Last post on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:15 AM
You are in the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrid
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Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1124 of 1144 Re: Fusion hybrid cold weather starting trouble [raman13]
Jun 08, 2011 (5:09 pm)
"i live in boston area and my 2010 ford fusion hybrid has been parked in the garage for 3 months since mid dec without use."
My 2008 FEH owners manual has a warning about storing it for that long without starting the engine. Here is the warning:
"Your vehicle must be started and run for a minimum of 10 minutes once
a month in order to maintain the high voltage battery charge. This will
maintain the high voltage battery but it is not enough to maintain the
low voltage (underhood) battery and additional low voltage (underhood)
battery charging may be required after 60 days.
If your vehicle is to be stored for 30 days or longer, the low voltage
(underhood) battery negative terminal must be disconnected. Failure to
do this could damage your vehicle’s battery systems."
Jun 18, 2011 (4:38 am)
Any one want to take a stab as to why FFH sales are only in the 25k units/year range? I've had mine since May 09 and it's really an excellent car. Highly reliable, fun to drive, and Sync was an unexpected pleasure. It boggles my mind that Ford isn't selling at least 50-100k units per year of these vehicles. It must be demand as one would hope that the supply chain would be worked out after two years of manufacturing. Is its price influencing demand or is there another factor(s) at work?
#1126 of 1144 Re: FFH Sales [timothyf]
Jun 18, 2011 (7:01 am)
They are only able to obtain so many packs so that's why they limit production. Ford doesn't manufacture the battery packs, another company does, and I believe that company also supplies Toyota.
Hyundai OTOH I believe make their battery packs, or has exclusive contracts to have them made, plus they are LiPo batts and not NiMh, no competition, so they can produce more per year as demanded. I also noticed Hyundai, unlike Ford and Toyota want to sell the Hybrids and aren't asking premium prices, and actually are dealing on them. Go to Ford and try to get a FFH at invoice, not going to happen unless you personally know someone. There are some that have purchased the SH at just above invoice. Now if they can get special finance rates, then these would be very hard to find on lots as they would be on the road instead.
#1128 of 1144 Employee Pricing
Mar 15, 2011 (4:43 am)
Does anyone know what the employee pricing is on the Fusion Hybrid? And what kind of discount should be seen on option packages if you get employee pricing?
#1129 of 1144 Re: Employee Pricing [djkm1]
Mar 15, 2011 (8:51 am)
This is Seni with Ford Customer Service. If you are eligible for Ford employee pricing, you may have a log in id for www.AXZ.Ford.com. You can also contact the AXZ Program at 800-348-7709 at your convenience. I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
Ford Customer Service Division
#1131 of 1144 Ford Fusion electric motor battery life
Apr 22, 2011 (10:41 am)
What is the battery life of the Ford Fusion for the electric motor?
What is the expected cost to replace the battery?
#1132 of 1144 Re: Ford Fusion electric motor battery life [joescreen]
Jul 03, 2011 (3:26 am)
The battery has a 10 yr 150,000 mile warranty. It is designed to last the life of the vehicle. If you need a new battery contact your Ford dealer.
#1133 of 1144 Re: Ford Fusion electric motor battery life [joescreen]
Sep 06, 2011 (5:13 pm)
I have no idea about the cost for the Fusion battery, but Prius batteries seem to cost in the $3500 range, and I'd guess the Fusion's a bit bigger. But by the time, years from now, that a few Fusion owners might need batteries, there might be rebuilding options, as there are for the Prius, at a fraction of the cost of a complete battery.