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post #1 of 3 Old 10-21-2016, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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As the owner of a '17 Ford Escape and a 2016 Lincoln MKZ awd Welcome. One issue the MKZ is having is that sometimes I get a screen message that the car does not recognize that a key is present. This happens when I have my key in my pocket and I have started and am driving the car! I had the fob battery replaced and it is now happening again. My wife's key fob has yet to do this and she is the main driver of the vehicle. It still is driveable when it happens and when I try to replicate it it does not reappear for awhile. Very strange, not a problem with my FE fob and the '17 FE.

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-23-2016, 11:43 PM
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Maybe there is a loose contact inside the key or it bends in your pocket and loses contact?

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-23-2016, 11:57 PM
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I would try your wife's fob in your pocket, and see if it does the same thing. If it does, then it might be something else on your person that may be causing interference (cell phone?). If not, I would bring it up with the dealer the next time you are there.

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