Ford Five Hundred Problem Report

Ford Five Hundred Check Engine Light and Poor Throttle Response

(60 reports)

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.

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. -
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! -
Wrench light came on. car stalls, doesn't seem like it's getting any gas. needed to replace the throttle body for $640 -
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 -
wrench light came on and car lost power. had to pull over and cut off car and then restart. had a hard time starting back up. starting to happen frequently. -
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. -
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. -
Engine light on two days but no problem found so far. -
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. -
Have the same problem with my 500 dealer says the throttle body needs to be replaced needs it you be a defected part -
Throttle body - replacing it for the second time. -
Im having the same problem....when i leave for work in the morning my car is fine but when i get off...i pull off and i press the accelerator and car doesnt work...and ill have to sit and restart and then it works...its like it looses pressure or i was driving wit my car in drive and it just stop driving with the car still running....i almost hit someone and also.someone almost rearended me...this is dangerous...someone can get killed why not recall it and fix it...dont understand it -
check engine light comes on and acts like the fields not -
Wrench light came on, then car started jerking & losing power. Cut car off for a while then restart, light would go off & car would drive fine. I had the throttle body replaced @ 135,000 miles, but now I'm having the same problem again @ 144,000 miles!! -
Purchased a 2006 Ford Five Hundred less than two months ago. The car looked flawless on the interior and exterior which is why I bought it. Yesterday a dash light illuminated (a little orange wrench) and the car literally lost all power and I had no choice but to pull over as the car shut off while driving approximately 50 miles per hour. I checked the manual and it indicated "throttle control/transmission: Illuminates when a powertrain fault or an AWD fault has been detected. Contact your dealer as soon as possible". I had it towed to a Ford dealership close by. I was informed the vehicle needs a new throttle body and it will cost $1,133.00 to repair. I have since read an abundance of similar complaints online and now know this problem is not something isolated. I have no choice but to get the vehicle repaired but now wonder if it is going to be problematic. I sure hope this is the end of my troubles with this car. -
Engine Fail Safe mode enabled. Car would not accelerate. Throttle body valve stuck open. Had to replace. Ford "cleaned" the part last year and said it would not be a problem. -
Mine is a 2002 ford BA.My wrench light comes on then completlely stalls Mainly on Corners and at idle.This happens only occasionally but can get me stuck in middlle Of traffic.Took to ford dealer told me was radiator(joke).I then had to basically roll it into another workshop To only tell me throttle charge me$917.00 fitted,only to happen again 2 days later.Now hopefully found a decent Mechanic who said tbs which is a common problem with FORDS! -
No acceleration and RPM highs and lows with a low idle and car dying. Fixed electronic throttle body and it's corrected. 10/18/14. -
By cleaning throttle body car would run fine for a few weeks or so. Finally after 6 months the cleaning did not help.Ordered a new throttle body from ford and it was replaced. Car ran perfect for 2 weeks. Now the same thing again car dies usually when driving slow or slowing down for intersection. Ford tester shows the parameters of new throttle body are not correct. Could be a bad throttle body at 600.00. Ford should have to recall this car as its very dangerous. -
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