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2010 Ford Flex repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (19%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 280 repairs.

2010 Ford Flex repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 49 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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2010 Ford Flex

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Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

100440 mi

C $1100
Steering oil leak was diagnosed as the rack, where the steering shaft connects to, likely a seal leak. Both exterior door mirrors became loose and eventually fell off their pedestals. Noted that the aluminum pedestal was completely corroded and broke off. Entire new mirror assembly replaced. Also noted paint corrosion on door behind mirror. 

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

turbocharged 355hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Flex in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2016
Feb 2012

25000 mi
front turbo had a very slow leak. TSB was executed to replace all washers for oil and coolant lines to and from the turbo 
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $120
known hesitation (similar to neutral drop) when starting from a stop. Reflash took care of the problem along with new battery 
Aug 2014

56000 mi
electric steering rack stopped working 
Dec 2014

61000 mi

US $100
heat went out on passenger side. solenoid were replaced under extended warranty 
Ford Flex in Nebraska, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

36000 mi
Rattle in the headliner. It was removed and re installed with new glue. 
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $75
Just installed some rear pads and turned the rotors. Simple job and everything is just fine. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2012
Mar 2012

26000 mi
Software update to resolve hard shift issue. Brake grunting noise. Rear seat release wouldn't let go. 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2012

18600 mi
grinding 
Dec 2012

24800 mi
Vista roof rattle 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

34000 mi
Rear struts wore out. Replaced under warranty 
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $700
Replaced rotors and pads. Suspension alignment rods as well. Cabin air filter changed 
Apr 2014

66300 mi
O2 sensor failed and replaced 
Nov 2014

80000 mi

US $1580
O2 sensors and network. Brake discs and pads. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2012

45000 mi
Plate covering number pads on door rattle. Dealer relaced 
Sep 2014

92000 mi

US $100
Rear passenger left seat latch 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

54600 mi
Heater blowing cold at idle. TSB recall. 
Apr 2013

79700 mi

C $700
New rotors and pads all around. 
Aug 2013

84280 mi

C $100
Struts on both rear seats failed and had to be replaced. Driver's power seat track failed. 
Aug 2014

95460 mi
Tie rods and stabilizer bars replaced all around. 
Jan 2015

97620 mi

C $100
AC blows warm PTU seal leaking - input shaft seal leaking 
Feb 2015

98580 mi

C $500
Front pads and rotors replaced 
Apr 2015

99800 mi

C $100
LR Tie Rod replaced as were both upper strut mounts. 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2016
Oct 2011

15000 mi
fluid leak in right front AWD mechanism 
May 2012

32500 mi
All four 20" painted wheels were replaced under warranty after the clearcoat finish deteriorated. 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
Rear brakes badly worn 
Feb 2013

50700 mi

US $100
Received 'service power steering now' message and lost all power assist. Vehicle has electric steering. Dealer determined the steering rack needed to be replaced. Was replaced under extended warranty with $100 deductible. 
Sep 2014

78000 mi

US $158
Vehicle was running rough. Dealer found bad fuel injector on cylinder 2. 
Apr 2015

86500 mi

US $100
tie-rod end on passenger side went bad. was replaced under extended warranty. 
Sep 2015

94000 mi
tie-rod end on passenger side went bad again. was replaced under extended warranty. 
Apr 2016

102000 mi

US $300
Replaced front rotors 
Ford Flex in Manitoba, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

12400 mi
Front brakes had a grinding/rumbling sound when breaking quickly. I found TSB 10-17-3 on a Flex message board. I printed it and took it to my dealer. The dealer did not replace rotors but machined them and cleaned the pad. So far, so good. The keyless entry number pad pillar had a 10 cm vertical crack. The dealer replaced the plastic face of the pillar. 
Oct 2011

13000 mi
Service Advance Trac warning light came on. Dealer replace the "steering angle sensor DTC C1278". Problem corrected at no charge (factory warranty). 
Dec 2011

14260 mi
Drains along the windshield blocked with pine needles. After a trip to car wash, water overflowed into passenger side. Freezing temps froze the heater motor. Dealer unplugged drains and replaced heater motor. 
Apr 2013

