Ford Five Hundred Problem Report
Ford Five Hundred air conditioner compressor
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? - Visitor
Only cools at high speeds blows hot air when idling - Visitor
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 $500 since it was only 2 months out of warranty. Since it was obviously a defect, I feel Ford should have recalled the car and corrected the problem at their expense. - Visitor
My ac blown out heat on passenger side when you have on cold air and blow out cold air when you have the air on but the right temperature on drive side - Visitor
No cold air... - Visitor
Air conditioner pulley froze up metal shaving polluted system so I have to pay another 900 to get fix right after I just got transmission fix car is not worth it ford should take these cars back - Visitor
Stopped blowing cold air. Had ac recharged. Worked better for a few weeks. - Visitor
The AC on my 2005 Ford Five Hundred stopped working 2 summers after I got it. I see now that it's one of the many defects that came with this car. What will it take for Ford to actually take accountability and fix their mistakes? Wow. Just do a recall and fix it. - Visitor
air conditioner stoped working took it to bates ford in lebanon tn.they said that compresser went out.we payed 1300$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. - Visitor
Air conditionar blowing hot..........dealer say over 1000.00 - Visitor
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 - MirandaJeffrey2014
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. - Visitor
Compressor failed, had to be replaced - Visitor
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. - Visitor
Av compressor failed...replaced - Visitor
compressor leaking oil - Visitor
Bad AC. Leaking and needs compressor. Will be $1200 at dealership!! - Visitor
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. Sincerely, - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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 - Visitor
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