Learning How to Operate the C-Max with Ford Videos

Ford has produced many videos illustrating the operation of the C-Max Hybrid or Energi.  They are disorganized and mixed with videos for other vehicles.  I’ve listed the videos that are applicable to the C-Max below.  Captions of videos that apply only to the C-Max Energi start with Energi.  Other videos are for both vehicles.

Fueling

Pressurized Gasoline Fuel Door

Energi Fuel Freshness and Oil Maintenance

Energi Charging

Energi Installation of a 240V Charging Station, Note: This is not required.  A 120V Charger is included with the Energi.  There are also other 240V solutions which I wrote about in a earlier blog.

 MyFord Mobile (Videos for Energi Only)

MyFord® Mobile – Introduction and Registration for your Ford C-MAX Energi

MyFord Mobile – Smartphone Features for your Ford C-Max Energi

MyFord Mobile – Programming your Ford C-MAX Energi Charge Settings

MyFord Mobile – Website Features for your Ford C-MAX Energi

C-Max Energi Gauge Detail

Ford C-Max Energi Gauge Detail

Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel Cluster Display

Energi Instrument Panel Overview, Short Version

Energi Instrument Panel Overview, Long Version

Energi Display Mode: Range, Inform, Enlighten, Engage, Empower and MyView

Energi, EV Now, EV Later, and Auto EV

Energi EV Range and Instantaneous Fuel Gauge

Fuel Economy Menu in Instrument Panel Cluster Display

Trip and Lifetime Summary

Setting Trip Data

Safety

Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors

Improving MPG

Brake Coach

EV+ and ECO Cruise Control

Other

Electric Park Brake Control

Headset Adjustment

Rain Wiper Control

Rain Sensing Wipers

Power Window Control

Power Liftgate Features

Foot-activated Liftgate

C-Max Energi MyFord Touch Sony Audio

Ford C-Max Energi MyFord Touch Sony Audio System Front View

SYNC, MyFord, Navigation and RearView Camera

MyFord Touch – Programming your Ford C-Max Energi Charge Settings

MyFord Touch – Programming your Ford C-Max Energi Go Times

SYNC with MyFord Touch: System Settings/Master Reset

Using the 8-inch Touch Screen

Getting Help and System Information

Changing the Display Brightness

SYNC Services

MyFord Touch Overview

Using Voice Commands

SYNC with MyFord Touch Climate Control

Using Auto or Dual Mode Climate Controls

Setting the Temperature to “My Temp”

Heated and Cooled Seats

Heated Steering Wheel

Clean Pairing a Bluetooth Phone

SYNC Hands-free Features, Auto Call Transfer, Phone Book Download, Call and Text with Voice Commands

Making a Phone Call

Receiving an Incoming Call

Receiving a Call with Privacy Mode

Do Not Disturb

Receving & Sending Text Messages

Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist App and Installing new Ford Software

SYNC AppLink, Controlling Apps with Voice Commands

Navigation: Setting My Home

Navigation: Setting a Destination

Navigation: Saving Favorite Destinations

Navigation Route Options

Getting Directions with SYNC Services

Rear View Camera Settings

Setting the Clock

Settings: Enabling Valet Mode

Setting and Adjusting Ambient Lighting

Adding Wall Paper to the Home Screen

SYNC Music and Audio on iPhone Controlled with Voice Commands

Setting Radio Presets

Playing Music from an iPhone or other MP3 Player via USB

Playing Music from an iPhone or other MP3 Player via Bluetooth

Choosing Entertainment Features by Voice

This blog was edited on January 6th, 19th and March 31, 2013.

 

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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 is the Panoramic Fixed-Glass Sunroof like in the C-Max?

Answer: Many prospective buyers of the Ford C-Max Energi or Hybrid want to know what the panoramic sunroof is like.  The sunroof on the C-Max Hybrid and Energi is fixed – it doesn’t open.  When you look down on the roof exterior, the glass covers a very large area.  Examining the opening from the interior is different.  It is quite small.  It is set back very far from the front window too.  The opening of the sunroof is above the back of my wife’s head when she sits in the driver’s seat.  It is similar to the fixed sunroof on the Prius V, which is only available with the expensive technology package on the Prius.  It isn’t nearly as nice as the sunroof on some small SUVs, like the Volkswagen Tiguan.  Even though the sunroof is fixed, it lets light into the cabin and may make it feel more spacious and bright.

Panoramic Sunroof
Ford C-Max Panoramic Sunroof Interior. The front of the shade is set back from the driver’s head.

On January 10th, 2013, we were able to take photos of a Ford C-Max Energi with a panoramic sunroof.  My wife enjoyed how much lighter the sunroof made the cabin of the C-Max Energi.  The two pictures below give a better idea of the position of the driver’s head when the seat is moved backward and forward as far as it will move.

C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof – Driver’s seat in backward position.

C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof – Driver’s seat in forward position.

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof From Rear Passenger Seat

 

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