Jump to content





Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Posted Image
Register your Fusion Hybrid at the official Ford authorized registry here.


Photo
- - - - -

OK, What is the toggle on gearshift for in the hybrid?


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   smr2112

smr2112

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 510 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Springfield, PA
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

Well it's fun having such a new techie car, you discover something almost every day.

 

Talking about the Hybrid here...

 

On the left side of the gearshift knob is a thumb toggle switch.  If you press it, it lights

up a display icon that shows a car on an incline.  Disable the Hill Assist I thought?

Why?

 

Hmmm, what is this.... I find in the manual that it references the up/down shift for

the SelectShift Automatic (page 162).  But we have a CVT.  Huh, I must be missing something.

 

Haven't figured it out, yet, but I'm anxious to start using it!   :worship:

 

So somebody please enlighten me (us)...

 


2013 FFH Hybrid Titanium 900A / Sterling Grey / Driver Assist / Park Assist / Adapt. Cruise / Moonroof / Navigation -- Took delivery 04/16/13

 

194152.png

 

 

 








Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 OFFLINE   neod192

neod192

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,105 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:'13 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

This question was just asked in this thread: -good info there :)

http://fordfusionhyb...energi/?p=51137


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

196622.png


#3 OFFLINE   wazzul

wazzul

    Fusion Hybrid Member

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 88 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:United States
  • Current Vehicle:Honda Civic EX

Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Funny, I just asked this question in another thread. Was hoping to get clarification, dealer said it is a downhill assist. Which will basically use the engine and the brakes to keep you at a set speed when going downhill. I was actually hoping it would increase automatic regen when driving like the Tesla's do, I suppose in a Hybrid that wouldn't help too much. 


Fusion Hybrid Titanium Ruby Red

 

Ordered: Jan 1st
Build Date: April 9th
Picked Up: May 4th

 

201078.png

 

 
 


#4 OFFLINE   GrySql

GrySql

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 3,168 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:So Cal
  • Current Vehicle:Yes
  • My Hybrid's Year:Decline

Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Funny, I just asked this question in another thread. Was hoping to get clarification, dealer said it is a downhill assist. Which will basically use the engine and the brakes to keep you at a set speed when going downhill. I was actually hoping it would increase automatic regen when driving like the Tesla's do, I suppose in a Hybrid that wouldn't help too much. 

Grade Assist, page 174 in the manual.

 

  • Provides additional grade braking with a combination of engine motoring and high-voltage battery charging to help maintain vehicle speed when descending a grade.

  • As the vehicle determines the amount of engine motoring and high-voltage battery charging, you may notice the engine speed increasing and decreasing to help maintain your vehicle speed when descending a grade.

  • The grade assist lamp in the instrument cluster is illuminated.


  • hybridbear and dalesky like this
The Time Machine....
'13 FFH SE - Platinum White
Custom ordered, build date: 11/30/12, delivered: 12/12/12 - Sold: 09/05/15
 

#5 OFFLINE   smr2112

smr2112

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 510 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Springfield, PA
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

OK, I just need to trash my online copy of the Owners Manual as it is wrong, wrong wrong...

The hardcopy is the same.  This 

 

What's the right version, I have the 3rd printing, I want the 2nd printing somehow?


2013 FFH Hybrid Titanium 900A / Sterling Grey / Driver Assist / Park Assist / Adapt. Cruise / Moonroof / Navigation -- Took delivery 04/16/13

 

194152.png

 

 

 


#6 OFFLINE   GrySql

GrySql

    Fusion Hybrid Fanatic

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 3,168 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:So Cal
  • Current Vehicle:Yes
  • My Hybrid's Year:Decline

Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

Check this Thread for where to get the FFH manual.

Sounds like you have the standard Fusion manual.


The Time Machine....
'13 FFH SE - Platinum White
Custom ordered, build date: 11/30/12, delivered: 12/12/12 - Sold: 09/05/15
 

#7 OFFLINE   smr2112

smr2112

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 510 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Springfield, PA
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Ya know what, you're right.  Somewhere online I grabbed the wrong version.  The cover looks the same as the one

I have in the car, but it is different and does not say hybrid.  Got the right one now I think.

 

Now I have to learn the car that I thought I was driving, all over again...geez ;-)

 

Sort of how I got to know my wife, but her manual looked like this:

 

http://bit.ly/11VVcfB


  • acdii and Toz like this

2013 FFH Hybrid Titanium 900A / Sterling Grey / Driver Assist / Park Assist / Adapt. Cruise / Moonroof / Navigation -- Took delivery 04/16/13

 

194152.png

 

 

 


#8 OFFLINE   dalesky

dalesky

    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 534 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • Location:South Cackalacky, Murrells Inlet
  • Current Vehicle:Mustang GT conv, Fusion HYTI
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

Well it's fun having such a new techie car, you discover something almost every day.

 

Talking about the Hybrid here...

 

On the left side of the gearshift knob is a thumb toggle switch.  If you press it, it lights

up a display icon that shows a car on an incline.  Disable the Hill Assist I thought?

Why?

 

Hmmm, what is this.... I find in the manual that it references the up/down shift for

the SelectShift Automatic (page 162).  But we have a CVT.  Huh, I must be missing something.

 

Haven't figured it out, yet, but I'm anxious to start using it!   :worship:

 

So somebody please enlighten me (us)...

 

I love that we are anxious to try out things on our new hybrid.  Ford has put so much on these that it takes quite some time to understand everything.


HyTi Ice storm

black leather
Sony sound
Voice Nav
Moonroof
Driver assist

1st tank 5-20-13


#9 OFFLINE   BoomerGer

BoomerGer

    New Member

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 27 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:Sunny, So CA
  • Current Vehicle:'12 Focus
  • My Hybrid's Year:Decline

Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:08 PM

In my '12 Focus, the same thing you describe is something to help take the auto tranny out of park when you are parked on a steep incline.  I accidently brushed it while driving and the light came on, and I freaked out wondering what I had done.  Wifey dug out the manuel and checked it and told me what it was.  I was afraid to touch it to put it back into the former mode!


Ger - The Southern California Connection

My carma just ran over your dogma!

My other rides;

1971 Dodge Dart, brand new!

1980 Dodge Aspen, used, former Sheriff's car (piece of JUNK!) gas hog to the extent of flushing a toilet when I XLR8!

1980 Chevy Chevette, used, cool little ride

1989 Dodge Colt, used, 4 speed, super gas saver

1992 Plymouth Sundance

2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, new, known as the millineum transporter.  Gas Hog!

2000 Honda CR-V, new, (MUCH better gas mileage than the above)

2003 Honda Element, new, known as the Flaming Box!  SUPER room in the cargo area!

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid, ,new, MPG delivered as per advertised!

2012 Ford Focus, used, nice low ride for an old dude like m'self!

Next???

 


#10 OFFLINE   Waldo

Waldo

    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,149 posts

Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:03 AM

In my '12 Focus, the same thing you describe is something to help take the auto tranny out of park when you are parked on a steep incline.  I accidently brushed it while driving and the light came on, and I freaked out wondering what I had done.  Wifey dug out the manuel and checked it and told me what it was.  I was afraid to touch it to put it back into the former mode!

 

What??  I think you better read that manual again.  The button on the Focus provides overdrive cancel and grade assist.  It has nothing to do with shifting out of park.


  • hybridbear likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·