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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4-DR. w/SAB

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Complaints
Recalls

360 Complaints

for 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED
11/19/2021
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/14/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP271X6G******
Summary

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five Hundred. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the transmission was slipping. The contact restarted the vehicle and the transmission worked as designed for a while. While traveling up a hill or at a stop light, the vehicle would drift backwards. The contact had to let the vehicle drift to shift into gear. At times the vehicle failed to shift. The engine and wrench warning lights were illuminated. The contact was concerned about driving the vehicle. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

01/18/2021
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/21/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24176G******
Summary

I WAS ON MY WAY HOME COMING DOWN FARROW RD. AND MY CAR STALLED OUT, SO I SLOWLY PULLED IN THE MEDIAN TURN CAR OFF AND BACK ON. WHEN I GOT READY TO PULL OUT OF THE MEDIAN THE CAR WOULDN'T GO NO FASTER THAN 5 MILES AND HOUR. SO I HAD MY FRIEND HELP ME PULL IT OUT OF THE ROAD AND TAKE ME HOME AND TOW MY CAR TO THE HOUSE. WHEN I GOT IT HOME THERE WASN'T ANY ACCELERATION, RPMS WONT MOVE AT ALL, CAR HAS POWER AND CRANKS BUT WHEN I PUT IT IN DRIVE IT WON'T GO ANYWHERE. IT STALLS AND CUTS OFF, EVEN IN NEUTRAL NO ACCELERATION. EVERYTHING LIGHTS UP AND CUTS ON BUT NO ACCELERATION. FROM MY PHOTOS BELOW YOU WILL SEE I HAVE REPLACED ALTERNATOR, THROTTLEBODY, THE RED AND BLACK WIRING ON THE BACK OF THE INTAKE I'VE CHECKED ALL MY HOSES THERE WAS NO SPLITS NO CUTS NO VACUUM LEAK AND EVERY TIME I GET A READING ON IT IT GIVES ME A DIFFERENT CODE PLEASE READ AND REPLY IF THIS IS A RECALL I NEED MY CAR FIXED IMMEDIATELY

01/02/2021
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25106G******
Summary

VEHICLE STOPS AND STARTS WITH A JERK. JUMPING CAUSING SLOW DOWN EVEN WHILE ON THE INTERSTATE. FORD IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND HAS DONE TO FIX IT. SEEMS LIKE EVERY FORD HAS THIS PROBLEM AT SOME POINT

10/21/2020
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/19/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23116G******
Summary

BATTERY JUST GOES DEAD OVER NIGHT. SIGNAL LIGHTS MELTED AND QUIT WORKING. CLUSTER PANEL JUST SHUTS OFF WHILE RUNNING AND CAN'T USE AIR, RADIO, WINDOWS, LOCKS, SEATS, ETC. CAR SHUTS OFF WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. HAVE REPLACED ALL PARTS SUGGESTED BY CODES. STILL NO FIX. WONT SHIFT FROM FIRST GEAR AFTER CLUSTER PANEL SHUTS OFF. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OTHER COMPLAINTS. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE AN ELECTRICAL RECALL. HAPPENS RUNNING DRIVING AND SITTING STILL.

09/21/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/15/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24176G******
Summary

THE INTAKE MANIFOLD IS MELTING ON THE INSIDE CAUSING MELTING PLASTIC TO DRIP INTO THE THROTTLE BODY,CAUSING THE CAR TO RUN VERY POORLY ARE NOT AT ALL!!!

09/13/2020
Components: STEERING,STRUCTURE,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/07/2020
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24136G******
Summary

GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT AND RIGHT MIRROR WAS FULLY BROKEN. RIGHT SIDE OF THE BODY WAS ALSO SMASHED IN. LEFT BRAKE LIGHTS STOPPED WORKING AND ENGINE MAKES WEIRD SOUNDS.

08/29/2020
Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/13/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25146G******
Summary

THE CAR IS SURGING AND FEELS LIKE IT IS ABOUT TO FALL APART THE CAR HAS LOW MILES AND THE ENGINE FEELS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING BUT WAS TOLD THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE FORD 500 I SEE THERE IS A EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT I JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS CAR AND SEEMS LIKE THE WARRANTY EXPIRED AND I SEE FORD IS AWARE OF THIS AND REFUSES TO FIX THIS ISSUE WHICH IS A HAZARDOUS CONDITION AND I FEEL LIKE THAT IM GOING TO HAVE TO GET A LAWYER TO GET ANYTHING DONE BECAUSE FORD IS REFUSING TO FIX THIS ISSUE WITH THESE CARS AND ITS VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING THE CAR MAKES A LOUD KNOCK AND THE ENGINE DROPS BACK IN AND ITS BREAKING THE MOTOR MOUNTS

02/07/2020
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/15/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

THE BRAKES ARE SPONGY. VERY SELDOM THEY WILL BE NORMAL. MOST OF THE TIME THEY WILL BE SOFT AND HAVE TO BE PUMPED. SOMETIMES THE BRAKES WILL BE FIRM FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND THEN THE PEDAL WILL SINK TO THE FLOORBOARDS. THIS OCCURS DURING DURING NORMAL DRIVING AND STOPPING AND ALSO OCCURS WHEN VEHICLE IS IN PARKED. BRAKES HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY SERVICED INCLUDING HOOKED TO A COMPUTER FOR PROPER BLEEDING. PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED.

01/07/2020
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 10/15/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23136G******
Summary

CAUSE UNKNOWN- BATTERY LIGHT IS COMING ON MORE WHILE VEHICLE IS RUNNING IN ALL MODES, LOCAL AUTO STORE DETERMINED IT IS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. THEY TESTED THE BATTERY, ALTERNATOR & STARTER. ALSO NOTICED THAT THERE IS A MUSTY SMELL & MANY ( IF NOT ALL) OF MY METAL PARTS ARE RUSTED.

12/18/2019
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/02/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24186G******
Summary

THIS IS A LONG ON GOING PROBLEM WITH THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON NOW FOR FIVE MONTHS. STARTED OUT HAVING THE BATTERY CLUSTER LIGHT ON & CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM. FOUND CHARGING A LITTLE LOW, HAD NEW ALTERNATOR INSTALLED. THEN WITH A WEEK, BATTERY, ENGINE LIGHT & AIRBAG LIGHT CLUSTER ARE ON, THEN THE FUN BEGAN, THEN ALL THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER GOES OFF AND YOU HAVE NO TURN SIGNALS, NO FANS, NO RADIO, NO ELECTRIC WINDOWS, NO DOOR LOCKS AND NO BREAK LIGHTS, (BUT BREAK LIGHTS DO COME ON WHEN YOU APPLY BREAKS AND THE BACK-UP LIGHTS COME ON. THE SYSTEM CAN COME AND GO ON AND OFF WHILE MOVING AND SETTING STILL. HAVE HAD SYSTEM CHECKED AND CODED, THEY CAN NOT FIND A PROBLEM EXCEPT THAT IT IS A ELECTRIC PROBLEM, HAD ALL WIRING CHECKED, CLEANED. NO,FRAYED WIRE FOUNF AND NO DEFECTIVE COUPLING. AGAIN I GET IT A WIRE THAT IS GROUNDING AND CAUSING PROBLEM. ALL THE FUSES ARE OK AND KNOW HAVE BLOWN. THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THIS PROBLEM WAS REPORTED TO FORD BACK IN 2006 OR 2007 AND THEY HAVE NOT PUT OUT ANY RECALL ON IT AND THERE DEALERS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT TO DO BUT THEY WILL TRY AND FIND IT AT WHERE HOURLY RATE AND IT COULD BE A HOUR OR SEVERAL HOURS TO FIND PROBLEM. AS I'VE SAID THIS IS ON GOING IT CLEAR UP AND LAST FOR A WEEK UP TO SIX WEEKS AT A TIME.

10/18/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/17/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

I OWN A 06 FORD FIVEHUNDRED AND AT ONLY 100,000 MILES I BEGAN EXPERIENCING REALLY HARD DOWNSHIFTING AND SOMETIMES COMPLETE SLIP FROM GEAR SLAMMING BACK INTO GEAR AFTER ROLLING FREELY FOR A WHILE HAPPENS WHEN CAR REACHES NORMAL RUNNING TEMP WAS TOLD WHOLE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED SEEMS LIKE ALMOST EVERYONE WITH THIS VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF THE YEAR HAS THIS SAME PROBLEM

10/05/2019
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/20/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED IS SURGING THERE'S NO POWER IT STUMBLES SHUTS OFF.

08/22/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/17/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE WRENCH WARNING INDICATOR FOR THE TRANSMISSION ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND BACK ON, BUT IT LOST ACCELERATION. ALSO, WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED IN DRIVE OR REVERSE FROM A PARK POSITION, IT LUNGED FORWARD AND THE BRAKES HAD TO BE APPLIED IMMEDIATELY. FURTHERMORE, THE VEHICLE STALLED FOUR TIMES SINCE IT WAS PURCHASED TWO MONTHS AGO. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING; HOWEVER, AN APPOINTMENT WAS SCHEDULED WITH DUNCAN FORD (19999 VIRGIL H GOODE HWY, ROCKY MOUNT, VA 24151) FOR AUGUST 26, 2019. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,797.

08/17/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/08/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

WHILE STOPING AT RED LIGHT CAR STALLS BUCKLES DOSE NOT GO OVER 50 MPH AS IT HITS 50 MPH RPMS GO TO6000 SPEED STAYS ON 50 MPH AND I CAN'T GO ON A HIGH WAY CAUSE I CAN'T KEEP UP WITH TRAFFIC NOISE COMING FROM MOTER CAR GOT HOT GOING UP HILLS IN 80 DEGREE WEATHER AND IT JUST ALL AROUND RUNS LIKE [XXX]. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

08/16/2019
Components: SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/15/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

WHEN CAR IS ON, WHEN TAKING FOOT OFF OF BRAKE OR REVERSING, CAR SURGES OR JUMPS FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. I HAVE ALMOST BEEN IN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM.

07/23/2019
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

DOOR FROZE SHUT AND EVER SINCE MANUALLY OPENING THE MESSAGE CENTER STATES DRIVER DOOR AJAR AND PASSENGER DOOR AJAR AND THEY ARE NOT. BUT I CAN'T RESET DRIVER CONTROLS UNTIL DOORS SHOW CLOSED. HAVE RUN CODE IN MY CAR AND ONLY CODE IS P0193 FUEL RAIL PRESSURE SENSOR. NO CODES FOR DOORS.

06/15/2019
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 06/14/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

MY VEHICLES PASSENGER SIDE REAR TIRE HAS DEVELOPED A KNOT/BULGE THE SIZE OR A HAND PALM. THE BULGE APPEARS UNDER THE TREAD AND AROUND TO THE SIDEWALK. THE TIRE HAS 18 MONTHS LEFT ON A 36 MONTH PRORATED WARRANTY 16000 MILES SINCE INSTALLED IN 2017. M+S 215/60R17 0225835 35T20 DOT U9KT FYD 9717 SRT TOURING I WILL HAVE TO PAY A $70.00 PRORATE AMOUNT TO GET THE TIRE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE IS A 2006 FORD 500 WITH 176000 MILES. YO DO NOT LIST THE TIRE NAME (SRT TTOURING) ON YOUR LIST FURTHER INTO THE FORM. I HAD TO PICK A NAME TO CONTINUE THE COMPLAINT..

05/24/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/24/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

ON A 55 MPH ROAD WHEN YOU GO TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN AND ACCELERATE IT WOULD DOWNSHIFT AND MAKE A LOUD THUD LOUD ENOUGH TO MAKE CHANGE RATTLE AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE ALMOST LOCKS UP FOR A MINUTE YOU COULD LOOSE CONTROL WHILE TURNING BUT THAT'S JUST HOW IT STARTED NOW WHEN YOUR GOING DOWN A 55 MPH BACKROAD AND GO UP A HILL AND THE CAR DOWNSHIFTS IT DOES IT TOO MY CAR ONLY HAS 102,000 ON IT

03/03/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 03/01/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25146G******
Summary

HARD KNOCKING IN TRANSMISSION DURING NORMAL OPERATION. INTERIOR LIGHTS COME ON WHILE USING VEHICLE AND WON'T GO OFF

02/02/2019
Components: STEERING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/30/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25166G******
Summary

INSTRUMENT PANEL SHUTS OFF INTERMITTENTLY. DAYS LIGHTS FLICKER.

01/23/2019
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/12/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27196G******
Summary

CAR WILL BE DRIVEING 55 AND COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. LOSSING EVERYTHING INCLUDING POWERSTEARING. HAVE TO PUT IN NEUTRAL N COAST TO SIDE OF THE ROAD, SOMETIMES WILL RESTART, OTHERS IT WONT. ALSO WILL START BUCKING AND SHUT OFF. I CAN BE DOING 10MPH N GO TO TURN A CORNER N IT SHUTS OFF. CAN SEEM TO RUN FINE, BE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION AND THE CAR SHUT OFF AND WOULDNT RESTAR GOOD THING I CAN DRIVE AND KNEW WHAT TO DO OR I WOULD HAVE CRASHED NUMEROUS TIMES. HAVE CHANGED THE THROTTLE BODY AND ACCELERATOR, N BOTH SENSORS. DID NOT FIX PROBLEM. NOW SAYING IT'S THE PCM SHUTTING THE CAR OFF.

12/20/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD 500. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY STOPPED ACCELERATING. AFTER RESTARTING THE ENGINE, THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY. DURING THE FAILURE, THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS EXAMINED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

11/06/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/24/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING 55-60 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS APPLIED AND THE VEHICLE JERKED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THREE INDEPENDENT MECHANICS WHO STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

11/05/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/03/2018
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHEN THE CONTACT PLACED THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE, IT ROLLED FORWARD AND STRUCK ANOTHER PARKED VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO EITHER VEHICLE AND NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. WHEN THE CONTACT TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, IT OPERATED NORMALLY. TOM PECK FORD (LOCATED AT 13900 AUTOMALL DR, HUNTLEY, IL 60142, (847) 669-6060) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000. *TT CONSUMER WAS TOLD SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE AIR BAG BY THE DEALER TOM PECK. *JB

10/24/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD 500. ON MANY OCCASIONS, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START. ONCE THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, IT FAILED TO ACCELERATE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS EXAMINED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 190,000.

10/15/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 10/12/2018
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28196G******
Summary

PULLED IN DROP OFF A DONATION AT A SECOND HAND STORE. I PUT IT IN PARK AND TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE; OPENED THE TRUNK; AND LOOKED UP STARTLED WHEN A GUY SITTING NEARBY SAID THAT MY CAR WAS SMOKING AND ON FIRE (ABOUT 10 SECONDS SINCE I SWITCHED THE CAR OFF AND GOT OUT). HE WAS ON THE RIGHT, SO I MOVED AROUND THE CAR TO THE RIGHT LOOKING TOWARDS THE ENGINE. AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STORE THAT WAS ON THE BACK, LEFT SIDE OF THE CAR POINTED TOWARDS AND SAID, 'LOOK! YOUR SIDE MIRROR IS ON FIRE!' I THEN SAW THE SMOKE BILLOWING TO THE LEFT (A STRONG AFTERNOON BREEZE WAS BLOWING NORTH). I CAME AROUND AND PEERED IN BEHIND THE ACTUAL 'MIRROR' PART; THE FIRE HAD JUST GONE OUT. LOOKING AT IT, I COULD SEE IT WAS THE SECURITY LIGHT ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE MIRROR; IT WAS COMPLETELY MELTED AND FUSED TO THE MIRROR HOUSING- A BUBBLY MESS OF PLASTIC. IT SMELLED OF ACRID, MELTED PLASTIC AND BURNED ELECTRONICS. THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MIRROR HAD CAUGHT FIRE AND STARTED BURNING FOR A BIT BEFORE THE FUSE FINALLY BLEW. I AM SO GLAD MY BABY AND KINDERGARTENER WEREN'T IN THE CAR AT THIS TIME! THEY USUALLY ARE. THE LENGTH OF TIME OF TIME IT TOOK FOR THE FUSE TO FINALLY BLOW IS QUITE ALARMING! IT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE RAPID SPREAD OF A FIRE THAT WOULD QUICKLY OVERTAKE THE VEHICLE. WHAT IF I WAS AT A GAS STATION WHEN THIS HAPPENED WHEN THEIR HAPPENED TO BE SOME PETROL-VAPOR PRESENT. MY NEXT STOP WAS TO GET TWO PROPANE TANKS FILLED. THEY HAVE TO BLEED OFF A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PROPANE EACH TIME WHEN FINISHED FILLING A TANK. IT ISN'T FAR FETCHED THAT THIS ELECTRICAL ISSUE WITH FAILED SAFEGUARDS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN FAR MORE INJURY THAN MY SLIGHTLY BURNED FINGERS. THIS NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS TO SOMEONE. THIS IS A FANTASTIC CAR! WE LOVE IT. THIS IS PROBABLY AN EASY FIX, BUT IF IT ISN'T FIXED, MUCH WORSE COULD HAPPEN!

09/23/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/23/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27186G******
Summary

THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND I LOST ALL POWER, NOW IT DOESN'T ACCELERATE AND THE MORE ALSO IS A LOUD NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOUNG TO BLOW UP

08/10/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/10/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

MY CAR SHUT DOWN AND WRENCH CAME ON IN THE DASH STOPED AND IT CRANED BACK UP

07/01/2018
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/29/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24166G******
Summary

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY STOPPPED WORKING. CAR ABRUPTLY LOST ALL POWER IN BUSY TRAFFIC, LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. I WAS DRIVING IN THE LEFT LANE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL POWER WAS GONE AND THE CAR WOULDN'T GO! I HAD IT DIAGNOSED BY AAA REPAIR SHOP IN LOS ANGELES. HAVE TO PAY 900 TO GET NEW THROTTLE BODY UNIT.

06/01/2018
Components: AIR BAGS,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/31/2018
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25146G******
Summary

REAR ENDED AN 18 WHEELER AND TOTALLED THE CAR BUT THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY AND IT WAS A VERY BAD ACCIDENT.

01/11/2018
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/07/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER TO A SHOULDER LANE, RESTARTED, AND RETURNED TO NORMAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY AND ENGINE WERE PREVIOUSLY REPLACED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED RANDOMLY. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

12/04/2017
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25106G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING, THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BOTTOMS OUT ON THE SPEEDOMETER, TACH, AND ALL OTHER WARNINGS - BACKUP LIGHTS COME ON AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS GO OUT.. SOMETIMES IT WILL COME BACK ON BY PRETTY QUICKLY, OTHER TIMES IT WILL BE THAT WAY FOR A WEEK OR MORE. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND FROM RESEARCH I'VE DONE IS HAPPENING TO MANY PEOPLE. WHY HAS THERE NOT BEEN A RECALL TO FIX THE PROBLEM? THERE IS A TSB 06-17-9 DATED 9/4/2006 BUT NO REMEDY BY FORD. ALSO AFTER HAVING THE TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGED AT THE RECOMMENDED MILEAGE THE TRANSMISSION THEN STARTED SLIPPING AND HAD TO EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED.