27880 mi

C $480
Replaced rear pad and rotors at my expense. Replaced right front tire pressure sensor covered under warranty. 
Jun 2013

29140 mi

C $450
Drain plugs under front windshield cowl plugged with pine needles. Front passenger floor flooded after visit to the car wash. (Second time this has occurred-dealer covered the first one but not this one.)Dealer installed a mesh under vents. 
Aug 2014

36560 mi
Repaired rattle in head liner between first and second row. Air bag warning light. Passenger side air bag faulty. Back ordered. Replaced by dealer after 3 weeks. 
Ford Flex in Vermont, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

32000 mi
On the highway we received a message to service advancetrack and another message we could lose power steering. Lost the power steering on a four lane highway while in the left lane. Very difficult to control car without power steering. 
Mar 2012

34000 mi
Part on front passenger seat was replaced for the third time. 
Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

23000 mi
Erratic Remote Start operation. When engaging the Remote Start, the alarm would active, and the car didn't remotely start. The Fix: The remote Start Module was replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2012

33000 mi

US $250
A caliper shifted, causing brake noise, rear driver side. Pads replaced, rotor turned Front passenger side bearing making noise 
Oct 2014

47000 mi
Passenger side, front bearing 
Ford Flex in Mississippi, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

32000 mi
Rear DVD players will not turn off. 
Jul 2012

40000 mi
Clunking noise and jerking. Transfer case worn. Engine misses at idle. 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

19700 mi
leaks freon. dye added. return trip required 
Jan 2013

26000 mi

US $500
full brake job - pads & rotors 
May 2014

43500 mi

US $500
front right wheel bearing was discovered to be "sloppy" during routine break services. It had been making some noise that had been incorrectly attributed to the brakes. Front calipers replaced. 
Sep 2014

46000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing was replaces 
May 2015

57000 mi

US $600
caliper seized on right rear. replaced both rear calipers, pads and rotors "Vane" for mixing warm / cold air was stuck. 
Jun 2015

58000 mi

US $50
Left rear caliper had to be replaced again. Corrosion plagues the rotors and calipers on this car 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Passenger side of the dual zone A/C quit working. Dealer rep[laced actuator. Driver's side rear seat latch froze. Dealer replaced latch. 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2015
Apr 2014

49700 mi

US $425
Brakes and squeaks 
Oct 2015

60000 mi

US $385
Cooling system heater hose Passenger side hvac blender door Coolant hose 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

55000 mi

US $225
blend door motor was replaced to correct heat coming out instead of cool air 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

75640 mi

C $300
Noisy wheel. Bearing replaced. Did snow tires at same time 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

96260 mi

C $200
Tie-rod worn 
Ford Flex in Maryland, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2010

1100 mi
- Rough Idle; Solid CEL (Check Engine Light) came on. Originally thought it was bad gas. Took to dealer replaced O2 sensor under warranty. Repair time 2 hours. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2014
May 2014

89000 mi

US $210
Loss of power and whistling noise. Dealer found both Turbos were bad and replaced them. This was covered under an extended warranty plan from Allstate. The total cost was 2400.00 and my cost was the deductible of 210.00 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

22000 mi

US $160
"protective" panel under engine falling off and needed to be replaced 
Jul 2014

27000 mi

US $100
Replaced all rear brake components 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

31280 mi
Hot weather brought on a front end squeak when going over bumps or rough road.Dealer checked TSB and there was a anti-rattle kit installed under the front cowl between the body and the frame.Dealer kept car all day to insure it was fixed. 
May 2013

39060 mi
Defective turbo chargers shift solenoid Passenger side PTU intermediate shaft seal and deflector replaced 
Dec 2013

41540 mi
Heater Damper motor was making load clicking noise 
Jun 2014

43400 mi
Front rotors rusted and caused a raised ring of rust on outer diameter of rotors causing loud scrapping noise when stopping quickly at highway speeds.Had to chip rust from outer diameter of both front rotors and inner hub to remove rust 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Aug 2011

