This is the second time in two years. Driving along in normal traffic and all of a sudden, all the dash warning lights come on, the gauges all drop to zero, the lovely Ford warning chime sounds...but the car drives normally. the lights, signals, radio and heater are all still working fine. The Flex drives and handles fine. then for no apparent reason a few minutes later, all the warning lights turn off the gauges return to appropriate levels, just as if nothing happened. Then a few minutes later "da-boing" it happens all over again. The only problem is that if you turn off the engine during one of these episodes then the it won't start. This evening I got home making sure that the warning lights were all off ( ie. the dash and gauges all normal) went out about an hour later and NO Start!. All the dash warning lights were on as soon as I turned the key. the day time running lights came on but the computer was showing ____km to E, I have tried disconnecting the Neg battery terminal, waiting and multiple attempts to stat...all the same result. Not a gig!
a year ago the same thing was happening after a couple of visits to the Dealer, replacement of the computer and a couple of other things( $24,000 parts and labor) with unchanged situation the dealer finally stated spraying everything with "electronic contact cleaner" he problem went away.... Now it is back.
Any Ford Electronic wizards out there?