Should my Ford 500 still be under warranty for compressor repairs if it has 79,000 miles?
in San Antonio, TX
June 29, 2009
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...
My compressor went out too! 2006 fivehundred. with 58k. How is this possible with 3 of us on here that it's not come defect???
My 2006 ac compressor 60k miles just went out. I agree.
Ours went out on a 2005 at 39k miles. From other forums, this is extremely common from the very first year.
2006 comnpressor went out, 1800 bucks to replace it, 60k miles
Yeppers, mine just went out too. 2006 Ford 500 with only 51420 miles!!!! Going to cost $1054 to fix. AND they are on BACK ORDER for 4 weeks!!! WTH????
South Florida 2005 Limited 37k miles bad compressor and replaced motor mount. Dealer had my compressor in next day. Luck he found one in the state. Thanking the extra $1000 I paid for the extended warranty.
Yep, Yep, My 2005 has 38,500 miles, and I need a compressor. Instrument cluster went out at @10,000. Seems like a common failure. I also will never buy another Ford product after owning this car from new.
Absolutely correct! My mother-in-law drove her 2005 Ford 500 off the dealer lot brand new. She only drives two work (lives with-in 1.5 miles from work) and to the grocery store once a week. Her car has 49,121 miles and the a/c compressor went out, it is going to cost $1,200 (least expensive quote) to replace the compressor. The three mechanics I brough the car to also said when you change the a/c compressor you also have to change the dryer so that you get the warrently.
Okay, I'm not alone! I purchased my 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL April of 2005 brand new with 101 miles on it. I currently have about 100,000 (mostly highway miles) on it. It is currently in the shop right now because of the ac compressor failing! I honestly never had any issues with the car except this one and it's quite obvious from everyone's response that there is a great consensus of compressor failures here! I don't know why they don't do something about this, it's going to cost me out the wha-zoo to get this fixed, they guess-timated about $1000! I bought this car for dependability, but when it's 100 degrees outside, and it doesn't blow cold air, dependability is a far cry.
I took my car in b/c at idol, it doesn't blow cold. Then when I increase my RPM's to about 2,000 it gets cold on the DRIVER'S SIDE ONLY, the passenger's side is very hot!
MY 2006 500 HAS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONAL CAR, I HAVE 179,000 MILES WITH LITTLE OR NO PROBLEMS UNTIL NOW. THE COMPRESSOR IS FAILLING AND SEEMS THE ONLY OPTION IS FOMOCO AND THEIR INFLATED PARTS PRICES. WHY SO MUCH WHEN WE KNOW THESE COMPONENTS ARE MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE US FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.
Ditto! My 2006 500 has the same idle problem regarding the compressor. I'm being told they are on backorder nationally, so it is an obvious problem. It seems like this is a widespread problem. Will Ford do the right thing??? Otherwise, I've had no problems with the vehicle.
Dealing with the same issue. 2005 Ford 500, drove it off lot new and at 77K my compressor isn't working. Living through Florida summers doesn't cut it without AC but the dealer is going to charge 1,2K to fix. Anyone able to get help from Ford???
I thought I was crazy.. 2006 (bought it in 05) Ford 500... Air blows cold when you are doing 60 MPH on the highway... Around town HOT!!! I was going to call the dealer to find out what was wrong... looks like I know now... Also had to have a motor mount replaced last year, which I thought was strange as well.
Well add me to the list. I bought my 2006 Limited brand new. Same compressor problem. I think the compressor also surges which causes my car to jerk when I'm putting it in gear sometimes...foot still on the brake and it will jerk when putting into gear. I wonder what it takes to get a Ford to do a recall? Don't think I will be buying another Ford either.
***Email me if you would like to make a class action law suit against Ford****my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, here is what happened, less than a year ago I bought my Ford 500 and love it until compressor goes out at 56k, I've been driving around all summer without air conditioning because I cannot afford the repairs. I reside in South TX and it is unbelievably hot right now. I know that after reading all of these previous comments on Ford, I will never ever buy another one, and will tell everyone I know of all these that I've read previously of everyone's nightmare with this. You would think that there would be a recall on this part. Let's take this a step further, and get together, if you buy a junk product, or there is a defect, there should be a way to have it repaired at no cost, there is no negligence on my part, I have all maintenance since car was purchased by its first owner. If this is your situation as well please get in touch with me. I am awaiting a phone call from my attorney.
Seriously, Ford needs to recall this...I also have a 2005 Ford 500...compressor problem. Being quoted over $1000 for repairs. Obviously there are faulty compressors in these cars...RIDICULOUS!!!
Go here....file an investigation...maybe we can get them to recall this!
Same thing here. I am in Sacramento, CA area...2006 Five Hundred, about 86K on it. A/C has died, and the repair cost is outrageous!! Something needs to be done!
I own a 2005 Ford 500. At around 38K I had to have the transmission module replaced due to a jerk when it was under a pull such as a hill. Then I noticed a clicking in the front axle. I took it in and the front CV Joints were bad. These have been replaced twice as they are dry socket parts with not grease certs to grease them. Also, my break pads were out before 40K with this car. Next and most recent, I have a car that blows hot air on the passenger side and cold on the drivers side and also will not cool unless I am running 60-70 mph. Ludacrous! I am also looking into the lemon law in the state in which I reside.