9000 mi
Was having issue with poor fuel economy.  
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2013
Dec 2012

44000 mi
Water leak into passenger front footwell. Ford replaced the Warped cowl panel under warranty since this problem had been noted on pervious repair. 
Ford Flex in Maryland, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Mar 2013

53000 mi
Passenger side mirror will not operate through range of motion when switch is pressed, mirror moves one "notch" then stops until switch is pressed again. Update: later cleared up, water intrusion? Vinyl coming apart on driver seat at stitching. 
Jul 2014

64000 mi
Blend door motor. 
Aug 2014

65000 mi
Failed RF wheel bearing 
Oct 2014

67000 mi

US $600
Replacement of right front wheel bearing. Blend door motor defective and replaced. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

56000 mi
A/C Vent actuator needed to be replaced. Housing for seat memory buttons broke 
Ford Flex in Indiana, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2012

31000 mi
Problem with hesitation and loss of power, spark plugs replaced under a tab, can provide if helpful. Warranty repair, no charge. 
Oct 2013

46000 mi

US $250
Excessive road noise. Brought it in and hub bearing was replaced under warranty. Factory passenger side headrest DVD player stopped working. Replaced with takeout unit from other flex. 
Jun 2014

58000 mi

US $350
Diagnosed problem with ignition coil on cylinder 3. Took it to dealer to see if under warranty. They diagnosed again, came to same conclusion. Wanted $700 for diag, repair, and plugs. Declined, paid for diag. Replaced ignition coil cylinder 3 as well as all spark plugs myself. 
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $20
Replaced heater blend door actuator 
Jan 2015

66700 mi

US $2100
Power take off unit failed. Expensive hard part failed much too early in my opinion. 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

59000 mi
Glass moon/sun roof and vista roof leaking when it rains. 
Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

9300 mi
Intermittent Brake 'Groaning' or 'Grinding'. TSB issued to fix harmonic noise from front brakes, dealer replaced rotors, pads, calipers, caliper mounts. Repaired quickly, first time, problem has not re-occurred. 
Oct 2012

21280 mi
Internal power window belt was squeaking when lowering the driver's window. 
Oct 2013

30580 mi

C $302
Rear driver side factory DVD headrest monitor failed. Was replaced under pro-rated warranty coverage and costs shared with dealer and Ford. 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

34000 mi

US $30
Flex was idling rough. I replaced the spark plugs (newer recommended #) and all is fine. 
Jul 2013

60300 mi

US $20
Blend Door Clicking at start and occasionally while driving. System still working, just makes occasional ratcheting noise. I'm fixing it. Parts on order. 
Mar 2014

72000 mi

US $24
Exterior Drivers Door Handle came off. Caused by plastic piece covering key lock breaking. Bought piece from FORD dlr and fixed myself. Complex repair for an amateur. I have Ford Flex Repair Manuals. Took 30 min. to fix. 
Oct 2015

94000 mi

US $2200
Needed new transfer case/internals. $1,700.00 Needed rear control arms. $400.00 Above repairs required a 4 wheel alignment.$80.00 
Ford Flex in Arizona, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2010

13000 mi
Squeak in front corner on driver's side dash. 
Ford Flex in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Apr 2011

9000 mi
Extremely hard shifts; sometimes total loss of power; warnings on dash Dealership called Detroit. Fixed something(?). Running well now. 
Jul 2011

11300 mi
At least seven occurences of harsh shifts since last reported, the most recent being violent bucking. Dealer said cannot replicate. Performed three TSBs, but since then I've had four minor drop-to-neutral-slam-into-gear occurrences. 
Oct 2011

12000 mi
The continuing problem of the transmission is apparently resolved with most of the transmission being replaced. Front console latch had no "spring back" function. Latch replaced. 
Sep 2012

17000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced. 
Ford Flex in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2010 - Oct 2012
Sep 2010

7440 mi
TPMS sensor fault message received intermittently. Brought car in to dealer but the message was not on at that time. Dealer said to come back when the message was on. 
Dec 2010

