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Ford C-MAX Problems and Repair Histories

74 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford C-MAX. 22 of these members (29.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 59 repairs to Ford C-MAXs--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford C-MAX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford C-MAX problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford C-MAX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford C-MAX repairs by problem area

15% of the Ford C-MAX repairs were to the engine, 3% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 61% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 59 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten Ford C-MAX problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2013 Ford C-MAX 4dr Hatch

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford C-MAX in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 1000    
2500 0 battery replaced 
3000 0 a/c didn't work; condenser replaced. 
8000 0 sync not recognizing phonebook 
Ford C-MAX in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 2000    
2000 0 Radio presets went away. Clock time had to be reset every couple days. Had to replace chip when the original one would not accept a reflash. 
Ford C-MAX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 2000    
2700 0 Release cable for one of the rear fold-flat seats was defective or missing, so seat wouldn't fold. Dealer replaced cable. 
12000 0 Loose trim on handbrake and luggage area cargo tie-downs. 
17000 0 Car was dead in driveway - not even enough juice for the dome light. Jump-started it and drove it to dealer, who implemented a TSB (recall) for this problem, replacing the battery and reflashing the dash computer software. 
Ford C-MAX in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 0    
0 Check fuel filler inlet light came on. Replaced parts. 
3000 0 Returned to dealer for Check Fuel Filler and Check Engine Light 
5000 0 Fuel filler inlets parts replaced again. 
8000 0 My Ford Touch firmware update to correct system freezes and phone disconnects. Rattles in the front suspension, this is the 3rd time this has been reported to dealer with no successful outcome. 
8500 0 MFT upgraded to v3.5.1, took a week to complete the upgrade. Rattles in front suspension remain unresolved. Dealer to replace sway-bar bushings. 
9000 0 Relashed PCMs for improved fuel economy. 
21000 0 Door chime recall. 
Ford C-MAX in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 0    
0 The Instrument Panel created a slow drain on the 12VDC battery causing the car to require being jump started in the morning. The dealership replaced the IP and installed a new 12VDC battery to correct the issue. 

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