Greeting fellow Flexers!
We always have people looking to find out, What problems do they have?, so I think it might be a good idea to post actual problems owners have had with their Flex. First model year was 2009, and some improvements were made in the following years, so which model year is better is also asked.
For example, in 2009 the steering wheel was fixed, and it really needed to telescope, and in 2010, they did just that, made it telescopic. In 2010 they also released the Ecoboost model which was available starting in the SEL trim.
So what I ask from owners is simple. List the following.
Model (SE, SEL, Limited, SEL EB, Limited EB, Titanium)
Repaired (Yes, No)
Resolution to problem (what was fixed)
Also a brief overview of what you have/had issues with in general. If you had multiple issues, list them individually, use mine below for an example.
Please keep this informative and Opinion free though, so that prospective buyers can see what problems have occurred with various years and models, and if there is something that they should be looking out for when looking at a used model.
This is not to be a What I like/dislike about the Flex, but just about what problems have happened to owners since its release. Posts that are not in line with what the topic is about will be removed, so please keep them on topic, and try to follow the format laid out so its consistent. Once enough posts are in, we can summarize some reoccurring issues here in this post.
Model year 2010
When purchased April 2010
Model SEL EB
Problem Front Wheel Bearing
Repaired Yes Under Warranty
Resolution to problem Dealer replaced both front wheel bearings, right side was loud, left side they checked and found it was starting to make noise.
Problem Climate Control would reset
Resolution to problem It didn't bother me too much, figured it was a Gremlin. I found out later there is a fix for this, it being a common problem.