02/08/2017
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 10/25/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE SWAYED ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE INNER PIVOT ASSEMBLY ON THE REAR SUSPENSION OF THE VEHICLE WAS SEVERELY CORRODED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT RUST CAUSED THE INNER PIVOT ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FROM THE SUBFRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000. UPDATED 04/06/17 LJ *CN

02/01/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE AND THE POWER TRAIN WRENCH ICON ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO SHUT OFF AND RESTART THE VEHICLE IN ORDER TO OPERATE NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY SENSOR FAILED, SENDING THE VEHICLE INTO "LIMP MODE", AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY SENSOR WAS REPLACED TWICE. THE VEHICLE RECENTLY WENT INTO "LIMP MODE" AGAIN. THE DEALER PERFORMED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST, BUT A FAILURE CODE COULD NOT BE FOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO TEST DRIVEN, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT DUPLICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

01/23/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/18/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28136G******
Summary

WHEN TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 25 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT TRANSMISSION EITHER GOES INTO SAFETY MODE OR STOPS WORKING ( NO FORWARD OR REVERSE, A BIT UNNERVING IN AT INTERSECTION). WHEN TRANSMISSION WARMS OR AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 25 DEGREES WORKS FINE. THIS IS A REPEATABLE EVENT, SO APPEARS TO BE A DESIGN FLAW AND NOT A MECHANICAL FAILURE. HAVE REVIEWED SITES AND HAVE OTHER OWNERS WITH SIMILAR EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS. TOOK TO FORD DEALER AND TOLD $2500.00USD TO FIX BUT THEN STATED UNCLEAR IF IR WOULD FIX PROBLEM. PLEASE REMEMBER IT IS NOT A MECHANICAL PROBLEM BUT TEMPERATURE RELATED AS AUTO WORKS WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS WHEN TEMPERATURE IS WARMER. THIS IS A ALL WHEEL VEHICLE, SO DESIGNED FOR WINTER WEATHER. *TR

12/27/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/11/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, INTERNAL FAILURE OF CVT TRANSMISSION (TORQUE CONVERTER AND SHAFT), NO NOTICE. DROVE AND ENTERED PARKING SPOT, PUT CAR IN REVERSE AND NO GEAR. PUT BACK IN D AND NO GEAR. WRENCH LIGHT THEN CAME ON AND BECAME A RATHER EXPENSIVE 10 MILE TOW CAR WAS WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND NOW NEEDS TRANSMISSION AT 75K. UNBELIEVABLE NUMEROUS NATIONWIDE COMPLAINTS BUT NO RESPONSES BY FORD. PLEASE NOTE FORD NO LONGER USES THIS TYPE OF TRANSMISSION IN THEIR VEHICLES. THEY OWN THE REBUILT PARTS AND COSTS ARE IN THOUSANDS RANGE TO REPLACE. NOT ACCEPTABLE. UNSAFE AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO PROVIDE SAFE, RELIABLE VEHICLES. HAVE OWNED NUMEROUS FORDS AND NEVER AN ISSUE. THIS IS A TRUE HAZARD! NOW VEHICLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DRIVEWAY ORNAMENT WHERE THE COST TO REPAIR IS MORE THE ENTIRE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE! UPDATED 02/08/17*LJ THE CONSUMER REQUESTED A STATUS UPDATE. UPDATED 12/1/2017*JS

11/09/2016
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/07/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND IT FEELS LIKE YOU LOSE POWER MOMENTARILY. WHEN IT KICKS BACK IN, IT LUNGES AND WILL ALMOST GIVE YOU WHIPLASH. THIS HAPPENS SPORADICALLY DURING ACCELERATION USUALLY ON A HIGHWAY.

10/12/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 09/19/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TAIL LIGHT FAILED TO ILLUMINATE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED IN REVERSE, THE REVERSE LIGHTS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE. IN ADDITION, THE CONTROL PANEL AND DRIVER SIDE BLINKERS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ALTERNATOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURES RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

07/02/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I PURCHASED MY CAR 7/31/2012 WITH 113,000 MILES. I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF A RECALL FOR THE RPM SURGE IN 2013. CONCERNED, I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD SINCE I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AND HADN'T REACHED THE 150,000 MILE LIMIT, THEN I DIDNT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT REPAIRS FOR THE TIME BEING. I THEN ASKED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I SURPASSED THE MILE LIMIT AND THE PROBLEM SURFACED. THE MECHANIC INFORMED ME THAT AS LONG AS A RECALL EVER EXISTED, THEN FORD WOULD ALWAYS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIRS. NOT SATISFIED WITH THAT RESPONSE, (BECAUSE THERE WOULD NOT BE A 10 YR /150,000 LIMIT IN THE LETTER) I QUESTIONED THE MANAGER WHO CONFIRMED THE TECH'S ANSWER. IN 2014 I RELOCATED TO LANCASTER CA. I TOO HAVE HAD NUMEROUS DANGEROUS CLOSE CALLS WITH THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHILE BREAKING; ONE BEING IN A SCHOOL PARKING LOT IN HIGH TEMPERATURES. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 5/2016 AND JUST AS EXPECTED, THEY WONT REPAIR MY CAR WITHOUT COST. THIS IS WRONG AND VERY DANGEROUS AND HOPEFULLY YOU GUYS WILL DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS FOR THE MANY PEOPLE STILL EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS.

06/02/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THROTTLE BODY IS DEFECTIVE DUE TO BUILD UP WITHIN THE THROTTLE BODY'S VALVE CAUSING IT TO STICK OPEN OR STAY CLOSED DURING REVERSE AND FORWARD DRIVING. THIS IN RETURN CAUSES A SURGE WHERE AT ANY UNSUSPECTING MOMENT THE VEHICLE WOOD ATTEMPT TO DRIVE EITHER IN REVERSE OR FORWARD ON ITS OWN REGARDLESS YOU PHYSICALLY PRESSING THE BRAKES OR THE GAS PEDAL. THIS IS AN OBVIOUS PROBLEM WIZ 2005 2006 AND 2007 FORD 500 AND SOME MODELS OTHER THAN THE 500 SUCH AS FORD FREESTYLE FORD MONTEGO. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS ISSUE AND IF NOT ALREADY WILL CAUSE BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. IN MY PARTICULAR INCIDENT MY VEHICLE HAVE SURGED ON A BYPASS CAUSING ME TO ALMOST REAR END A LARGE TRUCK AT SPEEDS UP TO 70 MILES PER HOUR. THERE HAD ALSO BEEN COUNTLESS INCIDENTS OF MY VEHICLE REVERTING INTO SAFE MODE WHERE MY CAR I HAD SLOWED FROM 70 TO 75 MILES PER HOUR DOWN TO 20 MILES PER HOUR WITHIN SECONDS. BOTH INCIDENTS HAVE HAPPENED STATIONARY IN MOTION ON CITY STREETS ON HIGHWAYS AND WHILE TURNING. I WAS TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY'S ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS ARE FAULTY AND I WAS TO PAY $1,000 FOR A REPLACEMENT PART AND INSTALLATION.

01/12/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/09/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

THROTTLE BODY DEFECTED WENT OUT SHUT DOWN CAR WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED BUSY STREET MICHIGAN AVE DEARBORN, MI. NO RECALLS OR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, AFTER RESEARCH IS KNOWN DEFECT AND BAD PART.

09/29/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/09/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS. MY FORD 500 , ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS WARM AND I AM USING THE A/C, WILL WITHOUT WARNING SURGE AHEAD, AND I MUST APPLY THE BRAKES AS HARD AS I CAN . I ALMOST CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK IN A HANDICAPPED SPOT IN EMERGENCY PARKING AREA AT THE HOSPITAL, WHERE I WAS TAKING MY CRITICALLY ILL HUSBAND 2 WEEKS AGO. I WAS BRAKING, BUT THE CAR WAS SURGING AHEAD. THE SAME HAPPENED WHEN I WAS LEAVING. VERY FRIGHTENING!! CAN THIS BE FIXED WITHOUT CHARGE AT MY LOCAL FORD DEALER? (GALPIN)

07/30/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/21/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

I WAS GOING ALONG AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN MY CAR CAME TO A DEAD STOP AND I COULD HAVE BEEN HIT FROM BEHINDI ENDED UPHAVING TO HAVE A FUEL PUMP COST 676.00 AND THEN IT KEPT DYING ON ME AND THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON TOOK IT IN AND ENDED UP HAVING TO HAVE A THROTTLE BODY COST 938.00. SOME ONE TOLD ME THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO THEM AND THEY SENT FORD THE RECEIPT AND THEY REIMBURSED THEM THE AMOUNT THEY HAD PAID.

03/19/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/13/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

I WASING A WERE THERE WAS A RECALL ON MY CARE UNTELL SOMEONE TOLD ME. *TR

02/27/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/27/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

CLUSTER CONSTANTLY GIVES OUT, THERE IS A RECALL IN PLACE FOR THE 2005 VERSION WHICH HAS THE SAME ISSUE BUT NOT THE 2006. THE CLUSTER HAS BEEN REPLACED TWICE ALREADY, EVERYTHING SUDDENLY STOPS WORKING HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS TICKETS AT THIS POINT FOR GOING OVER THE SPEED LIMIT BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE ALL CLUSTER GAUGES STOP WORKING THERE IS NO WAY TO NO HOW FAST YOU ARE GOING. *TR

02/24/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/16/2015
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD AN UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION AS THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE OR PLACE IT IN REVERSE WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. ADDITIONALLY, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE OUT OF FIRST GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000.

02/04/2015
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 01/07/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

AS MY WIFE AND I WERE DRIVING THE CAR ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS WE NOTICED INCONSISTENCY IN THE RESPONSIVENESS OF THE STEERING WHEEL. SOMETIMES IT WAS DIFFICULT TO TURN, OTHER TIMES IT TURNED FREELY. THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED MAJOR PROBLEMS WHILE DRIVING. NOW THE STEERING WHEEL HAS BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN AT ALL TIMES. WE TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC WHO SAID IT WAS THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT COUPLING AND IT WAS NEARLY LOCKED UP. HE INFORMED US THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH FORD PRODUCTS. IF THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH MANY FORD PRODUCTS, WHY ISN'T IT BEING RECALLED? THIS IS A POINT OF FAILURE THAT COULD COST AN ENTIRE FAMILY THEIR LIVES. FORD REALLY NEEDS TO STEP UP AND TAKE CARE OF THIS MATTER BEFORE LIVES ARE LOST DUE TO POOR DESIGN AND INCOMPETENCE. *TR

01/30/2015
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 10/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SWERVED INTO THE NEXT LANE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 88,000.

11/21/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27116G******
Summary

ENGINE SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING. FAULT CODE INDICATES THROTTLE CONTROL PROBLEM, BUT CAR DRIVES NORMALLY AFTER RESTARTING. WHEN WILL IT SHUT OFF AGAIN? IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE TO THE FORD DEALER? *TR

11/21/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24116G******
Summary

I HAD BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY VEHICLE REVVING WHEN DRIVING ON THE HIGH WAY. I RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM FORD THAT AS A PART OF A CUSTOMER PROGRAM IF MY CAR WAS HAVING TROUBLE THEY WOULD CLEAN AND REPROGRAM. IN JANUARY OF 2013, MY LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP CLEANED AND REPROGRAMMED THE THROTTLE BODY. OCTOBER OF 2014 I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE AND MY CAR DIED. I WAS ABLE TO SAFELY GET THE CAR TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. LET IT SIT, IT STARTED AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HOME APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES WITH THE CAR DYING A COUPLE MORE TIMES ALONG THE WAY. I TOOK THE CAR TO GET LOOKED AT AND WAS ADVISED THAT MY ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY WAS BAD AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I CONTACTED FORD WHO WAS OF NO ASSISTANCE. I CONTACTED MY LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP WHO SAID SORRY, WE CAN FIX IT BUT IT WILL BE AT MY COST. I CHOSE TO TAKE MY CAR TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REPLACED THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY. I HAVE MADE MORE THAN ONE ATTEMPT FOR FORD TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CLEANING DIDN'T REPAIR THE PROBLEM WITH NO SUCCESS. *TR

10/15/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/07/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28166G******
Summary

WHEN I START THE CAR.. EVERYTHING IS GOOD.. I START DRIVING AND ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER .. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND THE WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON... THEN WHEN I PRESS THE GAS... THE CAR BARELY CAN TAKE OFF.. I CAN BE AT 3RPMS AND BE BARELY MOVING ..I CAN PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND PRESS ON THE GAS AN THEIR WILL BE NO REV UP. WHEN I PUT IN REVERSE OR BACK IN DRIVE .. IT SHIFTS REAL HARD .. WHEN I TURN THE CAR OFF.. LET IT SIT FOR A WHILE.. U KNOW, COOL LIKE 10 MIN... THEN \ I START THE CAR UP ITS KIND OF BACK TO NORMAL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES... THEN THE WARNINGS LIGHTS COME BACK ... *TR

10/09/2014
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 10/09/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23136G******
Summary

DEAR SIR/MADAM, I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND HAS ABOUT 93K MILES ON IT.VIN # [XXX] . I TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE CAR AND HAVE NEVER MISSED ANY SERVICE. I ALWAYS HAD A KNOCKING SOUND ON TURNING ON AND TURNING OFF THE AC. (I HAD CHECKED A DEALER ONCE IN NEW YORK AND I WAS TOLD "WE ALL MAKE SOME NOISE" ANYWAYS, A WEEK AGO SUDDENLY THE AC HAS STOPPED WORKING ON IDLING AND ONLY WORKS WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING. I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I GOOGLED THE PROBLEM TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PROBLEM. ISN'T THERE A RECALL FOR 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AC ? FOLLOWING ARE THE LINKS TO THE WEB PAGES SHOWING THE PROBLEMS PEOPLE ARE HAVING: HTTP://COMMUNITY.CARTALK.COM/DISCUSSION/2120935/FORD-FIVE-HUNDRED-A-C-PROBLEMS/P4 HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/FIVE_HUNDRED/2006/AC_HEATER/BAD_AC_COMPRESSOR.SHTML I HAVE VERY SPARINGLY USED THE AC IN MY CAR AND AM CERTAINLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE POOR QUALITY OF INSTALLED PARTS. I AM REQUESTING A FREE REPAIR OF THE ISSUE. IF NOT THEN I WILL TRY AND CONTACT SOME OTHER PEOPLE AND CONVINCE THEM FOR A COLLECTIVE ACTION. [XXX] ARE YOU THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE :YES VIN : [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

09/30/2014
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 08/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION IS FAULTY. SHORTLY AFTER I BOUGHT THIS CAR USED AT 91000 MILES I HAD TO REPLACE VALVE SOLENOID AND REPROGRAM COMPUTER DONE BY FORD DEALERSHIP. THIS WORKED FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 MONTHS AT WHICH POINT THE TRANSMISSION STARTED ACTING UP AGAIN. IT WOULD STALL AND THEN SHIFT REALLY HARD WHEN COMING UP TO SPEED WHICH RESULTED IN A JERKING OF THE CAR. ALSO WOULD JERK WHEN TRYING TO COME TO A STOP. I HAD A FEW CLOSE CALLS WHICH ALMOST RESULTED IN AN ACCIDENT SINCE I CAN NOT SPEED UP WITHOUT IT JERKING AND I COULDN'T SLOW DOWN FAST WITHOUT IT JERKING AND WANTING TO JUMP FORWARD. I HAVE PUT AN AFTERMARKET INLINE TRANSMISSION FILTER IN AND HAVE TO CHANGE THE FILTER AND FLUID EVERY 2500 TO 3500 MILES. WHEN I DO THIS IT HELPS FOR A SHORT PERIOD AND THEN IT ACTS UP AGAIN. I KNOW THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX AND I WILL EITHER END UP IN A CRASH OR HAVING TO REPLACE THE WHOLE TRANSMISSION EVENTUALLY. *TR

09/24/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/25/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23146G******
Summary

WHEN I FIRST START MY CAR ITS SLOW TO GIVE POWER, OFTEN WHEN I DRIVE IT ON THE STREET IT'LL JUST LOSE COMPLETE POWER AND DIE DOWN. THEN I HAVE TO RESTART ITFOR IT TO TEMPORARILY GO AWAY THEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN. *TR

08/28/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/25/2014
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT DETECTED A BURNING ODOR INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CONTACT OPENED THE HOOD AND NOTICED THAT THE TOP OF THE MANIFOLD IGNITED INTO FLAMES AND THE MOTOR MOUNT WAS DRY ROTTED. THE CONTACT MANAGED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH A PERSONAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC STATED THAT THE ENTIRE MOTOR MOUNT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

08/25/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/07/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28196G******
Summary

2010 DRIVING ON HIGHWAY IN VIRGINIA, CAR WAS ACCELERATING ON IT'S OWN, IT WAS LIKE THE CAR WAS IN CONTROL AND NOT THE DRIVER. PULLED OVER AND CAR STALLED, ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. TOOK CAR TO FORD DEALER WAS TOLD THROTTLE CONTROL ASSEMBLY. 52,200 MILES HAD IT REPLACED. CONTACTED FORD OCT 2010. NOVEMBER 2012 FORD ISSUE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM, FINALLY REIMBURSED 2013. JULY 2014, 100,457MILES SAME PROBLEM AGAIN HAD TO AGAIN REPLACE THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM. *TR

07/24/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/24/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE ENGINE STARTED TO MAKE A LOUD GRINDING NOISE AND NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE JERKED IN A FORWARD MOTION. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE RESUMED ITS NORMAL OPERATIONS. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION AND THAT THE DRIVE SHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000. ## VIN PASSED ## 2006 FORD 500 LIMITED ##

07/14/2014
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/06/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23136G******
Summary

SINCE 2009 MY FORD 500 HAS HAD ISSUES WITH NO A/C AND SURGING. THEY COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON (FORD) AND EVENTUALLY FOUND IT TO SUPPOSEDLY BE THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY. AFTER THAT WAS "FIXED" THE CAR DID NOT SURGE BUT THE A/C WOULD NOT WORK WHEN THE CAR WAS IDLE IN WARM WEATHER. I'VE TAKEN THE CAR BACK AT LEAST A DOZEN + TIMES WITH THIS ISSUE. NOW THE CAR IS BEGINNING TO SURGE AGAIN TOO... IT HAPPENED TWICE, NOT ALWAYS BUT IT HAPPENS... IT IS QUITE SCARY WHEN THERE IS A CAR IN FRONT OF ME AND I AM AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR SIGN AND THE CAR SURGES FORWARD - I HAVE CALLED FORD MOTOR CO NUMEROUS TIMES AND TAKEN IT TO MY FORD DEALER. *TR

07/13/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/30/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND WRENCH ILLUMINATE AND YOU CAN NO LONGER ACCELERATE. I MUST SAFELY PULL OVER TURN CAR OFF AND RESTART SOMETIMES HARD TO RESTART. WAS TOLD BY MECHANIC THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED OVER $600. IF SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUES THE PART SHOULD BE RECALLED. *TR

07/02/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/30/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24166G******
Summary

THIS VEHICLE HAS HAD A SURGING AND STALLING ISSUE EVER SINCE IT WAS PURCHASED. IT WOULD COME AND GO THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BUT GOT MUCH WORSE RECENTLY. WHEN STOPPED AT A LIGHT FOR INSTANCE THE IDLE SPEED BECOMES LOW AND SOMETIMES STALLS. IT WILL SURGE MAKING SLOW TURNS AND SURGE WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE. IT WILL SURGE FORWARD WHEN TURNING INTO A PARKING SPOT AND IN MANY OTHER INSTANCES. IF YOU ARE IN DRIVE AND PUT IT INTO PARK THE RPM WILL ALSO SURGE AS HIGH AS 2500. SINCE I HAVE BEEN READING UP ON THE ISSUE I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A LETTER SENT OUT TO OWNERS OF MY MODEL WHICH I DID NOT RECEIVE. THE PROBLEM WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ADDRESSED FOR FREE PER R12N03. OF COURSE THE COVERAGE ENDED ON 03/31/2013. I DID NOT RECEIVE THIS NOTICE AND SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO GET THIS REPAIR DONE FOR FREE. IT SHOULD BE A RECALL. *TR

06/04/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING THE SKID, SERVICE ENGINE, AND TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE SHIFTED INTO LIMP MODE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY THE TRANSMISSION DIFFERENTIAL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 92,000.

