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Now they are recalling the MKC for The Start Button location & fuel pump issues.
I don't like that the Ford Escape as had 14 Recalls in the last 2 years.
Makes me question the Qualityof my mkc.
 

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All brands of cars have recalls, most software related and most prompted by automakers not complaints by consumers. With added technology, we will see more and more. I think with changes in safety requirements, they are out to clean up decade old defects in cars previously unreported or ignored. The recall of the start switch has me scratching my head, how people are hitting that stumps me, I hit the rear window wiper control more than anything.
 

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The start button seems like something that they should have figured out during the design process. It is a bit of an inconvenience for Lincoln's newest model, but hopefully this will be the only recall on the MKC, and it can be partly expected given that it is a brand new model. There are often issues with first model year vehicles.
 

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The new Escape has been a HUGE liability for Ford. I have a family member who is a ford tech and he has related to me in the past to be weary of the MKC, especially at first as the Escape's are CONSISTENTLY showing up in the shop (and not just for recalled components either)

Thats why I'm still waiting and watching...
 

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The new Escape has been a HUGE liability for Ford. I have a family member who is a ford tech and he has related to me in the past to be weary of the MKC, especially at first as the Escape's are CONSISTENTLY showing up in the shop (and not just for recalled components either)

Thats why I'm still waiting and watching...
I am also watching and waiting for this summer for the 2016 MKC (2nd year model) to probably buy one. Most of all these problems I been seeing on this website should be fix in 2016 MKC.
 

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The start button seems like something that they should have figured out during the design process. It is a bit of an inconvenience for Lincoln's newest model, but hopefully this will be the only recall on the MKC, and it can be partly expected given that it is a brand new model. There are often issues with first model year vehicles.

I wonder if it was a conscious decision. I have a 2013 MKZ and the Start Button is at the top of the button array. Several reviewers of that car criticized it because it was sort of inconvenient and suggested it be moved down. My 2015 MKC has it at the bottom and it is more convenient, but I am used to the MKZ layout so I occasionally hit the wrong button when I switch cars. I've never hit it accidentally and I am not sure how folks are doing that. I am hoping the MKC recall will move it to the top like the MKZ - so they are consistent..
 

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If Escape's are always in the shop,would they build the MKC's ????????
Hope i didn't make a mistake buying mine.
How do other's feel about there purchase ?????
 

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Two news sites with nothing new to print, so they put out old news with a new date, whatever.

So, a supplier had a minor mess up on a months worth of the nickel in their fuel pumps, 11.866 on the Escape and 337 MKC's, their being replaced, early on. So, the news article uses the photo of the MKC to draw new attention.

Our Start/Stop is at the top, where I would agree is the better placement above P. Very good that Lincoln is replacing the early ones. I wonder how many owners know, once you are finished parking and next plan to stop the engine, you can simply press the S/S button and the Trans will then which to P and engine stop all in one step.

I guess some fail to look at what their touching so they blame the manufacturer, who should have known better. I wonder how many of them fail to fully read and comprehend their vehicle's owners Manuel.

As for the need of a thumb to steady ones finger, maybe the roadway just is too ruff, or it is simply not the time to be touching anything. How many even think of this, at times you may be able to touch parts of the touch screen with the knuckle of your middle finger, that is one less finger print per touch on your screen!

I spent the time to interact and understand just about everything a new vehicle has to offer long before any thought of purchase. I come up with questions a lot of salesman are rarely asked, simply because the average customer is in too big a rush to get it over with.

For all that is involved in today's new vehicle, I feel their doing quite well. 2,000 miles, no problems and very satisfied.
 

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If Escape's are always in the shop,would they build the MKC's ????????
Hope i didn't make a mistake buying mine.
How do other's feel about there purchase ?????
I have had mine for 4 months, 6000 km and zero problems.
Still feel it's the best vehicle I have ever owned.
 

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I've had mine for 2-1/2 months (2500 miles) and have had zero problems. Just like MkcYYC, so far this is the finest vehicle I've ever owned. I still get a kick out of taking it out and about......
 
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8000 miles with 0 problem.
As long as the car goes to the shop once for both defects, I see no problem with either a loaner car or A1 service!
With the start button moved to the top after the recall, I could say at least that I had the car in both configuration, and would feel like I got an updated 2016 car! :)
What really matters to me the most is that defects are found out early with quick and painless recall processes.
 

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I for one will NOT have the start button moved, I like it right where it is.
Yah keep the button where it at now and 20-30 years your MKC will be a Collectible car. You can tell be at car shows you have lincoln 1st small SUV made and rare one at that with button on bottom. It will be a good Conversation at car shows. :eek
 

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I was thinking about leaving the start button only because my hands are no where near it with the steering wheel telescope out, now when someone else drives and moves the steering wheel in, there would be a higher risk...something I'm not comfortable with.
 

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I, too, plan to leave mine where it is (on the bottom). To each their own of course, but I've not found any issue with accidentally hitting it while reaching for another button or function. I also find it a more familiar placement for a starter control as it is on the same latitudinal plane as the old ignition key cylinder on my former MKZ; my hand naturally reaches to that area when I get in to start the vehicle. I've driven the current MKZ several times, which has always had the button on the top, and I don't care for the reach or counterintuitive move in my muscle memory with it in that position.
 

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I will have mine moved as soon as I get the official recall notice! :grin


I've never hit the wrong one accidentally - but I have a 2013 MKZ also and the Start Button is at the top of the button array. The Start button at the bottom of the array on my MKC has been more than confusing.


I'm glad they decided to give us an option at least. Free is good too!
 
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