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2013 Ford C-MAX repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (49%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (5%)

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2013 Ford C-MAX 4dr Hatch

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD

13000 mi Sunroof Shade became detached 
13300 mi

US $4
Issue: Rattle coming from the passenger side A-pillar. Repair: I removed the washer fluid bottle and used HVAC tape to tape down the washer lines that go up the A-pillar to the rear wiper. 5 minute repair. 

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2013 Ford C-MAX 4dr Hatch

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

29000 mi Carpet on rear of rear seats fell off and needed to be re-glued. 
30000 mi

US $16
Persistent body rattle, dealer unable to locate/repair. 
31000 mi Dealer unable to locate rattle, but acknowledged there is one. Second dealer to look at car, turned over to Ford customer service. 
30000 mi Carpet trim inside fell off the folding rear seats in the trunk/hatchback area. I guess they glued them back on. There was a service bulletin. I also took the car in for a recall. 
31000 mi Assess driver door misalignment. Dealer sent photos to Ford. 
93700 mi Carpet came unglued from rear hatch/back of rear folding seats - dealer glued back on (this is the 4th time they have reglued it for me). 
8000 mi Door seal wasn't put in right when the car was built. 
12500 mi Power liftgate does not close all the way on its own. 
30300 mi Door handle tray was loose. Carpet peeled off from cargo area. 
23000 mi Tail gate would not release properly. Needed adjustment.rnrnSide door latch replacement done at same time. 
27700 mi Passenger door panel loose. Replaced door card 
7000 mi

US $44
Paint defect reported to Ford. Photos taken. Waiting for approval to repair under warranty. 
10000 mi Brought in to complete the paint work, they had the car 17 days (scheduled for 3). Not completed successfully, and I will not be taking it back. DON'T BUY THE TRI-COAT METALLIC WHITE PAINT, it's a nightmare (and expensive) to repair. 
12000 mi Loose trim on handbrake and luggage area cargo tie-downs. 
10000 mi SIgnificant body flex causes the doors to creak almost continuously. The dealer claims to have repaired this by lubricating the door seals, but the problem is not resolved. The doors creak as much as before the repair visit. 
17700 mi

US $331
Metal speaker cover on the top center of the dash rattles constantly because it's loose. Carpet in the cargo area separated from the plastic flaps that fold down when the rear seats are folded flat. The adhesive holding the carpet has separated from the plastic. 
33000 mi Carpet started to come off in the rear. The carpet is glued to the rear panels in some places, and the glue lost its bond to the plastic panels. Simple fix, just had to re-glue the carpet. 
28520 mi Dash board rattles 
20000 mi carpet needed to be reglued in the back storage area 
20500 mi Headliner showed water stains. Dealer sealed the windshield and roof seams, and replaced the headliner. 
24070 mi The mechanic tried to adjust a rear window trim panel that was improperly installed at the factory. It's still imperfect, but I think the whistle is gone. 

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2013 Ford C-MAX 4-door

4-cylinder CVT 2WD

32000 mi interior panel of the rear passenger door (door handle, etc) came apart from the external door panel. I think the plastic pins that hold them together broke. Dealer fixed it under original warranty, but it required two trips. carpet in the trunk lost its adhesion to the floor/back of seats. Dealer glued it back on under warranty. 
35300 mi rubber door seal was ripped and missing on driver's door 

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