05/21/2014
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/21/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE WAS STALLING OUT FINALLY QUIT, HAD IT TOWED TO A FORD DEALER, WAS ADVISE THAT THE THROTTLEBODY HAD SHORTED OUT. THEY SAY IT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. THE ENGINE WAS REPLACE BY THE FORD DEALERSHIP DUE TO A MANUFACTURE DEFECT 6 YEARS AGO. THE VEHICLE HAS LESS THAT 50,000 MILES ON. WHAT ESTIMATE COST OF REPAIRING IS $970.00. WE HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE. BUT I THINK FOR SHOULD FIX IT WITHOUT CHARGE. *TR

05/11/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP251X6G******
Summary

MY CAR MAKES HARSH JERKING MOTION WHILE I AM DRIVING. THE MOTION OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY SO I AM UNABLE TO PREDICT WHEN IT WILL OCCUR. HOWEVER, IT DOES HAPPEN WHILE THE CAR IS IN AN MOTION AND UPON ACCELERATION. AFTER FIRST EXPERIENCING THE PROBLEM. THE MOTOR MOUNT OF THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THIS SEEMED TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS, THEN THE PROBLEM PERSISTED. NOT AS HARSH AS PREVIOUSLY BUT NONETHELESS, THE RIDE FEELS UNSAFE AND THE ISSUE HAPPENS ERRATICALLY. THIS PROBLEM HAS CONTINUED FOR OVER A YEAR. DURING THIS TIME I HAVE RESEARCHED ONLINE TO FIND THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND COMPLAINT AMONG CONSUMERS. WHY HAS THIS VEHICLE NOT BEEN RECALLED? THIS IS A PRESSING ISSUE FOR ME AS IT IS NOT A SECURE FEELING TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE MOMENTARILY. I ALSO HAVE TO CONSIDER THE SAFETY OF MY UNBORN CHILD. THE FORD FIVE HUNDRED VEHICLES WITH MAJOR MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS NEED TO BE RECALLED AND TAKEN OFF THE MARKET, NOT SIMPLY "FIXED." AFTER A FIRE OR MAJOR ACCIDENT HAS TAKEN PLACE, IT IS EVIDENT THAT "FIXING" THE CARS IS NOT THE BEST SOLUTION. *TR

05/06/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28116G******
Summary

FROM THE DAY I BOUGHT THE CAR THE A/C HAS NOT WORKED PROPERLY. IT ONLY COOLS AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR WHEN TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE IS LESS THAN 70 DEGREES, THE ENGINE HAS NEVER IDLED SMOOTHLY AND WATER COLLECTS IN THE DOORS. THE MAIN ISSUE I'VE BEEN HAVING IS THAT IT SURGES AT STOP LIGHTS AND TOTALLY SHUTS DOWN GOING DOWN THE ROAD. MOTOR, GAUGES EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN SOMETIMES FOR 8-10 SECONDS. THIS IS SPORADIC AND MORE COMMON WHEN THE A/C IS IN USE. I HAVE HAD THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANED AND REPROGRAMMED SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO CHANGE WHAT SO EVER. I JUST HAD A NEW ONE INSTALLED AND IT SHUT DOWN ON ME WITHIN 1 MILE OF DEALERSHIP. IT HAS BEEN VERY FRUSTRATING TO SAY THE LEAST. I'VE BEEN SAYING IT IS SOMETHING WITH THE A/C SINCE DAY ONE BUT ALL THEY WANTED TO DO IS REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY. I AM AT MY WITS END AND JUST WANT IT FIXED! *TR

05/03/2014
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 10/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27196G******
Summary

THE FRONT LIP OF THE HOOD HAS PAINT PEELING OFF. *TR

05/03/2014
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/04/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27196G******
Summary

ALL FOUR DOORS FILL WITH WATER. *TR

04/09/2014
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 10/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

STEERING BINDS WHILE TURNING FORCING DRIVER TO "MUSCLE" THE STEERING WHEEL THROUGH THE REST OF THE TURN; ALSO STEERING WHEEL DOES NOT RETURN BACK TO STRAIGHT POSITION WITHOUT DRIVER ASSISTANCE. *TR

04/05/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/30/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24166G******
Summary

I WAS TRAVELING NORTH TOWARD ANN STREET IN MONTGOMERY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY CAR CAME TO AN ABRUPT STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF SPEEDING TRAFFIC AND MY KIDS AND I WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY STRANDED TO GET OUT OF THE CAR WAS THE HARDEST PART NOW I HAD TO GET SOME HELP WHEN I DID THE MAN THAT PULLED MY CAR TO HIS SHOP TOLD ME IT WAS MY THROTTLE CONTROL SENSOR MY WWWWWHHHHAAAT AND I ONLY HAD THE CAR FOR A YEAR AND A HALF R U SERIOUS I HAD TO REPLACE THE MOTOR AFTER A YEAR OF HAVIN THE CAR WHICH COST ME 1400ARS AND NOW A THROTTLE CONTROL SENSOR AND IT COST 746.00 WITH TAX AND 150 FOR THE LABOR MAN I SCREAMING NEED ANOTHER CAR BUT NOT FORD THEY LIED THEY R NOT BUILT FORD TOUGH UUUUUGGGGHHHHH. *TR

03/24/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

MY WIFE WAS GOING TO WORK AND THE ACCELERATOR STUCK. SHE GOT THE CAR SLOWED DOWN AND OFF THE STATE HIGHWAY. SHE CALLED ME CRYING AND VERY SHOOK UP THAT MORNING AND FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. SHE COULD HAVE BEEN IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR EVEN KILLED. I CALLED THE FORD DEALER AND THEY WENT AND GOT THE CAR. AFTER CHECKING OUT THE PROBLEM, THEY SAID THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED AT A PRICE OF $676.00 PLUS LABOR. THEY CALLED FORD MOTOR CO FOR FINANCIAL HELP AND THEY SAID THERE IS NO RECALL AND THEY CANNOT HELP. I DID NOT THINK THIS IS RIGHT. I KNOW THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM, BUT WON'T ACKNOWLEDGE IT. MY WIFE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED. WE NEED SOME FINANCIAL HELP. *TR

03/11/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/18/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE BECAME UNRESPONSIVE TO ACCELERATION ATTEMPTS AS THE WRENCH ICON AND THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SHAFT WAS BROKEN AND THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REBUILT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT DID NOT RECTIFY THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 126,000.

02/27/2014
Components: SUSPENSION,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

WHEN I AM IN PARK OR NEUTRAL MY MOTOR MAKES A TICKING NOISE. WHEN IN DRIVE IT HOES AWAY. WEIRD. *TR

02/01/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING DOWN STREET AFTER A COLD START, CAR STARTED TO DRIVE SLOW, MADE A NOISE FROM LEFT SIDE OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT, AND WRENCH LITE CAME ON ALONG WITH THE ENGINE LITE. I SCANNED FOR THE OBDII CODE AND IT PRESENTED CODE P0942. I ERASED THE CODE TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. LEFT IT ALONE UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. NOW, WHEN STARTED, THERE IS A FAULTY BEARING NOISE WHICH IS PRESENT UNTIL TRANSMISSION IS ENGAGED IN EITHER REVERSE OR DRIVE. I WOULD PULL CAR FORWARD TEN FEET AND BACK IN REVERSE TO PARK. WHEN I DO THIS, NOISE GOES AWAY. AFTER DOING THIS FIVE (5) DAYS IN A ROW, I DRIVE CAR AROUND A CITY BLOCK. I COULD ONLY HEAR NOISE FAINTLY. NO WRENCH LITE OR ENGINE LITE CAME BACK DURING THIS SMALL DRIVE. I HAVE NOT DRIVEN CAR SINCE RESEARCH OF CODE P0942 POINTED TO THE TRANSMISSION. I ONLY START CAR NOW BECAUSE OF THE COLD WISCONSIN WEATHER. MY CONCERN NOW IS IF THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS CVT TRANSMISSION? *TR

12/19/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/23/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ACTIVATED THE SAFE MODE ENGAGED WITHOUT WARNING AND DECELERATED. THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE THROTTLE BODY HAD TO BE REPLACED. THERE WAS A MANUFACTURERS RECALL FOR THE THROTTLE BODY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THE RECALL WAS FOR THE CLEANING OF THE THROTTLE BODY ONLY AND NOT THE REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

12/11/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/09/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ACCELERATING, THE VEHICLE STALLED AS THE SERVICE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND THE DEALER STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT DID NOT HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY CENSOR REPLACED. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER AND FILED A COMPLAINT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.

12/06/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25126G******
Summary

DURING NORMAL DRIVING VEHICLE DASH LIGHTS WENT COMPLETELY OUT AND THEN BEGAN TO FLICKER WHILE BOTH GAUGES SPEEDO AND TACH WENT LEFT TO RIGHT ON AND OFF REPEATEDLY CAUSING A LOSS OF POWER ON VEHICLE RENDERING VEHICLE UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND ALMOST CAUSING COLLISION.. BROUGHT TO FORD DEALER REPLACED ALTERNATOR AND PROBLEM STILL EXISTS AFTER 500 DOLLAR EXPENSE. *TR

11/14/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND UPON ACCELERATION ATTEMPTS AS THE WRENCH WARNING ICON ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000.

10/23/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GAUGES FAILED TO FUNCTION AND OFTEN FLUCTUATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000. ...UPDATED 11-18-13 *BF

10/22/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 07/29/2013
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23166G******
Summary

CPSC: I1390188A. 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. CONSUMER STATED THE LEFT FRONT HEAD LIGHT CAUGHT ON FIRE SPONTANEOUSLY WHILE HAVING BEEN PARKED FOR 30 MINUTES IN THE GARAGE AND ENGINE WAS OFF. *LN THE FIRE DESTROYED THE LEFT FRONT ENGINE AREA. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY.

09/05/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,EXTERIOR LIGHTING,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25126G******
Summary

AT TIMES WHEN PLACING CAR INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE IT WILL LURCH FORWARD. WHEN GOING UP ANY HILL AND THE 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO DOWN SHIFT, IT SEEMS THAT IT POPS INTO NEUTRAL AND THEN POPS INTO LOWER GEAR CAUSING THE CAR TO JERK VERY HARD.. THE JERKING CAN BE SO HARD THAT I AM SCARED THAT ITS GOING TO BREAK THE MOTOR MOUNTS OR THE DRIVE AXLES. THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME I AM GOING UP A HILL OR TRYING TO PASS SOMEONE ON THE INTERSTATE ON FLAT LAND. HAD TO REPLACE THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT SOCKETS DUE TO THEM OVERHEATING AND MELTING THE SOCKET AND CAUSING THE BULBS TO STOP WORKING. THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW, WHEN TRYING TO BRING IT UP IT WILL STOP AND GO BACK DOWN. SOMETIMES IT WILL DO IT A COUPLE TIMES BEFORE I CAN GET THE WINDOW ALL THE WAY UP. THIS IS MY FIRST FORD I HAVE EVER OWNED AND I AM LOVE WITH THE CAR BUT NOT WITH THE PROBLEMS I AM HAVING WITH THE CAR. ALSO, WHEN THE CAR HIT 100,000 MILES IT STARTED TO BURN 1 QUART OF OIL BETWEEN OIL CHANGES. I CANNOT FIND ANY LEAKS. I HAVE SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME ISSUES I AM HAVING WITH THE LURCHING AND JERKING OF THE TRANSMISSION. WISH FORD WOULD DO A REAL CALL FOR THESE PROBLEMS BECAUSE I JUST LOVE THIS CAR! *JB

08/28/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

WHEN YOU SHIFT FROM DRIVE TO REVERSE OR REVERSE TO DRIVE, THE VEHICLE LUNGES. AND DOES IT SEVERAL TIMES. FORD IS AWARE BUT WITH ONLY HALF FIX THE THROTTLE PROBLEM, BY CLEANING IT NOT REPLACING IT. I SPOKE TO A COUPLE DEALERS AND THEY BOTH SAID THE SAME THING, "THAT WILL ONLY CLEAN THE AFFECTED PART AND THAT 65 PER CENT END UP COMING BACK AND THE CUSTOMER ENDS UP PAYING TO $800.00 TO $900.00 TO REPLACE THE PART. THAT FORD WILL NOT REPLACE THE PART EVEN THOUGH IT IS A RECALL PART". NO CRASH YET. HAVE TO BE SURE TO KEEP FOOT ON BRAKE AND KEEP PLENTY OF DISTANCE FROM OTHER VEHICLES / OBJECTS. UPDATED 09/19/13*LJ

08/19/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP251X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHIFTING INTO DRIVE, THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER A MANUFACTURER'S RECALL FOR THE ISSUE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,733.

08/08/2013
Components: STRUCTURE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 09/13/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP281866******
Summary

UNINTENDED ACCELERATION FROM STOP WHEN BRAKE RELEASED. FROM SEPT 2006 UNTIL PRESENT. APPROX $3000 EACH TIME. HIT GARAGE WALL. (APPROX 5 COLLISIONS WITH WALL) STILL DOES IT. FINALLY FOUND OUT WHEN & WHY. *TR

08/06/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, SHE ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE TO PASS A VEHICLE BUT THE VEHICLE JERKED AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

08/01/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE REFRIGERANT CONTROL VALVE FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN, BUT THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

07/28/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24146G******
Summary

TWO PROBLEMS: 1. CAR SURGES SPORADICALLY (I.E. WHEN PULLING INTO PARKING SPACE WITH FOOT ON BRAKE, CAR SURGES AS IF PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR). 2. WHILE DRIVING ALL LIGHTS ON DASH GO OUT, SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER GO TO ZERO. I HAD THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED ONCE (SEVERAL MONTHS LATER, FORD REIMBURSED ME FOR THE COST UNDER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 12N03. THIS SOLVED THE PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. THE PROBLEM IS NOW RE-OCCURRING. FORD HAS INDICATED THAT THEY WILL NOT REPAIR THE CAR AGAIN. THIS SEEMS TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE. *TR

07/22/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE IN REVERSE, THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,000.

07/17/2013
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 07/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

AS I STARTED MY CAR TO LEAVE, THE PARKING BRAKE WOULD NOT RELEASE RIGHT (WENT DOWN TO THE FLOOR), THE BRAKE LIGHT WAS DISPLAYED ON THE DASH, AND I COULD TELL THE PARKING BRAKES WERE STILL ENGAGED. SINCE THE PARKING BRAKES WERE STILL ENGAGED, MY REAR WHEELS WERE LOCKED UP. MY CAR THEREFORE WAS NOT DRIVABLE. THERE WAS NO PRIOR WARNING OF THIS PROBLEM FOR MY FORD 2006 FIVE HUNDRED. I HAVE NOT BEEN INFORMED OF ANY RECALLS FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY DUE TO THIS PROBLEM. *TR

07/01/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

HAD CAR SET ON CRUISE AND ALL THE SUDDEN IT JUST STARTED JERKING BAD, LIKE IT WAS JAMMING IN AND OUT OF GEAR. *TR

06/27/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/27/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE WRENCH WARNING ICON ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. ADDITIONALLY, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000. *TR

06/03/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/26/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT FAILED AND WAS BLOWING HOT AIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION. THE MECHANIC DRAINED THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 94,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

05/20/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WHILE IN DRIVE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHILE IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED TWICE; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 15,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

04/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 60-70 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE BY SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL GEAR. THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO FUNCTION NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO CONFIRMED THE POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PREVIOUSLY UNDER A SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR THE POWER TRAIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000.

02/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON AND SHOWS. A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON (WRENCH). CONTROL OF ACCELERATION IS MIXED AND VEHICLE EITHER LURCHES OR FEELS AS THOUGH TRANSMISSION IS IN NEUTRAL AND RPM'S INCREASE WITHOUT ACCELERATION BY DRIVER. HAVE A SCHEDULED SERVICE CALL WITH FORD AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED A NOTICE FROM FORD THAT THIS ISSUE WILL BE COVERED. *TR

01/17/2013
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO ENGINE IDLE RPM SURGES AND UNSATISFACTORY SERVICE AT DEALERSHIP. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE SURGING HAPPENED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO PERFORM ANY REPAIRS, AS THE VEHICLE DID NOT EXHIBIT THE PROBLEM WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN THEIR POSSESSION. UPDATED 02/22/13. *JB UPDATED 03/14/13. *JB

01/15/2013
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/13/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR ROUTINE SERVICE WHEN HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE HOOD LATCH WAS RUSTED. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THAT IF THE RUST CONTINUED TO EXPAND, THE LATCH WOULD FAIL AT ANY GIVEN TIME AND COULD OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 152,000.

01/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN DRIVING THE CAR AND SLOWING DOWN THE CVT TRANSMISSION SURGES AHEAD AND THE CAR GOES INTO SAFE MODE ONLY ALLOWING IT TO GO 20 MPH WHEN DRIVING IN TRAFFIC. MANY NEAR MISSES ON ACCIDENTS. HAVE HAD CAR INTO DEALER 3 TIMES AND STILL UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE PROBLEM. MAINTENANCE SERVICE WAS COMPLETED ON TRANSMISSION AT 60,000 MILES PER RECOMMENDATIONS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY STATED IN A PHONE CONVERSATION THERE ARE KNOWN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR. DEALER STATES IT IS THE COMPUTER CAUSING THIS UNSURE WHO IS RIGHT. A TRANSMISSION SENSOR IS BEING REPLACED TO THE TUNE OF $2000. PLEASE HELP IF THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM. JUST HAD A PART IN THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED BECAUSE THERE WAS A RECALL ON IT. *TR

12/28/2012
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 05/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27166G******
Summary

AIR BAG SYSTEM FAILED , WAS TOLD BY DEALER NONE OF THE AIR BAG IN THE AUTO WILL WORK WITH THE PASSENGERS AIR BAG DEFECTIVE.. WE REPLACED THE SEAT BUT THAT ONE ALSO DIDN'T WORK SO THIS PROBLEM IS NOT LIMITED TO OUR AUTO. WE HAVE HIGH MILEAGE BECAUSE MY WIFE DRIVES 600 MILES A WEEK TO GO TO WORK {ALONE} NO ONE HAS EVER EVEN SAT IN THIS SEAT THIS IS THE PASSENGERS SEAT AIR BAG THAT IS DISABLING THE SYSTEM. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD AND THEY DON'T CARE. *TR

12/06/2012
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 12/07/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND HAVING TO BRAKE ABRUPTLY, THERE WAS A HESITATION IN BRAKING RESPONSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THEY ADVISED HIM THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THREE SETS OF REAR BRAKE PADS WERE INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS STARTED TO DIM. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE HIMSELF AND NOTICED THAT THE PIG TAIL SOCKET HAD SHORTENED. THE PIG TAIL SOCKET WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 125,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

11/29/2012
Components: STRUCTURE,LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Incident Date: 11/29/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25136G******
Summary

UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE THIS MORNING (FIRST SUB-FREEZING DAY HERE AND FIRST TIME THE CAR HAD NOT BEEN GARAGED), THE DRIVER DOOR DID NOT LATCH. REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO SECURE THE DOOR BOTH FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE FAILED. I HELD THE DOOR CLOSED FOR A 10-MINUTE DRIVE AND PARTIALLY THROUGH THE TRIP IT PARTIALLY LATCHED AND BY THE TIME I ARRIVED AT MY DESTINATION THE DOOR LATCHED AND LOCKED. THIS IS SIMILAR TO AN EXISTING RECALL FOR 2005 FORD FIVE HUNDREDS (ID #06V383000) BUT IN SPEAKING WITH FORD OWNER SERVICES I AM TOLD THE RECALL HAS NOT EXTENDED TO 2006 MODEL YEAR FIVE HUNDREDS. I BELIEVE IT IS A SITUATION TO BE INVESTIGATED AS A SAFETY HAZARD. *TR

11/20/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO STALL AND POWERED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED AND BEGAN TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MECHANIC STATED THE THROTTLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 120,000. THE VIN NUMBER WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

11/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AS SHE SHIFTED INTO DRIVE, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE ADDITIONAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT MAY HAVE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000.

