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Ford Five Hundred Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission

 
Ford Five Hundred Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD

Average Mileage: 103,855 mi (17,000 mi - 200,000 mi)

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

  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    I think we all look into a class action lawsuit of some kind - Too many people have the same problem.
    It's a miracle, that I didn't get into an accident when my car stopped working!

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  •  Rookie

    I am also experencing the same issues with my transmission. I am so upset, this should not be an issue with so little miles on a car. I have contacted Ford and suggested they recall this issue. I suggest everyone with a Ford 500 contact Ford and request a recall on this transmission.

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  •  Rookie

    car shifts fine for first 20-30 minutes then starts to shift hard up and down... seems to get worse as car gets warmer... sometimes shifts into neutral and have to wait for it to reconnect...the best one is if jumping on it I get a loud chirp shifting into second...no its not funny

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  • harsh and delayed shifting. Lundges forward when in drive at stop even with foot on brake, same in reverse. very dangerous...ford plz recall this transmission problem (defect) before someone is injured

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  •  Rookie

    My car gets very scarry. At this point it may jump and go out of gear all together. Then it will jump back in to gear. This is really bad on the interstate. I will be passing and the car will jump when I first give extra gas, it will jump out of gear and I will roll, then eventually go back into gear. What is up with this. Nothing will show up on the machine from the Ford's Dealer nor on anyone elses machine to check and see what is wrong. The Ford Dealer is guessing it is the Body Valve of the transmission. Estimating 1900.00 to fix it. This is crazy!

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    clunking during down shift, and tranmission "catching" when accelerating around a sharp corner.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    I'm having the same problem with rough shifting and jerking. I also was told I could replace thevalve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Not sure which to do.

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  • I Bought a 2005 Ford 500 about 6 months ago. 2 weeks ago it was if it would not shift, it reved to almost 3grand at about 20mph. The engine and wrench light came on. After shutting the car off a few times it ceased, however I knew something was wrong and was hoping it was related to a recall having to do with trottle body deposits. I prepared for the worst, figuring on a trans rebuild. They called and explained it was a problem w/ the trans and it would cost 7 grand to fix, and 3 months. After asking some obvious questions (like, what the heck do you mean 7 grand!?) they told me that in this year and model they used a CVT transmission. I was absolutely livid. Faced with the choice of driving it till it died, which could have been a day, week or year, I opted to take what I could get for it and get a new car.

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  •  Rookie

    I am having the same problem with my ford five hundred. hard thump shift while driving and at time when stopped and starting to go again it takes it a bit to get going... This should be a recall

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  • Visitor, , 52,000 mi

    car shutters when brakes applies and down shifting from 35-20 mph at red lights.

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