I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred.
Just lately I have experienced engine surging when coming to a stop. I have to release the brakes momentarily and re-brake. This fixes the problem.
I read the post about resetting the computer so I will try this fix.
I am in the military overseas and have a hard time trying to find someone capable of tracking down this problem. Just wondered if anyone had a fix?
I had the issue with water collecting in the rear passenger side door on my 2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited. It must have been leaking through the window rubber seal instead of shedding the water. I got down on my back underneath the door and noticed that the weep holes were plugged with dirt. I took a toothpick and poked it up into the dirt and water started to drain out. Then, to make the process more productive, I moved up in size to a wood trim nail and pulled the rest of the clogging dirt out of the weep hole. It completely drained within seconds. I still left the door open for about and hour and the water puddle had dried up. I have not had the water in the door again. It was surprising how much dirt was in the door bottom! A shop vac might also work to clear the clogged weep holes.
I have driven Mercedes Benz for 34 years. When I turned the business over to "the kids", part of the deal was a new car for me.
I didn't want to stick them with a big monthly payment. But I needed a large sedan and settled on the Ford Five hundred.
It has proven to be comfortable with a large cabin and adequate performance.
The rear brakes, discs and all, were replaced twice due to a metallurgical problem.
Door seals have worn out twice on the front left and the steering wheel that is supposed to be leather wrapped, isn't.
OEM tires (Pirelli) are wearing well with 48,000 miles on them.
I have no thoughts of getting out of it at least for another two years.
I have a 2007 Ford Five Hundred with 44,000, and have discovered that the rear brakes are what was making the grinding noise that I thought was loose gravel that had gotten up in there. Anyway... my husband doesn't think that the rear brakes and rotors should have to be replaced this quickly, considering it's the front brakes that do most of the stopping. This is to let you know that it is not only the 2005 and 2006 models that have the issue. I have tried to get more info, but with no luck. Any info that you may have would be greatly helpful. Thanks.
I have a 06 Five Hundred. I also had the noise while turning in the winter time. The dealer showed me that there is a small piece of iron on the front strut called a steering stop, and he put some grease on them and the noise was gone. Sounds crazy, but it work for a little while.
I am having a problem with mine starting. It won't sometimes start in the morning, then I let it sit for about half an hour to four hours, and it starts and runs like a champ. It has 130,000 miles, but all highway; everything else is great.
Love the car, not a single problem other than that.
Purchased a 2006 Ford 500 brand new. The problems are as follows:
Dashboard cover has bubble; I didn't take it back, and now the warranty is out. My fault, however it's defective; there should be a recall.
The shifter (PD>L) covering peeled off, and I did take this back, and they fixed it under warranty.
When you turn left/right, there is a noise that sounds like what is power steering issues. However after looking on the Internet, it appears this is some type of motor mount issue???
At 15,000 miles, rear brakes and rotors had to be replaced, and I was told by the dealer that it was not warranty work.
Transmission is really weird, with a jerking; not sure what is up with that.
When I bought the car, the salesman couldn't have been nicer. However at this time, all he can say is sorry, it is not covered under the warranty!
I have the exact same issue with my 2006 500 - every time it rains, my rear driver's side door collects water, and I have to leave it sitting open for several hours to drain. Any suggestions?
I ripped the rubber door guards off the bottom of the rear doors. Rain no longer collects in them. This has yet to cause any problems for me, and it's been about two years since I took them off.
I own a 2006 Ford 500 AWD, and I am having the same problems with hard start, when it sits overnight. Starts, and then begins to miss and cuts off. Sometimes I have to try to start it 4 or 5 times; after it cranks, it runs fine. Tuned up to the tune of $400 - new battery and fuel line/tank pressure test $160. Same problem. NEED HELP. I'm a poor person, and can't keep spending $$ with finding the REAL problem.
I would check the throttle body. I just replaced one for a customer, and have heard about a few other 500 models with the same problem.
Don't trade for a Chevy, that would be the greater of the two evils. I've had great luck with Ford autos, but if you feel the need to change, go with Honda or Toyota.
I understand that the fuel pump can cause this problem, as when they get old, the fuel line pressure drops overnight, and causes hard or delayed starting, as well as pulsing once the engine starts (as you begin to drive away, the car hesitates, then runs fine after 20 or 30 seconds). The replacement of the fuel pump is expensive... around $600 or $700.
I've owned one Ford in my 40 years of driving, and that was enough for me. I've owned several GM products, and have been pleased with all of them. I have also had very good luck with Chrysler products, despite some very bad reviews. While any manufacturer can put out a bad product as well as good products, Ford is NOT the end-all be all, and personally based on my own experience, I would never consider another Ford product, period.
As far as the Five-Hundred goes, my best friend owns the Mercury version of this - the Montego (AWD), and it has given her nothing but problem after problem from day one.
She had been a very loyal Mercury customer until she bought the Montego; now she is trying to get out of it to buy a Toyota. That's what happens when you bring a vehicle to market before all the bugs have been worked out; you end up driving away loyal customers - who scramble to get out of your products and then buy from your competitors.
Yes, I have had the same problem with a 2005. I was told by the service manager that that an aftermarket bulbs may do that. I would like to know "why".
I have a 2005 Ford Five Hundred, and let me tell you the problems I have had. Driving down the highway when it was POURING with rain, I lost power to my windows, radio, and interior lights. I brought my car to a Ford dealer to have diagnosed. They quoted me $637.00 for a "smart junction box relay" that was the problem. I get the money, bring them my car back and said "fix it"; I NEED windows and my music!!
The next day I go to pick up my car that finally has windows and music, and there was NOTHING FIXED & THEY still charged me $637.00. I still remain with the same issues a year later and my caliper is seized NOW... Anyone interested in TRADING? I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS FORD.
How did the dealership justify the misdiagnosis and charging you the full price when their remedy didn't work?
I had an independent repair shop pull something similar on me when my Jeep Wrangler needed a new engine control module. First they changed the plugs, wires etc, and then they put in a new fuel pump (even though I told them that my fuel pump was fine). When that didn't work, they put in ANOTHER fuel pump; by the time they were done guessing, they had already run up a $900+ bill and I still had the same issue.
Finally somebody figured out it was the ECM. $300 later my Jeep was running like new again. On the ride home from the shop my rear-end blew. I brought it to a trusted rear-end shop and had it rebuilt. Finally, $2,500 later, my Jeep was perfect again.