? Regardless, I now own 765 Chicago-built Lincoln horsepower between the MKS and my Aviator. Since 2013, I’ve had an ‘11 MKZ, ‘13 MKX, ‘16 MKX (early build), ‘16 MKX (late build), ‘20 Aviator and ‘13 MKS. In case you’re wondering, I’m 40.
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    2020 Aviator

    5LM5J7XC5LGL12251 Please and thank you!
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    2020 Aviator

    Thanks. I didn’t even bother having them re-do the PDI. This is my fifth Lincoln purchase from this dealer in six years and I can honestly say their PDI people are completely out to lunch. extremely laid back and great to deal with but not great at the attention to detail. It’s a rural dealership that just doesn’t get the Lincoln customer I think. I would still recommend the Aviator hands down. Fully loaded it’s a fantastic bargain compared to its rivals in the luxury space.
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    2020 Aviator

    Yes, I did miss the sticky about the deadline. No worries though and I sure do appreciate your help. It was a LONG six months and three days! I love the vehicle but was less than impressed with the poor PDI on mine. A number of small scratches/marks on the exterior paint and plastic cladding. Drivers door card and sill marked and scratched, presumably due to the work boot-wearing transportation people. And what the heck is with all the prints/smudges on the headliner? WHO is touching it? Every Lincoln (all special orders) I’ve had has required some cleaning of the light headliner. All that said, the vehicle itself is a great upgrade from the MKX I had previously, especially since it has a distinct rear drive feel that I love.
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    Help on MIA Aviator

    Similar situation here. My original ETA was October 13. Never shipped until recently. New ETA January 5. That’s 6 months and 1 week but like you I’ll believe it when I see it.
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    2020 Aviator

    Mr. Cyber, I believe there has been some movement on 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251 . Can you confirm?
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    Help on MIA Aviator

    I haven’t got anything constructive to offer but to say I feel your pain. I ordered mine on June 28 and it was built September 20. Until earlier this week the status showed Origin Received; In Production, and now it has changed from Released; Awaiting Shipment to Received; Awaiting Shipment. Lincoln told me the looooong delay was due to the rear seat recall, but the recall still in outstanding according to the Lincoln website. Clearly a lie. All of this to say, try to manage your frustration as best you can. And also realize that your dealer is likely just as frustrated as you are. I’m just trying to stay positive that mine will be worth the wait quality-wise!!
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    2020 Aviator

    I believe my dealer called them shortly after the ETA date passed. The status usually changes to Released; Awaiting shipment, but mine never did. The other thing that makes me suspicious about the ‘released from flat rock’ update I was given is that the seat recall is still shown as incomplete. The seat recall is the excuse the original Lincoln client rep assigned to my file used for the delay - she told me they were going to send my Aviator “back through the factory”.
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    2020 Aviator

    I don’t believe so, but I’m not sure what’s worse.... destroyed by derailment or sent to the Michigan plant to be ‘re-worked’.
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    2020 Aviator

    Thanks. And yes, I found it odd that the dealer told me (freely) that it was in Michigan but I think all the vehicles would have their status change if they were ‘sent offsite’. Like waaaay off-site. Anyway, it is what it is...
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    2020 Aviator

    Dealer said his factory 'contact' told him that the vehicle was released Sunday from the Flat Rock Plant, but I'm skeptical it was a stall tactic to persuade me not to re-order. Any updates on the system? 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251
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    Aviator GT Order

    I hope you all have a better experience than me. Fully loaded Reserve II: Ordered 6/28 blend 9/17 built 9/20 eta 10/13 status went to ‘Origin Received; In Production’ around build date and hasn’t changed since. I doubt delivery will occur in CY2019. Calling dealership Monday to finalize re-order. This has been going on so long I’ve been through two Lincoln Client reps!
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    2020 Aviator Reserve I

    Convoy means truck I believe. Vehi-ship is the carrier and I don’t believe you’ll see any updates until it is delivered, unlike the ones shipped by rail.
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