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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Ford Flex seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Ford Flex Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 082015


  • miles


My Flex started having a hard jerk and bang when going from reverse to park. Was not always but frequent. The car started to run hot when sitting in a drive thru or traffic but would go right back down when I started moving. I took it into S mechanic and he replaced the fan. After replacing the fan the car began to have a really bad grinding noise when idling or traveling. Do bad I did not want to drive it. I took it into the Ford dealership and after 2 days they call and say they can't find anything wrong. Within 4 minutes I get another call daying I need a new transmission. The car would eccellerate on its own, shut off intermittently, and car would lag between 3rd and 4th gears. Ford dealership advised me to have a knew transmission put in. Car will shift properly most of the time even on highway. Only get whining noise at low speeds. I was also in an accident causing $13000 worth of damage to front end and airbags did not deploy after hitting a car doing 35 mph.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262009


  • 2,500 miles
In a head on collision with a parked vehicle traveling at approximately 45 to 50 mph none of the air bags were set off and the seat belt did not hold the driver back and he was thrown into the steering wheel bending the steering wheel and column.

- Wayne, MI, USA

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