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I want to disable front park assist.

Front Park assist can be turned off, but comes back on when the car is started again. And for us, it comes on a couple feet before the point where we park the MKC in the garage. It's become too annoying to tolerate any longer.

Does anyone know of a way to get it shut off or made much quieter?
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2015 Lincoln MKC How-To & Info Videos | Official Ford Owner Site
The video is over half way down and is called Forward and Rear Sensor System. The Park Assist is the ability of your car to park itself if you have that feature. You will turn off your sensors on the info. system on the left hand side of your steering wheel. It is explained in the video.

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The video is over half way down and is called Forward and Rear Sensor System. The Park Assist is the ability of your car to park itself if you have that feature. You will turn off your sensors on the info. system on the left hand side of your steering wheel. It is explained in the video.
Yes, that is the procedure for turning it off. However, as I said, in our MKC, turning it off only lasts until the engine is shut off. Upon restarting the car, Front Park Assist is once again back on. I'm looking for a way to keep it from automatically turning back on.
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Sorry I missed the gist. We love our beeping as we are old. LOL.
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Sorry I missed the gist. We love our beeping as we are old. LOL.
We're old too, but thoroughly spoiled by my Cadillac. For front park assist, the dash displays 1 to 5 distance bars each for front-right, front-center and front-left, and instead of a beeper we have it set to rumble the Safety Alert Seat.

Our garage isn't as deep as we'd like (and not as deep as we'd planned, but that's a different story), so there's about 4" between "far enough into the garage to open the tailgate with the garage door closed" and "too far forward to comfortably walk around the front of the car". An old shuttlecock hangs from the ceiling to help us hit the right spot.

But, the MKC's front park assist goes off about a foot away from where we want to be. And it's way too loud. It would be fine if they used the same thing as the tailgate closing alarm.
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We moved recently and don't have our shuttlecock/tennis ball hanging yet. Our garage is very tight so my husband has to let it beep like crazy, stop and put the car in N, and then R so he can look at the camera and see where the rear end of the car is before he shuts her off. I will agree it is a bit of a noisy procedure. But with the human aging process I am very grateful for some of the MKC features such as the adaptive cruise control, lane keeping etc. Sure less worries for me when we are out together. I was the technology (he called it nagging) before we bought the MKC. I will have hubby turn off our front sensor next time he is out, and see if it stays off for the next trip. I will report back.
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Not sure if this would work, since it doesn't appear you can permanently turn this feature off. Can the sensors be covered up with tape discs that would keep them from working? If so then order a can of matching spray from Paint Scratch. Paint them and apply

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measure the sensor size you need, go to a quick sign shop and pick out a color vinyl to match and see if they will cut out the circles for you on the vinyl cutter.
Take all of 5 minutes and they may do it for free, get extras just in case,

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FloridaMatt:

Have you tried this?:

Center console screen, Settings button, located bottom right side of the Home button. System prompt volume, I know it adjusts and holds the volume for the reverse and cross path sensors. I would think it would also control the front sensors as well. Quite a range there, ours is set mid volume, which is kinda too loud. See what yours is set at, hopefully resetting to low may be a lot more tolerable and solve the default dilemma when restarting the engine. Let us know.

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from the owners manual

Switching the Systems Off and On
You can temporarily switch off one or both
systems in the information display. See
General Information (page 111). When you
switch off the Blind Spot Information System,
you will not receive alerts and the information
display will display a system off message.
The yellow alert indicator in the outside
mirror will also flash twice. The system
switches back on whenever you switch the
ignition on.
You can also have one or both systems
switched off permanently at an authorized
dealer. Once switched off, the system can
only be switched back on at an authorized
dealer.

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