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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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.

2014 Ford Flex steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Ford Flex Owner Comments

problem #2

May 272016


  • 68,000 miles


An intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear disables electric power-steering assist while driving, making the vehicle difficult to control. Received a "steering assist fault-service required" warning. This occurred while driving N about 50 mph on I-95 in jarrett, va. On May 27, 2016. Stopped, called roadside assistance. Was told the only option was a tow. Closest dealer already closed for long weekend. Another dealer an hour away suggested cycling car on and off several times. We did and car was ok. Took car to local dealer in hardeeville SC on return home- unable to replicate the problem and said we have to drive car in spite of this safety issue - which appears identical to one that forced the recall of 2011 to 2013 Ford Flex's.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 302015


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Flex. While driving approximately 20 mph, the steering wheel locked up and made a loud grinding noise while being turned. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed and recommended that the steering module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there were no recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was advised to file a complaint with NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Rock Valley, IA, USA

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