My 2015 MKC is in the appropriate build date range and I am in GA - one of the "hot" states. Funny though, I am not sure that I ever have considered Oregon and Washington as "hot" states. I will wait for the recall notice in the mail and then wait a couple more months until I have it done. We move a bit slower in the south! Or I may push it off until next years regular maintenance trip. It is one of those recalls that doesn't have a high probability of affecting my car and really isn't that big of a deal.The recall seems to be heat related and is specific to areas of the country:
"Interestingly, this recall will only apply to vehicles located in select areas around the country where ambient air temperatures are, on average, the highest in the country."
"The key factor to this recall is a high ambient temperature, so the vehicles recalled are only those which are or have been registered in select states with hotter climates. Right now, those locations are limited to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington."
PS: Out Lincoln MKC has been defect free after a year of ownership and we really enjoy it. Also, the dealer (Lincoln only) has been fantastic.
My local Ford/Lincoln Dealer (about 1 mile away) has been excellent also - although I am 100% satisfied, I am not 1000% satisfied with their service work. I like being 1000% satisfied! I just bought a 2017 MKZ (traded in a 2013 MKZ) at a Ford/Lincoln dealer about 15 miles away. That dealer is a Black Label dealer (although I did not buy a black label car), so it will be interesting to see how the service work experience differs. FWIW - I did not exactly mean to buy a new MKZ, I just stopped in to check out the new 3.0 Twin Turbo engine, and three hours later I was driving it home. Glad I had a check tucked into my wallet! I had to bring them my title and extra key fob the next day. My 2013 MKZ/2015 MKC was the first time in my 60+ years I ever had two cars of the same brand. My 2017 MKZ is the first time in my 60+ years that I ever bought a newer version of the same car. My overwhelmingly positive Lincoln experience has pretty much weaned me away from considering anything else.