Best Answer FordService , 05 October 2015 - 02:04 PM
I have a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi titanium. About 1 time a month, while the car is plugged into the wall charger to charge the battery, the air conditioner turns on. The main air conditioner fan in the front by the engine turns on, and the inside cabin vents puts out cool air into the cabin. To be clear, this is different than the trunk battery fans that turn on each time I charge the car.
Is this occasional air conditioner turning on normal, perhaps to cool the battery from getting too hot? Does this happen to any other ford fusion energi owners? Can Fordservice representative also answer my question?
Thanks in advance for your help and answers.
You mentioned knowing this already, but per your Owner Manual: The fan noise comes from a fan located outside the high voltage battery. This fan turns on when the battery requires cooling air. The fan speed, and associated noise level, will change according to the amount of cooling required to maintain good performance. Maintaining the battery temperature at optimal conditions also prolongs the useful life of the battery and helps to achieve better fuel economy.
Here's some info on GO Times: Setting GO Times allows you to control charging schedules and cabin conditioning settings so your vehicle is ready to drive when you are. By setting a GO Time, your vehicle can use your value charge settings to minimize your electricity costs but still prioritize getting a full charge before your GO Time. A calendar view allows you to program two GO Times per day for each day of the week.
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