Hill Assist/AdvanceTrac/electronic issues
Hello all just want to report and advise of a few issues that have occurred recently. To note I have 4,100 miles on the vehicle.
A couple of months ago I had a dead battery due to the cycling of the Welcome lighting, I took the car in and they changed the battery, it happened again just 3 weeks ago, I had the car jump started by Lincoln service and have since found a designated area of the house outside the communication range.
In the between times I have had a few strange electronic things happen, twice while driving the 'NO KEY DETECTED" alert came on while driving, then(different time) I had the left signal stay illuminated on the dash (not visibly 'on" outside the vehicle), like 2 times within a week, then the "NO KEY DETECTED' message again.
Yesterday, while starting my trip I noted the turn signals just did not work, after 10 minutes without cycling the vehicle on/off they just started to work all by themselves, I had planned to address these issues next month at some point but today forced my hand and I had to make an appointment sooner than planned.
Today while driving my traction control and hill assist lights came on and would not go off, I immediately ran a VHR and captured the errors. I tried to turn it back on in the driver information center and it simply would not accept. I then called my dealer and advised that there is something serious going on, I now have an appointment for next Tuesday, they offered a loaner today but no one is there to work on it until next year (holiday/short-staff). I declined as I have family obligations and do not wish to expose the vehicle as having issues as my family would chastise me because they don't like American built vehicles, any-who, the warning lights after half a day finally went off and returned to "normal". I am still taking the car in anyway as there is no doubt something is amiss.
I post this as a "heads up" and to get feedback and share my experience. Thanks for taking the time to read. Cheers and Happy New Year!
Last edited by 2015 MSM; 12-29-2015 at 05:31 PM.