See the smile on the Service Advisor´s face. Rotate the key to the off position. You really need to press the dealer to make sure the software is up to date. So I learned how to jump start it. Do you really want untrained technicians working on it, using generic or even used parts? The 12v battery is jumped with connectors under the hood but the battery is located at the back of the vehicle at least with the C-Max Energi.
For vehicles with push-button start, press the start button to turn the vehicle off completely. Do not attempt to start the engine. That should get their attention. They come in 110 hp and 140 hp for the 1. My question is should the battery be depleted that much and should I talked to Ford about replacement of the battery while still under warranty? They replace the and since Ford discontinued the brand after the 2011 and the Escape Hybrid after the 2012 year model.
It seats five passengers and has a large amount of cargo space, which can be increased by folding the rear seats flat. The C-Max Energi ranked as the fifth top selling plug-in electric car in the U. They explained that several factors could affect hybrid fuel economy more than that of regular gasoline engines, including speed as the difference between 75 mph and 65 mph could produce a 7-mpg difference in fuel economy ; outside temperature the difference between 40 °F and 70 °F could result in a 5 mpg difference ; and vehicle break-in a 5 mpg difference could occur from the difference 0 miles to 6,0 miles. There is also a substantial labor cost for replacing the battery. My driving gets about 14. If you had an eight year old car with a failed transmission you would probably replace it with one from a salvage yard not a new one. Yes, the cost of electricity does seem to be more then gas at the moment.
If you really have a loss of 30% it is unacceptable. Due to the criticism and lawsuits, in July 2013 Ford announced it would boost the on-road fuel efficiency of the C-Max and its other two 2013 hybrids through changes in the vehicle control software, in an effort to improve customer satisfaction. If any part of the original bodywork of the vehicle is perforated by rust corrosion, the panel s affected by the perforation will be repaired or replaced by any Ford Authorised Repairer, completely free of charge, regardless of any change in vehicle ownership. And as usual, my Ford dealer cannot explain what is going on just like all the previous service visits. I was charging the car at least once a day many times twice a day.
What is the paint warranty on a new Ford vehicle? Later, the owner asked the service department for a better quote. Early European models include 5 seats, and 7-seat models entered the market at the end of 2010 except Russia, where there is only the 7-seat model. If you are a C-Max owner that has not had any problems, consider yourself lucky. There is also going to be some loss in the battery charging process. Still, I wonder what the actual cost per mile really is? This blog was published on 4 Dec 2012, updated on 13 Dec 2012 and revised and republished on September 28, 2013. So, I have my doubts if I am really saving much, but still, it is a fun toy to drive and gives me the option of two types of fuel. Production of the C-Max Energi in the United States ended in September 2017, while Hybrid production ended in 2018.
And how could I forget a few months ago when one day the pass side window would not roll all the way back up. Cal the 8000 in our owners stuff and complain about the weld and the battery issue. Why not protect your investment with the best coverage possible? Try This Pre-Purchase Test Walk into the service department of your local Ford dealer. Ford article on Green vehicles. The C Max has actually been in production since several years before 2012 in Europe. The Service: Oil reset complete message will no longer be displayed. The 2013 hybrid averaged 42mpg.
It still has the original battery which Toyota had a 100,000 mile warranty. The paint surface warranty runs from the first registration date of the vehicle. The car started out great with 21m. It was a big expense to replace. More range during warm months. The newer your car, the better your battery since the manufacturers have developed better quality control in the last few years. Replacement can be done wirh a salvaged battery more cheaply by a non dealer service location.
A 15amp circuit in your house at 110 volts would supply about 1. Actually, mine is a C-Max Energi, so apparently has 3 batteries, 12 v, 1. Note that what the car projects as the distance traveled with a full charge is not the same as the battery capacity. They want you to be happy with your purchase and tell others about your ownership experience. The cost of gas is low enough now that charging is more expensive. Both the plug-in and hybrid version designs are based on the European gasoline- and diesel-powered versions.
But, when you charge the 7. The interior room, handling, and overall comfort make me not worry too much about longevity. All this while still under the factory warranty. Ford introduced the C-Max in the United States as its first line of vehicles, which includes the C-Max Hybrid, released in September 2012, and the C-Max Energi , launched in October 2012. I am totally comfortable with the battery portion of the car.