Affected Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Date Published
JAN 11, 2017
NHTSA TSB #
10095163
TSB Document
Summary
THE EV RANGE AFTER FULLY CHARGING A 2012-2016 FOCUS ELECTRIC, 2013-2016 C-MAX/FUSION ENERGI MAY VARY AFTER EACH CHARGING EVENT. THE WINDOW STICKER INDICATES 0-19 MILE RANGE FOR 2013-2016 CMAX/FUSION ENERGI. VARIATION OF EV RANGE MAY NOT INDICATE A BATTERY OR CHARGING CONCERN. EV RANGE IS SIMILAR TO THE DTE DISPLAY ON GASOLINE VEHICLES, EV RANGE WILL VARY WITH DRIVING/OPERATING CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS INCLUDE: EXTREME OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES, TERRAIN, DRIVING STYLE, CITY OR HIGHWAY DRIVING, TIRE PRESSURE, AND USE OF ACCESSORIES. IF THE CUSTOMER REPLACES THE LOW ROLL RESISTANCE TIRES WITH A MORE AGGRESSIVE TREAD THE RANGE WILL SUFFER. USING THE CABIN HEATER AND A/C, WHICH ARE ELECTRIC, WILL ALSO DECREASE EV RANGE. TO TEMPORARILY REMOVE THE IMPACT OF DRIVING/CLIMATE HISTORY, RESET THE LIFETIME SUMMARY OR DRIVING HISTORY BY USING THE SETTINGS MENU ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, UNDER DISPLAY