TSB List for the 2018 Lincoln MKC

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STEERING

  • TSB #SSM 47489

    NHTSA ID #10144947

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 24 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: When connecting the Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) or Ford Diagnosis and Repair System (FDRS) to the DLC located on the driver side under the steering column at the GWM, make sure that the ignition

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #TSB 18-2255

    NHTSA ID #10144919

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost, 2013-2018 Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost, 2013-2018 MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3.0L EcoBoost, 2015-201

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  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10140315

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #SSM 47462

    NHTSA ID #10144937

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 13 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2015-2018 Edge, Fusion, Focus, MKZ, MKC, Escape vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit coolant consumption, white smoke and/or a runs rough condition. Refer to the extended coolant pressure test and checking for combustio

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  • TSB #SSM 47204

    NHTSA ID #10137115

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2018 Fusion/MKZ/MKC/Escape/Edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit a runs rough condition with DTCs P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 and/or P0316. This may be due to coolant intrusion due to corrosion on th

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  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10138516

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #18U12

    NHTSA ID #10137150

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Transmission Bell Housing Bolt TorqueCertain 2012-2016 Model Year F-450 ? F-750 and F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis Vehicles Equipped with a 6.8L Engine - Camshaft Roller Follower Replaceme

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  • TSB #SSM 47170

    NHTSA ID #10137101

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0011, P0012, P0014, P0015, P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0021, P0022, P0024 and/or P0025. This may be due to small debris causing the VCT solenoid to stick. B

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and a DTC P161A after PCM replacement. This may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. To clear this DTC, use

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POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10140315

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 47538

    NHTSA ID #10149770

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit the Android Auto Preference menu selection is not present after an update to version 3.0 software. In prior versions of SYNC 3 software this menu was present, however

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  • TSB #SSM 47444

    NHTSA ID #10144930

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 02 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 not at the latest software level may exhibit Various Performance Related concerns such as Display Operation, Navigation, Voice Recognition, Phone Pairing, Applink, Travel Link, S

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  • TSB #SSM 47430

    NHTSA ID #10144219

    • Date Announced: JULY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Hands-free liftgate function can be restored by replacing

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  • TSB #SSM 47424

    NHTSA ID #10144213

    • Date Announced: JULY 20 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Continental, MKC, MKX, MKZ, and Fusion vehicles with an instrument panel center mounted speaker and 2017-2018 Escape vehicles with Sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensated volume feature. This may be du

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #SSM 47229

    NHTSA ID #10137130

    • Date Announced: APRIL 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit inoperative remote features via Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app, incomplete user authorization and/or accessory protocol interface module (APIM) DTC U0198 or no modem elec

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  • TSB #SSM 47164

    NHTSA ID #10137099

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 MKC vehicles built on or before 23-Oct-2017 may exhibit a zero DTE reading when using the Lincoln Way mobile phone app. Reprogram the instrument panel cluster (IPC) module using Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) or Ford J2534 Dia

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  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and a DTC P161A after PCM replacement. This may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. To clear this DTC, use

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #SSM 47070

    NHTSA ID #10136592

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: When connecting the Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) or Ford Diagnosis and Repair System (FDRS) to the DLC located on the driver side under the steering column at the GWM, make sure that the ignition

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  • TSB #SSM 46998

    NHTSA ID #10140313

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 MKC vehicles built on or before 20-Sep-2017 may exhibit a no crank condition due to a discharged battery from the Rear Gate Trunk Module (RGTM) keeping the vehicle network awake. This may occur after the vehicle has experienc

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #SSM 46998

    NHTSA ID #10140313

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 MKC vehicles built on or before 20-Sep-2017 may exhibit a no crank condition due to a discharged battery from the Rear Gate Trunk Module (RGTM) keeping the vehicle network awake. This may occur after the vehicle has experienc

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #SSM 47539

    NHTSA ID #10149771

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a whistle and/or wind noise at highway speed from the exterior mirror area. Use Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 100-04 and 501-00 for diagnosis of whistle and/or wind noise. If the exterior mirror(s) a

