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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,662 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.

2010 Ford Flex fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Ford Flex Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152014

Flex 6-cyl

  • miles


Gas tank will not fill properly, when called dealer, was told there are "probably spiders in the gas tank, they get into the filter and build webs and cause this problem, will cost you $275 for us to check, not covered by warranty, this happens often with the capless gas tanks".

- Westville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 222014

Flex 6-cyl

  • 64,985 miles
My wife and I were preparing to pull into a parking space, outside of an applebee's restaurant. When she tapped on the gas paddle to pull into the parking space, the vehicle lunged forward extremely fast, causing the vehicle to jump the curb. Here immediate reaction was pressing the brake, but the vehicle did not stop until it crashed into the restaurant. Thankfully there were not any civilians walking in front of the vehicle. The only person that was injured is my wife. The landscape and the building was damaged; along with our vehicle. Over $7,500 dollars worth of damage to the vehicle.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 122013


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Flex. The contact attempted to fill the fuel tank when he overflow valve failed. The contact also mentioned that sporadically, the valve would not allow the fuel tank to be filled to capacity and when attemtping to fill the tank, it would often take approximatley 30 minutes to fill. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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