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So I was driving to work today and going about 60 mph on the highway, all of a sudden the car started slowing down and the hybrid needle was all the way in the power section. The meter would go all the way up but the car was barely accelerating. I pulled into the gas station turned it off, got a coffee, when I started it up again it was back to normal. Up till today it was working perfectly. Im at 1600 miles.
 

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Hmmm... That's weird. I want to say that something is wrong why the electricity supply, but the hybrid needle was in the power section... Did you notice any other weird signs?
 

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Ok over 8000 miles on the car now and this happened again today. It was like the car was stuck in first gear. If I stepped harder on the gas the car would rev but barely move. Also I was able to shift from drive to neutral but not from eco to sport. I limped to the side of the road turned off the car, restarted it and it was fine. The other thing I noticed before I turned the car off it said I had over 500 miles left to go when I turned it back on it reset to 450 miles. This is only twice in 8000 miles and Im pretty sure the dealer wouldn’t be able to duplicate it. Any Ideas whats going on?
 

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The first time it happened I did and nothing showed up. I can’t now because I have an insurance smart drive plugged in and it won’t let me do a Diagnostic. If I remove it early I lose my discount.
 

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I was able to do a diagnostic, no critical issues found. I know it must be electronic or a computer issue because it fixed itself when I restarted the car.
 

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Today something a little different happened. I first started the car and pulled out of the driveway as I was accelerating the car was changing gears very rough basically the car was bucking forward a few times. I’ve been driving the car for over 6 months so I know how it shifts and feels and this was different. It did smooth out and fix itself after a few minutes. Im going to make an appointment with the dealer but I’m afraid they won’t be able to duplicate it. Any suggestions?
 

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UGh..that's frustrating...and a little alarming. What year and trim?
 

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Today something a little different happened. I first started the car and pulled out of the driveway as I was accelerating the car was changing gears very rough basically the car was bucking forward a few times. I’ve been driving the car for over 6 months so I know how it shifts and feels and this was different. It did smooth out and fix itself after a few minutes. Im going to make an appointment with the dealer but I’m afraid they won’t be able to duplicate it. Any suggestions?
You aren't alone on this, just look at the other threads.
 

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There's a new recall out, and this one is a RECALL not just a "TSB/Technical Service Bulletin" ...........I don't have the link to post but it involves a seal in the clutch ....... something......... leaking oil, and possibly causing a fire under certain circumstances,,,,,,,,,,, loss of clutch oil, even if minor and slow, I can't help but wonder if these engine "stuttering" problems might be related to this.........the recall, of course, calls for replacing/upgrading the seal...............
 

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Last week for the first time, the shift up and down between first and second is not smooth when cold. I've noticed this now perhaps a dozen times, goes away when warmed up.
 

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So I was driving to work today and going about 60 mph on the highway, all of a sudden the car started slowing down and the hybrid needle was all the way in the power section. The meter would go all the way up but the car was barely accelerating. I pulled into the gas station turned it off, got a coffee, when I started it up again it was back to normal. Up till today it was working perfectly. Im at 1600 miles.
I have had the same problem for three years. Have tried everything to replicate it but can't. Have tried manually shifting during power loss with no luck. The ONLY correction I can find is to turn off the car and restart. Happens once every 2 or 3 months but starting to happen more frequently. Very frustrating.
 

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Did Chris ever posts elsewhere what the problem and solution was?
 

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I have had the same problem for three years. Have tried everything to replicate it but can't. Have tried manually shifting during power loss with no luck. The ONLY correction I can find is to turn off the car and restart. Happens once every 2 or 3 months but starting to happen more frequently. Very frustrating.
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it would be interesting if that insurance thingy is now causing the problem.
I had the insurance miles "thingy" in OBD slot for several months, no issues.
 

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I did have one of those OBD2 devices mess up the programming on my Fusion hybrid. Dealer had to reload the program and I removed the device, never had any other issues after getting rid of the OBD device.

I do have an Ultragauge plugged into my HEV for 3 years and no issues.
 
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