Ford Flex Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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.

Rear Brakes Drag, Make Rhythmic Sound

Misaligned or corroded caliper anchor brackets can cause the rear brakes to drag, and make a rhythmic sound. The rear caliper anchor brackets and brake pads should be replaced.

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Ford Flex Questions

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?

why does my Flex come to a grinding halt? (1 answer)

when turning corner at low speed? Very dangerous but dealer cannot duplicate the problem so they wont fix it.
happened 4 times.

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Ford Flex Recalls

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.

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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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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