11780 mi
Dealer still cannot figure out the faulty TPMS message. 
Mar 2011

15500 mi
Locking latch on 3rd row passenger cubby broken. Dealer ordered parts to be installed later. Passenger side DVD player monitor turns on and off intermittently and on it's own. New headrest DVD ordered to be installed later. TPMS sensor fault message. 
Apr 2011

16120 mi
New DVD Headrest ordered and replaced. Works fine now. 3rd row cubby locking mechanism replaced. Works fine now. After driving the Flex for a short period of time, the engine overheated and leaked coolant everwhere. The diagnosis was that the fan was not being told to kick on. Part was B/O for 24 days (also no Flex to drive during that time)  
Nov 2011

25420 mi
"A" pillars will creak and pop at highway speeds with a decent head / cross wind. Dealer could not replicate. Monitor "A" (behind driver) would not turn off. When pressed off, it would restart after 3-4 seconds. Dealer could not replicate. Ecoboost belly pan had come loose and hanging low. Over bumps it would rattle. Dealer could not tell if it was hanging !?!?! Brakes grinding and noisy at lower speeds. 
Dec 2011

27900 mi
Ecoboost Belly pan (Splash shield) hanging low Monitor A would not turn off. Replaced under warranty now. TSB for lurching and stalling was performed. Parts had to be replaced. 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

5300 mi

US $23
Evidently a defective bolt holding the hose on to the turbo intercooler broke. This resulted in the other bolt holding the hose to also break and a loss of power. Intercooler was also replaced due to possible damage. 
Ford Flex in Delaware, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2011

33000 mi
liftgate motor inoperative, reset motor contol 
Nov 2011

37300 mi
episodic brake failure 
Dec 2012

55000 mi

US $200
replaced jammed caliper 
Feb 2013

57500 mi

US $450
Booster brake hose replaced. Brakes loose power assit when engine cold at altitude over 6000 ft. Fix under SSM12065. 50 percent improvement. Not satisfactory. Bearing replaced on front wheel. Initial repair unsuccessful, later fixed by boy shop. 
May 2013

61000 mi

US $671
refrigerant recharge replaced actuator $ 202 fixed leaks in AC , $539 Blown turbo, car in shop 22 days, cost > $3000 
Sep 2013

62000 mi
oil leak 

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

69000 mi

US $675
Second row seat not folding down 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

1700 mi
headliner rattled when sunroof opened.  no work performed...brought in to look at dust pits in paint in 3 very small spots. I was advised best to not repaint. passenger seat leather not tucked under in front. Magazine pouch in back needed adjusting. 
May 2010

2200 mi
discovered 3 more dust paint 'bubbles' on right side of vehicle exterior window moulding not even; pulling away from one window; other window it has buckled. paint peeling where front right fender meets bumper steering wheel making a hissing sound when turned to either left or right; any degree of turn. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2013
Jun 2010

6000 mi
Sirrus radio plays at low volume while AUX line is being played. replaced radio seems to have resolved problem 
Aug 2013

53300 mi

US $330
replaced brakes pads and rotated rotors 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
May 2013

77000 mi
Error code related to throttle sensor. Researched, pulled throttle body and cleaned. Reset code and problem has not returned. 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

75000 mi

US $280
Replaced pads on all 4 wheels. Replaced rotors in the front only. Rear pads are now too tight and smell hot. Brake dust on rear rims. Attempting fix of filing edges of pads where they seat into clips to free the pads. 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

8000 mi
Very pronounced squeak in front suspension 
Aug 2010

8000 mi
Front pads replaced ,rotors turned Second row seat back release mechanism would not release seat back to allow access to third row seats.Dealer replaced entire mechanism. 
Oct 2010

9000 mi
Front pads, rotors, brackets and springs were replaced 
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Seat release on second row does not release to fold seat to gain access to third row. 
May 2015

26000 mi
Rear Windshield washer 
Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2013

55000 mi

US $350
Bad roof leak, had three inches of standing water in passenger footwell after heavy rain. Was told this is not a warranty issue (!) and had to pay out of pocket for fix. 
Jun 2013

63000 mi

US $150
Leak around air intake led to standing water on floor in right side. 
Jun 2014

