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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,720 miles

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2009 Ford Flex electrical problems

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2009 Ford Flex Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Aug 022009

Flex

  • 13,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2009 Ford Flex. Driving through my neighborhood when I noticed loss of power steering and brakes. The car had simply died while driving. Was able to stop it on the side of the street and restart it. Continued on without another occurrence. Learned through a web forum that this has occurred to approximately 8 other owners of this vehicle.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 052009

Flex

  • 1,450 miles
This is a 2009 Flex dealer demo with 1450 miles. It has died twice while driving during a test drive. The first occurrence was while in drive, in a parking lot at about 5 mph. The engine, A/C, radio/accessory power, and all lights suddenly died. It was as if the key had been turned to "off", except that the retained accessory power and all dash/warning lights went out as well. The car re-started easily once put into neutral. The second occurrence was in reverse, backing out of a driveway at about 3 mph. This time the engine suddenly died, and A/C turned off, but the accessory power to the radio and dash /warning lights remained on, and the security light on the dash was blinking slowly. Again, the car re-started easily. Both times the power steering and braking went out and the car was much more difficult to control, and shifting gears, re-starting it, and shifting back to drive took several seconds. This could cause a serious collision if it happened while pulling into traffic. I have heard of at least 4 other similar incidents, and most of those were resolved at the dealership with a simple change to the computer control module in the engine. Hopefully Ford will recall units already sold to make this change before someone is injured.

- Bulverde, TX, USA

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