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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,955 miles

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2013 Ford Flex electrical problems

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2013 Ford Flex Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #74

May 262016

Flex

  • 42,000 miles

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

The driver's side door sensor broke from normal use after 3 years. This prevents the door from locking, and also dings during driving.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #73

Apr 152015

Flex

  • 61,000 miles
-passenger door, rear passenger door, and hatch door ajar signal stays on when door is closed. -interior light stays on -alarms goes off in the middle of the night -faulty latch -ignition key switch dings until I put key in and turn key back and forth and then take out again. Dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. Creates a safety hazard when the dome lights stays on and I am sitting in a public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents me from recognizing a real door ajar situation, which is very dangerous. Doors sometimes may or may not not lock, nor will the trunk open sometimes- causing a safety hazard/possible dangerous situation when I am trying to get my groceries out of the trunk at night. These same issues happened to our vehicle in 2013, Jan.2014, Aug 2014, and now in 2015.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #72

Aug 062014

Flex

  • 43,000 miles
-passenger door, rear passenger door, and hatch door ajar signal stays on when door is closed. -interior light stays on -alarms goes off in the middle of the night -faulty latch -ignition key switch dings until I put key in and turn key back and forth and then take out again. Dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. Creates a safety hazard when the dome lights stays on and I am sitting in a public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents me from recognizing a real door ajar situation, which is very dangerous. Doors sometimes may or may not not lock, nor will the trunk open sometimes- causing a safety hazard/possible dangerous situation when I am trying to get my groceries out of the trunk at night. These same issues happened to our vehicle in 2013, and earlier in 2014.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #71

Jan 032014

Flex

  • 37,000 miles

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

-passenger door, rear passenger door, and hatch door ajar signal stays on when door is closed. -interior light stays on -alarms goes off in the middle of the night -faulty latch -ignition key switch dings until I put key in and turn key back and forth and then take out again. Dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. Creates a safety hazard when the dome lights stays on and I am sitting in a public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents me from recognizing a real door ajar situation, which is very dangerous. Doors sometimes may or may not not lock, nor will the trunk open sometimes- causing a safety hazard/possible dangerous situation when I am trying to get my groceries out of the trunk at night. These same issues happened to our vehicle in 2013, 2014, 2015, and now again in 2016.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #70

Sep 062013

Flex

  • 35,000 miles
-passenger door, rear passenger door, and hatch door ajar signal stays on when door is closed. -interior light stays on -alarms goes off in the middle of the night -faulty latch -ignition key switch dings until I put key in and turn key back and forth and then take out again. Dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. Creates a safety hazard when the dome lights stays on and I am sitting in a public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents me from recognizing a real door ajar situation, which is very dangerous. Doors sometimes may or may not not lock, nor will the trunk open sometimes- causing a safety hazard/possible dangerous situation when I am trying to get my groceries out of the trunk at night. These same issues happened to our vehicle in 2013, 2014, 2015, and now again in 2016.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #69

Apr 232016

Flex

  • 79,022 miles
-passenger door, rear passenger door, and hatch door ajar signal stays on when door is closed. -interior light stays on -alarms goes off in the middle of the night -faulty latch -ignition key switch dings until I put key in and turn key back and forth and then take out again. Dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. Creates a safety hazard when the dome lights stays on and I am sitting in a public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents me from recognizing a real door ajar situation, which is very dangerous. Doors sometimes may or may not not lock, nor will the trunk open sometimes- causing a safety hazard/possible dangerous situation when I am trying to get my groceries out of the trunk at night. These same issues happened to our vehicle in 2013, 2014, 2015, and now again in 2016.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #68

Apr 012016

Flex

  • 60,000 miles

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

Vehicle acts like the driver's side door is ajar even when the door is closed. It does not matter how hard the door is shut. This causes the vehicle to chime as if door is open anytime your speed is less than 5 miles an hour. It also pops up messages and warnings to shift to park when traveling 5mph or less. The vehicle is equipped with touch unlock. This is useless now because the vehicle thinks the door is opened. This is not only an aggravation but a safety issue because it is very distracting when driving in city traffic. This happened to the vehicle with 60,000 miles on it. This started when I stopped at a stop sign in the city. I tried to open and reshut the door thinking maybe I had not closed it hard enough.

