I decided there were too many issues with the BNSF ES44AC Lemon, er, uh, Loco so I returned it to Lionel for a repair. They agreed that there were too many separate issues and are sending me a replacement. I pushed for a replacement and appreciate Lionel's concern and willingness to try to satisfy me.
Also my Legacy remote has never fully charged so it was returned for repair as well. Supposedly a known issue that requires some hardware upgrades/mods.
Not much going on with trains during the summer so good time for me and Lionel service.