The car has roughly 2200 miles on it...Prior to the software upgrade we were only getting 34...As for Life time....I will have to go digging into car info for that tomorrow. I did call Ford company.....They told me to give it 30 days from the re calibration to see if it improved. We consonantly have to take our foot off the accelerator for it to go into EV mode, but then the car slows way down.... Even cruising at 55 mph( on a straight flat road ) the car stays on gas power. I know that when accelerating and going up an incline the gas power needs to kick in. But when I have reached a max speed between 55-60 the car simply wont stay in EV mode :(
Hi, as you know we are not Ford employees, we volunteer our time on this Forum to help one another and try to keep the general atmosphere as informative and helpful as we can, politely.
These hybrids cannot be driven like a standard gasoline only vehicles to achieve anywhere close to the advertised MPG's.
The driver(s) have to learn to maximize the car's features, driving like 'you used to' will get you lower MPG's.
The Admins have prepared a page that welcomes new members and provides links to many commonly asked questions.
This is so that the new member can understand the terms, driving styles and other peculiar hybrid attributes.
Please take some time and review this Welcome page, it helps to start in a new forum knowing how we work.
I will not make excuses for Ford or how they build or service their cars.
Frankly, there are a small number of these new model 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrids (FFH's) that are under achievers.
However, unless you've had a hybrid before and know how hybrids work the new FFH owner has some things to learn before the car can be used optimally.
You have described 'taking our foot off the accelerator for it to go into EV mode', guess what, that is normal, it's called 'pulse and glide' and something we all do from time to time. Look at this acronym decoder for all the terms we use.
So, please look around, see the resources we have and the amazing amount of subjects we have discussed and we hope you enjoy our website.
Getting the Dealer's Service Department involved before calling Ford Customer Service is always a good plan, maybe there is something they can help you with mechanically.
This PCM Re-Calibration has affected some cars in a positive way, some in a negative way, some cars need more time to re-learn your driving style (usually 500 miles) after a major change in software, some drivers can improve their driving techniques.
So, welcome to our forum and I hope there is enough information here to help your overall experience with these very nice cars.
Edited by GrySql, 31 August 2013 - 09:34 PM.