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Ford Five Hundred Rear Brakes Wear Out Abnormally Fast

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

Average Mileage: 76,148 mi (12,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 88,000 mi

    REar Brakes went out at 30,000! Now the AC too!

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  •  Rookie

    I'm on my 3rd set of rear brakes, 2nd front brakes and all new rotors. The caliper pins are the problem and Ford won't do anything about it!

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  • Visitor, , 59,700 mi

    I just had the rear rotors and the right rear caliper replaced along with new brake pads. the rotors were wore down so bad that they could'nt be turned. The caliper was faulty and had to be replaced. A new caliper, brake pads and two new rotors seems excessive every 60000 miles, since most of my miles were highway miles. Also, the front calipers are huge compared to the rear calipers. Maybe ford installed them backwards. Maybe the proportioning valve should proportion more braking on the front and less on the rear.

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    replaced rear passenger rotor and pads at 30000 miles still seems like it gives me trouble but great car other then that.

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    Rear rotors were shot. front rotors were not much better. my mechanic tells me all 500's are like this. Aluminium rotors tend to warp. he suggested I get a set of good After Market Rotors as the OEM uses cheap.

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  • Visitor, , 16,000 mi

    rear brakes worn

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  • Visitor, , 116,000 mi

    Before I purchased this car I test drove it 4 times the dealer told me the loud noise from the rear was the bearings. After two day working on the car turns out it needs rear brakes and rotors. That was two months ago, no problem since then but with all the complaints about the brakes I plan to change the pads every 15 thousand miles. Hope this work because it one of the best cars I've ever owned. Mines gets 32~34 mpg on the hwy and 22-25 city.

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  • Visitor, , 12,000 mi

    Rear brakes completly wore out , replaced rear calipers and brake pads , problem solved but not cheap.

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    This is the second set of brake pads for the rear while the front brakes still have 50% life remaining on the original pads.

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  •  Rookie

    Rear brake pads worn out, and also problems with the rotors. Was told that they needed to be replaced.

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