- Rainsville, AL, USA

problem #67

Oct 052015

Flex

  • 60,000 miles
Door ajar sensor started malfunctioning on the front driver door about 8 months ago and corrected itself at about the same time the front passenger door ajar sensor started malfunctioning about 3 months ago. Now both are malfunctioning causing interior lights to stay on and chime to tell me to put vehicle in park at any time. This also causes the doors to automatically stay unlocked while vehicle is in motion (clearly a safety issue). I have contacted the dealer with a list of how often this happens as seen here online but they say they have never heard of this issue but will be more than happy to charge me $109 per hour to diagnose the issue.

- Woodland, WA, USA

problem #66

Feb 252016

Flex

  • 31,000 miles
Front and rear passenger door ajar warnings activate when doors are completely closed, resulting in problems with auto door lock feature, interior lights remaining on, and keyless entry panel lights remaining illuminated. This occurs when the vehicle is stationary as well as in motion both in city street and highway situations.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #65

Mar 012016

Flex

  • 100 miles
False door ajar indicator. Door is securely closed but sensor regularly indicates it is ajar. This happens when the vehicle is stationary and when it is moving.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #64

Nov 052015

Flex

  • 59,000 miles

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

Both passenger door ajar sensors are malfunctioning keeping the interior lights on which is draining battery. Lights will not go off until a certain speed is reached while driving.(clearly a safety issue!!!) also alarm keeps going off randomly and the frequency is increasing.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #63

Mar 012015

Flex

  • 45,000 miles
Start date is a best guess. I original reported this problem when my front passenger door began giving false door ajar warnings. Now it is all doors and occurs more frequently setting off car alarm, interior lights that won't go out, etc etc.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #62

Feb 242016

Flex

  • 68,000 miles
Rear passenger door latch sensor is failing. Interior lights will not shut off after door is closed.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #61

Jan 032016

Flex

  • 81,000 miles
Driver and front passenger door ajar warnings activate when doors are completely closed, resulting in problems with auto door lock feature, interior lights remaining on, random car alarm activation, spurious emergency flasher activation, and keyless entry panel lights remaining illuminated. Also, "shift to park" warning activates when vehicle is in operation.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #60

Jan 152016

Flex

  • 52,000 miles
2013 Ford Flex right rear door shows "ajar" when door is firmly closed. Appears to be a sensor that has failed to recognize the door is closed. This stops the doors from locking / alarm from working properly / interior and puddle lights from working properly. Should be considered a safety issue.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #59

Mar 022016

Flex

  • 100,000 miles
When my car was under warranty driver door would say door ajar and all locks would open when the door was closed - they fixed had to fix door sensor now my other doors are doing the same and we are out of warranty - this is a safety issue when driving at night and your door locks open at a stop light anyone can carjack or jump in your car, will not let me kids use my car - the car dealership told me they have so many Flex repairs of this same issue.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #58

Mar 022016

Flex

  • 42,000 miles
Rear right side door latch ajar sensor malfunctioning. Reads "door ajar" with door closed. Interior dome lights stay on. Hard to drive at night with interior dome lights on. Door latch has been replaced once before by Ford dealer. Problem has returned.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #57

Oct 202014

Flex

  • 35,000 miles
Door alarm going off when door is locked. Intermittent electrical problems with instrument panel flashing warning lights for other systems.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #56

Feb 282016

Flex

  • 68,514 miles
Passenger side door is telling vehicle that is not shutting, lights stay on door will not lock, this has gotten worse over the last month sometimes have to open and shut up, to 15 times to get light to go out. Vehicle is garaged kept so this is not a hot or cold, raining issues happens in all climates.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #55

Oct 132015

Flex

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Flex. The contact stated that the interior lighting remained illuminated after the vehicle was shut off. In addition, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated and the interior lighting would sporadically illuminate even with no driver or passenger in the vehicle. The contact also stated the vehicle had difficulty locking while the lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or manufacturer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000. Updated 04/20/16

- Westland, MI, USA

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