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    Likes and Dislikes of Your Lincoln Corsair

    You CAN jumpstart the 12V battery but mine wouldn't jumpstart for me or two different tow truck drivers. There are posts under the hood at the driver side firewall to connect the jumpers to. The battery for the GT is in the hatch under the spare tire. I found this out way after the fact. I got a new battery and points for purchasing a new battery even though the battery was covered under warranty.
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    Priority Levels

    Supposedly, the lower the number the higher the priority. Of course, this is predicated on a lot of factors not limited to model, trim level, parts availability, etc. The dealer can assign the priority when you place your order from 10 - 19. Lower numbers can be assigned at a corporate level for numerous reasons.
  3. This topic has come up a couple of times on other forums. It is strictly for the Grand Touring model of the Corsair and does not apply to the standard or reserve models. Tell Lincoln Roadside Assistance you need a flatbed tow truck with dollies or skid plates. Explain this is a PHEV and cannot be towed by conventional tow trucks. Otherwise, they will send a tow truck with a tow hook. 1. This vehicle has an eCVT. The transmission is electronic and is based upon licensed Lexus technology. There is no manual parking brake release tether under the dash or in the console that you may find in the standard and reserve models that have the 8 speed transmission or referenced on YouTube videos. This is important information to pass along to the tow driver when they arrive. 2. Because the transmission is electronic the vehicle must be placed into Neutral Tow mode. Page 234 for 2021 or page 258 for 2022 states to not tow your vehicle in the Stay In Neutral mode. Stay In Neutral mode is activated by depressing the Neutral button twice and should be used for brief situations like going through a carwash. A notification will appear on the driver's display. 3. It is important to note the rear wheels will spin freely even with the vehicle off and placed into Park even though it is an AWD vehicle. The front wheels are locked when the vehicle is in Park. If you cannot get your vehicle into Neutral Tow Mode, the tow operator must place dollies or skid plates under the front wheels to avoid damaging the eCVT. NEVER allow a tow operator to drag your vehicle out of a garage or other space without dollies or skid plates under the front tires even for a few feet. Severe damage to the transmission may occur that is not covered under warranty. 4. Your Corsair GT should always be towed on a flatbed tow truck. While it can be towed with all four wheels on the ground, you must have the transmission in Neutral Tow Mode and the following conditions are observed: • The vehicle is facing forward so that it is towed in a forward direction. • Shift the transmission into neutral (N). If you cannot shift the transmission into neutral (N), you may need to override the shifter and enable Neutral Tow Mode. Failing to do so may result in damage to the transmission. • Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h). • Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km). This is referenced on page 332 - 333 of the 2021 Corsair GT owner's manual. The 2022 model is on Page 356. 2021 Page 333 gives instructions on placing the vehicle in Neutral Tow Mode; 2022 is page 357. If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground: • Tow only in the forward direction. • Release the parking brake. • Switch off welcome lighting. See Welcome Lighting on page 108 for 2021 or page 110 on 2022. • Place your vehicle in Neutral Tow mode with the following steps: • Switch your vehicle on in accessory mode (Press the start button without your foot on the brake). • Press the menu button on the controls on the steering wheel. • Select Settings. • Select Neutral Tow. • Follow the instructions on the information display. • Fully press the brake pedal. • Shift into neutral (N). • Switch the ignition off. • Note: Switching on Neutral Tow mode requires 12V battery power to tow in this manner. Should the 12V battery power drop below minimum charge the vehicle will automatically shift into Park. I have extracted this information directly from the 2021 (second printing) and 2022 (first printing) owner's manuals. It is also based upon my personal experience from having a 12V battery failure while my GT was parked in my garage. If you see anything that is confusing or conflicting information, please feel free to correct my post. I attempted to be as thorough as possible but switching back and forth between the 2 model years owner's manuals was difficult.
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    Car Wash Water Coming Out Of Spoiler