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STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

  • TSB #SSM 47430

    NHTSA ID #10144219

    • Date Announced: JULY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Hands-free liftgate function can be restored by replacing

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  • TSB #SSM 46998

    NHTSA ID #10138514

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 MKC vehicles built on or before 20-Sep-2017 may exhibit a no crank condition due to a discharged battery from the Rear Gate Trunk Module (RGTM) keeping the vehicle network awake. This may occur after the vehicle has experienc

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  • TSB #SSM 46998

    NHTSA ID #10140313

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 MKC vehicles built on or before 20-Sep-2017 may exhibit a no crank condition due to a discharged battery from the Rear Gate Trunk Module (RGTM) keeping the vehicle network awake. This may occur after the vehicle has experienc

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

  • TSB #SSM 47430

    NHTSA ID #10144219

    • Date Announced: JULY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Hands-free liftgate function can be restored by replacing

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TRAILER HITCHES

  • TSB #SSM 47430

    NHTSA ID #10144219

    • Date Announced: JULY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Hands-free liftgate function can be restored by replacing

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #SSM 47392

    NHTSA ID #10143107

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2015-2019 MKC vehicles are equipped with a satin chrome front grille and roof moldings. If they require cleaning due to stains, water spotting, or discoloring do not use Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner which is used for bright chrome

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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  • TSB #SSM 47229

    NHTSA ID #10137130

    • Date Announced: APRIL 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit inoperative remote features via Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app, incomplete user authorization and/or accessory protocol interface module (APIM) DTC U0198 or no modem elec

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  • TSB #SSM 47201

    NHTSA ID #10137113

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Replacing the original equipment SYNC/Navigation system with either an aftermarket SYNC/Navigation kit or modifying original SYNC/Navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any Ford, Mercury or Linco

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #SSM 47219

    NHTSA ID #10137127

    • Date Announced: APRIL 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2018 vehicles equipped with SYNC or SYNC 3 automatic system updates via WI-FI are unable to connect to the vehicles 4G WI-FI Hotspot. SYNC/SYNC3 with automatic system updates do not support connecting SYNC to the vehicles internal 4

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  • TSB #SSM 47100

    NHTSA ID #10136611

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln Vehicle equipped with SYNC 3 and connected to an iPhone recently upgraded to iOS 11.2.5 may exhibit a concern where USB Audio playback and App Link applications will not function properly. This may also inclu

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  • TSB #SSM 46930

    NHTSA ID #10127417

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #SSM 47171

    NHTSA ID #10137102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and connected to an iPhone recently upgraded to iOS 11.2.5 may exhibit functional concerns where USB audio playback and App Link will not operate. This may also include, under ce

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  • TSB #SSM 47080

    NHTSA ID #10136597

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with SYNC or SYNC 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the Spotify app via AppLink. As of an update released on 1/15/2018 Spotify will no longer be supporting their AppLink integration. No re

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  • TSB #SSM 46854

    NHTSA ID #10125074

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 04 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Fusion/MKZ/MKC/MKX/Continental with all audio systems and 2017-2018 Escape with Sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensation volume feature. Do not attempt any repairs at this time. Engineering is investig

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #SSM 46860

    NHTSA ID #10125078

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #SSM 47335

    NHTSA ID #10143080

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape and 2017-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a lack of A/C cooling performance during PDI. This may be due to a insufficient/low refrigerant charge. If a vehicle displays a lack of cooling performance during PDI, inspect for

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #SSM 47335

    NHTSA ID #10143080

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape and 2017-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a lack of A/C cooling performance during PDI. This may be due to a insufficient/low refrigerant charge. If a vehicle displays a lack of cooling performance during PDI, inspect for

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #SSM 47392

    NHTSA ID #10143107

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2015-2019 MKC vehicles are equipped with a satin chrome front grille and roof moldings. If they require cleaning due to stains, water spotting, or discoloring do not use Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner which is used for bright chrome

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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