Thanks for the responses. I think Lincoln (Ford) needs to get a new nav map vendor. There's no excuse for having 2014 or older maps in my 2016 MKC and with no way to get an update.
It's the SD card that's to blame - unlike a TomTom or Garmin, there is no continuous data update - whatever is on the card when you took delivery is what you're stuck with.
When I had issues with the navigation on a trip to RI last summer, my service manager replaced the SD card with a newer version than the one that came with my '15 MKC.
Ask your service manager for a new SD card.
While not perfect, it solved many of the addressing issues that I experienced. I'm planning on purchasing a TomTom for reliable data going forward, as the navigation will never be accurate.
It is expensive because Ford is writing it's own code for SYNC now, Ford builds cars, not SW OS's and Applications. The dept writing the code also has to turn a profit too. True, it would make more sense to just integrate a existing Nav System like TomTom or Garmin but there could be some issues with the SW intergration on to our platforms or some issues with data rights too we don't know about. Many times the solution may be simple and easy but the owner of the simple solution may not want to sell you the simple solution or want way to much money for it. IF you think Sync is expensive, Mercedes Benz update, good for 3 yeas, is currently $750. Lexus $189-$210 per year, GM about $150 per year, VW $99 per year.I inquired at the dealer about a map update and was told it would have to be purchased but the service advisor did not know the cost. Prior to the MKC I had a Toyota Venza and when I inquired about the map update I was quoted a cost of $200 which is absolutely ridiculous considering that Tom Tom, Garmin, etc. provide lifetime map updates in many cases depending on the device model purchased.
Well that is MB and it is for 3 years, not one so it's only $250 a year. As they say you got to pay to play. Yes if I had bought a MB instead of this, which I did come very close to doing, I would pay it and not complain about it either. We own luxury CUV's and it just cost's more to maintain, it is just the way it is. To help put it in perspective an OEM Lincoln Center Cap is $45.00 and OEM Ford Escape Center Cap is $16.00, both are made of plastic and perform the exact same function.The map software costs for all manufacturers nav systems is ridiculous. They need to get together and offer one system. Who in their right mind would pay $750 for a map update when google maps/driving directions is available on a smart phone? It would be interesting to know by manufacturer, how many sales they actually make on map updates....my guess would not be very many.
We've had our 2016 MKC a few months and are disappointed with the outdated navigation maps. It appears they were last updated in 2014. Are any of you having issues with these maps?