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My 2008 Lincoln MKX is having some problems when it rains. About 2 months ago then engine quit running and all the dash lights came on like the key was turned off. I was going down the highway at 45 MPH. I put it in neutral and restarted the car but the radio and map were blank. I pulled the car off the road and after about ten minutes things started coming back. I contacted my Lincoln service people and they told me it was just water splashed up under the hood that drowned out my engine. I finally accepted that and did not have any more problem until today. Today, Saturday, August 23, 2008, my wife was driving the Lincoln and I was not with her. It was a rainy day and she had several stops to make. I received three desperate cell phone calls from her but she could not hear me nor could I hear her. Her phone was locked in to Sync but the screen was blank in the car. Sync had her locked in so she could not call. In addition, the windows would not go up or down and hers was halfway down and it was raining. None of the dash lights made sense, then the tailgate started going up and down on it’s own. She got out of the car and manually put the tailgate down in the rain. She parked it under a covered area for a few minutes then things started coming back working again. I don’t understand what is taking place but I don’t like it and I need some help in determining what can be done to prevent a recurrence.

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Hi, Cars tend to act weird when is raining because the fans splash water all over the engine,But your problem is worst than that , You should have the dealer take a good look at your vehicle ,That problem is not normal, GoodLuck

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You have a problem with the can network in the cars computer its shutting you down to keep from causing other problems . take it to you local lincoln dealer and have them fix the problem if they dont fix it or say they cant find the problem call the service hotline and report them. lincoln has a very high quality rating and will do anything to make their customers happy. the number is in you owners manual . i hate to say it but alot of dealers out there dont look hard enough to find the problem. you have lincoln on your side or find a better dealer.

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