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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182015

C-Max Hybrid

  • 65,000 miles


At first the cmac would not start followed by all the electricity in the goes dead (horny lights radio now have everything). I was then driving at about 45 mph the car slowed down by itself while I was pressing the gas to about 5 mph and I could not go above that. The slowdown was immediate like the car downshifted in the lower gear. The dealer says they do not know what caused it but they saw the 12volt battery add a bad cell and so they believing that that's what could've caused all the problems.I contacted Ford and they said to let the dealer handle it. My main concern is the car coming to almost a full stop in the mitts of high-speed especially with no prior warning or indications.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014

C-Max Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
One month after the electronic steering module failed (as previously reported here) & had to be replaced, the rcm module failed. Advanced traction control, and airbag lights were/are lit on dashboard. I drove without a functioning airbag for 10 days while best Ford nashua tried to replace the module which is out of stock. Yesterday 6/6/14 Ford nashua provided a rental car until they can get the part.

- Wilton, NH, USA

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