Regarding the so-called tire repair kit which Ford provides, has anyone out there had reason to use the item, know someone who did, and if so, how well did things work out? On something like this, I am a bit of a cynic. It appears to be A "Smoke and Mirrors" attempt BY FMC for not placing a spare in the trunk. I have worked in the aviation world for most of my adult life and am a firm believer in "Murphy's Law". It appears the purchase of a spare donut tire and wheel is the only solution. If I decide to do that, does the molded plastic houseing below the trunk carpeting have a tire well below it, or is that space taken up by batteries? Many thanks for any inputs.
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Emergency Tire Repair kit
Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:18 AM
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:53 AM
You can remove the plastic housing and fit a spare tire in the well on a Fusion Hybrid. You also need a jack and a wrench. If you can find a wrecked gas only Fusion, everything you need can come from that car.
This can't be done on a Fusion Energi because the battery cooling blowers are located in the well and the 16" donut spare is too small to clear the brake calipers of an Energi.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:26 PM
The reason Ford doesn't provide a spare tire is because if you get rear ended, the spare can push the battery through the rear seats. Beware.
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