Feb 12 2014 4615 -Hybrid Energi - Oil Maintenance Mode
Some 2013-2014 C-MAX and Fusion Energi vehicles may display "oil Maintenance" on the message center, which should not be confused with the oil change monitor. When in this mode the gas engine will run continuously and electric-only operation is not available. This feature maintains oil quality by removing fuel and water from the oil that can accumulate when the vehicle is used primarily for short trips and thus not running the engine at normal operating temperature for adequate time. To complete and exit the oil maintenance cycle, the gas engine must be operated continuously at adequate temperature to remove moisture. A drive of approximately 15 minutes is normally required, however additional drive time may be needed in very cold temperatures. Refer to the Owner Guide for additional details.