2013 Ford Flex Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Ford Flex Problems

Brake Noise – Front Grunting / Grinding

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.

Broken Center Console Latch

Defective materials can cause the center console latch to break. The latch on the console lid should be replaced.

A/C Fan Speed Changing Constantly

The 2009-2016 Ford Flex with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. Normally, the fan speed changes only to maintain a selected temperature, but when the fan speed changes frequently and needlessly, there is an issue with the fan speed control unit. 

The fan speed control unit, sometimes erroneously called the blower motor resister, regulates the speed for the blower motor in order to maintain the temperature set by the driver. When it fails, the fan will run at random settings, and the climate control will be inaccurate.

Note: this does not affect the temperature of the air that comes from the vents, it affects the amount of air that comes from the vents. 

The repair is simple, and quick. The control unit is located behind the glove box in most models, and removal and installation takes only minutes.

Also note: this only applies to vehicles with single or dual automatic climate control.

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2013 Ford Flex Questions

2013 FLEX "puttering/jerking", grinding sound... (2 answers)

Outta nowhere. My 2013 FLEX STARTED "puttering/jerking", feeling like it was trying not to stall. Then, it began to make this loud "grinding" sound.

My car wont turn over. (1 answer)

I woke up this morning. I tried starting my Flex and it wouldn't turn over. I cant seem to figure it out

We just bought a red Flex. What is the best wax to use to keep the red shiny? (1 answer)

How often should I wax the car?

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2013 Ford Flex Recalls

Engine Stalls Or Will Not Start

A part within the fuel pump electric module may overheat, resulting in a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.  As a result, the engine may stall or fail to start. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump electric module part number and replace the module free of charge as necessary to resolve the concern.

Fuel Delivery Module Cracks And Leaks Fuel

The fuel delivery module may crack and leak fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Failure Of Electric Power Steering Assist

The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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