2015 Lincoln MKC electrical problems: battery not keeping charge

Battery Not Keeping Charge

2015 Lincoln MKC

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Lincoln dealer.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
20,900 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2015 Lincoln MKC electrical problems

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2015 Lincoln MKC Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 092019

MKC Selext 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,702 miles


Battery went dead - had to charge it. This has happened a number of time since I purchased the car in 2015. Took it in to College Mercury where they couldn't diagnose the problem back then. If the car sits in the garage for a week or so, the battery goes dead, so I recharge it at home. Very annoying. I have never seen the welcome lights come on by themselves, even if we walk by with a spare set of keys. Have researched on the web but have found no solution. Dealership has no idea.

- Len K., Lethbridge, AB, Canada

problem #6

Mar 292017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

This is the second time in 5 months that I have tried to start my car after leaving it in the garage overnight and it won't start. First time I was told that I must have left my lights on and argued with the dealership that I don't leave my lights on ever, they are in the automatic setting. Was told there was nothing wrong with the car and sent me on my way.

This morning again, no power, can't even manually open my liftgate to retrieve items. Waiting for the dealership to tell me again that there isn't anything wrong. There is something electrical going on but becoming very frustrated with a car I have had not even two years.

- Ann D., Bowling Green, OH, US

problem #5

Nov 122014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

dealership towed vehicle and replaced battery - said there was a constant drain on the battery from the welcome lights

- mcgrathhome, Ssm, ON, Canada

problem #4

Sep 182016

MKC 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Twice in 3 months, battery completely dead after being in the garage overnight. No problems with vehicle until after modem sensor update service performed. Took the vehicle to the dealership each time and they can not detect a problem. Of course, they only looked at the vehicle for less than 1 hour the second time and only did a draw test because I insisted. The first time, the dealership only checked the battery charge level. Any suggestions? I doubt a new battery will resolve the issue.

- S. S., Bay City, MI, US

problem #3

Jul 082016

MKC Reserve 2.0L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,433 miles

My 2015 MKC didn't start again for the fourth time in a month, in the shop now for the third time. Probably would be four, but we were on VACATION when it died the third time.

First time at dealer, they ran some diagnostics, did some resetting and was told battery was good. Then we left for vacation. Eight days later stone dead. Got a jump and cut vacation short by 3 days. The day after we got home (2 days later) stone dead again. Got a jump drove to dealer and they had it for 11 days and with 3 pages of technician notes in my hand we came home with a new battery. Three weeks later AGAIN. I don't lock it at night in our garage, so the welcome mat SHOULDN"T be going all disco. The fab is sometimes in the car overnight, but I've been doing this since I got the car in April 2015 and had no trouble with the car what so ever. This started after the recall modem swap. Anyone else had trouble after modem swap? I love this car, but just want it to work!!!!

- Cindy H., Bay City, WI, US

problem #2

May 302016

MKC Limited 3.2L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

Three times for no reason, nothing left on, the battery has been completely dead on my 2015 MKC. Ford service cannot find any reason for this. Ahhhhhh

- arlette, Keystone, SD, US

problem #1

Aug 052015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

dead battery 3xdead battery repeated 3x

AAA visits on three recent occasions indicated bad battery cell, but also a continuing power drain even though everything appears to be off. There is apparently an unidentified electrical issue with the system.

- jameshsc, Hilton Head Island, SC, US

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