11/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY FAILED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACTS HOME. A DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED IT WAS A KNOWN ISSUE BUT THERE WAS NO RECALL AT THAT TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE AND REFERRED HIM TO NHTSA TO FILE A COMPLAINT. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

10/30/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 10/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AND THEN THE ENTIRE GAUGE CLUSTER (I AM TALKING ABOUT THE SPEEDOMETER, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE, THE GAS GAUGE, AND THE TACHOMETER) SHUTS OFF COMPLETELY AND COMES BACK ON RANDOMLY. TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL INCIDENT THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN THE GAUGE CLUSTER SHUT OFF COMPLETELY AND STAYED OFF. THE SPEEDOMETER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ARTICLES ONLINE ABOUT THE SAME TOPIC, AND THE BELIEF IS THAT IT IS DUE TO FAULTY SOLDERING ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT. *TR

10/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/09/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC STOP. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE WRENCH WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE VEHICLE CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP ALTHOUGH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS BEING DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY CONTROL WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

09/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23156G******
Summary

INITIALLY CAR WOULD STALL WHEN CRUISE CONTROL WAS TURNED ON AND SPEED WAS ABOVE 55MPH. AFTER RETURNING TO CARMAX FOR REPAIRS CAR CONTINUED TO STALL WITHOUT THE CRUISE BEING TURNED ON. THEN CAR BEGAN ACCELERATING WITH FOOT ON BRAKE WHEN CHANGING GEARS FROM A DEAD STOP. AFTER 3 REPAIRS BY FORD WAS ADVISED ISSUE WAS NOT ANY OF THE PRIOR ITEMS FIXED IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT WAS A KNOWN ISSUE BUT NO RECALL HAS EVER BEEN DONE ON IT. *TR

09/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP261X6G******
Summary

IN MULTIPLE INCIDENTS, ON HOT SUMMER DAYS, THE CAR HAS SUDDENLY ACCELERATED (WITH NO FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR) WHEN BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPACES AND SOMETIMES WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE RIGHT AFTER THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION IN REVERSE. IT HAS REQUIRED RAPID, FIRM BRAKING TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM HITTING OTHER VEHICLES. ABOUT A WEEK AFTER THE PROBLEM STARTED WITH THIS CAR, IT STARTED TO HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY WITH MY OTHER FORD FIVE HUNDRED (A 2005 MODEL WITH A LITTLE LESS MILEAGE). A SEPARATE COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED ON THAT VEHICLE. RESEARCH ONLINE HAS REVEALED THAT HUNDREDS OF FORD FIVE HUNDRED OWNERS HAVE REPORTED THIS ISSUE AND THAT THE THROTTLE BODY IS THE LIKELY CULPRIT. *TR

09/08/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25196G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES FORWARD OR BACKWARDS WHEN SHIFTING GEARS ALSO LUNGES WHEN COMING TO A STOP VERY VIOLENTLY. I DRIVE WITH PLENTY OF SPACE IN FONT OF ME SO I HAVEN'T HIT ANYTHING I'M SURPRISED NO ONE ELSE HAS EITHER. *TR

08/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/06/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

AT RANDOM, WITH THE FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR, THE CAR WILL REV UP AND LUNGE FORWARD (OR BACKWARD IF IN REVERSE) VIOLENTLY. THE DISTANCE IT MOVES IS ENOUGH TO PUT OTHER CARS AND PEDESTRIANS IN DANGER, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT DOES THIS SEVERAL TIMES IN A ROW. THIS PROBLEM IS MOST NOTICEABLE IN HOT WEATHER WITH THE A/C TURNED ON. *TR

08/21/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE. THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AS THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS WHERE THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION PUMP WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. AFTER THE REPAIR, THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT FURTHER REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,400. UPDATED 09/19/12*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED HAS REPLACED AN O RING AND FOUR (4) THROTTLE BODIES WHICH ONLY TURNED OFF THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT. NONE OF THE REPAIRS RESOLVED THE ISSUE. 09/20/2012 *JS

08/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD WHENEVER THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ENGAGED OR THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

08/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/06/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTED INTO DRIVE, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER OR LOCAL MECHANIC. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000. UPDATED 09/26/12*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE WHEN REVERSING AND GOING FOWARD AT LOW SPEEDS. THE FAILURE WAS INTERMITTENT. THIS WAS AN ISSUE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. UPDATED 09/26/2012 *JS

08/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/30/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26196G******
Summary

AT A REDUCED SPEED IN DRIVE AND REVERSE TRANSMISSION BECOMES ERRATIC AND UNPREDICTABLE. *TR

08/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241765******
Summary

MY CAR HAS DONE THIS FOR A WHILE HOWEVER HAS CONTINUED TO GET WORSE. IT WILL JERK WHEN IT CHANGES GEARS. IT IS SO BAD AT TIMES IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS GOING TO FALL OUT. ALONG WITH THE JERK IT WILL COMPLETELY GO OUT OF GEAR AND THE ACCELERATOR ONLY RAMS IT UP. I HAVE BEEN PASSING CARS ON THE INTERSTATE AND IT GO OUT OF GEAR, I HAVE BEEN ON SIDE ROADS AND IT GO OUT OF GEAR AND ALL I CAN DO WHEN THAT HAPPENS IS ROLE UNTIL I CAN GET THE CAR PULLED OVER. EVENTUALLY THE CAR WILL JERK AND IT WILL GO BACK INTO GEAR. I HAVE NOT HAD A WRECK BUT HAVE COME VERY CLOSE JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE BEHIND ME AND THE CAR STALLING ALL OF A SUDDEN. GOD HAS JUST BEEN WITH US EACH TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED. I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR. IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO GET FIXED AND MINE IS PARKED AS WE SPEAK BECAUSE I CANT AFFORD THE PART NOR THE LABOR. THE FORD DEALER SAYS IT IS THE VALVE BODY. IF I DRIVE IT MUCH MORE IT WILL COST DOUBLE TO GET THE TRANSMISSION ITSELF FIXED. I AM VERY UPSET DUE TO THE FACT THAT I DO REALLY LOVE THIS CAR. IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE WHO HAS THIS VEHICLE IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. THERE IS A FORUM THAT IS ON THE WEB THAT PEOPLE HAVE SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCES AND WE ALL ARE ALIKE. IT IS A SHAME THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SO MANY WRECKS BEFORE A RECALL ON THE TRANSMISSION IS MADE. DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE IS KILLED OR HURT REALLY BAD TO PROVE THAT THIS IS A TRUE PROBLEM. IF THIS MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME TRANSMISSION TROUBLES CAN THEY NOT SEE SOMETHING IS WRONG. THEY DIDN'T MAKE THIS CAR FOR VERY LONG. I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS BECAUSE OF THAT AND FORD DOESN'T WANT TO FIX SOMETHING THAT WAS ONLY MADE FOR 3 YEARS. MY REQUEST IS SINCERE AND I JUST HOPE THAT FORD WILL SEE THAT YES IT IS A GREAT CAR THAT THEY MADE, HOWEVER IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SUE BEFORE FIXING IT AFTER EVERYONE TELLING THEM ABOUT, IT IS NOT GOOD. *TR

08/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ABNORMALLY AFTER SHIFTED INTO GEAR. THE CONTACT ALSO CONFIRMED THAT ON A SEPARATE OCCASION, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY AFTER THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO CONFIRMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

08/02/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/22/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP26126G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR RPM GAUGE WAS MOVING UPWARD EVEN THOUGH I WAS STILL AT STEADY SPEED. WHEN I SLOWED AND STOPPED IT APPEARED TO CONTINUE TO LUNGE FORWARD. I WAS ABLE TO CONTROL SINCE I HAD SOME DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. BY THE TIME I REACHED MY DESTINATION I WAS AFRAID THAT IT HAD A MIND OF ITS OWN. IT SETTLED WHEN I TRIED TO PARK FOR IT THEN CUT OFF. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS EVENTS WHEN THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD OR CUT OFF WHILE DRIVING AND EVEN WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE. I HAD THREE (3) MOTOR MOUNTS REPLACED AND NEW BATTERY ALONG WITH THE SAFETY SENSOR. IT COSTS MORE TO REPAIR THAN GENERAL MAINTENANCE. I SEE WHY THEY STOPPED MAKING THIS CAR. ITS DANGEROUS! I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED WHICH MAY NOT BE UNDER WARRANTY. THIS CAR SHOULD BE RECALLED OR WE SHOULD BE COMPENSATED FOR REPAIRS RELATED TO THIS PROBLEM. *TR

07/31/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. I PURCHASED IT USED IN JAN 2012. MY CAR CONTINUALLY LURCHES FORWARD WHILE SITTING STILL. THE AIR CONDITIONER WILL NOT COOL WHILE IDLING IF IT IS HOT OUTSIDE. I HAVE ALSO HAD ISSUES WITH LOSING ALL POWER WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY. I WILL BE DRIVING AND ALL GAUGES WILL BOTTOM OUT AND THEN REV UP TO THE HIGHEST. MY RPMS WILL DROP DOWN, THE GAS GAUGE WILL GO TO EMPTY AND AT NIGHT ALL ELECTRICAL LIGHTS AND DASHBOARD NOTIFICATIONS WILL LIGHT UP AND THEN GO OFF. I CANNOT USE THE AIR CONDITIONER, RADIO OR ANYTHING ELSE WHEN THIS HAPPENS. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND I BELIEVE FORD SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR NOT FIXING THIS ISSUE SOONER! SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET INTO A FATAL ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE!!! LOSING ALL POWER AND SPEED AND THEN HAVING THE VEHICLE LURCH FORWARD IS DANGEROUS! #SCAREDMOMOF3BABIES! *TR

07/31/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23156G******
Summary

ENGINE SURGED UNEXPECTEDLY CAUSING TEMPORARY LOSS OF CONTROL. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING OCCASIONALLY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS WHILE IN DRIVE AT IDLE OR WHEN SHIFTING INTO DRIVE. I HAVE FOUND THIS ISSUE TO BE WIDESPREAD WHEN CHECKING FORUMS ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES. THIS IS AN UNSAFE CONDITION THAT EXISTS FOR MANY CONSUMERS WITH THIS MODEL. A RECALL IS NEEDED SO THIS DANGEROUS SITUATION IS ADDRESSED. *TR

07/29/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

WHILE PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE I HAD MY FOOT ON BRAKE AND PUT CAR IN REVERSE. WHEN I LET MY FOOT OFF BRAKE THE CAR LUNGED BACK AND THE RPMS WENT UP WITHOUT MY FOOT TOUCHING THE GAS. AFTER FINALLY FIGHTING IT TO GET IT OUT OF THE PARKING SPOT AND NOT HITTING THE CAR BEHIND ME I PUT IT IN DRIVE. ONCE IT WAS IN DRIVE IT DID THE SAME THING. MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AND IT WAS LUNGING FORWARD WITH MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME IN PARKING LOT AND FROM A DEAD STOP. IT LUNGES AND JUMPS AT STOP SIGN, RED LIGHTS AND LOW SPEED. *JS

07/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/25/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28145G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING, THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSIS AND THE THROTTLE CONTROL WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 71,229. ....UPDATED 08-24-12 *BF THE CONSUMER SHIFTED THE VEHICLE INTO DRIVE IT THEN WENT INTO SAFE DRIVE MODE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE THE CONSUMER DEPRESSED THE BRAKE WITH BOTH FEET TO NO AVAIL. 08/30/2012 *JS

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24136G******
Summary

I WOULD BE STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN OR RED LIGHT AND WOULD PUSH ON THE THROTTLE TO ACCELERATE. THE GUY WOULD NOT MOVE AT FIRST THEN WOULD "JUMP" AND ACCELERATE QUICKLY. I NEVER HIT ANYONE BECAUSE I WAS CAREFUL, BUT I TOOK IT INTO A FORD DEALERSHIP TO HAVE THEM DIAGNOSE IT. THEY CLAIMED TO KNOW OF THE PROBLEM BUT WOULD NOT COVER IT UNDER WARRANTY. I PAID OVER $1,000 TO HAVE THEM REPLACE MY "THROTTLE BODY." *TR

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26136G******
Summary

CAR ACCELERATES SUDDENLY WITHOUT HAVING FOOT ON ACCELERATOR. IT ONLY HAPPENS IN WARM WEATHER WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING IS ON. WITH MY FOOT ON THE BREAKING WHEN BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE OR PULLING INTO GARAGE THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATES. I CAN HANDLE THE PROBLEM BECAUSE I KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT IT, BUT I HAD PLANNED TO GIVE THIS CAR TO MY SOON TO BE LICENSED DAUGHTER AND I DON'T WANT HER HAVING AN ACCIDENT OR HITTING ANOTHER PERSON. *TR

07/23/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241660******
Summary

THE CAR HAD BEGUN SURGING HARD BOTH IN REVERSE AND FORWARD. IT HAPPENS WHEN STOPPING AND WHEN FIRST PUTTING IT IN GEAR. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE NOT HIT ANYTHING YET, BUT I AM FEARFUL THAT IT MIGHT HAPPEN. I'M SEEING A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SEVERAL FORUMS AND WEBSITES. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY A RECALL HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS PROBLEM AS IT IS OBVIOUSLY A SERIOUS MANUFACTURER'S DEFECT. *TR

07/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/22/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE OUT INTO AN INTERSECTION, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARD AND STALLED IT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 85,235.

07/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHIFTING INTO GEAR THE VEHICLE WOULD MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARD WITHOUT WARNING OR ACTIVATION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 151,000.

07/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES FORWARD IN REVERSE AND DRIVE AND WHILE AT A STOP POSITION. MAINLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS RUNNING. I'M ALWAYS AFRAID OF HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME WHILE PARKING OR GOING IN REVERSE. GOD FORBID A PERSON IS WALKING ACROSS A CROSSWALK. I SEE MANY COMPLAINTS HERE BUT NO ONE CHOOSES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. TOOK IT TO DEALER AND THEY SAID NEVER HEARD OF THE PROBLEM AND NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. WELL FORD WILL HAVE A LAWSUIT IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS THAT CAUSES INJURY OR A ACCIDENT TO A PARKED VEHICLE AND OR PERSON. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WEBSITE IS HERE IF NOTHING IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT!!! I CAN SEE WITH OTHER COMPLAINTS ITS THE DEALERS PROBLEM. WE AREN'T ALL CRAZY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH OUR VEHICLES SEEING HOW THERE SIMILAR STORIES HERE!!! *TR

07/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WHEN THE GEAR WAS PLACED INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE, THE RPMS INCREASED AND THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 198,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 199,000.

07/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23106G******
Summary

MY CAR LUNGES WHEN THE AIR IS ON AND I COME TO COMPLETE STOP IN DRIVE OR WHEN I PUT IT IN REVERSE IT IS DANGEROUS LUCKY I HAVENT BACKED INTO ANYTHING YET IS THIS A FORD DEFECT I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP THEY WANT A $120 JUST TO LOOK AT IT THEY SAID THERE IS NO RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM , BUT LOOKING THRU THE INTERNET I SEE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH ALOT OF OTHER CARS MY YEAR , SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT ! *TR

07/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25176G******
Summary

CAR SURGES ON ITS OWN, AFTER PUTTING IT INTO GEAR. *TR

07/05/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

1ST ISSUE: WHEN THE VEHICLE IS AT A STOP LIGHT, THE CAR FEELS LIKE IT'S GOING TO JUMP FORWARD EVEN WHILE THE BRAKE IS DEPRESSED. I WORRY ABOUT REAR-ENDING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. THEN WHEN THE CAR IS IN PARK, THE CAR BEGINS TO REV OR IDLE HIGH AS IF THE ACCELERATOR HAS BEEN PRESSED. 2ND ISSUE: WHILE IN PARK OR DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS OF 30-35MPH, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL QUITS WORKING AND THE A/C STOPS AS IF THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF. IT'LL THEN COME BACK ON AND WILL CONTINUE TO COME ON AND OFF. THE BAD THING IS THAT THE HAZARD LIGHTS WON'T EVEN WORK. THERE'S NO WARNING. WE HAVE ALREADY HAD THE THROTTLE BODY REPAIRED LAST YEAR IN 2011 WHEN WE FOUND OUT IT'S A COMMON PROBLEM BUT NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY NOR A RECALL ISSUED. *TR

07/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CAR HAD BEGUN SURGING HARD BOTH IN REVERSE AND FORWARD. IT HAPPENS WHEN STOPPING AND WHEN FIRST PUTTING IT IN GEAR. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE NOT HIT ANYTHING YET, BUT I AM FEARFUL THAT IT MIGHT HAPPEN. I'M SEEING A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SEVERAL FORUMS AND WEBSITES. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY A RECALL HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS PROBLEM AS IT IS OBVIOUSLY A SERIOUS MANUFACTURER'S DEFECT. *JS

07/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/02/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE-HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHIFTING GEARS AND ENGAGING THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WARNING LAMP WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 42,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 133,000.

