2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex: Thanks for the Memory...Or Not

December 09, 2009

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'Stop doing that,' I said to the Ford Flex as I got in for the 4th time last night. I had lots of errands to run and every time I got back into the Flex it defaulted to another user's seating arrangement. Even though I had reset the memory to my liking.

So, I pulled out the manual to see if I was doing it correctly. It reads:

'To program position one, move the driver seat, exterior mirrors and adjustable pedals to the desired positions using the associated controls. Press and hold control button 1 for at least two seconds. To program position 2, repeat the previous procedure using control button 2.'

That's exactly what I did. I set everything up to my liking. Then I held in the button until it beeped. The next time I got into the car, it moved back to mystery driver position.

Someone must have set the seat memory into the key, which is fine. I don't need my seat preference coded into the key because I don't drive this car very often. But I should be able to push the memory button once I'm inside the car and override it.

Instructions for setting up the key are a little more complicated. But that shouldn't render the interior buttons useless. Something is amiss. Could be me. Could be the car.

Anyone have a similar problem?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Ford Flex in VA is:

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