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2006 Ford Five Hundred

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2006 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 7 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...

2006 Ford Five Hundred Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, Amelia Court House, VA

oil change is not due for 2000 miles. how do i get message off.

Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, Henderson, NV

I am having trouble adding the R-134a, the fitting does not fit tightly and I am letting out more than I could possibly be getting in. I am trying to add to the one by the firewall and not the eas...

JanetM, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, Hoschton, GA

After driving on the freeway for an hour or so and then going to city driving, the transmission slips in first and second gear creating a hard bump. It does this numerous times. I took it in to a ...

peanut4560, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, Brenham, TX

AC blows cold when gas is given , when at redlight or engine is not getting gas does not blow cold. Dealership reported no leakage in freeon?

nicka360, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, Conyers, GA

i have a 2006 Ford 500. If you are sitting still the a/c does not work but if you are going down the road it work find. How can i fix this????

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

I bought my 2006 five hundred from a dealer, used..paid wayyyyy too much, and have had nothing but problems with it! battery, alternator, right after i purchased it. tires were all shiny..until i washed it a few times, tires were dry rotted. then and now the car is hard to start when it is damp out..no problems in cold or winter, but, rainy, moisture, damp, cool, hard to start. just had a tune-up and the problem still exists. sure i can take it in for the recall on transmission, but it is my only car, and they want me to leave it for a 45 minute fix. one ford dealer in town too and dont do this work on a saturday! This car is a lemon! I am pretty sure the dealer sold this car knowing about he recall too, but never fixed it! Would never purchase one again, or from that shady dealer!

We have had so many problems with this car!! We have had to replace the transmission, which Ford was no longer building at the time and we had to have a private company re-build it, the fuel pump, and have had to have the steering column fixed on several occasions. This car looks nice and drives nice, when it doesn't have problems, but is VERY EXPENSIVE to fix! Don't buy this car, save yourself the trouble and money!

This, car has so many problems to bad i'm stuck with it..have had it in the shop on many occasions because heat and air cond. have never worked properly. now the car surges,which has caused an accident..Again took to the shop,charged me a fortune and car still surges,and to top it off now tranny is having severe problems which is causing rpms to reach 5 even 6 before i finally have to step on break to cause car to slow down..so rpms will drop...Again car in shop..and still have problem..thanks ford for a piece of shit car..

2006, 58,000 miles. So far full rear brakes, torque mount, and recent letter from Ford dated December 2012 stated this:
May be possible to experience a momentary engine idle RPM surge when stopped or during low speed driving maneuvers such as in a parking lot or driveway. The idle RPM surge may intermittent, and the Check Engine Lamp may turn on> This may occur due to a buildup of deposits in the THROTTLE BODY. In some cases the original Powertrain Control Module strategy may not adequately compensate for the THROTTLE BODY deposits.
In the interest of Customer Satisfaction (They should mean SAFETY), Ford is extending the limited warranty to provide a one-time repair of the engine idle RPM surge caused by the THROTTLE BODY DEPOSITS.
Sure look forward to that Youtube Video. Also, A/C not as cold with sometimes slight musty odor in some seasons. Back rear left passenger door holds water (can hear swishing noise), brought to attention, stated that happens with no remedy. I do clean any debris if any but have to lift/release the bottom part door seal to release flood gate water. Concerned about internal panel electrical and rust! and it's only that one door? Just discovered the Encyclopedia on this site and happens to mention what I tried to explain in regards to the Control Arm. It does in fact over train tracks at legal speed and bumps, that it does make a squeaking and/or knocking noise. The car does wander at times especially in motion on freeway.

This car is a lemon and ford knows it. They had a recall to clean the throttle body of the cars which makes it surge, and what will it take someone getting hurt because of the surge.They need to replace the throttle body. Maybe I'll make a u tube video about how bad this car is, and show it surging.2013

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