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2009 Ford Flex repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (25%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 371 repairs.

2009 Ford Flex repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (61%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 69 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Ford Flex

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Ford Flex in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

5000 mi
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
Nov 2008 - May 2013
Mar 2009

7000 mi
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. 
Apr 2009

12000 mi

US $500
Repaired right front door lock by reinstalling door trim correctly. 
Jan 2013

112000 mi

US $1100
Cooling fans failed cuasing the car to over heat. The car was towed to the dealer. 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2011
Feb 2009

3000 mi
Noisy brakes. Sounded like metal against metal. Dealer said there was a problem in manufacturing, ordered new pads. Has solved the problem. 
Mar 2009

3000 mi
Noisy front brakes. They had previously replaced pads, but noise returned. This time they lubricated pads. 
Jul 2009

4000 mi
noise from driver side window, trim loose 
Aug 2009

8000 mi
noisy front brakes again 
Nov 2009

12000 mi
squeak in rear passenger side of vehicle. Fixed but squeak returned. Back at dealer. 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
Squeak in rear passenger side of vehicle. 
Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

4960 mi
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
Oct 2008 - May 2014
Mar 2009

6000 mi
Trim around driver side front door was coming loose. They order a new part and replaced it. 
May 2009

10000 mi

US $19
The 2nd row seat would stop halfway through folding. They replaced the strut and now it works fine. 
Dec 2009

23000 mi
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. 
Jan 2010

24700 mi
Seat cover fixed. 
Apr 2010

29000 mi

US $300
The earlier lock problem was resolved. A TSB was issued for the defect. Works fine now. 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

1000 mi
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
Sep 2008 - Jan 2012
Jan 2009

7000 mi
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. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

3000 mi
Air vent on headliner was falling out. 
Feb 2009

7000 mi
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
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Nov 2008

6000 mi
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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2009 Ford Flex Repair Histories

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