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Is it impossible to find a used C-Max with Automatic Parking feature?


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#1 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:05 PM

I have a 2013 C-max SE that I bought new.  I'm thinking of upgrading to a used SEL with auto parking so that the new driver in the household would be able to park it on the streets with ease.  However, it seems impossible to find a used CMax or even Fusion Hybrid with the automatic parking feature.   I do not want to buy a new C-max because the depreciation is unreal especially for the loaded model.  









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#2 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:20 PM

This is what I did.

 

I googled to find out what Ford calls auto park

 

https://www.google.c...chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

and figured out it is call "active park assist"

 

Then I went to cars.com and searched for used c-max with keyword exact phrase "active park assist"

 

and came up with this which is 14 cars listed:

 

https://www.cars.com...=24993&zc=60202

 

After selecting a car into another window of my browser I clicked on "view more" under "features" and under "seller's notes" to expose the active park assist.

 

I noticed the first one is a 2013 for 12K dollars and also has the panoramic roof 

https://www.cars.com...88285/overview/

 

Though I would stay away from the 2013 to avoid the transmission problem. (some people would avoid the 2014 or the 2015 also built before a certain date.)

 

 

PS: I have an SE and am not very good at parking so I added a sensor that beeps onto the back license plate and it helped HUGE.  Pretty cheap and medium easy to install.  I wrote about the install somewhere on this forum.


Edited by obob, 07 July 2017 - 05:52 PM.

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#3 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:22 PM

Active Park Assist was only offered as part of Equipment Group 303A on the 2013-2016 C-MAX SEL and C-MAX Energi SEL models.

It is part of a different Equipment Group on 2017 Platinum models, but I'm not certain of the number.

Active park assist 'warts' can also be seen in close-ups of the front end by the distinctive round sensors, like the sensors used in the rear bumper.

 

Here are the sensors on a 2017 C-MAX PlatinumAttached File  Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 7.11.10 PM.png   120.85KB   0 downloads

Black 2013, so more difficult to see: Attached File  Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 7.13.14 PM.png   91.08KB   0 downloads

 

It is no longer easy for users to look up the original factory Monroney Sticker listing Equipment Groups, but if you have a VIN etis.ford.com provides correct info about this option, but note that the actual Model designation may be listed incorrectly (Our 2013 SE is listed as a 2014 Energi)

 

Here's a screenshot of the etis.ford.com report on the VIN of a used C-MAX currently for sale, equipped with the Park Assist option 1FADP5BU7DL503562

‚ÄčIt's called Automated Parking System

 

 

Attached File  Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 7.14.56 PM.png   15.33KB   0 downloads

 

(By the way, the 2013 for 12k listed by Obob is NOT equipped with active park assist, according to etis)


Edited by kostby, 07 July 2017 - 06:27 PM.

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#4 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

I didn't like that feature on my FEH so I didn't get it on my CMAX. Just to scary. :)

 

Paul


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#5 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

I wouldn't need park assist but the new driver in the household would benefit from this.  I can't think of a cheaper used car that has this available feature besides the C-Max.








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