1st Gen (2009 – 2018) Ford Flex Problems

The 1st generation of the Flex has a cumulative PainRank™ of 9.04. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2009–2018 Flex model years have sent in 234 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (19%) followed by the electrical (16%) and the interior (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 1
1.07
2017 1
1.03
2016 1
0.69
2015 17
3.5
2014 26
7.38
2013 60
14.92
2012 18
9.98
2011 16
9.36
2010 41
22.71
2009 53
19.71

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