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2018 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in California, United States
Jul 2019 - Jul 2020
Jul 2020

26000 mi
Battery failed and leaked acid onto positive cable assy. Had to replace battery and positive terminal. 

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2016 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

7750 mi
Windshield washer not working, determined to be the hose coming off, dealer reconnected. OK. WARRANTY 
Ford Flex in Colorado, United States
Jun 2017 - Oct 2018
Apr 2017

500 mi

US $334
All four doors out of alignment, resulting in wind noise. 
Oct 2018

9000 mi
All Wheel Drive (AWD) system throwing wrench light. AWD control module replaced. Powertrain Control Module (PCM) replaced. 

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2015 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

2950 mi
Took it to the dealer to adjust the tailgate because it does not always close properly. 
Jul 2017

25530 mi

US $179
4 Wheel Alignment. 

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2015 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

27900 mi
Replace right rear stabilizers 

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2014 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

8000 mi
Replace 2 wheels for spidering of clear coat. Covered under 3/36 
Apr 2017

16000 mi
2 Aluminum wheels replaced due to spidering of clear coat.Covered under 3/36 
Ford Flex in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

28000 mi
A/C control panel developed crack near decorative debossed area (not by touch buttons). Dealer initially said would not be covered by warranty. Escalated to manager, who authorized repair. Parts ordered from Ford. Dealer replaced A/C control touch panel, which had cracked, under warranty. While vehicle was in dealer service center, the drivers exterior mirror was damaged. The housing was cracked, the integrated puddle light broken, glass broken, and power fold mirror failed. Dealer replaced whole mirror assembly at no charge. 
Jun 2018

46000 mi

US $100
Rear window washer inoperative. Dealer found disconnected hose within tailgate and reconnected. Claimed was common problem. 
Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

10000 mi
Center armrest hinge broke. Repaired under warranty. Loaner car given. 
Jan 2017

34000 mi
Roof repair around sunroof. Sunroof mounting brace broke twisting roof. Realign right side doors. 
Jun 2018

52620 mi

US $2050
Replace both front struts. Replace both rear shocks. 
Ford Flex in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

31000 mi
Even though mine was not part of the fuel pump recall that is what was repaired/replaced. While at the stealership,I asked them to repair or replace the black pillars....which they did not do. At best a heat gun was used as you can see the plastic melted a lil bit and a crack is now on a rear one 

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2014 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Washington, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
May 2017

13000 mi

US $8
Manufacturers recall. Part that connects to hatch opened arm coming off. Verified that trim does not stay installed without detaching with moderate movement or vibration. Trim is faulty. Installed new trim piece and confirmed trim stays in place. Repair complete. 
Ford Flex in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
Mar 2015

35000 mi
Front left wheel bearing replaced due to noise. Front left wheel bearing replaced due to noise. 
Ford Flex in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Tailgate strut trim cover (broken at time car was purchased) and front passenger seat rail trim cover (missing at time car was purchased) were replaced. 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2017

17000 mi
Rear power liftgate malfunction, dealer replaced parts. 
Ford Flex in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Jun 2015

30000 mi
Notice shock absorber leaking, replaced left rear shock absorber under warranty 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
Sep 2017

95747 mi

US $59
slapping noise in right front wheel hub assembly, diagnosed as gap by design that allows part on shaft to slap against hub when turning. Ford did design a washer to fill this gap if desired by owner to eliminate noise, but not necessary. Will not do any damage to wheel hub. 
Nov 2017

107704 mi

US $735
replaced left catalytic converter 
Mar 2018

132000 mi

US $502
replaced right rear wheel bearings 
Aug 2020

320758 mi

US $1062
replaced alternator and washer fluid pump 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Mar 2019
Oct 2016

36580 mi
axle seal failing, causing small fluid leak centre console latch broke B pillar trim on passenger door - connector failed, so the trim panel was loose. 
Dec 2017

56110 mi

C $275
Fuel Pump Drive Module replaced 
May 2018

65100 mi

C $18
Left headlight bulb burned out and relpaced 
Jul 2018

67580 mi

C $1130
2 wheel bearing replaced 
Feb 2019

79670 mi

C $250
Replaced leaking seal 

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2014 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in New York, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

97400 mi

US $1200
Right rear wheel bearing making noise, issue confirmed and wheel bearing replaced, While troubleshooting wheel bearing, it was noticed the rear brakes were completely worn down and the front brakes did not have much life left. Replaced pads and rotors front and rear. 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2015

15000 mi
Windshield washer not working. Hose from reservoir to front washer had become disconnected. 
Ford Flex in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Apr 2015

