Ford Five Hundred Problem Report
Ford Five Hundred Transmission Shifter is Hard To Move
Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.
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. - janetlu
shifter is difficult to pull out of park - Visitor
GEAR SHIFTER STICKS AND LATELY TAKES A WHILE TO ENGAGE. NOT FIXED YET. WONDERING ABOUT RECALL OF THIS PROBLEM. - Visitor
Gearshift binds up on the black strip making it extremely hard to get it into drive - Visitor
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. - jbrkmo
Have had this problem since 10,000 miles or so. Thought it was just dirty/sticky, but cleaning it did no good. - Visitor
Somtimes hard to take out of park. - Visitor
hard jerking mostly on downshift or into passing gear
I can start the car, but not place it in gear even with the brake depressed
This is the second time this happened. The first time was on last fill up about a week ago. Ga...
This problem has gotten progressively worse. don't know where to check tranny fluid
light came on. The car atarts but will not move.