07/02/2012
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 06/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP251X6G******
Summary

I NOTICED A LEAK UNDER MY VEHICLE AND DISCOVERED THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR LEAKING. I AM PREPARING TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS. I AM AWARE THAT THE SAME PROBLEMS EXIST ON NUMEROUS 2005 AND 2006 MODELS. I HOPE THAT FORD WILL TAKE SOME ACTION TO ASSIST THE MANY CUSTOMERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. I BELIEVE A RECALL IS REQUIRED! *JS

07/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25176G******
Summary

I WAS TURNING ON TO A ROAD AND WHEN I WENT TO ACCELERATE THE ENGINE JUST REVVED UP LIKE IT WAS IN NEUTRAL. I HAVE HAD THIS CAR IN TO BOB BOYD FORD 2 TIMES BECAUSE THE TRANSMISSION JERKS BUT THEY HAVE TOLD ME THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THE FIRST TIME I HAD IT IN THERE FOR THE JERKING THEY SAID IT WAS THE COMPUTER AND IT NEEDED RESET. I HAVE DONE RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AS ME AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT GOTTEN A RECALL ISSUED FOR THESE CARS. I AM GOING TO TAKE IT IN ONE MORE TIME BUT IF THEY TELL ME THERE IS NOTHING WRONG AGAIN I WILL BE PURSUING LEGAL HELP WITH GETTING A CLASS ACTION STARTED. IF THE NHTSA IS REALLY CONCERNED FOR PEOPLES SAFETY AND WELL BEING THEY SHOULD LOOK INTO THE PROBLEMS PEOPLE ARE HAVING WITH THE TRANSMISSIONS IN THESE CARS. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS LOOK UP ON GOOGLE 2006 FORD 500 RECALLS AND I FOUND ALL KINDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEMS. *JS

07/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

ON A DAILY BASIS, AT LOW SPEEDS, GOING FORWARD OR REVERSE, MY CAR WILL SURGE OR REV UP WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. OFTEN TIMES, IT IS WHEN I AM BACKING UP AND HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONING ON. IT WILL SURGE AND THE BRAKE HAS TO BE IMMEDIATELY PRESSED OR THE CAR WILL SURGE IN THE DIRECTION THAT YOU ARE TRAVELING. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AMONGST 500 OWNERS VERY SIMILAR TO THE FORD FREESTYLE. THIS COULD EASILY LEAD TO A FATALITY IF THE INCIDENT OCCURS AT THE CORRECT TIME. *JS

06/30/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27196G******
Summary

BEFORE JULY 2010 I BEGAN NOTICING THAT MY ENGINE WOULD RACE UP TO 1500 RPM WHILE IDLING. I WOULD ALWAYS KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE SO THE CAR WOULD NOT LURCH FORWARD. THEN ON THE 4TH OF JULY MULTIPLE ENGINE ERRORS APPEARED ON THE CAR COMPUTER. THE FORD DEALER DIAGNOSED A THROTTLE BODY MALFUNCTION. AFTER REPLACEMENT NO PROBLEM UNTIL JUNE 2012. ONCE AGAIN THE ENGINE IS RACING TO 2000 RPM WHILE IDLING AT A STOP. I AM SURE THAT THIS PROBLEM IS ONGOING WITH SOME FORD PRODUCTS AND WILL SOME DAY OR HAS CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. IT IS NOT A CONSTANT RPM RATE BUT THE RPM GOES FROM 700 TO 2000. *TR

06/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

5/29/2009 TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED AT 86,000 AT A COST TO ME OF $5197.36 TOTAL. BRAND NEW FORD TRANSMISSION INSTALLED WARRANTY GIVEN OF 3YEARS 100,000MILES. 6/21/2012 AGAIN TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AT 150,000 4WEEKS AFTER WARRANTY EXPIRES. I UNDERSTAND FORD HAS HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THUIS CVT THAT THEY STOPPED INSTALLING THEM. FORD DEALER COMMENTED THEY HAVE HAD TO REPLACE SO MANY AND ARE SURPRISED A RECALL HAS NOT OCCURRED. VERY DISTRAUGHT THAT I AM GOING THROUGH THIS AGAIN. *TR

06/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24176G******
Summary

2006 FORD 500. THE CAR WILL SUDDENLY SURGE AT IDLE...IT ALSO SURGES DURING GEAR SHIFTS FROM PARK TO DRIVE AND PARK TO REVERSE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL THE CAR WILL SUDDENLY SURGE FORWARD. THIS CAN LEAD TO DAMAGE OF THE VEHICLE OR INJURY TO A PEDESTRIAN. ARFC WEBSITE HAS 125 REPORTS OF THIS PROBLEM. SEEMS TO GET WORSE AROUND THE 60-65,000 MILE RANGE....CONVENIENTLY OUT OF WARRANTY. TAKING CAR TO DEALER TODAY FOR EVALUATION AND REPAIR. *TR

06/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CVT TRANSMISSION STARTED MAKING A "CLICKING" SOUND WHILE IN PARK, WE TOOK IT IN TO OUR LOCAL DEALER, THEY DIAGNOSED IT AS UNDER A TSB, BUT THERE WERE NO PARTS AVAILABLE TO FIX IT. SO WHILE WE WAITED FOR THE PARTS TO BE MADE (AS WE WERE TOLD), THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AS MY WIFE AND 7 MONTH OLD CHILD WERE DRIVING IT. SO NOW I HAVE A BROKEN CAR WITH NO PARTS AVAILABLE TO FIX IT. REPEATED CALLS AND EMAILS TO FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE HAD OFFERED NO SOLUTION. *TR

06/18/2012
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24146G******
Summary

THE DRIVERS SIDE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT RELEASE COMPLETELY WHEN PUSHING THE RELEASE BUTTON. ATTEMPTED TO PUSH THE SEAT BELT BACK INTO THE BUCKLE TO SEE IF THE RELEASE BUTTON WOULD WORK TO RELEASE THE BUCKLE. THE RELEASE BUTTON WAS STUCK DOWN IN THE BUCKLE AND I WAS UNABLE TO GET THE BELT OUT. I HAD TO CLIMB OUT OF THE SEAT BELT AND NOW I AM UNABLE TO USE THE SEAT BELT. THE FIRST THING THAT RAN THROUGH MY MIND WAS THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN ON A 6 YEAR OLD VEHICLE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT TO MY KNOWLEDGE. (I BOUGHT THIS NEW) THEN OF COURSE MY MIND STARTS WORRYING ABOUT WHETHER THIS WILL HAPPEN TO THE OTHER SEAT BELTS AND WHETHER I WILL BE ABLE TO GET MY SON OUT IN AN EMERGENCY. I CURRENTLY NOT ABLE TO USE THE BELT AND FEEL VERY UNSAFE. OF COURSE FORD OFFERS NO HELP. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DEALER ABOUT THE REPAIR DUE TO FAMILY DEMANDS, I AM A SINGLE PARENT WORKING FULL TIME AND MY MOTHER HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY AND NEEDS CARE AT HOME FOR AN INFECTION. I BARELY GET 5 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT. I WILL BE CALLING A DEALER THIS WEEK HOWEVER, I THINK THIS IS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE FOR A 6 YEAR OLD CAR. THERE ARE CARS 20-30 YEARS OLD THAT STILL HAVE THEIR ORIGINAL SEATBELTS THAT FUNCTION. THIS PROBLEM IN MY OPINION IS BECAUSE CAR MAKERS ARE TRYING TO PUT AN EXTRA DOLLAR IN THEIR POCKET BY BUYING CHEAPER, LOWER QUALITY PARTS. *TR

06/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP251X6G******
Summary

THIS FORD FIVE HUNDRED SURGES OR REVS UP THE ENGINE, IN FORWARD OR REVERSE, WHEN DRIVING AT SLOW SPEEDS, USUALLY INTO PARKING SPACES OR AT RED LIGHTS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION BECAUSE WE HAVE NO WARNING THAT IT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. I HAVE NOTICED IT IS WORSE IF THE A/C IS ON. WE HAVE AVOIDED SEVERAL ACCIDENTS BY SLAMMING ON THE BRAKE, IT WILL EVEN CONTINUE TO SURGE IF THE BRAKE PEDAL IS HELD HARD TO THE FLOOR. THE VEHICLE STARTED DOING THIS WITHIN THE FIRST 150 MILES THAT WE OWNED IT. THE INCIDENTS ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND DANGEROUS. *TR

06/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM A TRAFFIC STOP, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THE CONTACT PUMPED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE CONTACT SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD SLIGHTLY, WITH AN ABNORMAL JERKING MOTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92000.

06/11/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/22/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WRENCH WARNING LAMP. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, WHICH LOCATED THE FAILURE AT THE EGR VALVE. THE EGR VALVE WAS REPLACED BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO STALL WHILE DRIVING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 127,500 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 127, 6000.

06/11/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28176G******
Summary

I WAS APPROACHING A RED LIGHT AND AS I LIFTED MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE PEDAL..............THE CAR ACCELERATED ABRUPTLY AND I WAS UNABLE TO STOP CAUSING ME TO PASS RED LIGHT, ALMOST STRIKING AN ONCOMING VEHICLE THAT WAS MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN AND DRIVING ONTO SIDEWALK. FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS HURT AND AN ACCIDENT WAS AVOIDED DUE TO MY QUICK RESPONSE. THE VEHICLE HAS ACCELERATED ABRUPTLY ON SEVERAL OTHER OCCASIONS. I WAS PARKED IN A PUBLICS PARKING LOT WHEN I PUT MY VEHICLE IN REVERSE THE VEHICLE ONCE AGAIN ACCELERATED ALMOST HITTING PARKED VEHICLE BEHIND ME. I WAS ADVISED THE THROTTLE SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE ON 2005 & 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED MODELS AND NO RECALL YET! THIS DEFECT CAUSES VEHICLE TO ACCELERATE ABRUPTLY (EVEN WHEN PARKED) OR NOT ACCELERATE AT ALL! THERE HAVE BEEN MANY REPORTS REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT. WHEN A LIFE IS LOST OR SOMEONE IS SEVERELY INJURED..................IS THAT WHEN SOME ACTION WILL BE TAKEN? ACCORDING TO REPORTS EVEN IF THE PART GETS REPLACED IT DOES NOT GUARANTEE IT WILL NOT GO BAD AGAIN. REPAIRS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO COST BETWEEN $450.00 TO $750.00. *TR

06/03/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

I HAVE OWNED MY 2006 FORD 500 FOR 5 YRS AND HAVE HAD AND ISSUE FOR THE LAST 2 YRS. WHILE BRAKING, THE CAR WILL LURCH AND I MEAN REALLY JUMP FORWARD (OR ALSO IN REVERSE) WHILE RPM'S SURGE/REV EXTREMELY HIGH CAUSING ME TO PRESS VERY,VERY HARD ON THE BRAKES AT TIMES SLAMMING DOWN TO KEEP THE CAR FROM GOING OUT OF CONTROL BY ITSELF. SOMETIMES THE CAR WILL STALL WHEN THE RPM'S ARE DROPPING DOWN. THIS HAPPENS AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF DAY AND SEEMS TO BE MORE OFTEN WHEN IT IS WARMER. IT HAS HAPPENED WHILE SLOWING INTO A PARKING SPACE, BACKING UP, PULLING AWAY FROM STOPPING AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. IT IS COMPLETELY RANDOM AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN OR IF IT WILL HAPPEN.I AM ALWAYS EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND WHEN I SLOW DOWN TO LESS THEN 15MPH OR BACK UP. THERE IS SOMETHING MECHANICALLY WRONG WITH THIS CAR. IT SHOULD NEVER BE IN CONTROL OF MOVING BY ITSELF WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. IT IS A VERY SCARY SITUATION AND CAN HAPPEN MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY. I HAVE TAKEN IN TO DEALERSHIP AND EXPLAINED THESE "SYMPTOMS" BUT THEY JUST SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT COULD BE AND WILL HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT WHILE IT IS HAPPENING. I WOULD LIKE FORD TO TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY AS THIS SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING TO MOST 500'S AND IT IS WELL KNOWN BY MANY BUT NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY FORD. THIS COULD BE A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION IF SOMEONE IS WITHIN 15FT WHEN THE CAR GOES OUT OF CONTROL ALL BY ITSELF AND THE DRIVER IS NOT READY. PLEASE WATCH OUT IF YOU ARE NEXT TO A FORD 500. *TR

05/29/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/29/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED THAT WILL LUNGE FORWARD AT ODD TIMES ESPECIALLY WHEN THE A/C IS ON. IT IS A MAJOR PROBLEM AND I BELIEVE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED A LONG TIME AGO. I BOUGHT MY FORD FIVE HUNDRED IN JAN 2008 AND IT HAS BEEN DOING IT EVER SINCE. THE DEALER ALSO REPLACED WITH USED TRANSMISSION AND TWO WEEKS LATER THAT ONE WAS DOING IT. PROBLEM STARTED FOR ME AT ABOUT 45,000 MI . THE DEALER I PURCHASED FROM SAID THERE WAS A BULLETIN OUT BUT NO RECALL SO I HAD TO TAKE THE USED TRANSMISSION OR BUY A NEW ONE.IT WILL JUST LUNGE FORWARD EVEN WHEN BRAKING OR STOPPED. WHAT A PAIN. I AM AMAZED I HAVEN'T REAR ENDED SOMEONE. PLEASE RECALL THIS FORD BEFORE SOMEONE SERIOUSLY GETS HURT[XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

05/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24145G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD JERK AND SHIFT HARD WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS DOWN SHIFTING OR WHEN BRAKING TO A STOP. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A MECHANIC AND WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE AND POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT'S DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THE TYPE OF VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS OR INSPECTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 66,000.

05/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED. THE CONTACT WAS TRAVELING 55 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHIFT PROPERLY AND STAYED IN NEUTRAL, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE DEALER CONFIRMED THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

05/15/2012
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24146G******
Summary

DASH CLUSTER MALFUNCTION FOR ALL GAUGES. AT THE TIME OF MALFUNCTION, REVERSE LAMPS TURN ON. IF MALFUNCTION OCCURS AT NIGHT, DASH ILLUMINATION ALSO SHUTS DOWN. GAUGES ZERO OUT, TOP OUT THEN FLUTTER AT ZERO. *JS HAVE NOTICED AIRBAG LAMP ON OCCASIONALLY. *JS

05/09/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD EXHIBIT AN ABNORMAL GRINDING WHEN SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL OR PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ROLLING BEARING INSIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION WAS DEFECTIVE AND AS A RESULT, THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REBUILT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

05/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 50 MPH AND ATTEMPTED TO MERGE INTO HIGHWAY TRAFFIC WHEN THE VEHICLE BECAME RESISTANT TO ACCELERATION AND STALLED. THE THROTTLE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AS THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 151,000.

04/27/2012
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT FAILED AND WOULD NOT BLOW COLD AIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO ADDED COOLANT TO THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

04/03/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28106G******
Summary

THE FORD FIVE HUNDRED I OWN HAS SURGES OF ACCELERATION WHEN I AM INCHING MY WAY INTO A PARKING SPOT OR FORWARD LOSER TO A WALL OR ANOTHER CAR. I HAVE TO QUICKLY SLAM ON MY BRAKES TO AVOID HITTING SOMETHING. I FEAR AT SOME POINT IT MAY BE A PERSON. THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A WHILE BUT I WAS NEVER ABLE TO REPRODUCE IT FOR A MECHANIC. I HAVE MADE A CONNECTION TO HOT WEATHER AND THE CAR'S AIR CONDITIONING BEING ON. I FEAR THIS IS NOT SAFE. *TR

03/27/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ALL OF THE WARNING LAMPS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED ON ANY RECALLS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 66,100. UPDATED 5/16/12 *CN THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER THE PCM AND ALTERNATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. HOWEVER, 500 MILES LATER, THE PROBLEM RETURNED.

03/20/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP281X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN STOPPED, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNG FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE WOULD ALSO OCCUR WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED TO REVERSE. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE CONTACT DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE AND STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BOTTLE WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

03/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28136G******
Summary

AFTER STARTING CAR IN GARAGE AND IDLING FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS, I PUT CAR IN REVERSE TO BACK OUT OF GARAGE. THE ENGINE RPM'S INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY, AND THE CAR SHOT BACKWARDS UNTIL I APPLIED THE BRAKE. THE CAR STOPPED AND ENGINE RPM RETURNED TO NORMAL. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES. I AM THE SECOND OWNER OF THE CAR, AND I PURCHASED THE CAR FROM A PRIVATE PARTY WITH ABOUT 104,000 MILES ON IT. IN SPEAKING WITH THE PREVIOUS OWNER, HE ALSO HAD PROBLEMS THAT HE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEREBY THE VEHICLE SPED UP WITHOUT PRESSING ON THE GAS PEDAL. THE ORIGINAL OWNER PURCHASED THE CAR FROM GENTRY FORD IN ONTARIO, OR, AND HAD EVERY SERVICE PERFORMED THERE. I, TOO, HAVE RETURNED THE CAR TO GENTRY FORD FOR EVERY SERVICE, BUT HAVE NOT DISCUSSED THIS PROBLEM WITH THEM, THE PREVIOUS OWNER DID TELL THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM HE EXPERIENCED. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/17/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SHIFTING INTO DRIVE, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ABNORMALLY AND THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A DUMPSTER. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE POLICE WERE CONTACTED AND A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER BUT THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 24,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 29,000.

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN SHIFTED INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER BUT THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 87,000.

03/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I TOO HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED THAT WILL LUNGE FORWARD AT ODD TIMES ESPECIALLY WHEN THE A/C IS ON. IN FACT, I WON'T EVEN USE THE A/C ANYMORE BECAUSE OF MY FORD FIVE HUNDRED LUNGING FORWARD. IT IS A MAJOR PROBLEM AND I BELIEVE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED A LONG TIME AGO. I BOUGHT MY FORD FIVE HUNDRED IN JAN 2006 AND IT HAS BEEN DOING IT EVER SINCE. IT WILL JUST LUNGE FORWARD EVEN WHEN BRAKING OR STOPPED. WHAT A PAIN. I AM AMAZED I HAVEN'T REAR ENDED SOMEONE. PLEASE RECALL THIS FORD! *TR

02/22/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE WILL STALL AND JERK. THE VEHICLE WILL LUNGE OUT EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE IS PRESSED. IT HAS DONE THIS IN PARKING LOTS AND WHILE DRIVING. THIS IS DANGEROUS AS IT ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT BY JERKING BACKWARD IMMEDIATELY WHEN I SHIFTED TO REVERSE WHEN I WAS IN THE PARKING LOT- MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AND THE CAR STILL EXCELLED. *TR

02/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING AND OFTEN TIMES, WHEN THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL INTERMITTENTLY AND FAIL TO START. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. NO REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 109,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

02/15/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

INSTRUMENT PANEL IDIOT LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE SPEEDO,RPM AND ODOMETER WENT TO ZERO ALSO TRACTION CONTROL SHUT OFF. HAPPENED WHEN I STARTED THE CAR. INTERMITTENTLY THE DASH WENT TO NORMAL AND THEN OUT AGAIN A FEW TIMES. *TR

02/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23176G******
Summary

I DROVE OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND IMMEDIATELY LOST THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE. I TRIED TO REV THE ENGINE BUT THERE WAS NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENGINE. MY CAR JUST SAT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET LIKE A DEAD DUCK. I WAS GRATEFUL I WAS NOT ON THE FREEWAY OR IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION! THE NEXT TIME SOMETHING HAPPENED THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN UP THE DRIVEWAY AND WHILE CLIMBING UP THE DRIVEWAY THE ACCELERATOR WAS UNRESPONSIVE AND THE CAR STARTED ROLLING BACKWARDS WHILE IT WAS IN DRIVE. *TR

01/30/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/27/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25176G******
Summary

I HAD THE CAR IN THE SHOP THREE TIMES PRIOR TO THE EXTENDED WARRANTY EXPIRING. ALL THREE TIMES THEY SAID THAT THEY COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM (WHICH EVENTUALLY WAS THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY). THREE DAYS AGO, ON THE FREEWAY, THE CAR WAS "LUNGING FORWARD" GOING BETWEEN A COMPLETE STOP TO 15 MPH IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC. THE CAR DIED ON ME AND I NEEDED TO PUSH IT OFF THE FREEWAY. EVENTUALLY THE CAR RESTARTED AND I DROVE IT TO THE NEAREST REPAIR YARD. *TT

01/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION FAILURE, SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. IF YOU LET THE VEHICLE SET OR TURN THE VEHICLE OFF, SOMETIMES YOU CAN REGAIN SOME POWER TO MOVE FORWARD BUT WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN AND THEN TRY TO INCREASE YOUR SPEED THE VEHICLE WILL COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. *TR

01/25/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/09/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE EXITING A RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY WARNING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT AS A RESULT OF THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE CRASHED THROUGH A WALL AND INTO AN APARTMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO WAS NOT ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 23,800.

