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Ford Flex repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Flex suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 74 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

35000 mi Front left wheel bearing replaced due to noise. Front left wheel bearing replaced due to noise repaired under warranty. Front left wheel bearing replaced due to noise. 
30000 mi Notice shock absorber leaking, replaced left rear shock absorber under warranty 

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2014 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31620 mi Replace upper Strut mount bearings 
35380 mi Wheel bearing failed at about 50000kms 

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2013 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

11000 mi A leaking Drivers rear shock absorber. 
37300 mi Sway bar bushing failed 

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2013 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

56300 mi

US $50
Right strut bearing 

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2012 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

85000 mi

US $400
Rear shocks were leaking, so replaced both. 

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2012 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $250
The RR wheel bearing was noisy and was replaced 

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2012 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

97000 mi

US $700
Replaced struts 

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2011 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

42700 mi

US $1000
Replaced hubs + bearings(4),replaced brake rotors + pads.Also installed new coil springs, struts/shocks 
89000 mi

US $350
Also new tie rod ends, rotors, brakes, struts. 
92000 mi

US $450
Wheel making significant noise 
96000 mi

US $500
All 4 wheel bearings have gone in the past 3,000 miles. 
37000 mi

US $115
Alignment only - not a problem - "subframe damaged", so aligned with shims, but the alignment was not successful. Will need to return for re-alignment. 
101000 mi

US $935
Replaced both rear knuckles because of worn ball joints. Also decided to replace wheel bearings and rear shocks while I was at it. 

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2011 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

187000 mi

US $1500
Front struts and rear shocks replaced 
38000 mi There was a fairly loud hissing sound any time the steering wheel was moved at all. Diagnosed as leaking steering gear. Steering gear was replaced under warranty. 
71140 mi

C $300
Complete loss of power steering fluid. Found leak in the main serpentine hose. Complete replacement. Happened while on vacation in Oregon. Waited 4 days for the part to arrive from California. 
84320 mi

C $500
Right front wheel bearing totally seized. Replaced. 
113300 mi

C $400
Steering very noisy,rattley if that's a word. Service department at dealer tried to scare me into spending thousands of dollars. Took it to an independent, shop and he determined it needed one tie-rod end replacement. Husband fixed it for 170! 
26660 mi

C $310
front drivers side bearing squealing 
57500 mi

C $1100
rear bearing died, ended up wearing the tire so badly the set required replacement. 
76880 mi

C $1300
steering rack failed - leaking steering fluid. Entire rack replaced 
39300 mi Clonk from steering on full lock. 
80300 mi

US $60
Leaking rear shock replaced 

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2011 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

39300 mi

US $750
Replaced front driver side wheel bearing. Rumbling noise 
71120 mi

C $600
blew a power steering hose 
20700 mi Small noise heard when turning right. I was told that the noise was very minor and just normal power steering noise. 
33000 mi

US $700
I had to replace both front wheel bearings. 
35300 mi Heard a bump when going over bumps at any speed in the passenger wheel well. Bushings were replaced to solve the issue. 
105000 mi

US $520
Replaced both front wheel bearings. 
114300 mi Replaced right rear wheel bearings 
118000 mi

US $150
Replaced left rear wheel bearing 

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2010 Ford Flex

Engine not specified

100440 mi

C $800
Steering oil leak was diagnosed as the rack, where the steering shaft connects to, likely a seal leak. 

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

86000 mi

US $334
Failed left rear hub/bearing. 
118000 mi

US $800
Worn shocks and stabilizer bar ends. 
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. 
46000 mi Right rear wheel bearing was replaces 
64500 mi

US $100
all four wheel bearings were found to be failing from the effects of corrosion after one of them was making quite a bit of noise 
96260 mi

C $200
Tie-rod worn 
65000 mi Failed RF wheel bearing 
67000 mi

US $600
Replacement of right front wheel bearing. 
56000 mi electric steering rack stopped working 
94000 mi

US $2200
Needed rear control arms. $400.00 Above repairs required a 4 wheel alignment.$80.00 
75640 mi

C $300
Noisy wheel. Bearing replaced. Did snow tires at same time 
95460 mi Tie rods and stabilizer bars replaced all around. 
99800 mi

C $100
LR Tie Rod replaced as were both upper strut mounts. 
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. 
86500 mi

US $100
tie-rod end on passenger side went bad. was replaced under extended warranty. 
94000 mi tie-rod end on passenger side went bad again. was replaced under extended warranty. 
33000 mi

US $250
Front passenger side bearing making noise 
46000 mi Excessive road noise. Brought it in and hub bearing was replaced under warranty. 
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. 
34000 mi Rear struts wore out. Replaced under warranty 
55000 mi

US $700
Replaced rotors and pads. Suspension alignment rods as well. Cabin air filter changed 
57500 mi

US $400
Bearing replaced on front wheel. Initial repair unsuccessful, later fixed by boy shop. 

