1st Generation (2011—2012) C-Max Problems

This generations ranks 22nd out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Losing Power on Hills 1 complaints at an average of 200 miles in the 2011 Ford C-Max.
  2. Engine Seized 1 complaints at an average of 42,253 miles in the 2011 Ford C-Max.

What C-Max Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 0 0 3 0.0
2011 2 0 3 1.41

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