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I just acquired mine and noticed that for what ever reason the folks at Lincoln never thought anyone would need a protective cover on top of the rear bumper. So the minuet you open the hatch there is a beautiful 7" of high gloss clear coat ready to be destroyed if you happen to put much of anything in the rear. I mean they are marketing the MKC for the active individual not their 70 year old existing customers. There is no aftermarket or Lincoln product. Now I got to go to my local auto-one for a semi custom 3M protective film in order to save my bumper fascia. Have no idea how this escaped the development team. :mad:
 

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I just acquired mine and noticed that for what ever reason the folks at Lincoln never thought anyone would need a protective cover on top of the rear bumper. So the minuet you open the hatch there is a beautiful 7" of high gloss clear coat ready to be destroyed if you happen to put much of anything in the rear. I mean they are marketing the MKC for the active individual not their 70 year old existing customers. There is no aftermarket or Lincoln product. Now I got to go to my local auto-one for a semi custom 3M protective film in order to save my bumper fascia. Have no idea how this escaped the development team. :mad:
there are quite a few things that "escaped"
Why not a cover for the the trailer hitch is so equipped
Why not better lighting in the cargo area, especially since lighting is such a feature of this vehicle
Why just one hood strut, yeah it only needs one but looks cheap, maybe it allows better access not being there.
check your Lincoln letters on the tailgate to make sure they are centered correctly
 

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I noticed the lack of bumper protection near the cargo area as well. Seems like it's asking to be scratched. Probably just a matter of time (and sales) before an aftermarket or FoMoCo accessory is made to custom fit. In the meantime, be extra careful. :)
 

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3M seems to be about the way to go. But as far as I know (and this is only as far as i know ;)) no company in the league offers you factory paint protection. If thats something you want all the OEMs will make you go out and get it.

Just the way it is, would be a superfluous addition to production IMO.
 

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there are quite a few things that "escaped"
Why not a cover for the the trailer hitch is so equipped
Why not better lighting in the cargo area, especially since lighting is such a feature of this vehicle
Why just one hood strut, yeah it only needs one but looks cheap, maybe it allows better access not being there.
check your Lincoln letters on the tailgate to make sure they are centered correctly
Great points. Of particular aggravation is the dinky cargo light that gets blocked by the cargo cover. Maybe they blew the budget on the exterior led lighting. What would have been excellent is for them to put a LED on the tailgate. Vibration is not an issue with the LEDs as it would be with filament lighting.
 

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hi everyone,

We have picked up our vehicle yesterday, my first impression is wowwwwww.
This is our first luxury vehicle and it worth every pennies.

I also noticed the lack of paint protection on the rear bumper.
I'm convinced that Lincoln will find something for it.

I have an other question, when i stop the engine, a bunch of devices ( mirror folding, seat backing up...etc ) sucks energy from the battery, will this affect the battery life time ?
 

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I have an other question, when i stop the engine, a bunch of devices ( mirror folding, seat backing up...etc ) sucks energy from the battery, will this affect the battery life time ?
In almost all cases, no. A short drain from a fully charged battery is not an issue. There are ways to shorten battery life, but even in those situations this would only be a small contributing factor.

Note that even when off, there will be a miniscule drain on the battery keeping the fob receiver awake, and maintaining assorted memories. See pages 289-290 (Changing the 12v battery) in the owners manual for all the things you should do if you have to replace the battery.
 

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In almost all cases, no. A short drain from a fully charged battery is not an issue. There are ways to shorten battery life, but even in those situations this would only be a small contributing factor.

Note that even when off, there will be a miniscule drain on the battery keeping the fob receiver awake, and maintaining assorted memories. See pages 289-290 (Changing the 12v battery) in the owners manual for all the things you should do if you have to replace the battery.
Thanks a lot for your comments.

Do you know what is the ''Battery saver''......is it a special device ?
 

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Thanks a lot for your comments.

Do you know what is the ''Battery saver''......is it a special device ?
It's a timer within the computer module that controls body electrical functions. Basically, it's started when ignition's off and all doors are closed. Somewhat later (15-20 minutes on my Cadillac), it kills power to everything except the circuits needed to re-open the car. That would be the remote fob receiver and whatever is needed for remote access.

This sort of thing was much harder to do when everything was direct-wired (e.g. wire from battery to headlight switch to headlights) but now on many cars the connections are indirect -- the headlight switch just sends a signal to the control module and it activates/deactivates the lights. This also allows the control module to switch on the lights when the wipers are active.
 

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I just acquired mine and noticed that for what ever reason the folks at Lincoln never thought anyone would need a protective cover on top of the rear bumper. So the minuet you open the hatch there is a beautiful 7" of high gloss clear coat ready to be destroyed if you happen to put much of anything in the rear. I mean they are marketing the MKC for the active individual not their 70 year old existing customers. There is no aftermarket or Lincoln product. Now I got to go to my local auto-one for a semi custom 3M protective film in order to save my bumper fascia. Have no idea how this escaped the development team. :mad:
Had my front windows at the tint shop I have always used, and asked about a bumper protector. Owner found a template online that he could modify using 3M-type clear material (stuff they use on the hoods, mirrors, fenders). $89. Even rolls over the rear edge, and covers the hatch opening width and then some. Invisible.

In Irving TX (North Texas)..."Auto Options" 972-986-5686, Mark is the owner.
 

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I am thinking of trying to add the 3M invisible protection to the lighted Lincoln kickplates on the door sills. We had the date night MKC this past weekend and noticed the passenger door kick plate already had some deep scratches in it.
 

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I am looking for an aftermarket hatch light, tired of having to use a flashlight on my $41K vehicle.
ain't that the truth, stupid, the designers should after opening the hatch at night that there is not enough light in the cargo area. How long have humans been building cars?
 

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ain't that the truth, stupid, the designers should after opening the hatch at night that there is not enough light in the cargo area. How long have humans been building cars?
I am actually looking to have a aftermarket light installed by a specialty shop it is so bad.
 
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