01/20/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER OR LOCAL MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS OR REPAIRS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,780.

01/19/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES FORWARD OR BACKWARD WHEN PUT INTO GEAR . THE OCCURRENCE IS INTERMITTENT , BUT DANGEROUS. *TT

01/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/09/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 3 MPH WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A RESIDENTIAL CARPORT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THE THROTTLE SENSOR MALFUNCTIONED.THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,000.

12/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAD JUST BOUGHT A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED WITH ABOUT 131000 MILES. DROVE GREAT FROM THE DEALERSHIP THEN LATER THAT AFTERNOON THE THROTTLE ALL OF A SUDDEN WENT DEAD. I WAS GOING 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY AND HAD NO THROTTLE. I WENT ONLINE AND RESEARCHED THE CAR AND THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS (UPWARDS OF 100+) PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME COMPLAINT. I JUST WISH FORD WOULD RECALL THE PART SO IT'S NOT GOING TO COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG TO FIX. *TR

12/07/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24126G******
Summary

MY FORD FIVE HUNDRED IS LOSING POWER WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET WITHOUT WARNING. NO CAR SHOULD BE PERFORMING THIS WAY AND NO KNOWN MECHANICAL ISSUES. THE CAR IS DRIVEN DAILY AND MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN KEPT/UP TO DATE. I THINK THIS IS AN ISSUE WITH THIS FORD MODEL AND YEAR SHOULD BE A RECALL ON IT. *TR

11/23/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

LATELY MY 2006 FORD 500 HAS BEEN ACTING UP WHEN I START IT...SOME DAYS IT STARTS JUST FINE, OTHER DAYS IT WON'T START. IT DOESN'T MATTER THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE EITHER, IT MAY START IN THE MORNING & THEN WHEN IT'S TIME TO HEAD HOME AFTER WORK IT WON'T START OR VICE VERSA. THE DAYS IT WON'T START THE ONLY WAY I'VE FOUND TO GET IT TO START (WITHOUT JUMPING IT) IS TO TURN & HOLD THE IGNITION KEY ALL THE WAY DOWN WHEN I'M STARTING IT & GIVE IT GAS. TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THIS MORNING (11/23/11) TO FIND OUT THE PROBLEM. WE WERE THINKING POSSIBLY THE STARTER WAS NEEDING REPLACED...WE WERE WRONG. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE THROTTLE BODY ISN'T WORKING PROPERLY & NEEDS REPLACED...AS WELL AS DOING AN INDUCTION SERVICE TO FLUSH OUT THE CARBON BUILD UP. THIS IS GOING TO COST ALMOST $1,000 TO FIX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US!! AFTER RECEIVING THE CALL FROM THE DEALER'S SERVICE DEPT WE DID A SEARCH ONLINE & COME TO FIND OUT THAT THIS "THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM" IS COMMON IN THIS CAR. THOUGH WHEN WE BROUGHT IT TO THE SERVICE PERSON'S ATTENTION & QUESTIONED THEM ABOUT IT THEY COULDN'T/WOULDN'T ANSWER IF THIS WAS TRUE. NOT SURE BUT MAYBE THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH PROBLEMS REPORTED TO HAVE A RECALL...BUT WITH ALL THE SAME ISSUES THAT I'VE FOUND ONLINE IT MAKES ME WONDER. WE'VE ALREADY REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION MAYBE 2 YEARS AFTER WE BOUGHT THE CAR..THANKFULLY THAT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. WHAT ELSE CAN GO WRONG WITH THIS CAR!! WE HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL FORD CAR BUYERS..HOWEVER THIS 500 HAS TURNED US OFF FROM EVER BUYING ANOTHER FORD VEHICLE AGAIN. *TR

11/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WOULD STICK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION EVEN THOUGH HE WOULD BE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY AN INDPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEY STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 02/08/12

11/16/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER ENGAGING THE BRAKES AND SLOWLY RELEASING, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 88,000.

11/09/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP26166G******
Summary

FORD 500 LURCHES SEVERELY AT RANDOM TIMES WHILE THE ENGINE IS ENGAGED. THIS HAPPENS MOST DANGEROUSLY AT HIGH SPEEDS, DUE TO DRIVER'S INABILITY TO CONTROL VEHICLE ADEQUATELY TO DEFEND AGAINST POTENTIAL CRASHES OR CONTROL SPEED DURING TURNS. THIS HAS CAUSED PROBLEMS ON THE SNOW AND ICE HERE IN ALASKA BECAUSE UNCONTROLLED ACCELERATION REDUCES TRACTION. ALSO OCCURS AT LOW SPEEDS, WHICH IS MORE EASILY CONTROLLED THROUGH BRAKING, BUT REQUIRES EXTREME CAUTION IF ENGAGING VEHICLE WHEN PEDESTRIANS OR OTHER VEHICLES ARE NEAR. IT HAS SURPRISED AND SCARED ME ON MANY OCCASIONS SINCE I FIRST PURCHASED THIS CAR A MONTH AGO, BUT THE REASON I AM WRITING THIS IS BECAUSE I HAD A SCARY INCIDENT TODAY WHEN PULLING OUT OF A GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT (PEDESTRIANS IN FRONT OF ME WHEN IT SUDDENLY JUMPED AS SOON AS ENGINE ENGAGED). TOOK IT TO THE MECHANIC AND DIAGNOSTIC CHECK SAYS ISSUES WITH FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUE THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM FOR THIS MODEL AND THAT IT IS MOST LIKELY THE THROTTLE BODY, AND SAYS THE CAR SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN IN ITS CONDITION. IT IS ONE OF THE SCARIEST ISSUES I'VE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH. AFTER READING MORE ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET THIS EVENING IT SEEMS THAT THIS ISSUE IS VERY COMMON AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD SIMILAR SCARY INCIDENTS WITH THIS CAR THAT THEY HAVE REPORTED ONLINE. IF THIS MANY PEOPLE ARE WRITING ABOUT IT ONLINE, PRESUMABLY THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE WHO ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AND DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES OR KNOW HOW TO REPORT THE ISSUE. *TR

11/07/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27126G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AWD. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND RESTART THE VEHICLE AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY ADVISED HIM THAT THE VALVE BODY IN THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED FOR THE VALVE BODY. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 95,000. UPDATED 12/06/11*LJ UPDATED 02/29/12

11/07/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 11/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CRUISING APPROX 65 MPH. I HEARD A THUD (LIKE RUNNING OVER A POT HOLE). THE CAR LURCHED FWD THEN SEEMED TO SHUT OFF, HOWEVER IT WAS STILL RUNNING. THE RPM DROPPED BELOW 1000 AND THE THROTTLE WOULD NOT WORK. PLACED CAR IN NEUTRAL AND MOVED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. NOTICED THE WRENCH LITE WAS ILLUMINATED. TURNED THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED. THE CAR SEEMED TO DRIVE FINE AFTER THAT WITH NO LITE. TOOK THE CAR TO HAVE THE CODES CHECKED. TWO CODES SHOWED: THROTTLE STUCK CLOSED AND THE THROTTLE FORCED TO IDLE (APPARENTLY A SAFETY FEATURE). TWO DAYS AGO HAD TO HAVE THE PCM AND TCM UPDATED AND REPLACED THE UPPER MOTOR MOUNT. FROM PREVIOUS COMPLAINTS THERE ARE SEVERAL WITH THE CAR TAKING OFF AND A FEW OF WITH MY ISSUE. ALL SEEMED TO BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE THROTTLE BODY MALFUNCTIONING WHICH IS APPARENTLY THE CASE HERE. GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF COMPLAINTS AND ISSUES CONCERNING THIS ITEM, SURELY THERE IS A RECALL REQUIRED. AT THE VERY LEAST THE MANUFACTURE SHOULD GIVE US WHAT WE PAID FOR THE VEHICLE AS CREDIT TOWARD ANOTHER CAR (ANY MAKE AND MODEL) IF THEY ARE NO GOING TO FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

10/30/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE VEHICLES WARNING INDICATOR LIGHT OF A WRENCH LIT UP INDICATING TRANSMISSION/THROTTLE BODY SERVICE. HAD PREVIOUSLY HAD TRANSMISSION INSPECTED AND WERE NO PROBLEMS. THE CAR WILL THRUST IN DIRECTION CAR IS IN GEAR OF SUCH AS WHEN CAR IS IN REVERSE IT WILL THRUST AND LUNGE BACKWARDS ALSO IN DRIVE LUNGE FORWARDS. IT ALSO IS ENHANCED WHEN THE CARS HEATER OR A/C IS RUNNING. HAVE RESEARCHED AND MANY, MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS. *TR

10/19/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD HESITATE TO ACCELERATE FROM A COMPLETE STOP AND WOULD STALL SPORADICALLY. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WOULD ALSO ILLUMINATE ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW THROTTLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

10/16/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25136G******
Summary

THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CHECKS NORMAL ON MOST START-UPS, BUT UNPREDICTABLY ALL SYSTEMS LIGHT UP SHOWING FAILURE OF ABS, AIR BAGS, TRACTION CONTROL, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, SEE A MECHANIC, CRUISE CONTROL AND SPEEDOMETER QUITS WORKING. THE WARNING LIGHTS MAY STAY LIT FOR 2 TO 200 MILES. AND NO SPEEDOMETER. AUTO ZONE AND MY MECHANIC ARE BAFFLED AND FRUSTRATED AFTER CHECKING BATTERY CHARGING CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS AND GROUNDS. ITS OBVIOUSLY NOT SAFE DRIVING WITHOUT KNOWING YOUR SPEED OR IF THERE IS A MAJOR HAZARD LOOMING-----LIKE FIRE. *TR

10/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/18/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A POWER TRAIN OR OTHER PROBLEM, CAR LURCHES DANGEROUSLY AT LOW SPEEDS, AND WHEN CHANGING GEAR INTO AND OUT OF REVERSE. I HIT A POST PARKING IN AUGUST OF 2010 DUE TO THIS, AND IT'S BEEN GETTING GRADUALLY WORSE. TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO REPLACED A BROKEN UPPER MOTOR MOUNT THAT WAS CONNECTED TO THE TRANSMISSION. DIDN'T HELP, ALTHOUGH IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD GUESS AT THE TIME. IT HELPS TO KEEP FOOT FIRMLY ON BRAKE WHEN CHANGING GEAR OR HOLDING STILL, WHILE THE CAR TRIES TO LURCH FORWARD (OR BACK) WITH UNPLANNED ACCELERATION. SEEMS TO BE GETTING INCREASINGLY WORSE AND NOW I DON'T FEEL IT'S SAFE TO LET ANYONE ELSE DRIVE IT, LIKE AT VALET PARKING. TAKING IT BACK TO DEALER TOMORROW, BUT WE LET WARRANTY EXPIRE RECENTLY DARN IT. WE GET SO MANY FAKE SPAM WARRANTY-EXPIRING PHONE CALLS THAT I GOT CONFUSED AND DROPPED THE BALL. THROTTLE CONTROL MODULE MAY BE GIVING FALSE SIGNAL TO CARBURETOR, NOT SURE WHAT IT IS. *KB

09/20/2011
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 09/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER TURNED ON, SHE NOTICED THAT IT WOULD NOT BLOW OUT COLD AIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE, BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,000. UPDATED 12/6/11*LJ UPDATED 12/14/11

09/19/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25116G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES IN DRIVE AND REVERSE WITHOUT ACCELERATING. THIS IS DANGEROUS AS WHEN BACKING OUT OF GARAGES OR PARKING PLACES. TRYING TO TAKE OFF SLOWING IS NOT POSSIBLE. *KB

09/08/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

AS I WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE IN A PARKING GARAGE THE ENIGINE REVED UP AND JUMPED HITTING A BEAM IN THE GARAGE. UPON IMPACT THE ENGINE WAS STILL REVED SO I IMMEDIATELY TURNED THE ENGINE OFF AND BACK ON. THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO REV UP AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND YELLOW WRENCH ILLUMINATED. THE CAR WAS TOWED TO A DEALERSHIP IN WHICH THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE CAR WAS DRIVEN TO A LOCAL BODY SHOP FOR REPAIRS. TOTAL COST OVER $1200 YESTERDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011, (MILEAGE 108000 AND SPEED FROM 0-40 MPH) AS I WAS DRIVING TO WORK THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. EACH TIME I WOULD STOP THE ENGINE WOULD REV AND WHEN I WOULD ACCELERATE IT WOULD JUMP AND REV. NOT WANTING A REPEAT OF THE LAST ACCIDENT, I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC NEAR WORK WHO STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AGAIN ALONG WITH THE ENGINE MOUNT. TOTAL COST $1076 AFTER RESAERCHING THIS PROBLEM IT SEEMS THAT IT IS A TYPICAL ISSUE WITH THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE. MOST HAVE INCLUDED THAT THEY ARE FEARFUL THAT THEY WILL BE INJURED OR INJURE SOMEONE ELSE IN A ACCIDENT. *TR

09/06/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

WHEN GOING SLOW LIKE PULLING INTO AND OUT OF A PARKING SPACE OR GOING THROUGH SCHOOL LINE, CAR WILL "SURGE" OR LUNGE UNEXPECTEDLY. VERY UNSAFE FOR THE PEOPLE AND VEHICLES NEARBY. *TR

09/05/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24145G******
Summary

MY FORD FIVE HUNDRED THROTTLE JUST SHUTS DOWN,WITH NO WARNING AT ALL. I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE IT BECAUSE IT MAY SHUT DOWN IN TRAFFIC AND SOME GET SERIOUSLY HURT. I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND FOUND MORE COMPLAINTS SAME AS MINE. THE PROBLEM IS WITH A THROTTLE BODY MALFUNCTION. SOME THING SHOULD DONE BEFORE SOMEONE IS KILLED! *TR

09/01/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM A STOP, THE VEHICLE HESITATED BEFORE QUICKLY ACCELERATING. AN ENGINE FAIL SAFE MODE MESSAGE ALSO ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPMS DURING THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE HAD SINCE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP, WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

09/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/25/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE VEHICLE LURCHES FORWARD AND HAS STALLED ON A BUSY STREET. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO A MECHANIC WHERE THE OWNER WAS TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM WAS THE THROTTLE BODY, BUT IT WAS SAFE TO DRIVE UNTIL THE REPAIR COULD BE MADE. THE REPAIR HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE. *TR

08/30/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24196G******
Summary

THIS CAR IS SCARING ME AND ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS TO MOVE IT IN OR OUT OF A PARKING SPACE OR WHEN APPROACHING A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. IT LUNGES FORWARD WHEN PUTTING IT IN ANY GEAR AND WHEN AT A STOP. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR OVER A YEAR. I AM SO AFRAID SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET HIT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL OCCUR. YOUR FOOT CAN BE PRESSED ON THE BRAKE AND IT STILL LUNGES FORWARDS OR BACKWARDS. THIS PROBLEM STARTED AT 38,000 AND IS GETTING INCREASINGLY WORSE. *TR

08/27/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

5/20-7/18/11 CAR ACCELERATED QUICKLY AND LURCHED BACKWARD WITH BRAKE ON WHILE BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPACE; WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. ERROR CODES WERE FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL CONTROL MODULE AND THROTTLE ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM. SOMETIMES CAR LURCHED FORWARD WHILE BRAKING, ENGINE REVVED, CAR SHUDDERED, AND WRENCH AND/OR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. STARTED HAPPENING ALMOST DAILY. VERY SCARY AND UNPREDICTABLE. MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR AND EGR VALVE WERE REPLACED. HAD SAME ISSUES 2 DAYS LATER. THROTTLE BODY AND VACUUM HOSES WERE REPLACED. CONTACTED FORD AND THEY REFUSED TO COVER PARTS AND LABOR BECAUSE CAR WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. LAST REPAIR WAS DONE 30 DAYS AGO AND I'VE HAD NO MORE PROBLEMS, BUT IT COST ME $1600 TO REPAIR.

08/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK WITH HER FOOT ON THE BRAKES, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED A TOTAL OF THREE TIMES PRIOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

08/22/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/20/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHILE REVERSING FROM A PARKING SPACE. THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED OVER A CURVE AND CRASHED INTO A FENCE, FRACTURING THE OIL PAN. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED FOR THE INCIDENT. THE CONTACT HAD TO SHIFT INTO PARK IN ORDER TO GET THE VEHICLE TO STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPDATED 11/03/11*LJ UPDATED 11/30/11

08/09/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25156G******
Summary

DEAR SIRS: MY 2006 FORD 500 HAS A VERY DANGEROUS DEFECT THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR OVER A YEAR. I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT SEVERAL TIMES TO THE FORD DEALER, BUT THE CAR WON'T MESS UP WHEN THE DEALER CHECKS IT OUT. TODAY MY WIFE STARTED THE CAR, PLACED HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE & SHIFTED THE CAR INTO REVERSE. BEFORE SHE HAD TIME TO REMOVE HER FOOT FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE ENGINE SPED UP & THE CAR TRIED TO MOVE BACKWARD. IT'S A GOOD THING SHE HAD HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE. THE EXACT SAME THING HAS HAPPENED BEFORE IN FORWARD GEAR. I WAS IN THE CAR BESIDE HER & I WITNESSED HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE WHEN THE CAR TRIED,ON IT'S OWN TO TAKE OFF. IT'S A SCARY SITUATION & I NEED SOME HELP TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. *TR

08/05/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25186G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMIITED LUNGES FORWARD WHEN BRAKE IS APPLIED. *TT

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24146G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, AND IT HAS RECENTLY THE ENGINE ACCELERATES THE VEHICLE DURING LOW SPEEDS IN FORWARD AND REVERSE, WHILE APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION WITH FOOT ON BRAKE. THIS HAS HAPPENS CONTINUOUSLY. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. I HAVE READ THE OTHER COMPLAINTS AND IT SEEMS THAT FORD IS NOT INTERESTED IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM. READ MORE: HTTP://WWW.FAQS.ORG/CAR/FORD-FIVE-HUNDRED-2006/FUEL-SYSTEM/#RECALLS_0#IXZZ1U0A0PMOY *KB

08/03/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHO INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 34,601. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 34,500. .. UPDATED 09/19/11 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED AT A COST OF $ 54.30. THERE HAS BEEN NO FURTHER PROBLEMS. UPDATED 09/28/11*JB

07/30/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24116G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED ACCELERATES UNCONTROLLABLY. WHEN THE CAR IS SHIFTED INTO GEAR IT ACCELERATES WITHOUT THROTTLING. IT HAPPENS FROM PARK-TO-ANY GEAR AND SOMETIMES WHEN AT TRAFFIC STOPS. I'VE NOTICED THIS PROBLEM FOR A WHILE, BUT IT IS GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE. SCARY!!! *TR

07/29/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE TO PULL OUT OF DRIVEWAY, VEHICLE LURCHED AND THEN WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. TURNED OFF KEY, RESTARTED, PULLED INTO STREET, VEHICLE AGAIN LURCHED, WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON DASH, VEHICLE SHUT ITSELF OFF. TURNED KEY OFF AND RESTARTED--CAR DID SAMETHING AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. LAST TIME, REKEYED VEHICLE WORKED FROM THAT POINT. CAR TAKEN TO DEALER & HAD A CODE OF U0401 IN TRANSMISSION. WAS TOLD THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE. HAVE NOT REPLACED PART AT THE POINT DUE TO COST. *TR

07/27/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 06/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

A/C COMPRESSOR FAILED , ONLY WORKED WHEN AT HIGHWAY SPEED. PER REPUTABLE A/C MECHANIC THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH FORD 500'S.CALLED FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN DETROIT 7/13/11, FORD WILL NOT COVER REPAIR, BUT I WAS TOLD THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL INCIDENTS FOR A/C FAILURE. FORD TOLD ME TO KEEP MY RECEIPT IN CASE FORD SOME DAY DECIDES TO COVER IT. FORD KNOWS IT HAS A PROBLEM, BUT NOT WILLING TO COVER IT , UNTIL THEY ARE FORCED TO COVER IT BY NHTSA MAYBE? *TR

07/27/2011
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 07/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

FRONT DRIVER FLOOR BOARD LEAKS WATER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS HUMID WEATHER. *TR

07/26/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27156G******
Summary

THE FORD FIVE HUNDRED I OWN HAS SURGES OF ACCELERATION WHEN I AM INCHING MY WAY INTO A PARKING SPOT OR FORWARD LOSER TO A WALL OR ANOTHER CAR. I HAVE TO QUICKLY SLAM ON MY BRAKES TO AVOID HITTING SOMETHING. I FEAR AT SOME POINT IT MAY BE A PERSON. THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A WHILE BUT I WAS NEVER ABLE TO REPRODUCE IT FOR A MECHANIC. I HAVE MADE A CONNECTION TO HOT WEATHER AND THE CAR'S AIR CONDITIONING BEING ON. I FEAR THIS IS NOT SAFE.

