Addressing Memory Functions in Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX
Today’s complex vehicles are forcing collision repair facilities
to address repair issues they never had to address a few years
ago. The diagnostic age is upon us, and without the proper tools,
training and information to properly assess and repair these
vehicles’ complex systems, your shop may be forced to outsource
many repairs that you otherwise could have done.
Today’s modern shop should, at a minimum, consider purchasing a
scan tool to access and review system-related faults and issues.
Performing diagnostic procedures in your own facility frees you
from having to rely on outside businesses to dictate vehicle
cycle times, cost factors and related repair warranties.
The reality is that at some point, you’re going to have to
research and acquire the tools, training and information needed
to deal with these complex problems. The good news is that once
you’ve geared up for them, you’ll reap the benefits of additional
revenue for diagnostic time and associated components.
This article describes one such issue you may be faced with when
working on a 2011 Ford Edge or 2011 Lincoln MKX.
Always refer to ALLDATA for safety procedures, identification of
material types, recommended refinish materials, removal and
installation procedures. Always refer to Ford Motor Company for
questions relating to applicable or non applicable warranty
Some 2011 Edge/MKX vehicles built on or before Jan. 20, 2011 may
experience various issues with the functioning of memory
seats/mirrors/columns, such as:
If the memory positions are not programmed, Easy Entry/Exit
may not work.
With Easy Entry/Exit enabled, the seat may move backward when
putting the key in the ignition or may move forward when removing
the key from the ignition.
If the mirror or column is moved via the switch after a
memory recall, it may not remain in that position and may instead
move to the memory position with the next key in or key out.
A memory position recall may occur when putting the key in or
out of the ignition.
If the front tilt and rear lift switches are operated
together in opposite directions, the seat stops moving.
Memory seats may not move forward when memory recall is
commanded via switch or fob.
To correct these concerns, the driver seat module will need to be
Re-program the driver seat module to the latest software
calibration level using the IDS release 71.02A or higher. This
new calibration is not included in the VCM 2011.1 DVD.
Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
NOTE: After reflashing the driver seat module, the soft stops
must be reset. Refer to workshop manual section 501-10 Diagnosing