Well, I tell you what I'm not a fan off.....too much electronics in ANY brand, MKC included... layer upon layer of electronics throughout the car, when these electronics work as designed it's all great and fun, but what I am most concerned with is having competent techs working on resolving problems and issues within a reasonable amount of ($$ shop$$) time.....it's easier said than done!
In the last 2 days a new electronic PITA started showing up in my MKC.....
Starting the MKC with the remote fob: my house is an easy 100 ft from the garage, when I use the fob to start it up, it responds well....all programming I've done to the heated steering/heated seats (thanks again for the help country guy) works without a flaw....as I walk up to the MKC, it recognizes I am close and turns on it's welcome lights, so far so good.....put my hand on the handle to open.....nothing!!!!! locked out, usually just resting my hand on the door handle with fingers curled around and you feel the "click" and the door is unlocked....for the last two days,it takes a good 15 seconds before it realizes I am trying to open the door....
I did some trouble shooting starting with the fob, battery strength, 96% good, also the fact I can use the fob from anywhere inside my house, weather it's kitchen, office, living room or what have you seems to work, so it's not the fob with a weak battery. I tried to see if the same lock out problem occurs with passenger door; both are responding to the same time duration ( I was trying to isolate weather it's a handle sensor gone/going bad) no difference.
Took it into the dealer and spoke with the shop foreman ( head mechanic)) he checked for ANY updates....nothing...I suggested maybe the modem is acting up and should be re flashed, he says it's a possibility if nothing else is found. I talked to him about a recent modem exchange a bunch of you guys went through, but he says the modems in the 2016 and up have been replaced at factory due to problems with previous modem issues...but he's going to check into it further.
He thinks it "might" be a door handle sensor.....I say back, both doors are acting the same, so are you suggesting both sensors are going bad, he agrees it's highly unlikely....
I suggest we first try and find out more through Lincoln engineering regarding this issue before we start tearing into the MKC...
In the meantime: this morning, same as I always do, fob started from home, walked up to the MKC, lights come on, rest my hand on the door handle, instant response, door unlocks!!!!!!!! Shut it down and lock it and went back to the house and waited around a good 30 minutes and went through the procedure once again, this time I approached the passenger door, instant click and door unlocks!!!....so is this some weird hick up or what? I took a reading off the car battery to check the amount of charge in it.....99% full!
A while back, I went through some weirdness with the cargo lift gate not responding to my foot activation....took it in and they re flashed the system, since then it's been working great.....
I had mentioned to the dealership foreman regarding the length of time the heated seats take to heat up before you can feel them heating, checked for any updates or re flashes, nothing! I took it in and they did some tests on BOTH seats, I was told according to Lincoln engineering the seats are heating up as designed, the problem is the two different systems within the seats; heating and cooling.....so mine do heat up, but man, they take their sweet time to get there!
As I said earlier at the start of this L-O-N-G post, the joys of electronics, rant over!
2016 MKC, Reserve. White Platinum Met Tri-coat.
Leather ebony interior.
2.3L GTDI ecoboost.
6-speed select SHIFT auto trans.
20" premium painted Alum wheels.
Equipment Group 300A.
Silver rust protection.
Xzilon exterior paint protection.
Weather Tech front and rear liners ....the rest is ALL Lincoln.