2006 Ford Five Hundred Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Five Hundred

2006 Ford Five Hundred Problems

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 PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.

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.

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.

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Questions

ac compressor kicks on but does not cycle properly never shuts off till I turn it off from inside by turning off switch.

New a/c system 2 years ago and this car has never really blown cold before or after the new system installed. Can't figure it out. Low side pressure is 50 psi and steady at 90 degrees ambient temp. cleaned the radiator and condenser fins and no change. Anyone have a clue?

High side 150 at idle and low side 75

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

my air only works if the car is in motion. Only cools if its not hot outside. Ford need to recall for known ac problems.2006 500.

Bought this car with 100,000 miles on it. It is now developing a problem where the dash board will shut down completly for about 5 sec then kicks back on. Is anyone haveing this problem?

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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