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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Flex or Volkswagen Passat reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Passat truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Flex and Volkswagen Passat reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Passat were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Passat have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2012 Ford Flex   14 Flexes, 9.5 months of data per Flex, average 23600 miles

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2011 Ford Flex 36 Flexes, 10.1 months of data per Flex, average 38900 miles26
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Flex   23 Flexes, 7.3 months of data per Flex, average 16400 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 66 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 11300 miles39
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat 72 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 27400 miles

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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 47 Flexes, 8.1 months of data per Flex, average 60800 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen Passat 25 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 45400 miles55
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Volkswagen Passat   11 Passats, 11.3 months of data per Passat, average 157700 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 49 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 62900 miles67
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 29 Passats, 8.7 months of data per Passat, average 80900 miles

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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 49 Flexes, 9.9 months of data per Flex, average 51100 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen Passat   16 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 71100 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 26 Passats, 8.7 months of data per Passat, average 110600 miles100
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 41 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 88000 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is so much higher than that for the 2006.
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100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volkswagen Passat   14 Passats, 8.0 months of data per Passat, average 134300 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 31 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 110900 miles116
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Passat   12 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 126200 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 31 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 133500 miles133
100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volkswagen Passat   18 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 114200 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Flex

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What Our Members Are Saying about Ford Flex Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Pushing 98,000 miles. $300 wheel bearing is biggest/only problem so far.
Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Bummed out about the heating system.....not enough heat !!!! Set at 90 degrees, but it never gets there. When vehicle stopped in traffic, air temp in full heat position delines very noticeably...have had it to dealership twice for this problem, both und

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