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Ford Flex Brake Noise – Front Grunting / Grinding

Ford Flex Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 33,059 mi (3,000 mi - 80,000 mi)


Defective anchor brackets for the front calipers can cause abnormal brake rotor and pad wear concurrently. Noise can be heard while braking, a grunting or grinding from the front. The caliper anchor brackets should be replaced with revised parts, and also replace the rotors and brake pads.

  •  Rookie

    I really notice this when leaving a parking garage and going around a downsloped corner.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Ongoing issue, TSB and service with replacement caliper parts done to REAR axle, but dealer says front brakes are fine.

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    I replaced the right rear caliper, both rear rotors and all the pads on the vehicle in late December, early January. Now there is front grinding noise and a possible caliper sticking again but this time on the drivers rear of the vehicle. This has been a known problem since the 2009 model and the fix is supposedly new rotors, pads and brackets to take care of the problem. Here it is 6 months later and I have to replace all the breaks again. Why hasn't this been recalled?

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  • Visitor,

    Brakes locking....feels like the calipers are sticking and not releasing the pads...high pitched whistling that starts before the pads stick. This stops when I push the brake pedal. The rims are extremely hot after driving. Second trip to the dealer..

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  • Visitor, , 34,000 mi

    SAme prblem. Dealer performed the TSB

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  • Visitor, , 7,200 mi

    Same as all the other people. Several TSB's applied - still has the same issue on the Right front brakes. Now have in addition a Vibration under the Drivers Floor pan after the brakes are released (soft, or medium, or hard braking - does not matter).

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  • Visitor, , 26,000 mi

    Really bad grinding sound from front brakes when applied heavily.

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  • canucken, , 26,000 mi

    Had a 2009 Ford Flex with the same issue. Ford replaced free of charge under a 'voluntary' recall program. The 2009 was totaled in an accident and we replaced with a 2010. Same issue. Taking into Ford this week to have it replaced. Should be no charge.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    grinding sound on front right brakes when applied

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi


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