While the Flex's unique looks divide our staff, we all found it extremely practical. It's effortless to hop in and out and drives more like a car than a traditional SUV. The 355-hp engine in our high-trim version delivers effortless power and palatable fuel economy. It rides comfortably and is quiet. Handling is secure. The second-row seats afford limousine-like stretch-out room.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Ford Flex owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Left rear wheel toe issue. Not resolved until we took it to another dealer"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"hard to keep aliened"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"right side front lower control bushing failed - replaced lower control arm"

Joseph K., TX (2010 Ford Flex 3.5-L V6)

"Going over bumps creaking sound"

Anonymous, MB (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Steering abnormally hard at slower speeds and turning. Had to replace power steering pump and steering gear. Also replaced PTU seal in front end"

Douglas S., MT (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The strut mounts in the front had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear shock leaking at 130k miles. Replaced both"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"need replacement after 28000 miles"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Bearings both sides. Thank god for extended warranty"

Jason B., ON (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"One rear shock completely blew out and the other was leaking causing steering and tire wear issues"

Aaron T., UT (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Had to replace the torsion bar"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"rattling noise"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Transmission leaks around the right front wheel axle"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The first failure was a leaking seal on the rack and pinion. Ford only sells the assembly. Instead of a $5 seal which would fix the problem, had to spend $700 on new assembly. Second problem was with a linkage $400. Two universal joint on link - one"

John J., NB (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"continuous steering wheel vibration"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"I have had to replace the tie rod ends on both sides. I thought it was a premature failure."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Essentially the entire undercarriage was in bad shape, through normal driving. Tie rods, control arms etc. The dealership gave us a massive estimate ($5000+tax), but let us drive the vehicle home. I took it in the next day to a local garage that I"

Kerry W., ON (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"Front tie rod shot on both side. Thank god for my extended warranty"

Jason B., ON (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"We live in a community with uneven roads , driveways, etc. with 20 inch rims and large tires tire ware is fast and uneven....and therefore costly to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The rear tire camber was really off. This caused the tires to ride on the inner couple inches tread only. Repairing the equivalent of tie rods in the rear fixed the issue. New tires were needed as well."

Matthew M., OH (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"hard to keep aliened."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"All wheel bearings failed at about 240000 km"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced 9 bearings"

Warren D., PE (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"both sides went bad (grinding noise) and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"Bearings wear out prematurely. Have been replaced multiple times in 44000 miles of driving"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"No cold air. They replaced intake manifold gasket which improved cold air to front vents. To provide cold air to rear vents would have been very expensive, so they installed a block-off kit to disable the rear vents. So now we do not have AC in the rear of the car."

Brett L., MN (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Passenger side does not heat. Dealer estimates $800++ to repair."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side blows hot even when AC is on and driver side blows ice cold"

Justin M., OK (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Two of the air mix actuators have failed, one cost of $250.00 to replace due to its location. The other one was right behind the glove box and was $20 to fix"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Blows hot on passenger side even when auto contorl is set to cold"

Donn T., NY (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front passenger side blows hot air when air conditioner is on"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"twice had to replace dual climate air diverter motor"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Last Spring, the passenger side air vents were blowing hot air all the time, when the A/C should have been on. Our local dealer did a great job, they fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Had two blend door actuators fail within 6 months. One was very easy to replace the other one was difficult to replace"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The item we had fixed was that the dual climate control on one side stayed hot all the time; they replaced the RS tem blend door. This, however, was not the first time we had a problem with the climate control as previously the temperature on the same side just blew in cold air and the thermometer had to be replaced. Even now, this side blows in cold air when the out side temperature gets about 60 degrees or so. My husband claims that it is because the car is warmer, but I think the air is too cold for the temperature inside or out."