82000 mi

US $200
Same leak into passenger footwell as one year prior. Shop insisted a different section of trim developed the leak, even though the result was the same. 
Mar 2016

107000 mi

US $400
Rear tie rods needed replacement. 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Aug 2014

57300 mi

US $290
replace air intake door actuator plugged drains cleaned 
Ford Flex in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

95300 mi

US $100
started slipping from startup when cold then slamming into gear. Dealer "broke" alignment tool during new sensor replacement resulting in 5 additional days out of service waiting for replacement tool from ford 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

101680 mi

C $1300
Failed waterpump resulted in coolant leaking into the crankcase. This resulted in reduced performance and loss of coolant fluid. Thankfully no damage to the engine. 
Feb 2016

116940 mi

C $1000
Service on rear brakes. Replaced rotors, new pads and serviced calipers. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

8000 mi
Squeak in Dash, drivers area, temp related Rear door lock rod came off and was rattling in door, lock inop 
Sep 2010

13000 mi
Wrench lite came on, ran VCR which stated take to dealer ASAP reduced power etc. Lite not on at dealer they said no event stored in computor. (BS) car got sunshine treatment. 
Nov 2010

15000 mi
Replaced electronic throttle body power assist feature on rear hatch operated intermittently Installed SPO , linear strut motor on rear hatch, repair appears to be successful 
Mar 2011

20000 mi
Roar noise when braking from freeway speeds repaired by TSB 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Took in for recall of trans lines, replaced. One of the new trans lines broke at a seam leaving Flex not moving and spilling trans fluid. 
Feb 2010

3000 mi
Moonroof was squeaking. Added insulation to quiet. 
Jun 2010

7000 mi
Brakes grinding noise 
Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
May 2015

83000 mi

US $500
Replaced bad rear wheel bearings on both sides 
Ford Flex in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

67300 mi

US $30
Service inspection disclosed rear brake pads needed replacing. I replaced them myself the next day. 
Ford Flex in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2015
Jul 2012

24700 mi
Actuater fan needed to be replaced. Warranty work 
Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2016
Nov 2014

58000 mi

US $120
Exhaust gasket rusted and broke 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear brake pads. 
Aug 2015

69000 mi

US $100
Replace front wheel bearing Replace broken switch on rear power window. 
Apr 2016

84000 mi

US $480
Replaced rear tie rods. 
Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2014 - May 2016
Feb 2015

48000 mi

US $100
Crunching noise when going in/out of driveways & hitting bumps on road. Dealer claims there is nothing wrong. 
Mar 2016

71000 mi
Loud whistling noise when the heating/AC system is set to the floor. Air flow door seems to be stuck. No repair done, Ford would not cover under extended warranty. 
May 2016

71000 mi
Loud whistling noise when the heating/AC system is set to the floor. Air flow door seems to be stuck. No repair done, Ford would not cover under extended warranty. Oil in radiator fluid, and smell of radiator fluid in exhaust. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

89000 mi

US $2500
Engine light, indicated cam phasers, $1,800 estimate. Mechanic suggested spending a little more, $2,500, to get an entire newer engine. 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

8060 mi
intermittent grunt or grinding noisewhen bracking hart at low speeds under40 km. from front wheeles/ 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2012
Oct 2010

17360 mi
At times brakes would make a grinding sound when applied for a quicker than normal stop. Mentioned the problem at 16K warranty work but problem ignored.24K mechanic found problem and ordered parts. Positive difference now when braking. 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

48000 mi

US $100
Left rear brake was heating up. They performed a TSB fix which included hardware but not the brake material. When I went in to pick it up they told me it included the brake pads too. 
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $100
Cluster light came on for airbag. Two loose wire connections found on passenger side airbags. Cleaned connections and plugged in at a cost of $100 deductable from extended warranty. 
Feb 2015

73000 mi

US $100
Wheel bearings (both up front) one was worn and damaged, the other was loose. The air bag light came on - found loose cable. 
Ford Flex in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011 Rear fold flat seat broke. Clear coat peeling off rims, windshield gasket lifting. 
Ford Flex in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

