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2009 Ford Flex Problems and Repair Histories

157 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Ford Flex. 89 of these members (56.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 294 repairs to 2009 Ford Flexes--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Ford Flex problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Ford Flex problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Ford Flex problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Ford Flex repairs by problem area

12% of the 2009 Ford Flex repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 20% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 25% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 294 repairs.

2009 Ford Flex repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Ford Flex repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 2% cost less than $100, 76% between $100 and $499, 10% between $500 and $999, and 12% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Ford Flex problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Ford Flex

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Ford Flex in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 1000    
5000 0 All exterior plastic window panels had dimples from install. Second row seats will not fold up with the push of the button, when the seats are fully rearward. They will unlock but will not fold all the way. 
 

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2009 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
7000 0 Right front electric door lock actuator not working. Problem repaired. Problem has reoccured in less than a week. Also fuel system fill does not require a fuel cap and a check engine light code is occuring due to a malfunction. Problem repaired. Problem has reoccured in less than a week. 
12000 500 Repaired right front door lock by reinstalling door trim correctly. 
112000 1100 Cooling fans failed cuasing the car to over heat. The car was towed to the dealer. 
 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
3000 0 Noisy brakes. Sounded like metal against metal. Dealer said there was a problem in manufacturing, ordered new pads. Has solved the problem. 
3000 0 Noisy front brakes. They had previously replaced pads, but noise returned. This time they lubricated pads. 
4000 0 noise from driver side window, trim loose 
8000 0 noisy front brakes again 
12000 0 squeak in rear passenger side of vehicle. Fixed but squeak returned. Back at dealer. 
13000 0 Squeak in rear passenger side of vehicle. 
30000  
Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
4960 0 Rear light assemblies both right and left have moisture that has got inside. Done at routine maintenance time.  Also, driver side rear door lock tab (The thing that pops up when you unlock) was not functional as not attached. easily reattached. Done at routine maintenance time. 
 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 0    
6000 0 Trim around driver side front door was coming loose. They order a new part and replaced it. 
10000 19 The 2nd row seat would stop halfway through folding. They replaced the strut and now it works fine. 
23000 0 The lock on the front passenger side door unlocks and immediately locks again when using the remote or the unlock switch on the driver's door. The service dept. said it worked fine for them. It's done it multiple times since I picked it up.  The leather seat cover on the driver side 2nd row seat came undone on the door side. The upholstery shop was not open on the day of the visit. I will take it back another time. 
29000 300 The earlier lock problem was resolved. A TSB was issued for the defect. Works fine now. 
46000  
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 0    
1000 0 Front passenger door misaligned. Dealer attempted to repair but I didn't see much difference at conclusion.  
 

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2009 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
7000 0 Middle row seatback loose on one side. Whole seatback replaced with new internal seat frame. Rear passenger taillight fogging up as if not sealed. Noticed in very cold weather. Whole Taillight replaced. Rear Backup Camera sometimes not imaging. Video or signal is too distorted to view. Dealer could not replicate but problem persists. 
80000  
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 1000    
3000 0 Air vent on headliner was falling out. 
7000 0 Thud in front right suspension, could not find a problem Passenger door lock stayed locked after repeated unlocking with unlock-button on driver side and or on key fob. 
 
Ford Flex in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 2000    
6000 0 Left rear wheel was getting much dirtier faster than the rest of the wheels, which indicates to me that there needs to be a brake caliper adjustment or that the parking brake needs adjusting instead. They admitted there seems to be a prob. but didn't fix  
 

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