air conditioner compressor on Ford Five Hundred

Average mileage: 90,133 (9,758–179,000)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
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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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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 $500 since it was only 2 months out of warranty. Since it was obviously a defect, I feel Ford should have recalled the car and corrected the problem at their expense.
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Only cools at high speeds blows hot air when idling
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My ac blown out heat on passenger side when you have on cold air and blow out cold air when you have the air on but the right temperature on drive side
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No cold air...
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The AC on my 2005 Ford Five Hundred stopped working 2 summers after I got it. I see now that it's one of the many defects that came with this car. What will it take for Ford to actually take accountability and fix their mistakes? Wow. Just do a recall and fix it.
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Air conditioner pulley froze up metal shaving polluted system so I have to pay another 900 to get fix right after I just got transmission fix car is not worth it ford should take these cars back
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Stopped blowing cold air. Had ac recharged. Worked better for a few weeks.
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air conditioner stoped working took it to bates ford in lebanon tn.they said that compresser went out.we payed 1300$to get it fixed worked for about 3 months went out again took it back they said it was a wire shorted out worked until we got it home that evening went out to eat and it stoped working again took it back today and left it to see if they can find out what the problem is.I have read all the complaints that other people have had about their ac and they are the very same as what we have had.I dont understand why Ford has not had a recall.
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Air conditionar blowing hot..........dealer say over 1000.00
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My AC would work a little bit even after a full charge(ac). I got a -10 degree drop at idle and -25 degree drop at cruising. The Ford dealer diagnosed the problem as AC Compressor/Dryer/Expansion block replacement needed at $2100. Another shop quoted $1300 for the same work. YourMechanic.com diagnosed the issue as a faulty AC control valve. They added a little coolant too. YourMechanic.com fixed the problem in 1 hour for $227.
Air compressor went out about 2/3 years after purchasing used. Finally bit the bullet when my daughter was born to spend the $1000 to fix.
Problem started several years ago with a little hard shifting. I got a transmission flush at Ford dealership and everything seemed to be fine BUT it came back with a vengeance. Now I have hard shifting when the car heats up, the AC won't blow cold except when I'm driving faster, and if I keep driving all my dash lights start coming off and on. And just like everyone else, Ford can't find anything!!!
Air conditioner only blows cold air at consistent higher speeds (above 45mph). Idling or driving below 45 through town, cold air does not work.
I've been dealing with this for a few years. Hot air blows out the passanger side, cool air, not cold, blows out of the drivers side but only when I am up to speed. Stop and go traffic or stoplights means I get hotter air coming in than the outside temp. Additionally, I live in a cold climate. In the winter time I have the exact opposite happen. Heat works fine as long as I am driving but warming up the car is useless since it won't start blowing hot air until I'm going full speed. Sit in traffic or at a stoplight in the winter means I get the outside air temp blowing in. Not very safe to sit at a stoplight or in stop and go traffic to have the fog and ice build up on your windshield since it blows ice cold air into the car. This is obviously a design flaw. At this point I don't even care if ford pays for it, I just wish they would design a part to fix it. I've spent plenty trying to fix this and it looks like most of the people who have had the compressor replaced have ended up with the same problem returning. They must know the problem and solution by now, just let us know a part that will fix the problem and I bet most everyone that is dealing with this would gladly pay another $______ to just get it working for good. Frustrating.
I have spent hundreds to have my A.C. fixed but to no avail. I've read complaint after complaint from dozens of Ford owners and I dont understand why Ford hasn't done a recall. I will NEVER buy another Ford.
When I am in park or just not moving my AC blows out hot air but when I am driving 55/60mph it blows out fairly cold air. I was told to put Freon in it but that did not work so I don't know what to do. It is summer now and very hot to drive without a good working AC
2007 Ford 500 with no cool air. Took it Doug Henry Ford and agree to have a test to see what the problem might be. Was told that all the components where fine and could be recharged for 188 dollars. So I agree to have this done. Did not even pull out the parking lot because it was not cooling. Went back inside to complain and was then told it was the compressor. The business would not refund the money for their mistake. Prior to this service, When the problem first started, one side would blow less cool air. Then both sides completely stopped blowing cool air altogether. Ford really does need to address this problem. It has made me reconsider buying another ford. Autos cost to much to have to deal with problems like this. I mean, wake up Ford Co. see how many F500 buyers are having the same problem. It's your reputation on the line.
Compressor failed, had to be replaced
AC on passenger side stopped blowing like it should and just blew hot air what little it did blow. The driver side would blow, just stopped blowing cold air. Took it to the Ford dealership and was told ever thing was ok and was charged a fee of 190.00 to recharge the ac. The same day I saw no difference and then was told it was the compressor. Now this will cost approximately 1000.00.
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