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ST vs Aviator

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Ok, so the Sync / GPS and other technology issues are driving my OCD into overdrive and grating on my nerves.

Does anyone have any experience with moving from an ST to the Aviator?

Do the Lincoln vehicles suffer from the same technology issues?

I am contemplating trading the ST in for one.
 

zdubyadubya

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And more “technology”. If THATs what’s getting on your nerves about this vehicle, moving to an Aviator is moving in the wrong direction. Plus it’s lots heavier and therefore noticeably slower even though it’s got the same 400hp tune on the 3.0EB
 
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They are built in the same factory with many of the same components, so I wouldn't expect too much of a difference. It's really hit and miss, and from what I have read a LOT of it has to do with ground wires not installed correctly. Personally I haven't had any issues, nor have many others.

These issues aren't limited to the Explorer, read up on Telluride/Palisade/Atlas/InsertSUVhere forums.
 
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Last ditch effort to fix Sync/GPS Navigation system.

ST has been a dealers since last week. Everything they tried didn’t work. They called Ford.

They were told to check/change cables from antenna to the unit. This was already changed, several months ago and did nothing.

This time however if it doesn’t solve the problem they will be replacing the APIM.

In the meantime they have me driving a loaner Corsair. Not so bad?!

I think the Aviator is looking better every day.
 
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Another update. APIM is on order.

Im looking forward to driving with a fully functional Sync/Navigation Infotainment system!
 
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New APIM installed. GPS/Sync system working much better.

First ignition in the morning still getting the dreaded crossed out GPS symbol, but, the GPS is correctly tracking my location? Next ignition, it clears and everything works.

Still seriously considering the Aviator.
 

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