2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Available in 2 styles:  2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid 4dr Hatchback shown
Starting MSRP
$25,200–$28,365
Estimated MPG

42 city / 37 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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C-Max Hybrid

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Recall number: 14V164000
Recall date: 04/02/2014

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 FORD FUSION AND LINCOLN MKZ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED AUGUST 15, 2012, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2013, 2013-2014 FORD ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JUNE 5, 2012, THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2013, AND 2013-2014 FORD C-MAX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 23, 2012, THROUGH MAY 28, 2013. THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATBACK ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH SUB-STANDARD WELD JOINTS USED TO ATTACH THE SEAT BACK RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT FRAME. THE AFFECTED SEAT BACKS MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NUMBER 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS.

Consequence:

THE BACK OF THE SUBJECT SEATS MAY BECOME LOOSE OR LEAN WHILE DRIVING AND POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN CERTAIN CRASHES.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEATBACK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND MAY 19, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14C03.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/23/2012 and 05/28/2013.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Recall number: 13V475000
Recall date: 10/17/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 FOCUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND 2013 C-MAX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS PUSH BUTTON START SYSTEM. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE IS NO AUDIBLE CHIME WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATIONAL AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT AN AUDIBLE DOOR CHIME, A VEHICLE OWNER MAY OPEN THE DOOR AND EXIT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING REMINDED THAT THE VEHICLE IS STILL OPERATIONAL, LEAVING THE VEHICLE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THEFT.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR THE DOOR CHIME, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C07.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/30/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/01/2012 and 04/24/2013.


EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

Recall number: 13V475000
Recall date: 10/17/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 FOCUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND 2013 C-MAX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS PUSH BUTTON START SYSTEM. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE IS NO AUDIBLE CHIME WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATIONAL AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT AN AUDIBLE DOOR CHIME, A VEHICLE OWNER MAY OPEN THE DOOR AND EXIT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING REMINDED THAT THE VEHICLE IS STILL OPERATIONAL, LEAVING THE VEHICLE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THEFT.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR THE DOOR CHIME, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C07.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/30/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/01/2012 and 04/24/2013.


STRUCTURE

Recall number: 13V303000
Recall date: 07/10/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 C-MAX HYBRID VEHICLES, WITHOUT PANORAMIC ROOFS, THAT WERE MANUFACTURED JANUARY 19, 2012, THROUGH JUNE 25, 2013. DURING VEHICLE TESTING, THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED A HEAD INJURY CRITERIA REQUIREMENT SET BY THE STANDARD. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN OCCUPANT COULD BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF AN INJURY.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL ENERGY ABSORBERS BETWEEN THE HEADLINER AND THE ROOF. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 19, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C02.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/19/2012 and 06/25/2013.


LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Recall number: 13V085000
Recall date: 03/07/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 FOCUS AND C-MAX VEHICLES BUILT FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2012, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2012; AND MODEL YEAR 2013 ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2012, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2012. THE LEFT REAR DOOR CHILD LOCK WAS BUILT INCORRECTLY. AS A RESULT, THE CHILD LOCK MAY NOT ENGAGE WHEN THE OPERATOR USES NORMAL FORCE TO ACTIVATE THE CHILD LOCK.

Consequence:

THE OPERATOR MAY INCORRECTLY BELIEVE THE CHILD LOCK IS ENGAGED. HOWEVER, THE DOOR MAY BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO AN UNRESTRAINED CHILD.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AFFECTED REAR DOOR LATCHES, AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 25, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/16/2012 and 11/21/2012.


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