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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, 10.1 months of data per Flex, average 20900 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 68 Passats, 6.9 months of data per Passat, average 9800 miles26
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Flex 35 Flexes, 10.8 months of data per Flex, average 36000 miles35
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Flex   21 Flexes, 7.1 months of data per Flex, average 14000 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 72 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 22800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen Passat 25 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 43300 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volkswagen Passat 47 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 59100 miles54
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 32 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 79200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 48 Flexes, 9.1 months of data per Flex, average 58600 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 51 Flexes, 10.4 months of data per Flex, average 47800 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Volkswagen Passat   13 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 153500 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Passat   15 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 67200 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 41 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 86900 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is so much higher than that for the 2006.
100
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volkswagen Passat 26 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 110000 miles102
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volkswagen Passat 31 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 109100 miles110
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Passat   13 Passats, 7.5 months of data per Passat, average 116100 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 33 Passats, 10.0 months of data per Passat, average 132200 miles131
100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volkswagen Passat   14 Passats, 7.6 months of data per Passat, average 138200 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Passat   18 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 110800 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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What Our Members Are Saying about Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability

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