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Ford C-Max Mk2 common problems

Ford C-Max 2011-2019 exterior

Saving money is a priority for everyone, and Haynes is here to help you slash your motoring costs. We have an extensive database that can tell you what problems you might encounter with the super-practical Ford C-Max 2011-2019 you’re thinking about buying. We can also show you how to work out what’s wrong, and how to fix it as cheaply as possible. And if you already own a Ford C-Max 2011-2019, Haynes can help you to service, maintain and repair it before you have to shell out hundreds of pounds to a garage.

The Ford C-Max 2011-2019 also has problems that include a loose door frame weather strip, leaky manual transmissions, coolant pump leaks, and a failure of the keyless entry system. However, don’t worry, because here we explain what the issues involve and how the DIY mechanic can save large sums of money by repairing them at home.

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Ford C-Max 2011-2019 interior
Ford C-Max 2011-2019 rear seats

What recalls has the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 been subject to?

The Ford C-Max 2011-2019 has been recalled a few times, some for serious issues, some for less serious frailties. More than 15,000 cars were recalled because the cylinder head could suffer a crack if it was subject to localised overheating. A more significant recall concerned more than 122,000 vehicles with 1.0-, 1.5- and 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, which could suffer a failure of the clutch pressure plate.

Almost 49,000 models fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel engine were recalled because overheating could cause the sump to crack.

What common problems does the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have?

Many versions of the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have been known to suffer from loose sealing strips around the door frames, which can cause a high-pitched squeal at speed. In addition, some 1.0-litre EcoBoost examples suffered a water leak from the timing cover, and some versions suffered a failure of the child lock system, which was less than ideal in a family vehicle.

In addition, cars fitted with the keyless entry system were known to suffer the odd failure.

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Does the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have door-sealing problems?

In short, yes, some versions of the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have door-sealing issues. The cause of the fault is most often a faulty sealing strip, which needs to be removed, straightened and refitted with new adhesive. This is a procedure that a DIY mechanic should be capable of completing without issue.

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Ford C-Max 2011-2019 boot

Does the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have transmission problems?

Some versions of the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have suffered issues with oil leaking from the transmission. The cause of the fault is most often a driveshaft that has been wrongly fitted; this then damages the relevant gearbox seal. Either driveshaft can be the cause, but at least the repair procedure is one that a DIY mechanic will be able to carry out without issue with the help of Haynes Autofix.

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Does the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have child lock problems?

There have been reports of some Ford C-Max 2011-2019 models suffering failure of the child-locking system. The problem is caused by water getting into the driver’s or passenger’s door, usually through a faulty seal on the door mirror. The solution is to remove the door trim and check which components are affected by water ingress, then dry them out or replace them. Then remove the door mirror and replace the sealant before refitting the mirror.

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Ford C-Max 2011-2019 rear three quarters

Does the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 have keyless locking problems?

It is not unknown for versions of the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 fitted with keyless entry to suffer failure of the system. This is because in winter salty water can get into the external front door handles, causing the door lock sensor to fail. The solution is to remove the handle and clean it out, a task that is easily accomplished by following the relevant procedure in the Ford C-Max 2011-2019 problems using the Haynes C-Max 2011-2019 AutoFix.