    I may have solved the issue although it seems a bit ridiculous to me. I purchased a 12V powered air compressor that had a long cord and a hose with an attachable extension. After I went through the carwash today, I immediately opened the hatch when I parked at the vacuum. I left it open while I dried off the rest of the vehicle and vacuumed the car. I closed the hatch and wiped it down with my lint free cloth. Then I took the air compressor and blew out all the spots where water tends to pour out. I opened the hatch and wiped down the interior, then closed it again and blew out the areas again. I drove a mile to the grocery store and I had one drip down the center of the rear windshield. There was nothing on it when I arrived home. Problem solved, sort of.
  5. After owning my 2021 Corsair GT for 6 months and putting 4500 miles on it here are my assessments: PRO: 1. This car is fun to drive. The eCVT and electric drive give excellent smooth acceleration. On the highway, the 2.5L Atkinson cycle ICE gives plenty of throttle. 2. This car is comfortable to drive and ride in, including long trips. The massaging seats add to the experience. The seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth and quiet. 3. This car is beautiful. I get a LOT of compliments on it when I'm out and about. The interior is beautiful as well. 4. The Revel audio system is superior to just about any other manufacturer's audio system. SYNC, with all its idiosyncrasies, is still superior to most infotainment systems out there. How about adding in the Revel Ultima audio system featured on other Lincoln vehicles? 5. Even though the Corsair is a compact CUV, there is plenty of passenger space. The cargo space is a little bit tight but I tend to carry too much stuff in the cargo area for those "just in case" moments. 6. The gas mileage is excellent. The combination of all electric mode and hybrid driving once the charge is depleted give excellent gas mileage in almost any condition. 7. The drive modes work as described. They aren't meaningless settings. 8. Lincoln Roadside Assistance is excellent. They were concerned for my safety first. They had a tow truck at my home less than an hour after I called them. A shout out to Tillis, who I spoke with at Lincoln Roadside Assistance a couple of times. She was awesome! 9. Bob-Boyd Lincoln in Columbus, Ohio is an excellent dealership. From the sales people to the service people, everyone is polite, respectful, friendly and responsive. Kelly Culbertson was my sales representative. He went above and beyond coming in on his day off so I could test drive a Corsair GT before mine was delivered. He also took a great deal of time once my vehicle was delivered going over all the features as well as helping me set up the PAAK. CON: 1. The water that comes out of every nook and cranny after going through the carwash is a huge nuisance. I have a monthly fee I pay for unlimited washes. I spend a great amount of time using lint free cloths to dry my vehicle after it is washed. The water coming out of the liftgate and the small trim pieces at the rear quarterpanel areas is frustrating. It literally comes out for hours. I have used the vacuum at the carwash in an attempt to suck out the excess water and soap. It doesn't help. I have considered purchasing a portable air compressor to use to blow out the excess water and soap. I shouldn't have to go to these extremes to keep my vehicle looking good. PLEASE FIX THIS ON FUTURE MODELS!!!!! My dealer says everyone complains about this one thing. Damn it!!! 2. The funky "horns" on the lid to the center console are frustrating. I open the console only to hit one of the horns with my elbow causing the lid to close. This is a dumb design by someone who obviously didn't test it out prior to production approval. 3. The paint, while beautiful, chips and scratches way too easily. As someone who spent over 35 years in automotive plants as a supplier of OEM paint it really upsets me a luxury vehicle has such poor paint quality. 4. The lack of an engine cover is a huge oversight. The roar of the engine at low speeds is upsetting when the ICE initially kicks in. It isn't so noticeable on the highway. However, the inability to purchase an engine cover as a build option or in the aftermarket from the dealer is unacceptable. This is some dumb decontenting from bean counters. 5. I wish the panoramic sunroof were a lot more panoramic. It needs to open a LOT further. 6. It takes too long to charge even on a Level 2 charger. This has to be improved on future models. Taking 3.5 hours on a Level 2 charger to fully charge the HV batteries is just too long. I know this is a hardware/software issue but it needs to be addressed, especially since this vehicle will only travel ~28 miles in all EV mode. 7. The Preserve driving mode preserves battery charge but does so at a huge expense to gas mileage. A 25%+ reduction in gas mileage to preserve HV battery charge is unacceptable. It would be nice if the drive mode functions were easier to determine by popping up a small description on the driver's screen instead of mostly meaningless graphics, Preserve (gas mileage or EV power?). Also, it would be nice if the drive mode stayed as set until the driver changes it instead of defaulting to Normal each time the vehicle is stopped and powered down. 8. The 12V battery is not of very good quality. Early failure seems to be a common theme. Mine failed at 5 months. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer because it couldn't even be jump-started. Also, there is no way to put the eCVT into neutral towing mode if the 12V battery has failed. There was no power to the dash to access the settings on the touch screen to get into neutral towing mode. All things considered, I love this vehicle. I hope Lincoln takes note of both the positives and negatives to make improvements on future models.
  6. The oil from the Keystone pipeline would also be imported from Canada. With only 5% at most destined for the US the impact of the pipeline for the US would be negligible. The current prices of gas are due to Russia waging a war that never should have been and OPEC countries not living up to their promises to pump more oil after the pandemic was predominantly over. They promised to increase production by 400,000 barrels per day but have barely managed to achieve a 200,000 increase. Shale oil production in the US stopped when the pandemic hit because the price per barrel fell so low it made it financially impossible. Most of the shale oil producers went bankrupt. Until we get that capacity back, we are reliant upon the external market.
  7. I agree it is gouging but it has always been gouging. OPEC was formed to control the flow of oil and raise the price per barrel. While their influence has been somewhat diminished by the establishment of strategic oil reserves by several countries, they can still impact oil and gas prices during times of crises. Wars waged by major oil producers like Russia also have an impact. If the global community cuts off buying Russian oil the prices will rise even more unless other oil producing countries raise production to fill that void. We are screwed on gas prices no matter what. The gas companies will always find a way to jack up the prices every opportunity they get. The only reason they can do this is because they have bought off just about every member of congress.
  8. That Keystone Pipeline would have very little impact on US gas prices as it was for oil of which 95% was destined for China and Europe. Gas prices, as always, are due to supply and demand.
  9. Well Honda and Toyota both make cars and their sales were down over 20% too.
  10. As a side note, the 12V battery is not under the hood. It can be located in the cargo area under the spare tire (if your vehicle is so equipped). All GT models have a spare tire as standard. To jumpstart the vehicle, you do go under the hood as referenced in pages 339 - 342 of the owner's manual.
  11. I got my Corsair GT back from the dealer today. The 12V battery had a bad ground and had to be replaced. Now, for the interesting part. Currently, there is no known way to put the vehicle into Neutral or Neutral Tow Mode. The owner's manual referencing towing on page 236 (second printing) shows pulling an access tab on the bottom left of the driver side dashboard and pulling a tether to release the transmission into Neutral. The GT does not have this tether as the transmission is an eCVT. I confirmed this with my service manager today. He pulled the tab in front of me and checked. The service manager is going to reach out to Lincoln to see if there is some method to put the vehicle into Neutral if there is no power to the dash. In the meantime, I now know to tell Lincoln Roadside Assistance to only bring a tow company that has dollies for the front wheels if this happens again.
  12. RedHoncho01

