MyFord Mobile App Working for C-Max Energi

According to Steve Liu, a CMaxChat follower, the MyFord Mobile app is now compatible with the C-Max Energi.  The incompatibility of this app with the C-Max Energi has been a frustration for many early adopters.  I’m posting this blog to encourage owners to use the app.  I would also appreciate feedback on the app posted as comments to this blog.


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Where can I get the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Manuals?

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Answer: Some C-Max buyers or prospective customers that want to research these vehicles to the extreme will be interested in checking the manuals.  The Manuals are now available at the Ford Owner web site.  The available manuals are:

Energi Quick Reference Guide 1st Printing

Owner Manual 1st Printing

[Hybrid] Quick Reference Guide 1st & 2nd Printing

Roadside Assistance Card 1st Printing

Sirius Satellite Radio Information Card 1st Printing

Tire Warranty 2nd Printing

Warranty Guide 2nd Printing

First Published Nov 16, 2012.  Updated January 2, 2013.


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What Do I Need To Be Aware of During Breaking-In for a Ford C-Max Hybrid or Energi?

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid has an engine break-in of 1000 miles.

Answer: New Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi owners may want to be aware of all notes on breaking-in the C-Max included in the manual.  Here’s a complete list:

Breaking-in, Page 246

You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unusual driving characteristics. The engine also needs to break in. Avoid hard accelerations and driving too fast for the first 1000 miles. If possible, avoid carrying heavy loads up steep grades during the break-in period.

Fuel Economy During Breaking-in, Page 180 and 196

Your fuel economy should improve throughout your hybrid’s break-in period. …Do not measure fuel economy during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) of driving (this is your engine’s break-in period); a more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 miles–3000 miles (3200 kilometers–4800 kilometers).

Vehicle Health Report, Page 400

The system allows you to check your vehicle’s overall health in the form of a diagnostic report card. [Note: In order to allow a break-in period for your vehicle, you may not be able to create a Vehicle Health Report until your vehicle odometer has reached 200 miles.]  The vehicle health report contains valuable information such as:

• Vehicle Diagnostic Information

• Scheduled maintenance

• Open Recalls and Field Service Actions

• Unserviced items from vehicle inspections by your authorized dealer.


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