2005 Ford Five Hundred Q&A
2005 Ford Five Hundred Question: Compressor
It is highly unlikely that this will be covered under any warranty with the exception of an extended service contract. - Bret Bodas
If in doubt call Ford North America's customer Service number 800-392-3673 - patrick mannion
this is a problem with ford . i own a 2006 500 and my ac compressor also went my car has only 59k miles on it.and they wont cover it. also my motor mount went as well ... i will never buy another ford product again... - gm lover
Same issue, 67,000 and the A/C blows hot at idle, Ford dealer diagnosed today and quoted $1,700 to replace compressor, drier, expansion valve, Holly crap.The car was purchased new in 2006 and the input shaft to the CVT transmission broke at the weld at 55,000 mi. - this was covered under the extended 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty, should have traded it in right then. Oh and yes , I too had to have the motor mount replaced at a cost of $200 plus. - Visitor
Another unhappy customer - 73K miles with many of the problems mentioned by others . My AC problem showed up about a week before the alternator failed leaving us stranded with a dead car - Could those problems be related? AC works except at idle. Car has a lot going for it, but these common problems really need to be addressed by FMC or they will lose the loyalty of their customers. - Visitor
I live in Murphy,NC and also own a 2005 Ford 500 with 74k miles and the air cond. just went out...same problems. It is blowing hot air and car jerks forward when I take the foot off the brake to drive. I am starting to think Ford has a self destruct setting inside my car because I never had any problems until I made the last payment! - Visitor
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred with just under 60,000 miles on it. I have experienced problems with it since the first week of ownership. I tried to make them take it back. 1st problem - It ran hot the first week. ford had to put fluids in it. 2nd problem - Water coming back into the car from the AC(I guess). They fixed that. Now my compressor is going out and will cost aroung $1800 to fix. I was just told my motor mounts are broken. I hate the car and will never buy another Ford again. - Visitor
Another Ford Five Hundred First it was the Rotors then the instrument cluster then we went to door holding water and now we are at compressor and motor mount. Swore I would never buy a Ford now i am sure of it car was bought new and has 80,000 miles on it. At least Toyota recalls when there is a concern. NEVER AGAIN FORD!!! - Visitor
How about a 2006 500 with 23,000 miles. New compressor and yes the left rear door holds water. I live in SW Florida and get to drain it a lot. But still is a great car compared to many others I have driven. - Visitor
I have an 06 500 and bought new, drove off lot with 1.3 miles on it, had a bumber to bumber warranty and every time I took it in to the dealer for a repair they said it was not covered(go figure) anyhow, my a/c compressor also went out - if I drive 60 it blows real cool, if I sit idle blows hot (not good with this TX heat) - something must be done! I should not have to pay for a repair like this when the car is not that old. - Visitor
the freezezone leaked from my air compressor. does this mean you need a hose or a new compressor - Visitor
Add me to the list. 05 500 with 48000 miles I experienced the same problem last summer. Dealer said it was low on coolant. Well, still having the same problem this summer, 2011. took it back to the dealer and they now said my compressor needs to be replaced. How ironic...my extended warranty expired two weeks ago. - Visitor
There will be many more Ford 500 AC issue postings for year 2011 I guarantee you. Hey FORD - I have been following this thread for a long time since myAC was going out towards the end of the 2010 summer. And now that 2011 summer is here, it's time to fix it or endure sweating all over my work clothes each day before I even get to work. Oh yes, the drive home really bites the big one when you are in 110 F degree stop and go traffic with an AC that blows as icy as the stares I give the Ford dealership I pass by each day on my way to and from work. Hey FORD - This isn't a frustrating $200 or $300 repair, we are talking about a repair the price of a mortgage payment or two. And for those of you who wondered why I waited until 2011 summer to fix my AC....Ask yourself this in case you are a reader coming here towards the end of summer 2011 - These units are going out at about the same time and we all live in different climate zones from lots of humidity to extremely low, etc. The persons here who had their AC unit go out at 40,000 miles versus other persons who lost their AC unit at 80,000 miles probably had different driving patterns. What I mean by that is the lower the mileage, the more stop and go city driving they did versus the higher mileage units who failed probably live in the suburbs or maybe in another smaller town outside the city they work in. Bottom line is that relatively