Watson M., MN (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"The air was the right temp but barely blowing"

Marguerite H., CA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Blower stopped working at 15k miles no air came through system in the middle of winter"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"I believe the dealer had to replace the blower motor, when the car started blowing hot air"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Failure of the actuators controlling airflow to the dash vents with one replaced twice and one other replaced once."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Thee is a grinding noise when the speed is changed. The dash will have to be removed and the repair will cost almost $1000 when it goes out."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The Flex has a known history with front brake caliper noises. Repairs were done under warranty but they still appear. This appears to be something Ford can't fix. Performance does not seem to e affected. The climate control system will shut it"

Doug S., AB (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Heater system

"At 125,000 miles, the climate control system started making clicking noises every time it was turned on. It is caused apparently by the heating/ac vents automatically opening and closing and the plastic gears that work the vents have become stripped. The plastic gear parts are only a few dollars but the job requires removal of the dash, a total expense of over $500"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Passenger side had no heat - dealer found that mice had gotten in and chewed something"

Joe D., ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Hot air did not come out on the passenger side when the heat was on"

Tom K., IL (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The heat went out on the driver's side. Only cold air came out in the middle of winter. Heat still functioned on the passenger's side and rear."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"The heat was on all the time on the passenger side even if you turned the A/C on"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditional has a leak that causes a whistling noise when in use"

Thomas E., CA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Had the A/C serviced at a Ford dealer, and the refrigerant began leaking almost immediately after, and we had to have it fixed a couple months later"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"This was a minor problem fixed by recharging the a/c. I assume this is quite common as vehicles get older."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"needs refrigerant put in for the last 3 years in order to cool the car"

Ralph L., ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS Module Failed"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"rear brake locked on"

Anonymous, NB (2010 Ford Flex 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"rear calipers seized ,new caliper right side, and left and rotors had to be changed. Falling year right side seized and again replaced rear calipers and rotors. this happened for a 3rd time but I don't remember which side , all in a 4 year period"

Ralph L., ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out. Had to be replaced (front only)"

Roy V., NC (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Rear calipers and master cylinder went without warning 2nd set of brakes with only 66000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My rear brake calipers were frozen. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"calipers froze on left rear one year then froze on the right rear the next year"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"one rear caliper seized at 36,000 kms other rear caliper seized at 120,000 kms all rotors needed replacement at 120,000 kms"

Pat O., ON (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The caliper mounting bracket was defective and causing the caliper to stick which caused the premature brake wear."

Peter V., NH (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Began making noises. Took to shop. They replaced the rotors and calipers plus one of the front cylinders."

Roy V., NC (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Had brake pads changed"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Seems brakes needed work earlier than expected"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Brake Parts were replaced due to normal ware at about 75000"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Freezes in winter"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The parking brake cable was rusted seriously enough to require replacement at a cost of $500 as I was told the entire assembly had to be replaced"

Al M., BC (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Ford dealer installed brakes only lasted 20,000 miles"

John L., WA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were fine, then all of a sudden on the next visit to the dealer the pads were bad and the rotors had to be replaced"

Larry R., NJ (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Known defect where the calipers freeze the pad, wearing out the brakes prematurely. There was a recall originally, but the problem has happened twice now"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rear brake pads are completely worn out at 25000 miles, damaged one rotor"

Steven G., MI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"brake not releasing and rubbing pads"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Worn out. Had to be replaced (front only)"

Roy V., NC (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"PTU Failure, known issue that is overlooked on a few years"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I had to replace my PDW (a unit that transfers power to the rear axle). I expected to replace this unit once I hit 200Kms but I replaced it at 160Kms."

Leo S., ON (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"U joints are welded in 1400 $ for a new drive shaft or 75$ for a new u joint"

Warren D., PE (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"one of the all wheel drive shaft universal joints seized. could not replace just the joint. needed a new drive shaft $1,500 + install. Ford does not sell small parts, just assemblies"

John J., NB (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"Transfer case leaked since car had 10000 miles with the leaking oil falling on the cat converter causing a petroleum smell that was undetected by Ford service. This could have been a potential fire issue. Ford knew of issue-did not acknowledge!"

Dennis G., ME (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Transfer case failure"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"center tail light LED unit failed. needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Gas gauge does not function"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"condensation inside one headlight , no visible cracks or openings . I was told that the solution is to replace headlight case at cost of $1000.00 . if the condensation hits the high density bulb , and blows it ; dealer says replacement of bulbs and headlight case will be $2000.00"

Pat O., ON (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new bulbs in both lights at separate times."

