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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Ford Flex exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2011 Ford Flex Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 052012


  • 25,000 miles


There were two occurrences. On 7/5/12, the Flex was parked but still running, we raised the rear door/tailgate to remove items from the Flex. One of my 4 year old daughters stood near the back bumper area and received a burn to her leg from one of the exhaust pipes creating a C shape imprint of the tailpipe opening. This was witnessed by a hotel employee. The adult leaned in to the vehicle many times, but did not burn. On 7/6/12, the Flex was parked and not running. Again, the back door/tailgate was raised and we were getting items out of the vehicle and getting ready for our event. Even after warning (of the tailpipe), the same 4 year old managed to receive another burn to the same leg from the exhaust/tail pipe.

- Plano, TX, USA

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