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Old 09-22-2016, 04:20 PM   #15
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We are looking into flat towing a 2017 MKX, Do you have a pic of the Blue Ox modification? I would be able to make those modifications myself, and I would like to see or know what they did, I am sure it was a little welding and bracket making to relocate the sensor, or notching the adapter. But a pic would be great if you have one.


We normally tow a trailer but a second option in areas that do not accommodate the trailer make the MKX flat tow, a nice backup.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:17 PM   #16
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I've now towed our 2016 MKX (loaded) 3 times. No problems. Road master/Lincoln tow setup works as advertised.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:56 AM   #17
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On day 3 of my first (5 day) trip, where I was towing 5-6 hours per day, and not using the battery disconnect switch*, my battery died while parked in a campground overnight.
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Did you have the car turned off while towing when it went dead?
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:21 AM   #18
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Did you have the car turned off while towing when it went dead?
Yes, once the neutral tow feature is activated, I press the start button to turn the power off.
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I am getting ready to do a self install of the smi Air Force one system on my 2016 MKX. Does anyone that has a similar install have any photos of where they main components were installed? Not a lot of obvious locations available at first inspection. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:51 AM   #20
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I noticed yours (OP) was a Black Label MKX, did you find the experience different? worth the extra?


We are waiting on the 2017 Black Label MKX we ordered, very excited for the 9 speed transmission, I believe the 2016 is a 6 speed transmission.


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I noticed yours (OP) was a Black Label MKX, did you find the experience different? worth the extra?


We are waiting on the 2017 Black Label MKX we ordered, very excited for the 9 speed transmission, I believe the 2016 is a 6 speed transmission.


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The "experience" didn't really provided a lot of value for us, but we purchased the vehicle over the phone from Hawaii. We do love the vehicle, though!
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We are waiting on the 2017 Black Label MKX we ordered, very excited for the 9 speed transmission, I believe the 2016 is a 6 speed transmission.
Are you sure the 9 speed is towable? The GM/Ford 6-speed is towable but most of the other transmissions are not.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:45 AM   #23
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MRUSA14 Lincoln says it will be, but time will tell.
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Brake Buddy

I am setting up my 2016 MKX for towing and want to use the Brake Buddy. The Brake Buddy needs 12 Volt power to operate and is designed to plug into an accessory plug. Does anyone know if when the car is put into tow mode are any of the 12 Volt accessory ports still powered?
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Towed our new 2016 first time Monday. Odd thing happened?? I left the keys in the car on the console. When I got to where I was going the car was locked up?? It wouldn't take the door code I had put in it. Had to call locksmith to get in. Had to reset the door code. Anyone run into this?

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After reading various comments - I sent Lincoln a note. See reply:

Dear Mr. Sandberg,

My name is Brooke and I am a Concierge Service Manager for Lincoln. Thank you for contacting us about towing your 2016 Lincoln MKX behind your motorhome. We appreciate your loyalty with the Lincoln family.

You do not need to pull out the fuse to prevent the battery from draining while towing because you turn off the ignition once the vehicle is in Neutral Tow Mode.

Enter Neutral Tow mode by doing the following:

1. Put the ignition in accessory mode by pressing the engine START button without pressing the brake pedal.
2. Select Neutral Tow under the Vehicle Settings menu in the information display.
3. Press and hold the OK button to start the neutral tow process.
4. Press the brake pedal and select N on the push-button transmission.
5. Turn the ignition off by pressing the engine START button without pressing the brake pedal.

If the process is completed successfully:

the N on the push-button transmission blinks slowly
Neutral Tow Engaged turn ignition off for towing appears in the information display.

Thank you again for contacting Lincoln.

Regards,

Brooke
Lincoln Concierge Service Manager
Lincoln Motor Company

Does anyone known how critical it is to always keep your speed below 65MPH? Since the MKX has a neutral tow mode why is the speed limit at 65mph. I am not suggesting one should be driving at excessive speeds but there are time when traveling over 65mph might be desirable.
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