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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    Oh wow, I never saw that post. Well that's curious then. I wonder what's actually triggering it?
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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    I've done a number of descents from over 11,000' summits without any problem, but always on interstate highways using gentle, consistent regen. Not hard regen. So far the problem pattern appears to be when there's a series of many switchbacks. People repeatedly hit the regen hard on those...
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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    Yes, the battery meter ticks back up with enough downhill grade (in my experience, the break-even point with climate control on seems to be around 5% downhill grade). But no, reports have shown it happening well below 100% SOC. For instance, one person reported the problem occurring coming...
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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    Could be. The Mach-E does appear to have some sort of timer that takes it from "almost off" to fully off after turning off the car. Like 10 minutes or something?
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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    I say "overheating" because the pattern suggests whatever is causing it seems to be cooling down after resting, allowing the car to function like normal again. So it appears the root cause is something getting warm/hot. But yeah, since they seem to be fixing it with a software fix, it may be...
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    [UPDATED with Ford Norway's Response] Reports of Steep Downhills / Descents Overheating Mach-E

    An obvious question is... Do many (or all) of us have this potential problem sitting in ours, but we just haven't experienced it yet because we haven't gone down long steep switchbacks where we keep hitting regen hard into the sharp corners? It does appear the problem (overheating of some...
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    Trunk/Boot Dimensions for dog crate

    Normal-shape dresser maybe (with back seats down), but may not be able to lower the liftgate all the way (bring rope or straps to hold the liftgate as low as it'll go). Recliner, probably only of the back slides off. Many recliners have removable backs now. If not, then I doubt it. But as...
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    Ford deploying Mach-E 'angels' to find, fix bad EV chargers

    Along a road trip route, perhaps. But not around town at a location servicing almost entirely locals. They'll just be charging at home or work where it's easy and cheap. (L2 at apartment/condo parking lots needs a big push.) EA is doing a pretty good job filling in the interstates, but 2-lane...
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    Ford deploying Mach-E 'angels' to find, fix bad EV chargers

    Exactly. Just because a dealership has a "FORD" sign out front doesn't mean it's a good location for pubic charging. Or that the dealership owner should be spending a bunch of money to offer public charging. Makes no sense. The chargers (almost always L2) that dealerships put in are mainly...
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    Ford deploying Mach-E 'angels' to find, fix bad EV chargers

    Exactly. There are usually FAR better locations for chargers than dealerships. In fact it's a very poor fit. They need to be co-located with useful time-killing, like restaurants, stores, etc. (And of course bathrooms.)
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    Ford deploying Mach-E 'angels' to find, fix bad EV chargers

    I wouldn't hold my breath for that one. I don't think Ford wants to get into the public charging business. For good reason.
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    Ford deploying Mach-E 'angels' to find, fix bad EV chargers

    I suspect it's more about trying to find the ones that have issues charging the Mach-E, not that are simply broken in general. So they can make whatever changes to the car software/databases/etc. Since they don't actually own or operate the chargers, the best they can do if any are down in...
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    Campground Charging--as a last resort

    I would think it would be fine at campgrounds, since that's the whole point of a campground - camping, typically overnight. Unlike a rest area which is intended for short-term resting and more turnover/throughput. You usually have to rent the spot though, which can often cost more than a...
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    Wary of getting screwed

    Yep, it's a tricky situation pre-ordering and waiting months, as just walking away and going to another dealership (the normal recourse when a retailer does you wrong, i.e. "taking your business elsewhere") comes with a penalty of months lost back on waiting list again. Fortunately my dealer...
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    Charging on a 125/250v receptacle

    Ah, more info. Yeah, if you have the chance to get a free 2nd charger this year only, it's a shame to not get it. Your original plan may be as good as any then. Although I wouldn't be too concerned about whether it's a 40A vs 32A. Even with that driving pattern, 32A at work is probably...
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    Charging on a 125/250v receptacle

    Ah, I see. That makes more sense. Honestly, if you only live 2 miles from work and can charge there regularly, you're really not even going to need to charge nightly when getting home from work. I would start off just charging at work using your Ford Mobile Charger and see how that goes for a...
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    Charging on a 125/250v receptacle

    Maybe. Don't think that's the way I'd go though. As noted above, you'd wanna make sure that outlet at work is really on a 50A breaker. Sometimes they'll put a 14-50 outlet on a 40A. And you need a 50A circuit to run a 40A EVSE (80% rule). That's a China-made EVSE, which tend to be cheaper...
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    Charging on a 125/250v receptacle

    Yes, that's a standard NEMA 14-50. The Ford Mobile charger should work fine on there. It's really a standard 240V electrical service. The wording molded on the outlet there just means that physical part can handle up to 250V.
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    Best way to set 90% max charge?? And - is 90 the right number?

    I'm retired, so not a lot of miles. I have my home charge schedule set to 90%. As a general rule, I plug it in anytime I arrive home below 50% (for me that's maybe once a week). I set the schedule & limit in the car. I like using the car screen more than FordPass.
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    I think our Mach-e is going back to Ford. Permanently.

    I agree that Ford made a mistake in only issuing one fob. Not sure what they were thinking with that one, with PAAK unproven and bluetooth known to not be fully dependable in general. Getting into and starting a car needs to be 99.99% dependable, not 95%. (Thus why I just use the fob like I...
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