Ford Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.
The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.
Fuel-level guage reading is iintermittent (occasionally reads @ Empty with plenty of fuel in tank). Suspect a loose wire on fuel-level ckt. and computer scan-tool registers DTC PO460 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Malfunction) w/ Engine Light on. If not a DIYer job, what type repair shop best to rely...
not leaking from hoses, leaking at the joint where the pitman shaft meets with the tie rod.
The engine may not shut off as desired when turning the key to off, or the on off button to off if equipped with that option. Dealers will update the body control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.
The instrument panel cluster and warning lights may malfunction and stop working. Dealers will update the instrument panel software free of charge to resolve the concern.
The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.
Gas mileage continues to do down. Went from 18.5 mpg in city to 16 to 13.5. Car seems to be running okay, but gas mileage keeps dropping. Any ideas?
my air only works if the car is in motion. Only cools if its not hot outside. Ford need to recall for known ac problems.2006 500.
When I bought my 2004 Ford Taurus it had 69000 miles on it. Now we are at 87000 and with no warning at all my trans has gone out. I drove the car all day no problems. Went to pick up my son and all of the sudden the RPM's went through the roof and the car wouldn't go. I have researched this issue and have come to find this is a recurring problem. So why then is Ford not doing anything to help i...