14000 mi
Catch on center console broken Transmission appears to slip intermittently when turning..Dealer could not replicate 
Ford Flex in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

56000 mi

US $110
Rear wheel bearing making noise. 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $296
Rear passenger brake Caliper seized. Replace caliper and rear pads and turned rotors. 
Mar 2015

126000 mi

US $525
Front Wheel bearing 
Jun 2015

133000 mi

US $590
Soft brake peddle, replaced rear brakes and rotors and rear caliper. 
Sep 2015

141000 mi

US $189
engine hesitation, replaced one coil pack 
Nov 2015

144300 mi

US $250
Engine hesitation returned after less than a week. Replaced all coil packs. 
Ford Flex in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Drivers side rear door quarter window and weather strip was replaced...the weather strip was deformed. Drivers side 2nd row seat won't recline or tumble forward to access the 3rd row seating. This trip was to install parts that were ordered. 
Jun 2011

9000 mi
Front brake grinding noise. Parts ordered. 
Jul 2011

10000 mi
Brake problem repaired with parts Rear seat release cable broken...parts replaced center console latch broke...part replaced 
Dec 2013

29000 mi

US $100
Replace recirc door actuator 
May 2015

37000 mi

US $100
Windshield Washer pump/motor 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

12000 mi
Took the car in for an oil change and tire rotation. Told the service writer that I was experiencing an intermitten grunting noise in front brakes. He said there was a TSB for this problem. They had the parts and repair took about an hour 
Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2013
Mar 2011

8000 mi
Problem: Rattle in headliner located between 1st & middle row driver-side seats. Vista roof, rear climate. Solution: Layer of sound dampening insulation added. Trim shop called Ford tech to identify proper torque of fasteners. 
Nov 2012

21300 mi
Headliner rattle between first and second row seats. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

8000 mi
Rattle at the drivers side dash board. Seemed to be where the defrost and dash come together. Was a known problem and an adapter was installed. Weather stripping on rear driver side door was coming off. Dealer replaced the weather stripping. 
Nov 2011

15000 mi
Satellite radio bled through the Aux input Brakes squeaked and ground during braking. The need for replacement was earlier than it should have been, so dealer did a good faith upgrade to non Motorcraft Brakes and rotors. Tranny is always in the wrong gear. It seems as though it is always upshifting to save gas, at the expense of power. Though my gas mileage sucks! Tranny also gets confused when moving up and down the gears and hesitates w/ loss of power. 
Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2016
May 2011

24000 mi
Passenger-side window switch had become disconnected. 
Ford Flex in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2012
Sep 2011

20000 mi
Broken console latch replaced under warrantee. Common problem. 
Ford Flex in Georgia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

18000 mi
Brake grind sound - Dealer replaced rotars and pads under warranty due to known problems with pads. 
Jun 2011

24000 mi
Slow Oil drip - Replaced seal that required removal of transmission replace seal 
Ford Flex in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

7000 mi
Drainage from Vista roof got clogged and backed INTO the passenger foot well. Inches of water during a rainstorm. 

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2013
Nov 2011

44000 mi

US $150
Paint crack and piece of paint off on drivers side rear door. Body shop repaired. 
Ford Flex in Iowa, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2011

6000 mi
Interior light dimmer switch broke. Was repaired in about 1.5 hours. 
Jul 2011

8500 mi
Was stalling in park. Brought in and repaired per TSB 10-21-6: throttle body was replaced. Problem solved. 
Aug 2014

33500 mi

US $146
Replace recirculation door actuator that had been clicking. 
Ford Flex in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

52260 mi

C $2863
Grinding noise - constant. Front PTU replaced. Rear toe links found loose when mounting new tires. Replaced. 
Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

88300 mi

US $220
Right rear brake was dragging and caused premature wear of the pads and rotor on that side. Calipers were lubed and rotors and pads replaced. 
Apr 2015

89300 mi

US $410
Half shaft seal leak on the PTU for the Awd system. This leak was on the right side. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2010

