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Ford Five Hundred air conditioner compressor

Ford Five Hundred Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 86,499 mi (33,600 mi - 160,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    Bought car brand new. In 2009, the air conditioner stopped working.
    Had compressor replaced two years ago, in 2012.
    Worked well the first summer (2013), but not as cold as it should have been.
    This summer(2014); not so great. Cools a little sometimes, but very inconsistent.
    Cold air would come and go.
    This summer, cold air is almost nonexistent.
    Frequently during this time, I ovserved other Ford 500 car owners driving in the sweltering heat with windows down meaning they had the same problem. Know two other Ford 500 car owners; we all bought our vehicles in 2005, and all began to experience the problem in 2009. What a cooincidence; right?

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    Only cools at high speeds blows hot air when idling

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    No cold air...

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  • Visitor, , 33,600 mi

    A/C compressor went out 33,600 miles and it was out of warranty because it was on the road for 3 yrs, 2 months. Cost for replacement was $1700. Ford Motor Co. agreed to pay $500 since it was only 2 months out of warranty. Since it was obviously a defect, I feel Ford should have recalled the car and corrected the problem at their expense.

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    Bad AC. Leaking and needs compressor. Will be $1200 at dealership!!

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    Stopped blowing cold air. Had ac recharged. Worked better for a few weeks.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Air conditionar blowing hot..........dealer say over 1000.00

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    My Email to FORD:
    Dear Sir/Madam, I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred and has about 93K miles on it.VIN # 1FAHP23136G152780 . I take good care of the car and have never missed any service. I always had a knocking sound on turning on and turning off the AC. (I had checked a dealer once in New York and I was told "We all make some noise" Anyways, a week ago suddenly the AC has stopped working on idling and only works when the car is moving. I was shocked when I googled the problem to see how many people have been having this problem. Isn't there a RECALL for 2006 Ford Five Hundred AC ? Following are the links to the web pages showing the problems people are having: http://community.cartalk.com/discussion/2120935/ford-five-hundred-a-c-problems/p4 http://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Five_Hundred/2006/AC_heater/bad_ac_compressor.shtml I have very sparingly used the AC in my car and am certainly disappointed with the poor quality of installed parts. I am requesting a FREE REPAIR of the issue. IF not then I will try and contact some other people and convince them for a collective action.

    FORD's Reply:
    My name is Maria, I am from Ford`s Customer Relationship Center (CRC). I have reviewed your email regarding the concerns on your 2006 Ford Five Hundred. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

    I have checked to see if there are any warranties or recall programs that would provide coverage for your current concern. Unfortunately, there is no coverage at this time. I suggest that you keep your repair receipts in case Ford initiates a recall or program in the future that will provide coverage.
    For future use, please visit owner.ford.com to see if your vehicle is involved in any recall or customer satisfaction programs.

    Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company.


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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    I had the same problem with the AC not working at idle. Turns out it was the compressor control
    Valve and not the compressor itself. After replacement and recharge the AC worked perfect. The valve will get stuck open, which will affect the performance of the AC. Many shops don't know about the problem and I believe Ford dealerships will only replace the compressor.

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  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    I noticed the car was making popping noice when you cut the air on and off. This started about a year after I purchesed the car. Took it back to the dealership just to be told it was normal. Then at 48,000 mile it stopped blowing cold air thinking it just needed charging I took it in to be told my compressor was bad. I had it replaced and the noise is still there and I think there is problem somewhere that is causing the compressor to go bad

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