pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,178 miles

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid lights problems

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 222016

C-Max Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 30 miles


After driving for about 30 miles at night, I get a burning smell in the interior of the car. I have had people stop me to tell me that my rear tail lights are out. This has happened only twice but I rarely drive at night. I was on the freeway the last time and some people followed me to tell me that they could barely see me. I have a black car and license plate. The car is our of warranty and I don't know if my extended warrant will cove it. I am terrified to drive it at night now.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152013

C-Max Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
The lift gate repeatedly continues to crash down on my shoulder and back after having to physically lift open the lift gate because the buttons or controls to opera lift gate would not work would not open without me lifting it when I completely opened it and went to lean in my leased Ford cmax the lift gate came down crashing onto on my back shoulder neck as I was leaning well into the rear hatchback area.this continues repeatedly having to physically open lift gate and then it crashes back down on me without touching any buttons or even trying to close it.I reported incident at time I took leased Ford in again for recall service and still Ford says the recall work is complete and the liftgate actuator has never been replaced after multiple complaints and multiple attempts to bring it to dealership for service on our leased cmax.this has been reported to Ford dealership and had to go into Ford for warranty recall notice of lift gate actuator was to be replaced as well.the lift gate continues to have issues and will come down while I am underneath and it has to be manually closed and opened buttons work occasionally never for longer than a week besides it comes down and actually bounces back up off my body to come crash down again before I can try to get away.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 102013

C-Max Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 10,005 miles
Our leased Ford cmax was parked thurs Nov 8th with all doors locked windows rolled completely up and remained un touched, un driven, keys not touched at all until several days later we came home in other vehicle sun late morning noonish to find that our leased Ford cmax hybrid had all 4 windows rolled completely down doors unlocked without being touched, driven, keys not touched either for 3 days prior.the 2 keys that came with it were in their normal storage place at our home. When we left the leased Ford cmax had all 4 windows up.this happened again the following Sunday Nov 17th 2013 mid morning early afternoon under the exact parking place windows completely up doors locked we came home again Ford cmax had all 4 windows rolled completely down doors unlocked.no body else lives with us or even has access to the keys nor did we touch the keys and did not drive the cmax for days prior to each incident.the 3rd time a sun Nov 24th 2013 I did finally take video showing the cmax with windows down doors unlocked.this has not ever been mentioned that it is possible or that our leased Ford cmax can roll its windows down all by itself multiple times.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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