4500 mi
- Brakes grinding, right side with less than 5K miles. Fixed via TSB 10-17-03. - Rear Passenger side window not opening - fixed - Driver seat left seat rail - molding replaced as was broken and kept falling off 
May 2015

42000 mi
Leaking green fluid from mid of vehicle. They were unable to reproduce the problem, seems to be intermittent. 
Ford Flex in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

39680 mi
Both front strut mount bearings were replaced due to binding. Front blower motor was slightly noisy and was replaced. 
Aug 2013

48820 mi

C $300
Excessive bouncing and noise in front of vehicle. Replaced both front struts 
Oct 2014

60500 mi
Replace left front cv shaft due to torn boot and contamination Both front sway bar links replaced due to excessive wear and noise 
Nov 2014

62000 mi

C $250
Replaced RT front strut again. 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Sep 2014
Apr 2013

82180 mi

C $200
O2 sensor left bank caused check engine light to come on. Reset check engine light. No issues. No replacement of sensor required. May have been due to fuel mix on heavy acceleration. 
Jan 2014

103560 mi

C $120
Battery died 
Mar 2014

108500 mi

C $800
Squeaks. Worn pads replaced pads and totors 
Apr 2014

110800 mi

C $1200
Front left and right bearings replaced 
Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

5580 mi
A piece of rubber interior trim was installed with bumps in it around the door bottom. It was cosmetic and minor. However, Ford has allowed a warranty replacement of the trim piece.  
Oct 2010

6820 mi
The Flex had a hesitation and slam at about 60 km/h. This has been a very intermittent problem but previously it was minor. However, a severe slam happened. It's a known problem and Ford has a service advisory. The valve body was replaced. 
Dec 2010

9920 mi
A foam gasket at the rear hatch was protruding from the right location. Repair completed under warranty. 
Apr 2012

26660 mi
The handle on the centre console lid fell apart. The console lid and handle are one unit. The unit was replaced under warranty. 
May 2013

32240 mi
Transfer case / PTU seal was leaking. Seals replaced under warranty. Noticable improvement in transmission smoothness after repair. 
Sep 2014

42160 mi
The O2 sensor needed replacement after giving a warning light signal. Part had to be ordered in and repair time was over 2 days because of wait. Repair was covered by emissions warranty. 
Mar 2015

46500 mi
The power-take off unit was leaking. The unit was replaced under warranty. I didn't realize it but this this is the second failure of this unit. The previous failure was repaired under a broader dealer service trip. 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

5000 mi
Driver's side headlight shuts off. Had to order a ballast. 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Jul 2010

8000 mi
Surface issue with rotors, pads replaced and some type of shim installed from repair kit 
Oct 2010

11000 mi
TSB rotors, caliper mounts and pads replaced 
Dec 2011

27000 mi
Trans sluggish/shifting problems, reflashed memory 
May 2013

46000 mi

US $100
heat/cold actuator 
Ford Flex in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

65000 mi

US $400
Motor in heating system failed resulting in cold air only on passenger side. 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
Feb 2011

12400 mi
Front left wheel bearing replaced, took car in was repaired in 4 hours. If it was out of warranty I probably would have waited months, the sound was very quiet everything had to be turned off to hear it. 
Sep 2011

21700 mi
front disc warped, machined and reinstalled 
Mar 2014

53940 mi
Power take off unit seal was leaking. Noticed during service repaired under warranty 
Jun 2015

69440 mi
Replaced rear pads and rotors 
Dec 2015

73160 mi
changed shocks/struts 
Ford Flex in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

52000 mi

US $100
The liftgate cylinders were no longer holding the lift gate up correctly- the automatic opening system would start beeping and close the liftgate. 
Ford Flex in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

25800 mi
Windscreen squeaking 
Jul 2014

37200 mi

C $1100
Tie rods and stabilizer bars replaced 

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2010 Ford Flex 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

38000 mi
Broken latch on the Front Console 
Aug 2013

50300 mi

US $300
Blown Rear Shocks; Replaced Rear Shocks 
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $600
Both Front Inner Tie Rods and the Rear Tie Rod had to be replaced 

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2010 Ford Flex Repair Histories

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