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.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Five Hundred Wrench Light, Service Engine Soon Light, Possible Poor Throttle Response
Ford Five Hundred Problem
Average Mileage: 90,733 mi (52,200 mi - 142,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred
WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON TEN CAR LOST POWER AS THOUGH IT WAS,NT GETTING ANY GAS
Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, 63,000 mi
Engine surges when placed in Reverse or Drive, have to keep my foot on the brake until the surge
idles down. Almost hit this poor guy on his bike while at a stop sign. He passed in front of me and I had my foot on the brake but received this sudden surge, lunged slightly forward, scared both of us, he just looked
at me like, "are you trying to hit me"? Spoke to this guy that works at Ford of Port RIchey,Fl. and he told
my husband that the maker of these throttle parts, is the same maker of the part that went wrong in the Toyota's that had the sticky throttle causing so many accidents. Ford needs to send a recall out before someone
gets seriously injured. Price to fix my issue, $530.00 for the part and another $300.00 for labor,,, ohhh yea!
Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, 100,000 mi
Wrench light came on. car stalls, doesn't seem like it's getting any gas. needed to replace the throttle body for $640
Visitor, 2005 Ford Five Hundred, 94,000 mi
need a new throttle theu quoted me a price of 871.00 Ford stated that this is a major problem for these cars, i think it should be a recall, why should we have to pay when Ford knew the part was bad.
Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, 62,000 mi
Throttle Body Sensor. Since having a new sensor installed this past March, I have not experienced any other problems. The dealership split the cost of the part $500 and no labor included.
Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, 67,000 mi
Yesterday morning theCheck engin light came on. cruise control stopped working, and it began shifting erratically. in the afternoon it worked normal. this morning i hade the same symptoms. i turned the engine off, then restarted it. everything worked normal
Visitor, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, 100,000 mi
Engine light on two days but no problem found so far.
Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, 82,000 mi
check engine comes on once in awhile, but goes off by itself, maybe a couple days later. When I had the code checked, it would be something with gas cap. Cap is always secure, the light just ends up going out on its own after a couple days.
Visitor, 2006 Ford Five Hundred, 54,000 mi
Have the same problem with my 500 dealer says the throttle body needs to be replaced needs it you be a defected part
Not fixed yet. The car stalls once the wrench light appears. Purchased as used vehicle as it was a mint condition car on the lot. Now, I know why. I am back to driving my 1998 Honda Accord with 270,000 miles. I feel so safe in my Honda!! UPDATE: According to the diagnostic test that was recently done it is the Throttle Positioning Sensor that needs replaced. Dealership has agreed to split the cost, $500 part and no repair fees. I will pursue this further but not with dealership. I have never had to spend this amount of money to have my Honda serviced or a part replaced. Since the vehicle no longer starts, it is being towed to the dealership since the part arrived. I am fortunate that I never encountered this problem during rush traffic. I will be excited to see how the vehicle performs. I will follow-up. Question: Now I am confused, so possibly it is not this sensor but the whole throttle body? UPDATE: After waiting two weeks for the part to arrive at the dealership since having the Throttle Positioning Sensor replaced three weeks ago - thus far the car has been perfect. The dealership split the cost with me. I hope this is the end of encountering any other problems except for the preventive maintenance.