CMAX transmission fail after only 67,000 miles
I bought a 2014 CMAX on 2015 February and it so far has 67,000 miles on it. Mostly freeways miles. I recently drove from Florida to California. The Transmission was damaged due to the engine overheat; now it needs replaced along with many other parts such as filters fluid etc. The service cost well over $1500 not including Transmission replacement. The CMAX does not has a Engine temperature gauge that is a big design issue. It depends on the programs to generate alert but it never did. Until the engine begin to shake each time accelerate. For a vehicle with only 67,000 miles the transmission should not needs to be replaced nor repaired. It really doesn’t stands against the competitors. However, before it happens, the car was easy to drive. My car was serviced at Ford dealer only it also indicates another problem of the quality of service. I am a very gentle driver. To be fair, I believe drove through extremely hot area also contributed the problems
Transmission defect in 3of4 DO NOT BUY
BEFORE YOU BUY THIS KNOW THAT 3 OUT OF 4 TRANSMISSIONS INSTALLED IN THE C-MAX WILL BREAK GUARANTEED!!! THE WARRANTY ONLY COVERS A LIKE NEW TRANSMISSION WITH A ONE YEAR WARRANTY. THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO END UP REPLACING THAT ONE IN EXACTLY 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR $8,000. DO YOUR RESEARCH DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!!!
Great car for the money!
Ford has given the hybrid world a shot in the arm! The C-MAX is a stylish alternative to more established players like the Toyota Prius. The Ford C-Max Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine, combined with a lithium-ion powered battery, that produces 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. This means when you are accelerating from a stop or moving at highway speeds, the C-Max Hybrid feels zippy. It also smoothly transitions between gas and electric power. The C-Max Hybrid rides firmly but also feels smooth on most road surfaces. It has responsive steering, a composed ride, and strong brakes. With all this zip and responsiveness, you still get an EPA estimated 44 mpg in the city, and 41mpg on the highway! These estimates are only topped, and slightly, by the Toyota Prius v’s.