2006 Ford Five Hundred Reviews and Owner Comments

2006 Ford Five Hundred owners review and rate their 2006 Ford Five Hundred.

2006 Ford Five Hundred (19 Reviews)
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this car is verylooking nice
I bought my 2006 five hundred from a dealer, used..paid wayyyyy too much, and have had nothing but problems with it! battery, alternator, right after i purchased it. tires were all shiny..until i washed it a few times, tires were dry rotted. then and now the car is hard to start when it is damp problems in cold or winter, but, rainy, moisture, damp, cool, hard to start. just had a tune-up and the problem still exists. sure i can take it in for the recall on transmission, but it is my only car, and they want me to leave it for a 45 minute fix. one ford dealer in town too and dont do this work on a saturday! This car is a lemon! I am pretty sure the dealer sold this car knowing about he recall too, but never fixed it! Would never purchase one again, or from that shady dealer!
We have had so many problems with this car!! We have had to replace the transmission, which Ford was no longer building at the time and we had to have a private company re-build it, the fuel pump, and have had to have the steering column fixed on several occasions. This car looks nice and drives nice, when it doesn't have problems, but is VERY EXPENSIVE to fix! Don't buy this car, save yourself the trouble and money!
This, car has so many problems to bad i'm stuck with it..have had it in the shop on many occasions because heat and air cond. have never worked properly. now the car surges,which has caused an accident..Again took to the shop,charged me a fortune and car still surges,and to top it off now tranny is having severe problems which is causing rpms to reach 5 even 6 before i finally have to step on break to cause car to slow rpms will drop...Again car in shop..and still have problem..thanks ford for a piece of shit car..
2006, 58,000 miles. So far full rear brakes, torque mount, and recent letter from Ford dated December 2012 stated this:
May be possible to experience a momentary engine idle RPM surge when stopped or during low speed driving maneuvers such as in a parking lot or driveway. The idle RPM surge may intermittent, and the Check Engine Lamp may turn on> This may occur due to a buildup of deposits in the THROTTLE BODY. In some cases the original Powertrain Control Module strategy may not adequately compensate for the THROTTLE BODY deposits.
In the interest of Customer Satisfaction (They should mean SAFETY), Ford is extending the limited warranty to provide a one-time repair of the engine idle RPM surge caused by the THROTTLE BODY DEPOSITS.
Sure look forward to that Youtube Video. Also, A/C not as cold with sometimes slight musty odor in some seasons. Back rear left passenger door holds water (can hear swishing noise), brought to attention, stated that happens with no remedy. I do clean any debris if any but have to lift/release the bottom part door seal to release flood gate water. Concerned about internal panel electrical and rust! and it's only that one door? Just discovered the Encyclopedia on this site and happens to mention what I tried to explain in regards to the Control Arm. It does in fact over train tracks at legal speed and bumps, that it does make a squeaking and/or knocking noise. The car does wander at times especially in motion on freeway.
This car is a lemon and ford knows it. They had a recall to clean the throttle body of the cars which makes it surge, and what will it take someone getting hurt because of the surge.They need to replace the throttle body. Maybe I'll make a u tube video about how bad this car is, and show it surging.2013
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.
I bought my Ford 500 two years ago used. I have not had any major issues( knock on wood) till now. I had to replace the rotor and brake pad the first month i owned it and now my air is not working. I can feel cold air when I drive but as soon as I stop it stops. Has anyone else had this issue at well? Also my brake lights go out often and have to be replaced. Its a great car with great gas mileage but some issues are bad on the car.
Bought this car with 100,000 miles on it. It is now developing a problem where the dash board will shut down completly for about 5 sec then kicks back on. Is anyone haveing this problem?
I love my 2006 Ford 500 and I am the original owner. But the throttle box is killing me; the original was replaced in 2008 (under warr). I paid for replacement in 2010 and now need new one asap. This car will have its fourth one installed as soon as I find the money. I lucked out on the brakes just starting paying for replacements in 2010. The brakes kept being recalled and the dealer kept replacing the brakes and rotors 4 or 5 times. The rear brakes lights have to replaced 3 - 4 times a year. The front
turn signal lights about twice a year. Mileage for my AWD is 34 highway; city varies extremely.
we have a ford 500 and have been experiencing transmission problems. we have been having trouble since the mileage hit 52000 miles. we really liked the car, however it greatly disgusts us to hear of the same problems with other 500 owners. we found no remedy w ford motor company. why would ford not seek to remedy this problem? we were told it would cost us more money to have the transmission problem fixed than the car is worth! this is absurb. we will think twice before buying a ford again. anybody out there who is thinking about buying a ford 500----DONT
I like my 500 even though I have spent enough on it to own two. It handles really well and the ride is good but could be more quiet. My peeves are as fallows. The transmission is a 6speed auto and it totaly sucks. Started shifting hard ball. Ford mech said it needed a new throthle body valve. Big bucks. Next the A/C petered out, needs compressor, wham! more big bucks. Next I hit garbage in road, broke gas tank strap and cracked tank. More big bucks. Brakes have been great, only replaced once, 150,000plus. Tires once also. Tail light goes out often??? weered. Had to replace front headlight plug in, old one was fried some how. Replaced battery twice. Handle for lumbar seat broke off with touch of a finger. Still like the ole car, engine seams to hold up well and no problems with abs. No other problems come to mind.
A solid car for the money. With almost 90,000 miles on this vehicle, it still runs and looks great. The engine may be under powered slightly but, it rides great and travels well.
Now has just over 15,000 since it was new. Very comfortable due to height, seating, suspension, quiet. Only problem was seizing of rear brake, covered by warranty. Excellent gas milage. Too bad this car did not have a higher promotional profile.
I love my 2005 Ford 500, but I must admit I ran into several issues even after buying it Brand New. First of all, the first thing that I had trouble with was the car CD player, it jammed (with 5 brand new CD's in it's custody), and the dealership did order me another one, which was covered under warranty, well the next one broke too and this time I had to pay a deductable. The other issues is my ac is not working after 5 years. This will cost over $1000 I am told today as I write this. They don't make cars the way they used to, but there are several pluses to this vehicle. I just hate the fact that I will have to pay such a large cost for a compressor that should have lasted longer than 5 years.
At 30,000 miles, pass rear metal to metal on brakes. At 34,000 miles, CD changer jammed and at 35,000 miles A/C compressor needs changing. Apparently not a very well built automobile.
Kept my 500 serviced. Had maintenance performed on time. Transmission died at 66,500 miles. Ford can't tell me why. After driving Ford for 30 years, won't buy another.New transmission cost more than cars trade in value.
Excellent quality. Better than most of Ford models