Wind Or Whistle Noise From Exterior Mirror(s) At Highway Speed – 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX & 2019 Nautilus

NHTSA ID Number: 10162065

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB 19-2198


Some 2016-2018 MKX and 2019 Nautilus vehicles may exhibit a wind or whistle noise from the exterior mirror(s) at highway speed. This may be due to the spacing between the exterior mirror base and the mirror cover. To correct the condition, follow the Service Procedure steps to add foam to the back of the mirror cover for the affected side(s).


4 Affected Products


LINCOLN MKX 2016-2018

Wind Or Whistle Noise From Exterior Mirror(s) At Highway Speed
17 June 2019



2016-2018 MKX
2019 Nautilus


Issue: Some 2016-2018 MKX and 2019 Nautilus vehicles may exhibit a wind or whistle noise from the exterior mirror(s) at highway speed. This may be due to the spacing between the exterior mirror base and the mirror cover. To correct the condition, follow the Service Procedure steps to add foam to the back of the mirror cover for the affected side(s).

Action: Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition on vehicles that meet the following criteria:

  • 2016-2018 MKX or 2019 Nautilus
  • Wind or whistle noise from the exterior mirror(s) at highway speeds



Part Number Description Quantity
Obtain Locally Isopropyl Alcohol 1
164-R4901 PVC Soft Foam Tape 1
Only As Needed
164-R4900 Rotunda Squeak And Rattle Kit 1

Warranty Status: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

Labor Times


Description Operation No. Time
2016-2019 MKX, 2019 Nautilus: Install Foam Tape Following The Service Procedure On One (1) Exterior Mirror. Includes Time To Road Test (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 192198A 0.6 Hrs.
2016-2019 MKX, 2019 Nautilus: Install Foam Tape Following The Service Procedure On Both (2) Exterior Mirrors. Includes Time To Road Test (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 192198B 0.8 Hrs.


Repair/Claim Coding 

Causal Part: 17682
Condition Code: 42


Service Procedure

  1. Position the exterior mirror glass for access. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

Position the exterior mirror glass for access

  1. Release the mirror glass and disconnect the electrical connectors. (Figure 2)

Figure 2

Release the mirror glass

  1. Remove the 2 screws and the mirror glass bezel. It is not necessary to remove the mirror motor. (Figure 3)

Figure 3

Remove the 2 screws and the mirror glass bezel

  1. Remove the screw and position the mirror cover aside. (Figure 4)

Figure 4

Remove the screw and position the mirror cover aside

  1. Disconnect the 2 electrical connectors.
  2. Remove the foam seal tape if present and clean the location shown with isopropyl alcohol. (Figure 5)

Figure 5

foam seal tape

  1. Dry the surface using a lint free cloth.
  2. Cut one piece of PVC soft foam tape from the Rotunda Squeak and Rattle Kit as shown. (Figure 6)

Figure 6

PVC soft foam tape

Item Description
A 155 mm (6 inches)
B 51 mm (2 inches)
C 22 mm (7/8 inch)
D 9 mm (3/8 inch)
  1. Install the trimmed piece of PVC soft foam tape. (Figure 7)

(1). Position the tape so it will not be visible after reassembly.

Figure 7

PVC soft foam tape

  1. To assemble, refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-09.

(1). Make sure to not damage the foam tape when installing the mirror housing.

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