» » » 2005

Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Ford Five Hundred

2005 Ford Five Hundred

Image for car images Ford 2005 2007 Ford Five Hundred size thumb

2005 Ford Five Hundred Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PC...

Engine -- Verified

A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

If the rear brakes wear out abnormally fast, this can be caused by defective rear brake pads. The rear wheels may also appear to become excessively dusty. They should be replaced with revised brake pads, and all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles should replace front brake pads as well.

Drive Train -- Verified

Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Deedee Tanese and 6 others

I jus bought a used 2007 500 on feb,17, 2012. on march 15,2012 the air conditioner compressor went out. i bought the car at 68,792 miles. its such a shame i'm having problems out of this car and i got it less than a month ago. dearlership says its gonna be almost a thousand dollars to fix. i thought i was getting a good relaible car!!! turns out i was wrong. the dearlership want even take care of the cost and i just bought it. i have contacted...

2005 Ford Five Hundred Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 8, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The side door latches may freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion. As a result, the door may not latch when closed, and could open while the vehicle is moving. Dealers will install a shield over the front door latches and seal a drain hole in the rear window molding on the Freestyle rear side doors. Grease will also be applied to all the latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S45.

Learn more »

Engine, December 1, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The straps securing the fuel tank to the vehicle may break, allowing the fuel tank and heat shield to drop onto either the driveshaft or exhaust, depending on the model. If this happens, drivers may hear a noise or notice a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace both fuel tank straps. The recall began December 1, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S37.

Learn more »

2005 Ford Five Hundred Questions and Answers

Virginia, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, San Antonio, TX

Should my Ford 500 still be under warranty for compressor repairs if it has 79,000 miles?

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Calverton, NY

If the threads on the oil pan get worn,and putting in a new drain pulg doesn't work(oil leaks),how expensive is it to replace the oil pan? I understand that the exhaust system has to be remov...

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Syracuse, NY

Needs plugs and boots replaced

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Centuria, WI

We recently had the engine in our Ford 500 replaced. The car had only 50,000 miles and the fuel injector failed and overloaded a cylinder causing damage to the rod and crankshaft.
We now have 200...

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Ogden, UT

i got codes for p0109 p0191 p0171 they all point to something with the air intake what would be the first thing to check?

Write a Review About Your Car

2005 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

speedometar tachometar fuel gauges goo up down when drive

bad car. when I got it I was amazed at how many nice features it has but save yourself the trouble and avoid like the plague. all of the bad reviews on the internet (including this page) are probably verifiable. this car has multiple "common" problem that I think are just dangerous. I'm no expert (not even a mechanic) but you don't have to be one to figure out these problems are very serious.

I had to replace a upper engine mount, instrument cluster board, air-condition compressor,always having to change signal lights bulbs, and now Ford tells me the transmission needs to be replaced. I see now why Ford stop making this car.

I have a Five hundred and I had to have the Throttle body replaced, I paid over $2,100.00 and then I found out over 1 year later that this was a recall. Apparently, it starts out as your car surging and lunging forward and the RPM's jumping up and down. I have read so many reviews that peole have written about the same problem and they have paid for it. THIS IS COVERED regardless if your warranty has expired on your car, my car had 97,000 miles on it when I changed mine, I submitted the receipt to Ford and they reimbursed me the full $2,100.00, so don't be foolish take advantage of this and get our money back. If you go on the Ford website and look up recalls you will see the listing for this problem.
Good luck to all that have had this issue.

best used car I ever had 200k got it at 50 k no major repairs super in snow awd great car

Recent Repair Estimates