I agree, seems like just part of the seat warms up
Good point about the MyLincoln App, I forgot to mention that as well, after 15 minutes of running, the seats are not warm at all, don't remember about the (barely) warmed steering wheel. My 2011 MKX worked perfectly by remote start with the automatic climate settings on. Huge disappointment on the MKC.Recently my wife and I both traded older Lincolns for newer cars.
My wife traded her perfect 2006 LS (a mistake, in my opinion!) for a 2014 MKZ.
I traded my nice 2012 MKZ for a 2015 MKC - no mistake here!
Our older cars seats heated FAR quicker than the newer cars - MUCH quicker - and they were both warmer once heated.
We both agree that this is a big disappointment. And for anyone at Lincoln to tell you that is normal.....hogwash!
I might add too that when using the MyLincoln app to start the car remotely, even with the "Auto" activated on the heating, my seats never heat even after 15 minutes of idling. Our older cars were superior on this excellent feature.
I agree with you, however my 2011 MKX had perforated seats, as does my wife's 2013 Explorer, both are nicely warm in 5 minutes, by 8 minutes have to turn them down as they get too warm, never the case with the MKC, much slower, and never gets "hot". Huge disappointment, especially when the dealer says it's normal.The heated seats in my prior cars WITHOUT ventilated seats warmed up very quickly.
The heated seats in my prior cars WITH ventilated seats took longer and never heated up as much.
Maybe this explains the difference.
I had the heat off in my 2016 Reserve and the seats warmed up pretty good. That would suggest that there is a heating element in the seats themselves and it is not dependant on the vehicle heating system. Now that said the seat fan does cycle with the heated seats turned on so there is some duct work in the seat itself to distribute the heat. Plus my rear seats are heated and again I would suspect there are heating elements in there.Here is what a technician at my dealer told me about the MKC heated/cooled seats, vs just heated seats in the Select pkg:
"Within the seat there is a 'pipe' that routes the air from the seat’s central heating unit…kind of like a furnace forced-air unit in a home…to a honeycomb bladder, with air vents (large holes/openings) within, just under the seat cushion. Covers an area-wise the entire underneath of the seat cushion.
Likewise for the cooling, but instead coming from the A/C.
The interesting thing is the base MKC with heated seats, and not with cooled seats, uses the traditional heating electrodes to heat, like an electric blanket. That’s why it heats faster. Sort of the cost of having both heated and cooled is this different design, and not as quick heating."
If you are not happy with the heating/cooling, compare with your passenger seat. If both the same, probably just the design. If different, take it in. And you may want to try another vehicle at the dealer with the heated/cooled seats...as a comparison.
My driver seat had some plastic blocking the "tube," keeping it from making a good "leakproof" connection. Therefore just mild heating. Works as good as designed now. Problem apparently was caused by a prior technician (no longer working there) replacing the cushion which was damaged and identified during the delivery get ready process.
Interesting. Just read this older post after blankster commented.I had the heat off in my 2016 Reserve and the seats warmed up pretty good. That would suggest that there is a heating element in the seats themselves and it is not dependant on the vehicle heating system. Now that said the seat fan does cycle with the heated seats turned on so there is some duct work in the seat itself to distribute the heat. Plus my rear seats are heated and again I would suspect there are heating elements in there.