10320 mi
Faulty O2 sensor replaced under warranty 
Jun 2015

12400 mi
replace faulty O2 sensor under warranty 2nd time in 3 months. This time sensor failed because fuel was too lean. 
Sep 2016

31620 mi
Replace upper Strut mount bearings 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

22940 mi
Marker light at passenger side not illuminating. Had whole assembly replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

30380 mi
Blower motor for climate fan was replaced because it would surge through different speeds without input from occupant. 
May 2015

32480 mi
Wheel bearing failed at about 50000kms 
Ford Flex in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2015

12000 mi
Rear passenger side "D" pillar was replaced due to a crack. Front passenger door was out of alignment and was repaired. All repairs covered under warranty. 
Dec 2015

27000 mi
GPS system randomly showing car off course approx. 1/8 mile. 
Aug 2016

33400 mi
Rear camera stopped working. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2017

40600 mi

US $50
Left rear pneumatic strut on liftgate have rusted and cracked through from the interior. Replaced under extended service plan, $50 deductible. 
Aug 2017

46000 mi
Driver side door entry keypad came flying off at high speed. Replaced under warranty. Windshield washer pump stopped working. Unit replaced under warranty. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2018

44000 mi

US $600
Replaced front and rear brakes with EBC GD rotors and EBC green stuff pads. 

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2013 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Oregon, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

45000 mi
Battery went totally dead within one year of being replaced. Fully replaced under warranty 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2018
Apr 2018

63000 mi
Oil pump replacement 
Ford Flex in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

52080 mi

C $1100
Rear brakes making noise, replaced pads and rotor.  Also found leaking rear shock, replaced both rear shocks. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

67000 mi
Turbo replaced on Ecoboost motor. Failed oil seal. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2015

36300 mi
Sway bar bushing failed Passenger front door latch switch failed 
Mar 2016

48000 mi

US $300
Door switch on rear passenger door failed 
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $1333
Front left wheel bearing failed Failure of coil pack cylinder 1 Failure of door switch right rear passenger door. 
Oct 2017

78000 mi

US $481
Rear hatch actuator failed. Replace actuator 
Ford Flex in Indiana, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

11800 mi
Car stopped running. Was a bad fuel module. 
Dec 2015

30000 mi
PTU seal bad and leaking thick grease. 
Dec 2017

50000 mi

US $500
Rear brakes and rotors are shot. Rear brake system causes rear brakes to not release, so they drag. It has been a problem on previous years and they issued a TSB. But say it doesn’t affect my year. We have never done the front brakes and they have lots of material left. The car was never driven with the ebrake on as the chime for that is so loud when you put it in gear that you can’t miss it. 
Feb 2018

50000 mi

US $500
steering wheel on extension and retraction made strange noise. 
Ford Flex in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

4200 mi
Front door out of alignment 
Aug 2015

12200 mi
rattle in dash 
Mar 2017

24000 mi
Sync not maintaining bluetooth connection with iphone 7. Repair unsuccessful. Update: iOS 11.2 update corrected problem. No issues since. 
May 2017

25000 mi

US $297
Running rough and stalling at stops. Replaced Purge Control Solenoid 
Ford Flex in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

27300 mi
Two slight trim issues. The rearview mirror wiring was coming unwrapped and the driver's side door handle (interior) was scratched up. 
May 2016

46600 mi

US $200
The center console hinge broke, the console was replaced The latch for the passenger rear door was broken causing electrical malfunction. This was fixed under the extended warranty. 
Ford Flex in Colorado, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

15800 mi
Intermittent buzzing noise from dashboard was traced to touch screen. Screws were tightened on touch screen mounting pads and buzzing noise disappeared. 
Dec 2013

20000 mi
Rear hatch lift motor squeaking during descent. Rear lift motor replaced. 
Mar 2014

23000 mi
Driver side rear D-pillar plastic trim developed a crack. Repair required removal of side glass to fit replacement trim panel. Left vehicle overnight to allow glass adhesive to more fully cure. 
Ford Flex in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Apr 2018
Oct 2012

3280 mi
Passenger side front wheel was rubbing fender 
Feb 2013

8740 mi
Collision detection system module was malfunctioning and was completely replaced. 
Jun 2014

31000 mi
Plastic cover by back pillar next to lift gate was cracked. 
Apr 2018

99200 mi

C $152
Electrical problems with fog lamps. Replaced fog lamps. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Jan 2013

3000 mi
Software update 
Aug 2013

11000 mi
A leaking Drivers rear shock absorber. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

35000 mi
Wireless system was having issues seeing the keys and registering a tpms system fault. 
Oct 2014

42000 mi

US $100
Rear proximity sensor faulted Liftgate would open only a small amount and then would reclose. On second attempt lift gate would open on most occasions. Drivers Door indicating ajar on driver information console 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

