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Ford Flex, Wagon
#49 of 88 you may be out of balance
Mar 31, 2010 (4:32 pm)
your tires that is? , return to your selling dealer if possible have them balanced or replaced if they are hankooks, get the goodyear RSA.
#50 of 88 Re: you may be out of balance [jonerob]
Apr 05, 2010 (9:00 am)
I am having the same issues. The car rattles and shakes when driving, the back and back passenger hits the bumps hard. My flex has been in 5 times and i am very frustrated
#51 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [ttweb]
Apr 05, 2010 (9:03 am)
I am experiencing the same vibration while driving and going over bumps my car feels like an army hmmvee. The car has been in the service over 5 times.I am so frustated. I cannot drive with both back windows down without it feeling like the car is going to fall apart. ;
#52 of 88 shaking and rattling
Apr 05, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I have taken my car/flex in over 5 times for the rough ride/rattling and shaking. i do not think the dealer is taking me serious. I called ford and they told me the service director at sheehy ford springfield va said it is supposed to ride rough. I am scared that there is something wrong they are not addressing and the saftey of my child
#53 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [ttweb]
Apr 06, 2010 (12:02 pm)
did some research, i would take it to the dealer and have them look at it and repair it. If the problem still persists keep taking it back and document everything. I live in VA and the Lemon Law states you have to have it in at least 3 times for the same issue and then you have to give teh dealer a letter of notice (go to lemon laws.com for sample letter) you have 18 months from the time you purchase, 3 times, letter and they have one more chance to fix it.
#54 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [csherren]
Apr 06, 2010 (12:59 pm)
If you have a bad taste in your mouth from this vehicle, try the lemon law . I like my car and would not have bought it if I did not. I'll fix what's wrong and have them fix it at their expense if it's related to something they did. I bought a LINCOLN MKt, it's the brother to the FLEX with rounded edges and a few more options and less third row head room but I'm not complaining because I don't sit back there . I would only go with the lemon law if the defect was terminal to the motor/transmission or a safety related electrical gremlin. Make them replace your rims and tires if you really like the FLEX.
#55 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [jonerob]
Apr 06, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Love the Flex, but really its been in there 5 times and they still cannot get it fixed. Does not seem like they are really intersted in finding the issue especailly when they are stuffing cushion on the roof interior as a solution. As a single mom i am always running around (only one car) so it gets kind of hectic if the car is always in the shop.
#56 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [ttweb]
Apr 08, 2010 (6:09 am)
Got it to the Ford Dealer on Monday. The front two tires were a little out of balance. No issue when they road force tested them however. But after the balance, all seems to be working as it should. I haven't had the opportunity to take it on an extended freeway drive but the short segments have been fine.
Other than that the vehicle has been flawless. Now have 2300 miles on in just over two weeks.
Again thank you all for the ideas.
#57 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [ttweb]
Apr 08, 2010 (6:16 am)
#58 of 88 Re: Unusual vibration [ttweb]
Apr 08, 2010 (6:16 am)
Great to hear!!
Mine still shakes, rattles down the road and a little swaying from left to right. Still waiting to hear from Ford. I sent a formal letter for the issue to be repaired. I do not think it is normal and the dealer wrote me off saying it is supposed to ride rough!!