Precisely 13,574 early 2015 Lincoln MKC crossovers are being recalled to move the engine start/stop button. The affected vehicles were produced between Aug. 20, 2013 and Sept. 9, 2014 for sale in Canada, United States, and Mexico.
Why move the button? The initial location of the button was at the bottom left of the center infotainment center. It was the bottom button in the column on buttons to control the transmission. Some drivers can accidentally push this button while driving, confusing it for something else. It goes without saying, that it’s not safe to turn off your vehicle while driving. This may cause the driver to lose control and prevent the safety systems from functioning properly.
Lincoln says that it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this potential confusion. However, it decided to move the start/stop button to the upper part of the console, above the “P” button – park position for the transmission. The transmission control buttons (P, R, N, D, and S) move down.
Watch this TFLcar first drive review video of the 2015 Lincoln MKC (that also shows the button in the old position).
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011.