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#1 OFFLINE   GrayStrider

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

Well, it looks like we may end up with a new transmission in our 2013 FFH.  We've got a job 1 FFH, with just shy of 50K miles.  There's been a different sound from the engine for a little while, and then it started to get louder, so we took it in last weekend.  Transmission guys weren't working, so we dropped it off Thursday night and it looks like the noises are definately coming from the transmission.  They're going to tear it apart and see what can be fixed and what will need to be replaced.  A complete replacement is around $7K but thankfully it's covered under warranty.  Looks like we'll be without a car for 4 or 5 days while they fix/replace.  Anyone else with an early 2013 build have issues with their transmission?


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#2 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

Sorry to hear that -- was it a symptom like in the TSB on the transmission? 

 

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#3 OFFLINE   GrayStrider

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:32 AM

Interesting.  My service advisor mentioned they're going to need to replace the transmission assembly, and if, once they get it apart and find that there are problems with the transmission itself, then they'd replace the transmission.  That's exactly what I'm seeing on page 2 of the TSB - thanks for that!


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

The transmission assembly is the transmission. It includes the two motor/generators and all the gearing. They'll probably replace the whole thing as a unit.

 

This is not a good trend if there are more than just a couple of these and the TSB seems to indicate that there are. It may mean that there is a manufacturing problem with what should be the most reliable  and basic part of the car. It should be under the hybrid warranty period but they should extend it well past that.

 

Back in Oct. of '14, Hybridbear mentioned a transmission oil pump not running when the ICE is off and causing a problem with higher mileage cars in the mountains. Raising the EV speed may have caused a lubrication problem to spread to all the vehicles. This could be a nightmare.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

Good thing I have a 125K mile warranty!


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

Good thing I have a 125K mile warranty!

+1 on that...


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

Many gear sets run on splash lubrication and don't require a pump for pressure lubrication. If you look at the architecture of the H 35 and previous Aisin Ford hybrid transmissions, the gears are somewhat vertically stacked so all of them can't dip into a sump. The ones that can, transfer oil to ones they engage but there's a limit to that. The power transfer is putting side loadings on the gear shafts requiring substantial bearing lubrication. In the hybrids, the ICE is never off for more than a few minutes so lubrication was not a problem until they upped the max EV speed so you could come down a mountain for 15 minutes or more without the ICE starting.

 

If I had a 2013+ that had the software to up the EV speed to 86 mph, I'd seriously consider avoiding that by "L" or it's equivalent and to avoid encouraging EV for long periods while moving until this is further understood.


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#8 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Good thing I have a 125K mile warranty!

The factory warranty covers the hyrbid components for 8 years or 100,000 miles.  That includes the eCVT , right?



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:42 PM

Yeah that is covered, but I plan to keep this car more than a few years and will exceed 100K soon. In 3 years I will have exhausted my ESP. Then when the tranny goes, that is 7k I am on the hook for.  Hopefully this wont happen.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

I think the eCVT is covered by the powertrain warranty, not the hybrid components warranty. This means 5/60 only :(

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:36 PM

I think the eCVT is covered by the powertrain warranty, not the hybrid components warranty. This means 5/60 only :(

From the 2014 Hybrid/Electric Warranty Guide:

(4)Your vehicles unique hybrid/electric components are covered during the Hybrid/Electric Unique components Coverage which lasts for eight years or 100,000miles, whichever occurs first.

The following hybrid parts are covered during this extended coverage period: high-voltage battery, hybrid continuously variable transmission, Inverter System Controller (ISC), DC/DCconverter, high-voltage battery connector, battery pack fan assembly, thermistor probe, Hybrid Battery Pack Sensor module (HBPSM), Battery Energy Control Module (BECM), and the PHEV onboard charger.

NOTE: The 2013 Warranty Guide says the same exact thing.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

From the 2014 Hybrid/Electric Warranty Guide:

(4)Your vehicles unique hybrid/electric components are covered during the Hybrid/Electric Unique components Coverage which lasts for eight years or 100,000miles, whichever occurs first.

The following hybrid parts are covered during this extended coverage period: high-voltage battery, hybrid continuously variable transmission, Inverter System Controller (ISC), DC/DCconverter, high-voltage battery connector, battery pack fan assembly, thermistor probe, Hybrid Battery Pack Sensor module (HBPSM), Battery Energy Control Module (BECM), and the PHEV onboard charger.

Awesome!

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

From the 2014 Hybrid/Electric Warranty Guide:

(4)Your vehicles unique hybrid/electric components are covered during the Hybrid/Electric Unique components Coverage which lasts for eight years or 100,000miles, whichever occurs first.

The following hybrid parts are covered during this extended coverage period: high-voltage battery, hybrid continuously variable transmission, Inverter System Controller (ISC), DC/DCconverter, high-voltage battery connector, battery pack fan assembly, thermistor probe, Hybrid Battery Pack Sensor module (HBPSM), Battery Energy Control Module (BECM), and the PHEV onboard charger.

NOTE: The 2013 Warranty Guide says the same exact thing.

Just came back from my 2015 with the warranty manual in hand and it says the same thing.  I think we can sleep soundly for 8 years or 100,000 miles.



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:43 PM

I'll be happy to last 8 more years...  


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:30 PM

This eCVT should last forever if they haven't screwed up the lubrication.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

I'll be happy to last 8 more years...  

You WILL last much longer than that.  You have serious moderating and class room duties to continue here on this forum.  ;)


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

You WILL last much longer than that.  You have serious moderating and class room duties to continue here on this forum.  ;)

The work never ends but the big bucks we get makes up for that.  :drop:


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

Wait, we get paid for this?


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

You four guys will have to be content with pay in the form of appreciation and admiration for all the work you do.  Thanks for keeping things running smoothly. Thanks for your efforts to make this one of the best and most welcoming forums on the web.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

You four guys will have to be content with pay in the form of appreciation and admiration for all the work you do.  Thanks for keeping things running smoothly. Thanks for your efforts to make this one of the best and most welcoming forums on the web.

Ditto!!


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