Power Back Door is Not a Guillotine - 2009 Ford Flex Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex: Power Back Door is Not a Guillotine

August 19, 2010

Our long-term 2009 Ford Flex has a power back door. I haven't driven the Flex recently because it has been on many field trips, so I couldn't remember the location of the activation switch.

Most power back doors of course have the switch logically placed on the bottom end of the tailgate, so you can stand clear of the closing door. But Ford puts the Flex's inside the cargo area. Uh, OK.

JKav showed it to me and said the door moves pretty slowly and it shouldn't be a problem.

So you probably won't decapitate yourself. But don't quote me at your product liability trial.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ ~67,000 miles

Ford Flex power back door switch.JPG


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