Last Saturday 09/15/2018, the error message "Stop Safely Now..." with triangle icon appeared on the driver side dashboard. Fortunately, I was not driving on highway or roads. I was starting the car normally and the error "Stop Safely Now..." appeared. Tried to steer but the steering could not be used. There was a huge humming noise when turning key to ignition position, turned turn key off and the huge humming noise went away.
I waited for a few hours and tried again and same error and humming noise (not from ICE engine and more like the electric transformer noise).
My CMAX Hybrid 2013 (about 5years and 10months old) is just over about 101,000 miles right after warranty 10years/100,000miles expired.
Ford really need to recall all CMAX hybrid cars (before loss of lives occurs). If driving on highway or roads and this error message comes up, there is no steering although the brake might still be working. There will be crashes and chain crashes.
There are other web sites where CMAX owners have been posting problems with the Ford CMAX hybrid and energi cars since the cars inception. My CMAX hybrid has had the same problems that other owners have been posting such as (I have not read them all, and there are a lot): windows rolling down by themselves, dead 12V battery, 12V battery not been charged correctly, doors did not get locked although the center light lock is orange lit, driver side door and windows controller not working from time to time, clock cannot be changed from time to time, below freezing temperature there has been rumbling huge noise and vibration from engine compartment.
When I brought some of these problems (especially the 12V battery dead and the huge noise and vibration from the engine compartment) to the dealership, they said nothing was wrong.
My CMAX hybrid is now still parked on the driving lot and gets a good millage since it is not drivable right after the warranty expired.
Remember GMC ignition switch problems that caused crashes? And that had been going for years