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2018 Lincoln MKZ Production Information


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#1 OFFLINE   ice-capades

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/03/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/02/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/12/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/13/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.


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#2 OFFLINE   ice-capades

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:41 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/02/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/12/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/13/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.


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#3 OFFLINE   ice-capades

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 MKZ.
 
  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/02/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date
 
  • 06/19/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/13/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date
The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.

Edited by akirby, 15 September 2017 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for posting this info. I noticed the revision of the 2018 MY Order Bank Order Date to 6-19. Could you explain what this means...Does it mean the date dealers can submit customer orders?

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for posting this info. I noticed the revision of the 2018 MY Order Bank Order Date to 6-19. Could you explain what this means...Does it mean the date dealers can submit customer orders?

 

That's the date the dealers can submit orders.  Period.   No difference in a stock order or customer special order other than the priority.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

That's the date the dealers can submit orders.  Period.   No difference in a stock order or customer special order other than the priority.

Question....if the order date for 2018 MKZ was Monday (6-19)....I assume the dealer must have the Order Guide? I tried looking online for the order guide before bothering the dealer.....any sites that might have it?

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:53 AM

Send a PM to Ice-Capades and see if he can post it.

 

Question....if the order date for 2018 MKZ was Monday (6-19)....I assume the dealer must have the Order Guide? I tried looking online for the order guide before bothering the dealer.....any sites that might have it?


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:01 AM

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide has not yet been released. It's usually available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is scheduled to open but there are sometimes delays for unknown reasons. I'll keep checking and will upload the order guide as soon as it's available.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:23 AM

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide has not yet been released. It's usually available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is scheduled to open but there are sometimes delays for unknown reasons. I'll keep checking and will upload the order guide as soon as it's available.


Thanks...I did find the 2018 Fleet Guide and it did show the CD player as carryover...which I wanted. I'll watch for your order guide. Much appreciated.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:17 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/01/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/19/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/13/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:25 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/05/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/19/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/20/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

I ordered a 2018 mkz early July.  My dealer can't find any info when he runs a locator.  any ideas



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:36 PM

Production hasn't started yet

What? What happened?


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

I ordered a 2018 mkz early July.  My dealer can't find any info when he runs a locator.  any ideas

  

Production hasn't started yet


If your dealer didn't know this they're idiots.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:53 AM

I'm always amazed but not really surprised, only because we've seen so many examples here at BOF over the years, as to how many dealers are so bad at knowing even the basics about order bank management, order submission, vehicle tracking, etc. Worse yet is that it reflects on all the other dealers that actually do know and do a pretty good job.

 

My best recommendation in these cases is for the customer to find out who at the dealership manages the order bank and deal directly with that person.



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:02 PM

duhhhh, we all know production hasn't started.  But production has always been scheduled well in advance and vin numbers are issued to the dealer.  That way you know when your vehicle is supposed to be built.  Previous [purchases have worked that way and the same dealer has been able to give the info much earlier.



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

Your VIN wont be assigned until the vehicle is scheduled to be built. Since it's a special order and not dealer stock it won't be scheduled until the ok to buy is given, which happens after 5 consecutive days of builds without major build errors. Since it's a mostly carry over model it's safe to say that should happen pretty quickly, probably within a week or 2 of production beginning


Your dealer should also know that ;)

Edited by fuzzymoomoo, 27 August 2017 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:07 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • ​09/05/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/19/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/20/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/06/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:05 PM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln MKZ

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/29/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/02/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/19/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/13/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/04/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.

When I clicked on the Lincoln MKZ order guide link, it took me to amazon...



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

I think that was done by the board software, not Ice-Capades.

here is the link to the 2018 order guide:

http://www.blueovalf...kz-order-guide/

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