Ford Flex Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Flex Problems

Transmission (Red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (Brown) Fluid Leaks at Axle Area

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.

Broken Center Console Latch

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

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.

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Ford Flex Questions

Excessive heat from engine compartment when running (1 answer)

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.

can i tighten my driver side mirror it doesn't stay locked in position (1 answer)

When we shift the car, the gear doesn't light up down by the gear shift lever. (1 answer)

We can see what gear we're in up by the speedometer but seems like the gear we're in should also light up down by the gear shift lever. Is this normal or should it indeed be lighted here?

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Ford Flex Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

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.

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.

Parking Brake May Not Fully Engage

The parking brake may not hold the vehicle securely when engaged. Dealers will test the parking brake system operation and replace the control assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford Flex Reviews

Good car overall. Also had Trans leaks and brake grinding issues. Transmission was given new seals and seems to be holding. Brakes were done under recall but still grind and surge. Been a good car to our family. Had a Vista roof seal leak but also covered under warranty. Not having the ecoboost was my only regret. 2011 Flex Ltd AWD

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