Check Engine Light and Poor Throttle Response on Ford Five Hundred

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.

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Average mileage: 121,561 (27,000–319,000)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
86 people reported this problem
57 people shared problem details
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.
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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.
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Wrench light came on. car stalls, doesn't seem like it's getting any gas. needed to replace the throttle body for $640
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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!
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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
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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.
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Engine light on two days but no problem found so far.
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.
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.
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
Have the same problem with my 500 dealer says the throttle body needs to be replaced needs it you be a defected part
After some period of highway driving and going to local traffic the wrench light comes on. Acceleration was sluggish.
Throttle body - replacing it for the second time.
I had my vehicle brought in to the ford dealership in you lets with 139000 miles. It was a company car & I am the original & only driver. I later purchased the car & have had the throttle body cleaned 2 or 3 times since then. I now have 155000 miles on the car (2006) & the problem still exists. I believe that Ford should be responsible to replace & reprogram the problem at no cost to me
Still not fixed
We have replaced the throttle body to twice and still have this problem the throttle bodies are new out of the box and the unit still says fail safe.
at first the wrench light came on and said that the o2 sensor to the up flow to the Catia loaches converter is going bad. I had four people tell me definitely about the problem. Then afree taking it to jiffy lube for a oil change and new air filter the engine light came on and they told me at auto zone to try spraying throttle cleaning fluid in it to see if that helps. No the codes are troubleshooting P2106 and P016B. I have a quote for a Cardone Reman TBI $294.99 + $25.00 core charge. Possibly will cost $120.00 an hour but I don't know how what time frame it takes to get this done properly.
Check engine light is on it just started it
Loses power while driving. Wrench and check trans light illuminates.
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