Jump to content

Custom Search

Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum

Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Here's some member benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create photo albums and post images. . .more!
Click here to create an account now
Guest Message by DevFuse

Get you C-MAX Hybrid Registered in the official Ford Authorized Registry. More here.


heater blower damaged by critter, how to prevent it again.

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   coop


    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 1 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Locationmass.
  • My C-MAX's Year:2017
  • Current Vehicle:cmax energi

Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:34 PM

2017 Cmax Energi. After coming home from a hospital stay and starting the Cmax there was an immediate loud banging. Figured it was a fan as the sound went up or down with the corresponding adjustment. Into the dealer to find it was the heater blower motor damage. Evidently a critter (chipmunk ?) decided to empty a bird feeder and relocate the peanuts inside the blower. The fan handles the peanuts nicely but ground up the fan. Replacement by the dealer was $500+, no complaints with the dealer. However I then asked if there could be anything done to prevent that from happening again. Answer was nope, nothing can be done. I guess I can't understand in the first place how the design of the blower or air intake could allow that to happen or there could be nothing done. (I don't think the service mgr. thought that hard about a solution). Any suggestions outside of killing all chipmunks in the neighborhood?

Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.

#2 OFFLINE   obob


    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 712 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationUS
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-MAX SE

Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

Welcome coop.


Others have had related issues.  This might be some interesting reading.





This post might be useful - it seemed insightful to me.



Edited by obob, 01 April 2018 - 02:53 PM.

Custom Search

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy TERMS OF SERVICE ·