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

83000 mi

US $500
Replaced bad rear wheel bearings on both sides 
107000 mi

US $400
Rear tie rods needed replacement. 
2200 mi steering wheel making a hissing sound when turned to either left or right; any degree of turn. 
130200 mi

C $500
Serious front-end noise. Inspected by my shop and repaired the faulty part. 
159000 mi

US $1000
Replaced bushing for control arm 
56000 mi

US $110
Rear wheel bearing making noise. 
126000 mi

US $525
Front Wheel bearing 
164000 mi

US $180
Replaced wheel bearing 
169000 mi

US $210
Replaced front sway bar links and passenger side A arm with ball joint. 
69000 mi

US $100
Replace front wheel bearing 
84000 mi

US $480
Replaced rear tie rods. 
48000 mi

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

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2010 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

110800 mi

C $1200
Front left and right bearings replaced 
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. 
73160 mi changed shocks/struts 
39680 mi Both front strut mount bearings were replaced due to binding. 
48820 mi

C $300
Excessive bouncing and noise in front of vehicle. Replaced both front struts 
60500 mi Both front sway bar links replaced due to excessive wear and noise 
62000 mi

C $250
Replaced RT front strut again. 
37200 mi

C $1100
Tie rods and stabilizer bars replaced 
53940 mi

C $3000
Knocking noise from front of car; steering wheel vibration; loose steering and suspension. Had to replace control arm, bushings, bracket. 
74000 mi

US $100
Both rear wheel bearings - endlinks. 
75000 mi

US $12
Front sway bar bushings - shop said they could not duplicate noise 
52260 mi

C $2863
Rear toe links found loose when mounting new tires. Replaced. 

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2010 Ford Flex 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

50300 mi

US $300
Blown Rear Shocks; Replaced Rear Shocks 
96000 mi

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

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2009 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $1300
Rack and pinion 
40000 mi

US $37
Front left stabilizer bar link had to be replaced. 
37160 mi both front stabilizer links and the left hand rear stabilizer link were replaced in failed attempt to fix a thumping noise 
42780 mi thump in floor boards, see for other owners reporting same issue. when driving on lumpy surface sounds like distant artillery fire. dealer doesn't recognize problem. 
187500 mi

US $600
Rear spring had broken. Had been causing terrible squeaking sound for a year. All fixed! 
22000 mi Front end creak and pop when car turned sharply and back to center. 
90000 mi Front Struts and rear shocks replaced. 
97000 mi

US $562
I noticed a front end noise at 20-25 mph that sounded as if something was coming loose in the front end. 
32000 mi Scraping noise - right front wheel bearing replaced 
81000 mi

US $1347
4 new tires installed (Michelin). Rear tie rod ends worn and replaced. Told by dealer rep if not replaced (tie rod ends)rear tires could not be aligned properly. 
86000 mi

US $198
Loose left inner tie rod replaced. Four wheel alignment an additional $110 
95300 mi

US $350
left front wheel hub replaced. car had been making a grinding noise 
28500 mi

US $250
Front passsenger side wheel bearing needed replaced 
49000 mi

US $625
Replaced wheel bearings on 2 wheels 
50000 mi

US $800
Replaced struts and shocks 
45000 mi in intermittent bang on right turns, front end right side 

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2009 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

22940 mi Stabilizer bars ordered for the front end Stabilizer bars installed. 
46500 mi

C $285
Front Stabilizer Bars replaced (again) 
48360 mi

C $400
Loud noise vibration type sound worse when turning wheels left to right 
60140 mi

C $250
Noise or thunk would occur after rolling over a bump at slow speeds or turning. Dealer assessed the issue and ordered the part to make repair. Lower driver side sway bar end links and bushing. 
37200 mi replace rear wheel bearings, worn and making noise squeeking from steering when turning 
52080 mi The knuckle bushing plates in the rear were both changed, along with control arms and most of the other parts and a spring replaced. 
57040 mi Steering pump hose leaking. First trip to put dye in the engine oil and power steering oil to see which is leaking. Second trip back to find its the power steering hose. Third trip to have it replaced. 
53320 mi

C $800
Rear tie-rod replaced, both sides Rear sway bar linkage broke 
72000 mi

US $100
Stabilizer bar and RF Strut replaced 
83000 mi

US $100
Front right and left link(sway bar ends) Same parts were replaced at 41,743 miles. Replaced second time at 82,500 miles. First time under warranty. Second time under extended warranty. 
61000 mi

US $329
Front wheelbearing replaced. 
87000 mi

US $998
Roar in back/front?????. They can't find the problem. Installed both rear wheel bearings. Installed right front axle with carrier bearing. 
62000 mi Clunking noise in front end was initially diagnosed as a transmission noise. After several trips, it was discovered to be a stabilizer bar. Also replaces one tie rod end and did four wheel alignment. 
7000 mi Thud in front right suspension, could not find a problem 
120700 mi

US $600
Wheel bearings left front and rear 
55180 mi

C $570
Worn Tie rods replaced and alignment done 
37380 mi squealing noise rear when accelerating from a stop on humid days. 
49000 mi

US $130
Right tie rod replaced 

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