30300 mi
Automatic rear liftgate not fully opening; replace motor under warranty. 
Mar 2015

35000 mi
Error code P0161 Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 2 replaced under warranty 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

78000 mi
Rear silver panel on tailgate was separating from tailgate. Attachment clip was broken. Double sided tape fixed the issue. 
Ford Flex in Washington, United States
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
Aug 2016

36000 mi
hvac system registers incorrect exterior temperature which cause the air temperature to be dispersed incorrectly. It happens in auto and manual modes. Outside temp is 40 degrees off for exactly 6 minutes. 
Ford Flex in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

54800 mi

US $2000
Adaptive Cruise Control Module failed 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

32000 mi

US $150
Car would not start. Battery died. 
Ford Flex in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013 We had many electrical problems with this vehicle including power window, radio, trailer wiring, and key communication. Ford continued to claim it was not a lemon, but the BBB found differently. Finally Ford was forced to buy it back. 
Ford Flex in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2015

56500 mi

US $1000
Axle bearings Rear limited chrome flex panel began to bubble 
Apr 2016

81200 mi
Led climate lighting quit 
Jun 2016

83000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump modulator quit 
Aug 2016

92000 mi

US $400
Spark plug failure 
Mar 2017

100000 mi

US $5600
Water pump failure  Timing chain 
Ford Flex in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2016 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

75950 mi

C $300
Fuel pump recalled, replaced by dealer. Sway bar links worn, replaced. 
Dec 2017

96410 mi

C $300
Replaced rear rotors and brake pads. 

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2013 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

73000 mi

US $160
Backup camera diagnosed with an internal short. Quoted $650 for repair. Ordered used unit from salvage for $160 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

54000 mi
Error code po456 condensation unit 
Ford Flex in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

49000 mi
exterior trim piece on B pillar chipped. Replaced without issue lid on center console would not latch. Took two trips to dealer to get it fixed. They eventually had to replace the entire center console. Rearview mirror loose & wobbling Passenger seat heater not working. 
Feb 2017

64000 mi

US $270
windshield replacement due to vertical crack down the middle. 
Ford Flex in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

4000 mi
Right Rear LED Tail light assembly had several LEDs burn out. The dealer ordered a new tail light assembly and replaced it at no cost. 
Ford Flex in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

100000 mi

US $800
Rear wheel bearings. 
Ford Flex in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2014

38100 mi
Recall on o ring within fuel line. Smell of gasoline was constant. And, Ford did not notify us of the recall! 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $102
Repaired a tire air sensor 
Oct 2015

90000 mi

US $75
The gas cap (which the Flex does not have) developed an emissions problem. The fix was a 75.00 charge to us. 
Dec 2017

161000 mi

US $10
Idiot light came on, code said that an exhaust emissions part needed to be replaced. Paid 10 dollars for the evaluation. The light intermittently comes on. Have not noticed any problems nor mpg reduction. 

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2013 Ford Flex 4dr SUV

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

Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

53000 mi
Windshield wiper pump 
Aug 2016

55000 mi
Noticed Oil leaking when I changed the oil. Took it into the Ford Dealership. Power Transfer Unit was bad and needed to be replaced. Covered under warranty. Noticed Oil leaking when I changed the oil. Took it into the Ford Dealership. Power Transfer Unit was bad and needed to be replaced. Covered under warranty. 
Ford Flex in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

13000 mi
Center console between front seats broke and was unable to open - rear hinge area broke. 
May 2017

32000 mi

US $557
Replace ignition lock and key mechanism - was getting stripped out and manifested as being hard to start - wouldn't always engage on the first try or two. 
Ford Flex in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Fuel leak 
Apr 2016

56200 mi

US $50
Right strut bearing 
Ford Flex in Alberta, Canada
May 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2015

22940 mi

C $812
the canister on the vacuum system of the gas tank was damaged during the winter and gave a check engine light. 
Jan 2016

32640 mi

C $100
The front wipers wouldn't turn off. 
Jul 2016

44020 mi
Gasket leak. 
Ford Flex in Vermont, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

55000 mi

US $501
Replaced rear brakes and rotors 
Ford Flex in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

100000 mi

US $350
Replaced tie rods 
Feb 2018

105000 mi

US $600
Replaced struts. 
Ford Flex in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

40000 mi

US $172
Evap sensor replaced. Check engine light and scanned for code. 
Aug 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Door ajar switch on front passenger side replaced. 
Ford Flex in Maine, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

70000 mi

US $5
door ajar switch 
Ford Flex in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2017
Sep 2016

55000 mi
Power transfer unit seals replaced. 

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