Roy V., NC (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry pad fell off car. The has occurred twice. Covered by extended warranty"

Thomas E., CA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Back up camera would go black sometimes when activated"

Tom K., IL (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"Player failed would not eject cd"

Frank S., UT (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working and I get an error code"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"One of the DVD screens would not turn off. It had to be replaced twice, on warranty, before the replacement fixed the problem"

Richard S., KS (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not ever recognize commands"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Carpet on floor was getting very wet after a rain. Took it to dealer 3 times to get it fixed by resealing the sun-roof (had to be done twice). This costs $150 and is not covered by extended warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The sun roof drains stop up quickly and the front floor boards flood"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Flex SEL)
Squeaks or rattles

"Recurring squeaks/rattles in the dash area"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Front windshield has been replaced 4 times in 5 five years and cracks each time in the same spot, right edge center and spreads outward"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint started peeling off from areas close your doors trim"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"There are numerous spotting in the paint that are unable to be polished or removed without totally destroying the surface"

Shain J., GA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The bottom edge of the lift gate is rusting through.gate will need to be replaced"

Jon C., WI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The paint around the front and back wheel wells on the passenger side has flaked off and rust is evident underneath. The warrantee expired at 100k, but has until August timewise. Very frustrating"

Kerry W., ON (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Replaced as part of the full rebuild to ensure no contaminants in the system from the burnt clutch packs"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The problem was the transfer case needed replacement. Vehicle had all wheel drive system"

Jon C., WI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Became noisy needed replaced"

Rex W., IN (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Required rebuild after three tries at getting rid of minor buzzing problems that were concerning but never left us without transportation. In the end, found burnt clutch packs from slippage due to solinoid control problems I think.Rebuilt under warra"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Doughnut gasket failure between exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

"flex pipe between the muffler and the catalytic had to be replaced"

Ralph L., ON (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Sync got stuck of phone mode"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"At 121,000 miles engine required complete replacement. Began spewing blue smoke, two of the six cylinders had almost zero compression. Turbos had also failed. Total cost of replacement was $12,000. All required oil changes and maintenance had been performed. Remanufactured engines for the 3.5L Turbo Eco Boost V6 are NOT available by any of the three major U.S. engine rebuilders--they told us they consider the engine design of that engine with internal water pump and piston rings that are to"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Timing belt or chain

"I guess you wouldn't call it failure as it didn't fail but it was chattering and it was worn along with the contact areas that guide it. I had it replaced."

David R., OH (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"High cost to replace due to layout of engine. RBI leader did go 135,000 miles without a tune up. Would actually consider this a normal wear item"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"The starter worked fine for nearly 180000 miles. It was easy to replace. We had to have the vehicle towed for when the starter failed."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"A coolant hose failed suddenly and all coolant drained from the car very quickly. I refilled it with two gallons of coolant and it was all gone by the time I got it to the mechanic"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"I would not have known that the water pump just began to fail had it not been for disassembling the right side of the engine to replace the timing chain which was making noise."

David R., OH (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat controls - movement

"Rear seat fold-down latch broken & replaced"

Brett L., MN (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

"The second row seats are unable to be folded down to allow for the addition space that this feature was created for. This truly was a key feature in the decision to purchase the vehicle"

Shain J., GA (2010 Ford Flex Limited 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"Around 75 miles to empty the dash would beep, the low fuel light would come on and state 0 miles to E and the gas gauge would be as if the car was turned off, but you could still drive. Sent in for repair three times before it was fixed"

Aaron B., NE (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"fuel pump stopped pulling from both sides of the fuel tank. The gas gauge would read 1/4 to 1/2 half tank and then go to empty. You would go fill the tank and it would only take 9 gallons - capacity is 18. This vehicle has a saddle type tank that means the pump has to pull from two sides of the tank. This failure left my wife stranded twice. I was able to determine the issue by reading other owners posts on Flex Forums. The vehicle has held up well otherwise and we still enjoy driving it."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Flex SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Required new Oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Flex SE 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Apr 26 2016
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V247000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 695
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