Last post on Sep 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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#1 of 4 Reliability of Ford Flex
Jun 05, 2011 (8:29 am)
I am considering buying a Ford Flex AWD with no ecoboost. How is the reliability of Flex, especially after 2-3 years of purchase? Did you experience lot of maintenance issues?
#2 of 4 My flex's are trouble free pretty much
Aug 25, 2011 (7:17 am)
We have not had any issues with our Flex's (x2) asides from an annoying buzzing sound from the doorframe at highway speed. We have also had issues with the SYNC systems in the vehicles but now repaired. My lease is up and I am buying it out and keeping it.
#3 of 4 Great design, horrible quality
Sep 17, 2011 (9:46 am)
I wish I could recommend the Ford Flex Limited, but I can’t. After two years of ownership and only 22,000 miles, I am shopping again. I have never owned a car this poorly made or needed to get rid of a car so soon.
Here is my history with Ford.
Mileage / Months of Ownership / Issue
0 / 0 / Driver's seal rail binding. Replaced
0 / 0 / Window molding has stress marks. Replaced.
0 / 0 / Roof liner not connected to roof. Reconnected.
2,850 / 4 / Low brake fluid light. Leak on rear fitting.
3,494 / 6 / Interior door trim came off and jammed door handle open.
3,494 / 6 / Front brakes make loud noise. Updated brake pads needed.
3,494 / 6 / Rear door will not close. Latch needed lube?
3,494 / 6 / Rear door seal came of and was damage. NOT COVERED by FORD.
6,245 / 6 / Low brake fluid light. Front calipers replaced. Rotor turned.
6,245 / 6 / Rear door seal came of and was damage. NOT COVERED by FORD.
8,721 / 7 / Low brake fluid light. Master cylinder replaced.
16,060 / 16 / Lug nuts distorted or torn apart during tire rotation. Replaced.
16,060 / 16 / Engine Idles rough, looses power, engine light on. Cam Phasers replaced.
17,779 / 18 / Rear brakes dragging, Strong antifreeze odor. Replaced pads and anchor bracket. Transmission was leaking on catalytic converter.
20,231 / 21 / Armrest latch broke.
20,754 / 22 / Oil sprayed all over ground and engine compartment. Failed gasket.
22,087 / 23 / Rear brakes make constant grinding. Rust on Rotors - NOT COVERED by FORD.
22,087 / 23 / Window molding peeling off. Replaced.
22,738 / 24 / Interior pillar covered fell off.
22,738 / 24 / Right rear door trim fell off. Same issue, different door as before.
If you are considering the Flex, or any Ford product, consider the number of mechanical problems with this car. Check to see if the parts in the car you are thinking about buying are shared with the Flex. The engine, transmission and brakes may be the same components.
Ford Motor Company through Ford Customer Service offered a response that can be summarized in two words “Buyer Beware.”
#4 of 4 Re: Reliability of Ford Flex [ash33]
Sep 17, 2011 (6:43 pm)
I just bought Ford Flex Titanium Ecobost 2011 3 days ago, I'm driving in an unknown territory the sync just stop working I lost the navigation, the voice command option and it scared me!
My husband called sync customer service help, they are trying to help him trouble shoot by giving him instruction, it did not work. The radio came back but the voice command did not.
I recommend that you don't buy one. Try to look for alternative option! Imagine a 3 days old car started giving us a problem already....I am wondering whats next!!!