speaking, mileage has probably little to no bearing on the failure of the units. More accurately, the units are all defective from the day they were manufactured and will operate properly for "X" amount of hours before unit failure. That is why I chose to wait until summer of 2011 to fix this because who is to say that the new one will be any different. Knowing how Ford operates, it is probably the same one with no changes to address the problems. [the drive belt(s) in vehicles will spin AC compressors whether the compressor is on or off] [when AC turns on then that compressor demands a "certain load" from the drive belt reducing engine performace but allowing the compressor to do its job] This problem should be classified as a safety issue and thus be treated like any government vehicle safety mandated recall and here is why jackass Ford - I live in a very hot dry climate. I understand you don't fix something (other companies domestic and foreign follow same rules) unless it's a safety issue like your rusty gas tank binders on the 500 models or the door that can become frozen open in cold temperatures, but I would argue that YOUR AC UNITS FAILING IS A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD ESPECIALLY SINCE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE ELDERLY and very temperature sensitive. There are laws in my county allowing first responders to make forced entry into a vehicle to rescue an animal, whether it is winter or summer, if the owner leaves them in the car for five minutes or longer. So Ford - get your head out of your big hairy taco shell stinky money scratchin and sweaty *** and understand that having no AC is just as much a safety issue for the elderly passengers who are very temperature sensitive and secondly, the safety of the driver who is responsible for safely transporting their passengers and sometimes kids without the fear of dehydrating because of a busted piece of junk AC unit. Rest stops can be 60 miles or more in my area and in between there are circling black crows and temperatures in the shade that are 105 F. Hey FORD - You sold this vehicle to dealerships in my climate zone where I live and you should be responsible for the safety of its occupants with faulty AC units just like the junky rubber bands holding the gas tank on. There is a serious flaw with the quality of your work as you are fully aware, but won't admit to incriminate yourself. Remember this though - Greed has blinded your company so dishonorably that you would choose not to fix a $1200 safety & quality mistake and thus have unilaterally chosen to alienate current Ford owners and every potential Ford vehicle those persons would have purchased over the course of their entire lifetime. A very huge problem indeed not just for you Ford because I could care less if you were in business tomorrow or not, but what about the millions of people who depend on you to stay in business so they can put food on the table. Well anyway, ultimately this and other numerous reasons are why things are so bad with domestic vehicles today. Usually capitalism eliminates companies like you, but your piles of dung are still laying around and the piles are growing larger by the day. In fact, just thinking about having to "shell out" $1,200 for my last major repair on a domestic vehicle makes me need to take a huge dung. When I fork over the twelve, one-hundred dollar bills to a pot marked faced kid and his daddy at the repair shop, I will gently remind them after the work is completed and looking at the younger kid that money like this is a rarity because the die hard Ford fans are dying off and the younger generation is a lot less forgiving of thieving companies when there are other options. Those other car options will come at a price to everybody, but luckily Ford is slowly progressing towards leaving the country so those who rely on them can slowly shift focus to bigger, happier, and more reliable vehicles. - Visitor
Same problem here 2006 Ford 500, when stopped the air does not stay cold. This is ridiculous, the car only has 58K miles on it. Come on Ford step up and cover this! My car is taken very good care of. This is a nationwide problem! - Visitor
I found threads on other websites about this issue. Many talk about a $40 fix (refrigerant control valve), NOT a failed compressor. My dealer also wanted $1500+ to fix the problem, but $40 fixed the issue. Check out www.techchoiceparts.com for the part, it's part #V001. Might save some people some money and headache! - Visitor
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Every site I go to tells me the AC compressor is bad i my 2005 Ford Five Hundred. Dealers and shops only will replace the whole system (Com...
High side 150 at idle and low side 75
Add me to the hundreds of people across the country (Perhaps thousands?) who have had the compressor in their Ford Five Hundreds burn out. Is there a class action suit as yet? There is no recall...
ac work great on driver side but hot on passenger side. dealer said compressor bad but does not make sense to me.it has duel control ,any ideas