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  1. Professor1234

    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

    5LM5J7XC5LGL12251 Please and thank you!
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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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    2020 Aviator

    Thanks anyway!
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    2020 Aviator

    Please and thanks? 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251
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    2020 Aviator

    Wasting all of our time by asking for an update, but nonetheless.... 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251. Is it still holding down the concrete on RAMP 6?
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    Quality issues are very concerning

    Indeed. Placed my order on 6/28 for my 5th Lincoln since 2013 and my third Special Order. Vehicle was built 9/20 but has since been held on Ramp 6. Next Tuesday will be 60 days since build and I’m told there are thousands ahead of mine waiting to be released. Not really sure what I should do.
  13. Sucks for sure. I’m exactly 5 months since order on my Aviator and nearly two months since build, but mine is stuck at the factory due to the rear seat recall. Still a few weeks from delivery I imagine. The manager of my dealer told me Lincoln has them doing min. 30 minute test drives on aviators as part of the PDI to check for issues. Not promising! my Vin is in the 12000s but I will be having them slap a dealer plate on it and will be doing a shakedown (dealership is about 1.5 hours away from my home) before I hand over any money. I can’t imagine I’d want to take a vehicle that’s been sitting Outside on the ramp for 8 plus weeks anyway but we shall see.
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    Lincoln Aviator Roof Leak

    I’m sure you will, but I’d be sure to check the bottom of the spare tire well and ensure everything is good and dry. I assume that would be the low point of the body. And I would be a little ticked if they marked up the headliner by having to handle it.
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    2020 Aviator

    No worries, and thanks. I’ve been holding out waiting for movement on the order but I told my dealer today that I’m waiting one more week and if it doesn’t ship by next weekend we will target another order in the new year for delivery in the spring. Hopefully they’ll have all the issues worked out at the factory by then. 5 months of waiting for a Special Order is unreasonable for a mass produced vehicle, even if it is a new model.
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    2020 Explorer ST

    You should pressure the dealer to have your lease extension covered like mine did. Also was offered free 4-year Lincoln scheduled maintenance plan (just today) but my Aviator is on hold at the factory waiting to ‘go back through the factory’ for work related to the rear seat recall. This week is my 19th week of waiting and I’m told not to expect it in the near future. I will likely just re-order in a few months, or move to a different brand. I’m left with a sense that the brand just doesn’t care for its customers. At least yours left the factory...
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    Aviator GT Order

    My dealership got me a free extension on my 2016 MKX lease and just today was advised that Lincoln has offered me complimentary scheduled maintenance plan. Apparently mine is still ‘in production’ due to the rear seat recall and I’m assuming mine needs the seats replaced. I’m told there are many sitting in the same boat. No ETA or even a notion of one. At this point I am giving up. I have a secondary car to get me through winter and I will re-evaluate things in the spring. I’m just incredibly disappointed. This would have been my 6th Lincoln in as many years and third factory order.
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    Aviator GT Order

    Mine was built a few days earlier and still shows as ‘in production’. Eta still shows October 13. I’m over 18 weeks since order with no delivery in sight!
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    2020 Aviator

    Yeah, I appreciate what you are saying. I work with a fantastic dealer and they aren't able to get any assistance on this issue from any other their reps, etc. My 2016 MKX is going back to them tomorrow and they are putting me in a Lincoln loaner until such time as the new one arrives. I'm sure they aren't reimbursed for that.... Nonetheless, I KNOW there's no change to status.... 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251 . I know it's not your mandate, but can you see if the window sticker comes up through your system. I have the one the dealer sent me way back, but for some reason it stopped coming up using the weblink.
  20. Patiently awaiting word on when I might receive my Aviator - ordered 18 weeks tomorrow and supposedly built on back on September 20 - I have been lurking on the Lincoln site searching inventory. Searching using postal codes that pretty much encompass the most populated areas in Ontario, I noted that VIN sequences near mine (I checked 23 window stickers) have a 'blend date' of between October 15 and 20. I found one with one digit off mine with the blend date of October 19. Seems odd to me that mine was supposedly built a month before the other ones. Mine has showed 'origin received - in production' since I received the VIN from the dealer. Anyone have any comments? Besides the fact I need to get a new hobby, of course!
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    2020 Aviator - VIN sequence observation

    So nothing strange about this situation? I did notice there are very few silver Aviators in the inventory I reviewed.
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    2020 Aviator

    Strongly considering walking away from this order, as well as the brand. Dealership has been working all week to figure out where the vehicle is but have had no success. I would love for just ONE of my Lincoln factory order experiences to be a positive one. 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251
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    2020 Aviator

    ...Although I suspect there will be no change to the status as it seems to be stuck ‘in production’ for nearly a month now. 5LM5J7XC5LGL12251
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    Avaitor Reserve 2 still waiting

    Which date is actually the build date? The window sticker shows two dates (plus the bottom date which seems to change) and the tracking website has a different date. I’m assuming the lower date is when the vin was generated, the upper coded date is the actual build start date and the one which comes from the tracking site (the one you copy and paste into the web browser and interpret the code) is the date the vehicle rolls off the end of the assembly line.
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    2020 Aviator

    Yes, very lonely still as it doesn’t appear to have made the trip to the dealership; it was nowhere to be found! I get it - the E in ETA!
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