    2023 Lincoln Corsair

    Maybe they will offer 5G WIFI as well. Audi is adding Verizon 5G to their vehicles in 2024. https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/audi-add-5g-connectivity-its-wi-fi-offering-2024?utm_source=cars-concepts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20220222&utm_content=article1-headline
  13. Just a thought but you may try to find a Black Label dealer in your area. Black Label dealers must meet stringent sales and service requirements. If you're in Birmingham, AL then Long-Lewis Lincoln of Hoover is your closest Black Label dealer.
  14. My Corsair GT won't start. I tried the key fob in the console and also jump starting it. Neither of those worked. Lincoln Roadside Assistance confirmed the 12V battery is fully charged. They also tried to jump start it to no avail. When I get into the car the interior lights come on. When I step on the brake the Start/Stop button illuminates solid. When I press the button the headlamps come on and move from side to side as usual but all I get is a click. The dash display and 8" touchscreen do not come on. None of the lights on the transmission buttons come on either. Without power to the displays or transmission I can't shift the vehicle into neutral. Lincoln Roadside Assistance has been out but they were unable to tow the vehicle out of my garage. Their only option was to drag it out and I wouldn't agree to that. I have been on the phone with my dealer service department and they don't know what to do either. Lincoln Roadside assistance is dispatching a new tow company to come out with dollies to set it up to roll it out of the garage so it can be put on the town truck. Does anyone have any idea how to put the vehicle into neutral tow mode without power to the displays or transmission buttons? This would have to be specific to the GT model as the ICE models have a tether that can be pulled underneath the drive side dash that will release the transmission into neutral.
  15. I believe Ford has announced their first VW MEB vehicle will be launched within the next year but I think it is only in Europe. I question the tie up between Ford and VW. It seems like a one way street to me. Ford and VW attempted to have a joint venture before but it never happened.
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