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2007 Ford Five Hundred

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2007 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 -- Verified

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.

2007 Ford Five Hundred Recalls (Recent)

Engine, July 7, 2011

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Some fuel tanks may not have consistent welds between the fuel tank and the fuel filler neck, affecting the strength of the joint. In the event of a severe rear impact, an improper weld can result in a crack in the joint. This could illuminate the Check Engine Light, cause a fuel odor, or allow fuel to leak out. Any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel tanks to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S20.

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2007 Ford Five Hundred Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, Rapid City, SD

How do I replace the rear brake pads on my 2007 Ford Five Hundred?

Visitor, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, Braidwood, IL

What exactly has to be removed from the engine to access the rear (firewall side) spark plugs. Looks like intake manifold plenum and EGR valve has to be removed to me.

Visitor, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, Plano, TX

where is the transmission fill plug? There are 2 rubber plugs

Visitor, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, Kansas City, MO

My power steering goes out while slowing down to make a turn. It's done it three times since I bought it brand new. Is there anything that I can check, or change to fix it?

dvclark, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, Austin, TX

What is a reasonable price to replace an AC compressor at a Ford dealer? Should anything else, such as the dryer, be replaced at the same time? Thank you.

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2007 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

I bought mine used (was a rental) from dealer. Now has 75000 miles with no problem except rear brakes and rotors at 40000 miles. Only complaint is the lo/Dr position on shifter. I like better control for down shifting on hills.

At 93000 I had to replace the A/C system $1800+labor. Temps in central TX soar in the summer and I guess I'm lucky, I've had the care since Sept 2006. I've recently experienced a cold start problem (visited parents in cold weather region). First time it's ever happened. I found this site by researching the problem. Looks like others have had the same. I can't give this car a negative rating. I've done nothing but change oil/filter since I've owned (original owner). Hope my luck continues.

i have a ford 500 and i replaced the crankshaft sensor and now it wont crank. what did i do wrong?

We bought my wifes car used, and really havent done anything to it except put coolant in the A/C but now she'e having a weired noise come from the driver side. It's hard to explain what it sounds like but it almost sounds like a bearing is going out almost like when water hits your exhuast and its tingling sound is the best way to explain it what could it be?

bought car new 2007 and have had brake problems since 6000 miles and still have them at 80,000. now I have a/c problems like so many other people with the same compressor on thier Ford.

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