Ford Flex Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford Flex
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Ford Flex ProblemsA/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.
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.
Ford Flex Questions2013 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.
We recently bought a 2010 Ford Flex. When the car is running and you are standing next to it, you feel a lot of heat from the engine that blows on you. It that normal or is there something wrong? We have not experienced this in the past with our other cars.
Ford Flex RecallsEngine 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.
The second stage of air bag deployment may not deploy, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's front air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The fuel delivery module may crack and leak fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module free of charge to resolve the concern.