Ford issued a recall yesterday for certain 2015 C-MAX vehicles that were sold in North America and built at the Wayne Michigan Assembly Plant from April 22, 2014 through June 12, 2015. In these vehicles it could be possible for the engine to continue to run after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button. Dealers will update the body control module software at no cost to the customer. The recall is field service action number: 15C06. Recall notifications are listed for your own C-MAX at the Sync My Ride site.
According to the Canadian government and the US NHTSA there is a new recall (May 7th) on some 2013 and 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi cars. The advisory on the Canadian site states, “On certain vehicles, due to a defect in the restraint control module programming, deployment of the side curtain airbags may be delayed in certain rollover circumstances, which could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.” According to the NHTSA website, “Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the RCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 26, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.” C-Max owners can check for the recall at the Ford Owner website. The recall notice at the Ford Owner website is listed for my Energi as ID: 14S04, Reprogram Restraints Control Module. It also appears on the FordEtis website, along with a SYNC change that I wasn’t aware of. FordEtis is a useful tool to find possible issues with your C-Max.
This article was update on May 10, 2014 to reflect changes on the NHTSA website.
According to an article by Reuters, some 2013 Ford C-Max vehicles contain seat backs that don’t comply with the National Highway Traffic Administration standards. The frames have sub-standard welds and the vehicles are being recalled. C-Max owners can check for the recall at the Ford Owner website.