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Ford Five Hundred Transmission Shifter is Hard To Move

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

Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD

Average Mileage: 72,633 mi (20,000 mi - 100,000 mi)

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Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.

  •  Rookie

    I had the same problem with the shifter not wanting to move. The black strip would bunch up and I'd not be able to get it to move. Took it to our local dealer. He sprayed it with silicone spray and then gave me the rest of the can in case it happened again. No problems since then. My dealer could have told me anything was wrong with the car, but he tried this first. I am very happy.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    GEAR SHIFTER STICKS AND LATELY TAKES A WHILE TO ENGAGE.
    NOT FIXED YET. WONDERING ABOUT RECALL OF THIS PROBLEM.

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  • Visitor, , 98,571 mi

    shifter is difficult to pull out of park

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  • Gearshift binds up on the black strip making it extremely hard to get it into drive

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  • jbrkmo, , FWD, 98,500 mi
     Enthusiast

    The rubber strip around my shifter is bunching up, making it hard to put it in drive. Then, sometimes it comes out of drive when I'm going down the road.

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 38,000 mi

    Have had this problem since 10,000 miles or so. Thought it was just dirty/sticky, but cleaning it did no good.

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    Somtimes hard to take out of park.

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