Ford Flex Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Ford is Junk

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We have a 2015 Ford Flex Limited AWD. We bought it used in 2016 so its been 3 years. The car has been great up until the last few months. In August we had to replace the power steering motor (common problem with the Flex) and it was $2100. Fast

Review submitted by:FixOrdRepairDaily

Pros:Comfortable, Nice Style

Cons:Expensive Maintenance, Horrible MPG

Several Door Ajar Issues + Alarm Goes of Randomly

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Ford Flex SE 4dr Crossover 2013 car and I am experiencing for the 2nd time a door ajar issue. I fixed one door already and now a 2nd door is having the issue. Not a big problem but it triggers the alarm to go off randomly. And of course it

Review submitted by:joe

Pros:not much, 3 row seating is only good part of car

Cons:Many - door ajar issue, alarm goes of randomly

Wouldn't buy again

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I love the amount of room the Flex offers and the quality is good...until a headlight breaks and it is 400 bucks to replace it! Things kept breaking on me and the 20" wheels get chewed up pretty quick. This is also not the vehicle for you if you want

Review submitted by:603

Pros:Drives nice, roomy

Cons:Bad MPG, very pricy cost of ownership, rides low

Trouble from the start

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

My first new car ever!!! It was suppose to be reliable. I have never had as many issues with any other car I've owned. My 2009 Ford Flex was everything I wanted and it drove like a dream..Then things would go wrong. Most recently my car doesn't turn off when

Review submitted by:Disappointed

Pros:great design, smooth ride

Cons:reliability

Quality flaws kill what it could be.

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We purchased this car to get my wife out of a minivan. It had the same room, but better handling and performance all around. With the Eco-Boost motor, it was hard to beat the performance with any other large SUV-type vehicle and with a lower ride height and all-wheel drive,

Review submitted by:venturevoodoo

Pros:Performance and Comfort

Cons:Horrible quality. Everything is breaking.

Comfy and roomy seats but not much else

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This offered, I thought better gas mileage than the old van but, NO. I only avg 19MPG. In fact, took a 3000 mile trip and only averaged 19 MPG all highway miles, driving at 72MPH with my cruise on. My 2007 van got better than this. Ford should be ashamed

Review submitted by:Less than I hoped for

Pros:comfy, spacious, flexible seating

Cons:small gas tank, touch controls, DVD, poor keypad

Mine lasted only 140,000 miles (engine blew)

Model Year:

2010

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Flex

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Even though I have a maintenance record folder 2 inches thick and always used synthetic blend oil at every oil change, did the transmission service as required, one day on the freeway with my son, the the Flex began to rapidly loose power and eventually die. Luckily I was able

Review submitted by:ghotch

Pros:I liked the style and interior roomyness

Cons:BAD engine, fails @ 140K

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