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Ford Flex Repair and Maintenance

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

Ford Flex Problems

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.

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

A leaking axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal can cause transmission (red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (brown) fluid leaks at the axle area. The axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal may be leaking and should be replaced as required.

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Ford Flex Questions

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

How do I get the window up until I can get service?

It then comes back on sometimes and stays on until I restart the vehicle again. What is the problem and how do I fix this?

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Ford Flex Recalls

In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention clip may not have been properly installed. As a result, without prior warning the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving. This would result in loss of engine power to the drive wheels. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage.

The fuel delivery module, which is located at the fuel tank, can crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in the affected vehicles to correct this concern. 

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