Oh my God I have a 2006 ford 500 and same problem with the compressor and the motor mount, ford should help us out it's very expensive to fix this problem, this is "bs"
Well it hit my 2005 Five hundred today with 61K miles. Air conditioner compressor just would not pump. I bought the car new and my ESP warranty ran out in December. I contacted the dealer where I bought the car and have it serviced. The service manager was very nice and offered me a 30% parts and labor coverage, with the repair bill being about $1200 before 30% reduction. I called Ford customer service line and they would not do anything to help more than the 30%. Fortunately I am able to do my own auto repairs on some things. I went to a different Ford dealer and bought the compressor for about $400. I installed the new compressor and A/C works great now. I am very disappointed in Ford's support with a known problem on this.
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego, 34,000 miles and now I'm needing a new a/c compressor. Sure seems like a common thread. I told my local Ford dealer service manager I didn't think that was very good performance on a compressor with only 34,000 miles. He agreed. I told him I didn't want to use another Ford part on this as from this experience we already knew they were trash.
Add another compressor to the list. I have a 2006 with 51,000 miles and the same issue. The A/C works fine at highway speeds but blows warm at slow speeds or stoped
We too have the same problem. I was told today that the compressor is on National back order for at least three weeks. Surely Ford will step forward and make this right.
This is ridiculous. I too have encountered and echo the same sentiments as listed here regarding my a/c. I have less than 45K miles, live in Florida (where by mid-morning it's 100 degrees) and no cold air. When I called to inquire about reoccurring problems with 500 a/cs, I was told there were none. Liars! This list definitely shows that there is a problem. In addition to the a/c, I also had to have my motor mount replaced last year. Something is WRONG...very wrong. Being an American and buying American, you'd hope and think that you could count on quality products and services; however, it looks like this isn't the case.
Right now I'm contemplating whether I should pay for the repairs or trade her in for something more reliable. I am a single mother and full-time student and can't afford to make monthly payments and large repair bills at the same time.
I posted the July 23 post about my experience. Everyone please call the Ford customer service line number listed in answer #2, It's probably the only chance of getting anything done. There probably will not be a recall due to the fact that recalls are generally for safety related defects. There is a chance that Ford will change there position on after warranty repairs if enough people call them. When I purchased my compressor that I installed, I learned that the compressor clutches are what is on back order and won't be available until late September. The compressor is available without the clutch and in most cases is all that is needed to make the repair. I don't agree with Ford's position on this but they have to hear a lot of complaints before they will make any adjustment.
Add me to the list. Purchased a new 500 - it has 26k miles. I drive it seldomly. And now in 100 degree weather, I was told by the dealer that the compressor had to be replaced at a cost of $1700. This is ridiculous!
Add me to the list I also own a 2005 500 and my ac compressor also went my car has only 60kmiles on it.and they wont cover it. also my motor mount went as well ...
Another 2005 Five Hundred bites the dust at 90K in 102+ degree weather. Tolerably cools only at 60-70 mph. I was told that no compressor would be available until 15 November! This is unbelievable and not sure how I am going to get this vehicle cooling again. Mama is not happy.
Add my 2007 to the list at 58,000 miles. I thought I was fortunate that it was found with a "leak" but just got the call, repairs $1043. I too live in Florida and am the original owner. Always, always use Ford dealer for repairs/scheduled maintence. I feel lucky though, the price above is with their 10% discount and they have the part in stock. Go figure. I must add that after my original post the local service department came through and will do it as warantee work with me just paying a deductible. I'm feeling very fortunate!
I purchased a new 2006 in May of 2006. After the first week I tried to make them take it back. I have had problems since the first week of ownership. Problem #1 - It ran hot after the first 8 days in 2006 @ about 130 miles. Problem #2 shortly after problem #1, water started flooding the inside passenger floor. Ford said it was because of a clogged evaporator or something. They fixed problems #1 and #2. Now at just under 60,000 miles, I am told that my compressor is bad and it will cost around $1800 (which I can not afford) so unless I am driving really fast, I am sweating bullets while at idle! Just this past month I have been told I will need to replace my motor mounts. I will never recommend or buy another FixOrRepairDaily vehicle!
I first contacted my dealer who was going to give me the "discounted" price of $1,285. I then cold called another dealer who qouted me the same price. I then called Ford Customer Care. 4 days later my dealer told me they had made a calculation mistake and would do the total job for $517.25 tax included. I guess you just have to learn who to talk to.
I have a 2006 with a little under 80K miles, and I was recently told my compressor needs to be replaced, and my top motor mount will also need to be replaced. I called ford (1-800-392-3673) and filed a complaint as there is not currently a recall for either issue. I was told it helps to have as many other people file a complaint as possible, so i urge everyone to at least call and report the issues you are having. It only took 3 minutes, and it could be well worth it.
Where do i do this complain I have a 2007 with only 35,000 and I took it to Greenway Ford At East Colonial in Orlando Florida they told the compressor nee to be replaced for 1,6001.56 awful and unbelievable, they should have this as a RECALL!