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Ford Five Hundred Problems

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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...

Ford Five Hundred Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 8, 2006

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The side door latches may freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion. As a result, the door may not latch when closed, and could open while the vehicle is moving. Dealers will install a shield over the front door latches and seal a drain hole in the rear window molding on the Freestyle rear side doors. Grease will also be applied to all the latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S45.

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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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Engine, December 1, 2005

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The straps securing the fuel tank to the vehicle may break, allowing the fuel tank and heat shield to drop onto either the driveshaft or exhaust, depending on the model. If this happens, drivers may hear a noise or notice a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace both fuel tank straps. The recall began December 1, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S37.

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Ford Five Hundred Questions and Answers

Virginia, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, San Antonio, TX

Should my Ford 500 still be under warranty for compressor repairs if it has 79,000 miles?

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Calverton, NY

If the threads on the oil pan get worn,and putting in a new drain pulg doesn't work(oil leaks),how expensive is it to replace the oil pan? I understand that the exhaust system has to be remov...

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Syracuse, NY

Needs plugs and boots replaced

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Centuria, WI

We recently had the engine in our Ford 500 replaced. The car had only 50,000 miles and the fuel injector failed and overloaded a cylinder causing damage to the rod and crankshaft.
We now have 200...

Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, Ogden, UT

i got codes for p0109 p0191 p0171 they all point to something with the air intake what would be the first thing to check?

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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!

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bad car. when I got it I was amazed at how many nice features it has but save yourself the trouble and avoid like the plague. all of the bad reviews on the internet (including this page) are probably verifiable. this car has multiple "common" problem that I think are just dangerous. I'm no expert (not even a mechanic) but you don't have to be one to figure out these problems are very serious.

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.

I had to replace a upper engine mount, instrument cluster board, air-condition compressor,always having to change signal lights bulbs, and now Ford tells me the transmission needs to be replaced. I see now why Ford stop making this car.

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