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Maverick Hybrid motor doesn’t activate above 55 mph.

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    My Maverick is the 3rd Ford Hybrid I have owned. My 2nd Hybrid vehicle is a 2013 C-Max that I bought new. After I had owned it for a while Ford came out with a computer fix that allows the Hybrid motor to operate up to around 83 mph.

    My Maverick will not not go into electric mode above 55 mph

    I believe that the motors in both vehicles are the same.

    I have selected ECO as the drive mode.

    My question is am I not driving it correctly, do I need to select another mode or do something different….

    Any help/answers appreciated. Yhank You in advance.

    Laurence Tyler


    We have a 23 Escape Hybrid and the Normal mode is where we have our best success. We are averaging 51.2 MPG in mostly city driving but have some highway runs. We can get the battery to activate until about 70 MPH. We tried eco and snow mode. Both normal and snow do better than eco for us. The hybrid is our city driver and we have an Edge for commuting and a Chevy Traverse for family trips. The MPG above 65 is fairly disappointing so we generally take one of the other two for long 65+ trips. It is frustrating that a vehicle producing its own energy cannot maintain battery power at elevated speeds. I would have thought this issue would have been resolved by now.

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