I'm assuming this is complete bs, but I figured that I would ask other C-Max Energi owners. I have a 2013 C-Max Energi, in September of 2015 I hit a mother deer with it. The insurance adjuster specified a recycled oem part, they supposedly couldn't find one and went for a new aftermarket one from empire. Recently I noticed that the underneath of the hood was rusting badly all along the seams, the rest of the car doesn't have a speck of rust on it. The body shop said it is part manufacturer issue and the heat from the hybrid batteries causes them to rust out??? Last time I checked both the 12 volt battery and hybrid battery are in the rear of the vehicle. I have not noticed any extreme heat rolling off of the hood at any time, so i'm assuming this is bs, just trying to pass the buck.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:20 PM
yes BS for sure not much heat from the engine especially since unless you are accelerating it will turn on and off and you are coming off of winter when no matter where you are it is cooler.
Batteries are in the back.
Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:25 AM
Definitely not related to heat from the rear mounted battery, lol. Its either a poor quality part, or depending on the rust, a poorly painted repair. Either way, I would go back to your insurance company and have them handle it as a claim repair not done to your satisfaction.
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