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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,250 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Ford Flex Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 202015

Flex

  • miles

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

Wheels get stuck and it seems like I'm driving in an icy road. Also it turns off all of a sudden when I'm driving.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #3

May 112011

Flex

  • 50,000 miles
Wheel bearing failed before 60,000 miles and now at least one other is failing. If the wheel seizes, control of the car could be lost. I believe Ford has purchased poor quality faulty bearings and should replace them for safety of drivers and others on road.

- Holt , MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 102011

Flex

  • 40,000 miles
While driving down out of an approach, making a right turn, going maybe 5 mph, vehicle comes to screeching halt, making a terrible grinding noise. Engine does not go off, no stalling. Feels like something is interfering with wheels. Happened monthly, always out of a slightly down-facing driveway, turning right. Then about a week ago, it happened while making a normal left hand turn onto a flat street at an intersection going a little faster. Vehicle lurches to a complete stop, horrible grinding noise, and I can't go until I can steer wheels straight which is really hard to do. Thank goodness no one was behind me. Took once to a mechanic who could find nothing wrong. Been doing this ever since we bought the vehicle. Now after the last incident, I am really scared to drive this car! &js

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012011

Flex

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Flex. While driving approximately 15 mph and towing a trailer, the front passenger side wheel seized as the contact attempted to accelerate. The contact continued to depress the accelerator pedal until the wheel regained normal operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

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