07/24/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Incident Date: 03/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY AND MY CAR JUST STOPPED THE SECOND TIME I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND THE CAR STOP THE SPEED LIMIT WAS 50 I WAS TURNING ONTO STATE HWY 6 AND THE CAR DIED I ALMOST GOT HIT THESE PROBLEM HAPPENED FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND VERY OFTEN I CALLED FORD AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECAUSE THERE WAS NO RECALL AFTER SEARCHING ONLINE I FOUND OUT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE FORD FIVE HUNDREDS AND FREESTYLE'S. *TR

07/22/2011
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

AC AIR BLOWS COLD WHEN YOU ARE DOING 60 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY... AROUND TOWN IT IS HOT!!! DEALER RECHARGED THE SYSTEM, BUT STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. NOW BEING TOLD IT IS THE COMPRESSOR. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE A/C IN FORD FIVE HUNDREDS. THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO PLEASE! OLD ODI ID NUMBER : 10414022 *TT

07/22/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/20/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY FORD 500, 2006 IS YEAR IS HAVING SURGING PROBLEMS AND SOMEHOW IT HAPPENS TOO WHEN A/C IS ON.... LIGHT ON DASHBOARD IS ON TOO. VERY DANGEROUS. *TT

07/21/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28126G******
Summary

AC COMPRESSOR QUIT WORKING? *KB

07/21/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AC AIR BLOWS COLD WHEN YOU ARE DOING 60 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY... AROUND TOWN IT IS HOT!!! DEALER RECHARGED THE SYSTEM, BUT STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. NOW BEING TOLD IT IS THE COMPRESSOR. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE A/C IN FORD FIVE HUNDREDS. THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO PLEASE! *KB

07/20/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED AS SHE ACCELERATED FROM A TRAFFIC LIGHT THE VEHICLE WOULD SUDDENLY ACCELERATE CAUSING THE RPMS TO INCREASE EXCESSIVELY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THE THROTTLE BODY AS BEING DEFECTIVE. THE REPAIR COST WAS $900. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,673.

07/20/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24116G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SURGING AT LOW SPEED WHEN PUTTING INTO DRIVE AND REVERSE. THIS PROBLEM GAS OCCURRED ON MANY OCCASIONS WITH NEAR MISSES ON PARKING AND PEDESTRIANS AND MY RESEARCH HAS FOUND IT TO BE AN ISSUE WITH THE THROTTLE BODY CONTROL. WHEN IS THIS AGENCY GOING TO HELP THE CONSUMER IN A CASE AGAINST FORD?? ITS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE 2005 ON MANY OF THESES MODELS??? *KB

07/20/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/20/2009
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

I HAVE A 06' FORD FIVE HUNDRED THAT I PURCHASED CERTIFIED USED IN 07'. WITHIN A FEW MONTHS I STARTED EXPERIENCING SURGING PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY WHEN THE A/C WAS RUNNING. THE DEALER REPLACED THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IN 08' BUT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. ON EACH RETURN TO THE DEALERSHIP THEY COULD NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. ON MY LAST VISIT TO THE DEALER THEY CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY AND SAID THAT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. THIS DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM AND THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. THIS PROBLEM HAS CAUSED ME TO REAREND A VEHICLE IN 2009. FORD IS NOT RESPONDING TO THE PROBLEM AT ALL. AFTER 3+ YEARS OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS I ALL BUT HAVE GIVEN UP. THAT IS UNTIL TODAY WHEN THE REPAIR SHOP THAT I USE ON A REGULAR BASIS HIRED A NEW MECHANIC WHO WAS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM TURNS OUT TO BE THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSORS IN THE THROTTLE BODY. IT TOOK THE MECHANIC OVER 2 HOURS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBLEM. THE UNFORTUNATE THING IS THE COST OF A NEW THROTTLE BODY IS OVER $500 THEN ADD LABOR. IF I HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED THERE IS NO GUARANTEE FROM FORD THAT THE NEW THROTTLE BODY WON'T DO THE SAME THING. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT FORD HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY AND IS NOT WILLING TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE AND BACK THEIR PRODUCTS. *KB

07/19/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28106G******
Summary

WHILE PUTTING THE FORD FIVE HUNDRED IN REVERSE THE CAR BRIEFLY ACCELERATED AND LUNGED BACKWARDS BARLEY MISSING ANOTHER CAR. THINKING I MIGHT HAD HIT THE ACCELERATOR I WENT ON TO WHERE I WAS HEADED. AS I WAS LEAVING MY DESTINATION ONCE AGAIN THE CAR JUST TOOK OFF WHILE IN REVERSE. THE CAR THEN GAVE A WRENCH FAULT ON THE CONSOLE. I LOOKED UP THE ISSUE IN THE MANUAL AND IT SAID IT WAS A THROTTLE CONTROL ISSUE. I SPOKE WITH THE DEALER TODAY AND THEY SAID IT WAS A THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM. UPON INVESTIGATION I FIND THAT THIS IS A RECURRING ISSUE. IF SOMEONE HAD BEEN WITHIN 3 TO 5 FEET OF MY AUTO I WOULD HAVE HIT THEM.

07/18/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24146G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SEL ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS OUR 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED HAS ACCELERATED WHILE PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT IN A PARKING LOT OR INTO OUR GARAGE. THIS USUALLY OCCURS WHILE OUR FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE AT IDLE SPEED. ACCELERATION VARIES FROM MILD TO VERY NOTICEABLE BY THE PASSENGERS. CONCERNED ABOUT HITTING PEDESTRIANS OR OTHER VEHICLES OR LOSING CONTROL OF VEHICLE. *KB

07/18/2011
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 08/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27186G******
Summary

AIR CONDITIONING UNIT STARTED MAKING NOISES LAST YEAR (APPROX. AUGUST). TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME THE COMPRESSOR WAS GOING. THEY ALSO SAID THERE ARE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THAT COMPRESSOR THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET ONE UNTIL FEBRUARY. *KB

07/17/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28166G******
Summary

THE ENGINE SURGES WHEN YOU PUT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. THIS IS MY WIFE'S CAR AND THIS PROBLEM HAS ME CONCERNED ABOUT HER SAFETY EVERY TIME SHE GETS IN THIS CAR. I THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING RID OF IT BUT I COULDN'T LET SOMEONE ELSE HAVE A CAR WITH THIS DANGEROUS PROBLEM. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN FIND OUT WHAT THE REMEDY IS FOR THIS PROBLEM. PLEASE HELP. *TR

07/15/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

A FUELD DELIVERY SYSTEM ISSUE ON MY 2006 FORD FIVE HINDRED. THE ENGINE ACCELERATES THE VEHICLE DURING LOW SPEEDS IN FORWARD AND REVERSE, WHILE APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION WITH FOOT ON BRAKE. THIS HAS HAPPEND 4 TIMES IN THE LAST WEEK.

07/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28126G******
Summary

WHILE RUNNING THE AIR CONDITIONER, THEN EITHER BRIEFLY SHUTTING OFF ENGINE OR IDLING IN PARK OR NEUTRAL, ONCE THE CAR IS SHIFTED INTO DRIVE GEAR THE ENGINE ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN, FOOT BREAK IS ON. RPMS INCREASE FOR 3-4 SECONDS THEN GO BACK DOWN TO NORMAL. THE CAR WAS UNABLE TO LURCH FORWARD ONLY BECAUSE I'VE HAD MY FOOT ON THE BREAK DUE TO MY SHIFTING OF GEARS (FROM PARK OR NEUTRAL TO DRIVE). THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED I ONLY HAD THE BREAK PEDAL SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED - CAR JUMPED FORWARD - I FULLY DEPRESSED BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP. OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY BUT INTENSITY OF SURGE INCREASING. YESTERDAY HAD A MUCH STRONGER SURGE IN DRIVE-THRU, THEN CAR STALLED. WAS ABLE TO RESTART, ENGINE LIGHT HAS REMAINED ON SINCE YESTERDAY'S INCIDENT. TOP MOTOR MOUNT DAMPER (ROUND RUBBER DISK) IS CRACKED THRU AS WELL, PROBABLY DUE TO LURCHING.

07/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WITH HESITATION. THE IDENTICAL FAILURE OCCURRED FIFTEEN TIMES. DURING THE MOST RECENT FAILURE, THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED UNTIL THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO STATED THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT PLANNED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

07/13/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28196G******
Summary

DEAR SIR, MY CAR SURGES WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OF PARK WITH THE BRAKE APPLIED AND RELEASE THE BRAKE, IT WILL SURGE EITHER DIRECTION FORWARD OR REVERSE, REVERSE SEEMS TO BE THE MOST FREQUENT, IT DOES NOT SURGE EVERY TIME ABOUT 5 OUT OF 20 TIMES. VERY DANGEROUS WHEN TRYING TO BACK OUT OF PARKING SPACES, FORD DEALERS SAID THEY COULD FIND NO PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS VERY REAL..

07/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

I PURCHASED A 2006 FORD 500 IN MARCH 2011. I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. ON MANY OCCASIONS, PROCEEDING TO BACK OUT OF PARKING SPOTS THE CAR ACCELERATES AND LUNGES ON ITS OWN. IT WILL THEN JERK AND GO DEAD ALWAYS STARTS RIGHT BACK, DISPLAYING A WRENCH LIGHT. SEVERAL TIMES WAITING IN DRIVE THROUGH LINES OR AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS THIS HAS HAPPENED. I ALWAYS FEEL AS IF IT IS DANGEROUS TO PULL IT INTO GEAR IF ANYONE OR ANYTHING IS WITHIN 10 FEET OF ME. THEN THERE ARE THE TIME ON THE ROAD WHEN I SUDDENLY LOSE POWER. I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS PROBLEM WITH THE DEALERSHIP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND ALL THEY TELL ME IS THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE HARM TO ONE OR MANY PEOPLE. *TT

07/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE OWNED A 2006 FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND THE VEHICLE DOES A BURST OF ACCELERATION WHILE FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE. THIS HAS OCCURED 3 TIMES IN THE PAST WEEK. *TT

07/09/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,CHILD SEAT
Incident Date: 07/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, LUNGES FORWARD UNEXPECTEDLY, AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY, DOES NOT ACCELERATE TO FULL POTENTIAL, WRENCH LIGHT CAME OUT AFTER WEEKS OF THIS PROBLEM HAPPENING. POWER TRAIN AND TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN PUT IN REVERSE IT ACCELERATES WITH FOOT STILL ON BRAKE, COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. NEED TO BE RECALLED VARIOUS COMPLAINTS SEEN ON-LINE!! WRENCH LIGHTS COMES ON AND OFF. (RELATED VEHICLE INFORMATION: MODEL YEAR=2006, MAKE=FIVE HUNDRED, MODEL=FORD). *TR

07/04/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/03/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23156G******
Summary

INCREASING TO AND FINALLY ENDING IN THE CAR SHUTTING DOWN, MY '06 FIVE HUNDRED BEGAN SUDDEN ACCELERATIONS WHEN BEING PLACED IN GEAR. SEVERAL "CLOSE CALLS" WHEN IN PARKING LOTS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN INJURY TO PEOPLE. NOT GOOD AND SCARY. IT STARTED WITH OCCASIONAL SURGES, AND BECAME VERY FREQUENT UNTIL THE LIGHT CAME ON REVEALING THE THROTTLE CONTROL IS THE ISSUE. I AM CURRENTLY GROUNDED UNTIL IT CAN BE FIXED. I CARE ABOUT PEOPLE'S WELL BEING AND HOPE FORD CARES TOO! *TR

07/03/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23136G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED WILL SUDDENLY LUNGE FORWARD THEN SPUTTER AND DIE. IT WILL ALSO DO THIS WHEN BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPOTS. THERE IS A BRIEF "WRENCH" DASH LIGHT THAT COMES ON. THIS HAS HAPPENED WHILE SITTING AT RED LIGHTS AND COULD BE DEADLY. CODE SAYS FAILED THROTTLE BODY. WHY NO PART RECALL? WIDESPREAD PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON THE WEB AND APPARENTLY THE SAME PART IS STILL BEING USED. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS BEFORE LIVES ARE LOST. *TR

06/30/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS WOULD SPORADICALLY ILLUMINATE AND OTHER TIMES WOULD COMPLETELY FAIL. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE CLUSTER PANEL WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 13 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 106,937.

06/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE OR REVERSE, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD AND THEN ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THERE WERE NO FAILURES AND THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED WHO STATED HE SHOULD TAKE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND OFFERED NO OTHER ASSISTANCE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER TWICE BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

06/13/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND NOTICED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS IT WOULD OCCASIONALLY "SURGE" WHEN PUTTING IT IN REVERSE OR DRIVE AND HAD TO HOLD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. I TOOK IT INTO A SHOP AND THEY SHOWED ME MY TOP MOTOR MOUNT WAS BROKEN AND SAID THAT WAS COMMON ON THIS VEHICLE AND COULD ACCOUNT FOR THE "SURGING". I HAD IT REPLACED AND IT SEEMED OK UNTIL I TOOK IT IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE AT THE LOCAL FORD DEALER. THEY SUGGESTED I ALSO HAVE THE FUEL FILTER CHANGED AND THE NEXT DAY WHILE WAITING TO PARK FOR A CONCERT WITH MY SON (HOT DAY W/AC ON) IT STARTED SURGIN FORWARD MUCH HARDER THAN IT HAD BEFORE. WHILE PARKING I ALMOST HIT THE WALL! AFTER SOME RESEARCH I SEE THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM ON THE 2005-2007 FORD VEHICLES SHARING THIS POWERTRAIN. C'MON, FORD DO THE RIGHT THING AND GET THIS FIXED WITH A RECALL, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE DIES LIKE TOYOTA DID? *TR

06/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN PUTTING THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE, THE ENGINE WOULD EXHIBIT AN UNUSUAL INCREASE IN RPMS OF UP TO 2500 AND THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO LUNGE FORWARD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PARK THE VEHICLE. A LOCAL MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED REPLACING BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

06/09/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD 500. CVT TRANSMISSION. 114,000 MILES . 3 WEEKS AGO, I NOTICED A SURGING ON OCCASIONS . FELT LIKE IT NEEDED TUNE UP. AFTER TUNEUP THE SURGING CONTINUED.MY MECHANIC SAID TO TAKE IT TO A FORD DEALER , HAVE IT CHECKED OUT. WHEN I DID , WAS TOLD BY THE SERVICE MANAGER THAT I NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION SLIPPING ON CONES IN TRANSMISSION, COST $5600.. SAID COULD NOT REBUILD TRANSMISSION , BECAUSE FORD DID NOT SUPPLY THEM WITH THE EQUIPMENT TO DO THIS. SAID THEY RAN TEST TO FIND PROBLEM WHILE DRIVING. WAS TOLD THEY ALSO CHECKED TRANSMISSION FLUID, AND IT WAS OK.COST WAS $80. TO FIND PROBLEM.THAT AFTERNOON , I CHECKED TRANSMISSION FLUID , AND DIPSTICK WAS HARD TO REMOVE , BECAUSE IT HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED SINCE CAR WAS NEW. AFTER GETTING IT TO FREE-UP, IT JUST SLIDES IN AND OUT. AFTER INSPECTING FLUID, NOTICED COLOR OF FLUID IS COLOR OF UNUSED MOTOR OIL..ALMOST CLEAR. ALSO HAD A FEW BUBBLES IN IT.COLOR IS SUPPOSED TO BE BLUISH-GREEN, AS IT GETS OLDER TURNS DARK GREEN, OR BROWN. WENT BACK TO FORD DEALERSHIP, INFORMED SERV. MGR THAT FLUID WAS NEVER CHECKED ALSO THERE WAS NO BELT , IT HAS A CHAIN IN IT. COST $900.+FOR CHAIN. HE SAID DRIVE CAR UNTIL WRENCH INDICATOR CAME ON .NEXT DAY,WRENCH APPEARED. CAR LOST POWER ,CONTINUED TO RUN ,HOWEVER COULD NOT REV RPMS. CUT OFF,THEN RESTARTED CAR, THIS CLEARS CODES..STILL IN LINGO. ALSO MOTOR SUPPORT ON TOP OF ENGINE IS BROKEN, THIS EFFECTS TRANSMISSION. PART IS PARTIALLY RUBBER AND HEAT FROM ENGINE CAUSES IT TO BREAK. COST OF THIS ON EBAY $200.THRU FORD, REPLACED $600+.THROTTLE CONTROL I UNDERSTAND IS LIKE $800.+SOMEONE NEED TO LOOK AT ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE LISTED ABOUT THIS ON THE INTERNET.. I LOOKED AT TRADING CAR , VALUE ON TRADE WAS $5300. WITH GOOD TRANSMISSION..WHICH COST $5600.CAR IS A 2006 MODEL,. ARE CARS ONLY SUPPOSE TO LAST 5 YEARS. THE CVT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE SO GREAT TO HELP INCREASE MILEAGE BUT FORD USED IT A COUPLE OF YEARS , THEN WENT TO 6SPEED AUTO. HONDA HAS USED CVT FOR YEARS, NO PROBLEM. WHAT'S THE DEAL. *TR

06/09/2011
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23136G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT WAS UNABLE TO COOL THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE; HOWEVER, THE MANUFACTURER WAS AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 63,785. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED.

