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#201 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 02:36 PM

My biggest peeve is the number of recalls the FFH and MKZh have had. We still have three to four outstanding recalls each to have done on both cars. Every few months or so we get a recall notice. Soooo tired of it. Grrrrr!
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#202 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:47 PM

My biggest peeve is the number of recalls the FFH and MKZh have had. We still have three to four outstanding recalls each to have done on both cars. Every few months or so we get a recall notice. Soooo tired of it. Grrrrr!

They are an inconvenience but the alternative is not getting minor and/or serious problems fixed. In the past they did not get fixed and sometimes people died because of known problems that were not recalled (like GM ignition switch).


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#203 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 08:53 AM

The real issue for me is I have 3 Fords, all with at least one open recalls, but parts aren't available for any of them.  



#204 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:41 AM

The real issue for me is I have 3 Fords, all with at least one open recalls, but parts aren't available for any of them.  

 

Yet we know that those parts are available just not to cars with the recalls.  The new/updated part is being installed on new vehicles.  That is my pet peeve.


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#205 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:52 AM

 
Yet we know that those parts are available just not to cars with the recalls.  The new/updated part is being installed on new vehicles.  That is my pet peeve.

I'm sure the manufacturer can only make them so fast, and they certainly shouldn't be putting the old part on new vehicles!

I've lost track of what each of my vehicles needs, but in the meantime, they're both serving us well. Heck, my MPGs are even better than expected! My biggest pet peeve is the scratch I put on the rear quarter panel of mine... :(
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#206 OFFLINE   rdr

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:47 PM

Do it! I think it looks so much better without the gaudy lettering all over it. I removed all of the lettering from the car (including Fusion and SE).
 
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The Hybrid lettering/symbol is put on three sides of the car so that fire and EMS know that the vehicle is a Hybrid in the event of a collision that requires extrication of the vehicle occupants. We don't want first responders inadvertently cutting into high voltage cables.
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#207 OFFLINE   DeeCee

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:45 AM

If this is so, I wonder why there are no prominent markings on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid? The only indicator on the MKZ is a small H on the trunk lid.


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#208 OFFLINE   rdr

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:11 AM

You raise a good question that I cannot answer. However, my statement above was based upon the Firehouse Magazine/firehouse.com article entitled "University of Extrication: Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Identification: Volvo XC90 T8" (March 31, 2015) in which Ron Moore (the author) stated, with regard to the Volvo, that "[i]f the vehicle were compliant with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2990 Hybrid and EV First and Second Responder Recommended Practice that went into effect in 2012, three-sided exterior badging (rear and both sides) would be present clearly indicating to all emergency responders that the vehicle is a plug-in hybrid." The purpose is to prevent injury to first responders by allowing them to properly identify these types of vehicles.

#209 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:43 PM

I removed the hybrid badges (left the Fusion badge in place) from my 2015 FFH. Only my opinion - but the hybrid badges seemed overdone on the FFH and I did not want to be a rolling billboard advertisement for hybrids. The MKZ hybrid is tastefully done and I would not have removed it.

 

My neighbor is a fireman and I asked him about about the hybrid badge before removing. He stated that they have processes/procedures they follow and they do not depend on the car's badges.

 

Regardless of your preference it is a personal choice (and not illegal) and owners should feel free to remove them if they want.



#210 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:03 PM

This thread had a lively discussion on removing hybrid badges:

 

    http://fordfusionhyb...emblem/?p=84594



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:21 PM

Between the seat consoles change tray is worthless, keeps falling into bin and dumping the change.

 

Had a flat when I hit a pothole with the low profile tires, too much damage for an inflator to repair it. I was not aware I didn't have even a donut spare! While waiting on a tow truck I called my Ford dealer and learned that a donut tire and new tray too hold the spare and the jack would all run about $500 if I installed it myself. So I just bought a new pair of tires instead for less. Inflation kit is expensive too!


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#212 OFFLINE   milleron

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:17 PM

Sadly, this omission of a spare is becoming widespread through many brands.
If it's any solace, you don't need a special tray if you want to carry a donut spare, and you can do it yourself for substantially less than $500 by buying your own wheel, limited-service tire, and jack. Should you elect to go that route, search the forum for recommendations on size specifications for those three items.

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#213 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:16 AM

Sadly, this omission of a spare is becoming widespread through many brands.
If it's any solace, you don't need a special tray if you want to carry a donut spare, and you can do it yourself for substantially less than $500 by buying your own wheel, limited-service tire, and jack. Should you elect to go that route, search the forum for recommendations on size specifications for those three items.

Just in case there are any Energi readers here, this works fine for the Hybrid.  It does not work at all for the Energi because the Energi has larger brakes and a 16" wheel will not fit over them.  Also there are cooling blowers in the trunk recess so there is no place to put the spare even if it fit.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

I bought mine out of a wrecked gas Fusion. The complete kit was $175.00 and included everything including the foam tool caddy. This was on ebay and included the shipping.


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