Mine is at the bottom. If a safety issue, I wonder if they will recall and change?
Mine is at the bottom, odd.We bought a Silver Sands 2.3 today. We noticed immediately that the engine on/off button is now at the top of the row of buttons for D, P, R, etc. When we test drove the MKC awhile back it was at the bottom. I gather there has been some concern about the button placement being too close radio dials etc. Where is your button? When did this change occur? Our MKC was born September 29th. We did test whether one can turn off the engine while driving, and pushing the on/off puts the car into neutral. So moving the button sounds like a very good idea.
I just called Lincoln's Client Relationship Center. They said it's a design change, sometimes based on early customer feedback, and there is no safety issue or potential recall involved for those of us that have the earlier production MKCs with the ignition on/off button on the bottom. They said they would never hide a safety issue from their customers but I'm sure other manufacturers like GM and Toyota have said that to their customers in the past as well. We all know how that has turned out. I'm still skeptical. Manufacturers don't make quick design changes early in a vehicle's production cycle unless there is something significant going on. I'm still not buying what I heard today from Lincoln. If there is anyone else out there who can shed more light on this design change I am very interested in hearing more. Thanks.Possibly, but I would not bet on it, unless it is a plug and play deal. It is weird a design change mid cycle.
Will never happen without an official recall. Appears highly unlikely at this time.Maybe all MKC owners with the start button on the bottom should get their dealers to replace it with the new set up?