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    Pasadena Lady is offline Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
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    Don't you think thst Lincoln was trying to re-capture the allure of the Continental in an updated version?
    I have never seen any concept car go into production looking exactly like it's prototype. There are always costs and design work that carries through to production.
    I am still waiting for vehicles to have a look that immediately tells you what they are. The older Conti cars had a look! But in this day and age there are not as recognizable designs. Some mistakes are made like you can pick out a Cadillac CTS or ATS or even some of the SUVs by the front design or rear lights design. The only problem that I see is the distinction between the models is blurred. (Is it a CTS or ATS or a CTS-V or ATS-V, but you know it is a Cadillac)
    Maybe Lincoln is going that route?

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    I talked to my dealer today about lower sales in March and he confirmed that the air bag module recall was responsible and would also affect sales in April. I ordered my car on 16 March and it is going into production the week of 1 June with anticipated delivery about 18 to 24 June. So my car is anticipated to take 14 weeks to delivery (for a rushed order accepted by Lincoln even) when the advertised time frame is 6 to 8 weeks to delivery.

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    Pasadena Lady is offline Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
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    Hard to believe thst your car ordered in March won't even be built until June. This airbag problem seems to be getting worse and not better!
    You must have the patience to wait it out! Hope your wait time will be worth it all when your car finally arrives.
    I haven't got the second letter saying the parts arrrived to fix the airbag problem. My brother wonders if it is safe to drive? I mentioned about all of the used cars out there with airbag problems thst aren't being recalled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Hard to believe thst your car ordered in March won't even be built until June. This airbag problem seems to be getting worse and not better!
    You must have the patience to wait it out! Hope your wait time will be worth it all when your car finally arrives.
    I haven't got the second letter saying the parts arrrived to fix the airbag problem. My brother wonders if it is safe to drive? I mentioned about all of the used cars out there with airbag problems thst aren't being recalled.
    My dealer received today the module for a stock Continental that could not be driven since before I ordered my car, 16 March. A MKX from the same time frame is still back ordered. New driveable Continentals are in very short supply. My dealer bought one from another dealer and paid a $1,700 premium to get it so he could have a demonstrator for his clients. This recall is way more extensive than the Ford recall notices indicate.

    It is apparently a Takata air bag module for the driver frontal air bag that may separate from the air bag itself or involve other problems. Why would Ford source from Takata when they cannot correct air bag problems from 2008 and later that caused deaths. The current Continental recall initially affected Continentals built from Jan 13, 2016 to Jan 18, 2017, but my dealer says it was expanded to Continentals (and others) built up to 1 March 2017, and affected the production line too in March.

    What a mess.

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    Pasadena Lady is offline Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
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    Maybe my brother was right. How safe is my car? I don't know what can really happen with the Takata airbag before , during or after an accident. Apparently Ford/Lincoln must be ok with letting owners drive until a fix is available. Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Maybe my brother was right. How safe is my car? I don't know what can really happen with the Takata airbag before , during or after an accident. Apparently Ford/Lincoln must be ok with letting owners drive until a fix is available. Really?
    The cars that are affected by the recall as dealer stock cannot be driven on the road, they are stuck at the dealership. That is why very few Continentals are on the road. Looking at the VIN of cars made in Nov and Dec 2016 and subject to the recall there is a 17,000 difference in the production sequence number (VIN digits 12 thru 17) and my car scheduled for 1 June production. So with only 3,200 or so reported as sold so far there must be a lot of Continentals parked somewhere waiting for the driver air bag module.

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