06/06/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

NO INJURIES...YET. HOWEVER, OUR 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED ACCELERATES FOR NO APPARENT REASON AT ALL. IT DOES IT WHEN GOING FORWARD OR REVERSE AND WILL STOP BY EITHER TAPPING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL OR TURNING OFF THE CAR AND RESTARTING IT. I WILL BE BRINGING THE CAR IN FOR SERVICE THIS WEEK, BUT JUST WANT TO BRING THIS PROBLEM TO YOUR ATTENTION AS IT SEEMS OTHER INDIVIDUALS HAVE REPORTED THE SAME SITUATION. *TR

06/01/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/25/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP281X6G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. CONSUMER STATES UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED IF THE VEHICLE WAS NOT IN PARK OR THE BRAKE WAS NOT APPLIED, IT WOULD MOVE. THE ENGINE WOULD SPIKE AS DISPLAYED BY THE TACHOMETER AND THE ENGINE COULD BE HEARD ACCELERATING. THE FIRST TIME THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, THEY WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THE SECOND TIME, THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A BAD ALTERNATOR. IT WAS SENDING BAD SIGNALS TO THE PCM CAUSING THE ENGINE TO SURGE. *JB.

05/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/27/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THIS PAST WEEK I HAD AN ISSUE WITH MY CAR LUNGING FORWARD WHILE STOPPED AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND ALSO WHILE BACKING UP. MY HUSBAND WAS PARKING THE VEHICLE AT A RESTAURANT AND WHILE THE BRAKE WAS ENGAGED THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD AND HIT THE CURB. LUCKILY THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP ONCE IT HIT THE CURB. WHAT IF THE CURB WAS NOT THERE BUT, A PERSON WAS. WE LEFT THE RESTAURANT AND WE WERE AT A STOP LIGHT. MY HUSBAND SAID HE FELT THE CAR WAS GOING TO TAKE OFF. WHEN WE GOT HOME SAFELY ( THANK GOD ) WE WENT ONLINE TO INVESTIGATE. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. THE FORD FREESTYLE HAS MANY COMPLAINTS AND THE MERCURY MONTEGO AS WELL AS THE FIVE HUNDRED HAVE COMPLAINTS AS WELL. IT SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY. MY HUSBAND CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND GOT THE PART FOR ABOUT $560.00. LUCKILY MY NEIGHBOR IS A MECHANIC AND WILL BE PUTTING THE PART IN FOR US. THIS WILL HOPEFULLY CORRECT THE PROBLEM IF NOT, I BE FILING ANOTHER COMPLAINT. PLEASE DOCUMENT THIS PROBLEM AND HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE SOMETHING WILL BE DONE ABOUT IT BEFORE SOMEONE GET SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN KILLED ! *TR

05/23/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 05/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

MY FORD 500 LUNGES FORWARD WHEN APPLYING BRAKE OR GOING INTO REVERSE. I READ ABOUT THE FREESTYLE INVESTIGATION ON LUNGING AND MY 500 IS DOING THE VERY SAME THING. INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO BE DONE ON THE 500 AS WELL BECAUSE IT SEEMS I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. *TR

05/20/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING MY 2006 FORD 500, GOING ABOUT 58 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN EVERYTHING ON THE DASH WENT OUT -- SPEEDOMETER WENT TO ZERO; GAS TO EMPTY, ETC., AND THE BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON. I WAS FRIGHTENED THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE CAR. NOW, BY RESEARCHING ON THE INTERNET, I FIND THIS IS FAIRLY COMMON. MY DEALER QUOTED ME ABOUT $700 FOR PARTS & LABOR TO FIX IT, YET MANY OF THE ANECDOTAL ACCOUNTS ON THE INTERNET SAY IT NEVER OCCURRED AGAIN. THIS SEEMS TO BE A DEFECT THE COMPANIES ARE AWARE OF, IT PRESENTS A SAFETY RISK, AND IT SHOULD BE RECALLED. *TR

05/17/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD MOMENTARILY SURGE FORWARD WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH OR WITH THE BRAKES ENGAGED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE HAD NOT RECURRED SINCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

05/17/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23106G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD 500 CVT WHEN GOING FROM IDLE EITHER FORWARD OF REVERSE WILL LUNGE IF MY FOOT IS NOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKES. MY WIFE AND SON HAVE USED THE CAR AND BOTH HAVE ALMOST HAD ACCIDENTS FROM THIS HAPPENING IN PARKING LOTS. THIS HAPPENS ALMOST DAILY AND BEFORE THE 60,000 MILE WARRANTY RAN OUT I DID TAKE THE CAR BACK TO AUTOWAY FORD IN ST PETERSBURG FL BUT IT STILL IS OCCURRING. I HEARD ABOUT THE FREESTYLE ISSUE AND KNOW THEY ALSO HAVE A CVT TRANSMISSION IS ANYONE LOOKING INTO THIS ISSUE WITH THE FIVE HUNDRED. *TR

05/17/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP251X6G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES WHEN COMING TO A STOP OR BACKING. TOOK CAR IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND BRAKE JOB. WHEN I PICKED MY CAR UP, IT WAS RUNNING ROUGH SOMETIMES STALLING WHEN LETTING OFF THE ACCELERATOR. IN ADDITION TO SPONTANEOUSLY LURCHING FORWARD, THE ENGINE WILL RACE WHEN PUT INTO PARK. I HAVE COME CLOSE TO HITTING OTHER CARS, PARKING GARAGE WALLS, ETC DUE TO THIS PROBLEM. MY DEALERSHIP NOW IS TELLING ME THE THROTTLE BODY IS NOT WITHIN THE PROPER PARAMETERS AND NEEDS REPLACEMENT. AFTER SOME RESEARCH THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM. *TR

05/14/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25136G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY ONCE THE CAR HAS WARMED UP. WHEN SLOWING DOWN THE CAR SHIFTS ABRUPTLY AND ALSO SHAKES THE CAR. WHEN ACCELERATING THE CAR SHIFTS DOWN HARD THAN NORMAL THEN UPSHIFTS AND OR DOWN SHIFTS WHILE ACCELERATING AT A NORMAL PICK UP. SOMETIMES THE TRANSMISSION GOES INTO A FALSE NEUTRAL THEN BUT IF THE FOOT IS REMOVED FROM THE GAS PEDAL THE CAR IS STILL REVVING UP. VERY ODD. THIS ISSUE STARTED TO SHOW UP AROUND 52, 000 MILES AND I HAVE CONTACTED A LOCAL DEALERSHIP AND ASKED IF FORD INTEND ON FIXING. THE RESPONSE WAS "THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR REPAIRING THE ISSUE". THIS PROBLEM WAS IDENTIFIED IN CONSUMER REPORTS BUT THE WRITE ONLY STATED HOW THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS ABRUPTLY". I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF AN ELDER BUT I DO KNOW MANY ELDERLY PEOPLE DRIVE THESE CARS AND HOW IT COULD POTENTIALLY FRIGHTEN AN ELDERLY DRIVER. BASICALLY "THIS SHOULD BE CORRECTED BY FORD BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT". *TR

05/09/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THE BRAKE PEDAL NEEDED TO BE DEPRESSED TO THE FLOOR IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY ATTEMPTED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE TWENTY TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 85,600 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000. UPDATED 06/06/11 *BF UPDATED 09/19/11

04/27/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/10/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING IN REVERSE AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED. AS THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND AND HIT A SHOPPING CART, WHICH IN TURN THE CART HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. APPROXIMATELY FOUR MONTHS LATER WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES AND EXPERIENCED AN INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT THE REAR BRAKE PADS WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED AS THE PADS AND ROTORS HAD WORN OUT. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 15,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 16,000. UPDATED 05/24/11*LJ UPDATED 08/10/11

04/25/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED THE CLUSTER OF INSTRUMENTS ON THE DASHBOARD FAIL AND RETURN TO THEIR OFF POSITION. DASHBOARD GOES BLANK, REVERSE LIGHTS COME ON AND AIR CONDITIONING TURNS OFF. THIS LAST APPROXIMATELY 15 SECONDS AND THEN EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL.. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DRIVING AT NIGHT WITH THIS FAILURE AND NO TURN SIGNALS. OBVIOUSLY FORD IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND COULD CARE LESS UNTIL SOMEONE GETS KILLED. WILL NEVER PURCHASE FORD AGAIN. *TR

04/07/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY DECELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION. THE TECHNICIANS WERE TEST DRIVING THE VEHICLE AFTER REPLACING THE TRANSMISSION WHEN THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT WITH THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A NEW TRANSMISSION TO ARRIVE FOR REPAIRS. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000.

04/02/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25136G******
Summary

2006 FORD 500. TRANSMISSION SLIPS AND BUCKS WHILE ACCELERATING AND BRAKING. THE PROBLEMS OCCURS ALOT WHEN THE TRANSMISSION STARTS TO WARM UP AND THE TEMP OUTSIDE IS ABOVE 50. IT SEEM TO START AT ABOUT 55000. *TR

03/22/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 01/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24116G******
Summary

1, PURCHASED MAY 2006 2, JULY 2007 LETTER FROM FORD EXTENDING WARRANTY ON REAR BRAKES. 3,MAY 2008 FORD REPLACED REAR BRAKES UNDER RECALL # 07N10N. 23,927 MILES ON CAR. 4, REAR BRAKES REPLACED 50,085 MILES 5, THE BRAKES REPLACED UNDER RECALL WERE THE SAME POOR QUALITY AS THEY REPLACED. 6, DEALER OFFERED NO HELP. 7, FORD SAID THAT ALL THEY WILL DO. 8,I FEEL THEY SHOULD REPLACE THE BRAKES WITH BETTER BRAKES THAT THE POOR QUALITY THEY USED ON THE RECALL. *TR

03/11/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Incident Date: 03/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25186G******
Summary

PURCHASED A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND NOTICED THAT WHEN I WOULD PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE OR REVERSE IT WOULD LURCH FORWARD OR BACKWARD QUITE EXCESSIVELY. CALLED THE DEALER AND TOOK THE CAR IN AND WAS TOLD THAT THE THROTTLE BODY MIGHT BE GUMMED UP AND THAT THE BATTERY ALSO FAILED AND COULD CAUSE THAT PROBLEM DUE TO RESETTING EVERYTIME THE CAR STARTS. THEY CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY PLATES AND REPLACED THE BATTERY AND THAT SAME NIGHT THE VEHICLE DID THE SAME THING WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE. *TR

03/09/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/08/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

ADDENDUM TO ODI ID NUMBER : 10386714 THE FUEL PUMP, FUEL FILTER HAD TO BE REPLACED, AND THE INJECTORS FLUSHED - COST $800 ++. DEALER NOW STATES CODES SHOW PCM NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. REPAIR COVERED UNDER FEDERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY (8 YEARS OR 80,000 MILES) DUE TO MY CURRENT MILEAGE BEING 79,008 MILES. DEALER COVERED CAR RENTAL UNTIL PART ARRIVES AND IS INSTALLED. I HAVE A "BUCKING" BEHAVIOR, AFTER TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 2 HRS AT SPEEDS OVER 60MPH (INTERSTATE TRAVEL). THE CAR WOULD LURCH SEVERELY AND HESITATE, THE ENGINE REVVED VERY LOUDLY, AND THE SPEED REDUCED TO 40 MPH, EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY FOOT TO THE FLOOR ON THE GAS PEDAL. AFTER DRIVING OFF THE HIGHWAY, IT WOULD DO THE SAME THING AT CITY SPEEDS AND HAD LITTLE TO NO ACCELERATION. DEALER SAID THE CODES SHOWED IT WAS THE FUEL PUMP AND IT WOULD DO THE BUCKING AND LACK OF ACCELERATION AFTER THE PUMP HEATED UP. DEALER SAID THE CAR WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE FUEL PUMP, FUEL FILTER HAD TO BE REPLACED, AND THE INJECTORS FLUSHED. *TR

03/07/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 03/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

I HAVE A "BUCKING" BEHAVIOR, AFTER TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 2 HRS AT SPEEDS OVER 60MPH (INTERSTATE TRAVEL). THE CAR WOULD LURCH SEVERELY AND HESITATE, THE ENGINE REVVED VERY LOUDLY, AND THE SPEED REDUCED TO 40 MPH, EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY FOOT TO THE FLOOR ON THE GAS PEDAL. AFTER DRIVING OFF THE HIGHWAY, IT WOULD DO THE SAME THING AT CITY SPEEDS AND HAD LITTLE TO NO ACCELERATION. DEALER SAID THE CODES SHOWED IT WAS THE FUEL PUMP AND IT WOULD DO THE BUCKING AND LACK OF ACCELERATION AFTER THE PUMP HEATED UP. DEALER SAID THE CAR WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE FUEL PUMP, FUEL FILTER HAD TO BE REPLACED, AND THE INJECTORS FLUSHED. *TR

03/06/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 03/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

THE FUEL LINE SEPARATED FROM THE GAS FILTER, WHICH CAUSED GASOLINE TO SPILL EVERYWHERE. FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED, AS LEAKING FUEL WAS A HAZED. DEALER REPLACED THE BROKEN FUEL LINE CLIP AT THE FUEL FILTER. *TR

02/28/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/18/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

WHEN I AM DRIVING MY FORD 500 A WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND LOCKS MY TRANSMISSION AND IT DECELERATES. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND I HAD IT REPLACED, IT STILL SEEMS TO BE DOING IT. I HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES SINCE THE FIRST INCIDENT. LOOKED IT UP AND MANY FORD 500S, FREESTYLES, AND MONTEGOS KEEP DOING THE SAME THING. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE SOMEBODY GETS HURT. *TR

02/22/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/22/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, HE NOTICED THAT THE GEARS BECAME DIFFICULT TO SHIFT. IN ORDER TO GET THE GEARS TO SHIFT, THE CONTACT HAD TO GENTLY RELEASE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED TO INDICATE A FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY A DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 45,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

01/30/2011
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 01/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, AT THE 86,000 MARK INSTRUMENT PANEL STARTED ACTING UP. ALL OR SOME OF THE WARNING LIGHTS (WRENCH, SEAT BELT, ENGINE, ETC.) WOULD ALL COME ON AND TURN OFF, AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND WEATHER CONDITIONS. WHEN THEY CAME ON THE RADIO SOUND WOULD LOWER TOO. THE SAFETY ISSUE IS ALL THE GAGES, EXCEPT THE AMOUNT OF GAS, WOULD GO TO ZERO AS WELL, MAKING IT IMPOSIBLE TO KNOW YOUR SPEED. CALLED AROUND AND FOUND IT WOULD COST $700 TO FIX. THIS SEEMS TO BE A FORD MANUFACTURE PROBLEM. I CONTACTED FORD AND WAS TOLD IN SO MANY WORDS THAT WAS MY PROBLEM SINCE THEY WERE NOT TOLD TO FIX IT BY NHTSA. *TR

01/11/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAD A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AT FIRST I LOVED THAT CAR THEN THE BATTERY STARED GOING DEAD SO I REPLACED THE BATTERY BUT IT STILL DID IT SO I HAD IT LOOKED AT AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WAS THE ALTERNATOR GOING OUT SO I REPLACED THAT BUT COME TO FIND OUT AFTER 2 BATTERIES AND 3 ALTERNATORS IT WAS A WIRING PROBLEM AND FINALLY THE WIRING PROBLEM ENDED UP FRYING THE COM[UTER IN MY CAR AND IT WAS GOING TO COST ME A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY TO FIX IT AND I DIDN'T HAVE THAT TYPE OF MONEY IT WAS MORE MONEY THEN THE CAR WAS WORTH I HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THEY HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM SO A WORD TO THE WISE DO NOT BUY A FORD FIVE HUNDRED !!! *TR

01/06/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO INCREASE SPEED , BUT VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT CONTINUED TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIANS STATED THE EGR VALVE, THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE MASS FLOW AIR SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT HE COULD NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE FAILURE WOULD NOT OCCUR AGAIN AFTER THE REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

12/29/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 11/23/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP251X6G******
Summary

STARTING SINCE FEBRUARY 2010. MY CAR LUNGES FORWARD WHENEVER AT A DEAD STOP. WHEN SHIFTING TO DRIVE AND REVERSE. I HAVE HAD TO HAVE MY FOOT ON BRAKE AND EVEN ALMOST HAD AN ACCIDENT WHILE PARKING AND HIT THE WALL. WENT TO DEALERSHIP AND FIRST THEY SAID IT WAS MY ENGINE MOUNT THAT WAS CAUSING IT. THEN WENT AGAIN BECAUSE THE PROBLEM STILL OCCURRED AND THEY SAID I NEEDED A NEW BATTERY. THEN THEY CLAIMED IT WAS MY AIR FILTER WHICH IS A LIE. I CALLED THE FORD HEADQUARTERS AND ALL THEY CAN DO IS TAKE DOWN WHEN I CALLED AND WHAT IT WAS ABOUT. THEY ARE NO HELP WHAT SO EVER SO WHAT IS THE POINT OF THEM EVEN EXISTING IF THEY CANT HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THEY CLAIM EACH DEALER IS INDEPENDENT AND THAT THEY CAN ADVISE THAT I GO TO A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP. I HAVE WASTED A GOOD DEAL OF TIME AND MONEY. LUCKILY I WAS SMART AND BOUGHT THAT PREMIUM EXTENDED WARRANTY. I STILL HAVE SPENT CLOSE TO OVER $400 ON REPAIRS. EACH TIME I WENT I HAD TO PAY A DEDUCTIBLE OF $100.00. THE BATTERY I WENT TO SAMS CLUB TO GET BECAUSE THE DEALER WANTED $140 BUT I GOT MINE FOR $75. THEY ADVISED TO GET MY THROTTLE BODY CLEAN AND THAT WAS $95. THEY SAID I NEED TO HAVE MY TRANSMISSION FLUSHED WHICH IS ANOTHER LIE. I DIDN'T GET THAT DONE BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE 60,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS AS RED AS CAN BE AND IS STILL GOOD FOR PROBABLY ANOTHER 40,000 MILES. THE POINT IS FORD KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO FIX THE PROBLEM IT APPARENTLY IS HAPPENING TO TONS OF FOLKS OUT THERE. THEY NEED TO JUST FIX IT BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY THROTTLE BODY CLEANED THE PROBLEM STILL COMES BACK HERE AND THERE. I JUST HOPE THAT NO ONE GETS KILLED AND THEN FORD WILL FINALLY GET THIS RIGHT. I PLAN ON SEEING IF I CAN GET SOME LEGAL HELP AND WILL EXPLORE THAT AVENUE BECAUSE I GET MY OIL CHANGES ALMOST EVER 3500 MILES AND I FOLLOW ALL THE MANUFACTURES SERVICE POLICIES. I DO MY PART AS A CUSTOMER AND THEY HAVEN'T DONE THERE PART AS THE COMPANY THAT MADE THE VEHICLE. *TR

12/20/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26146G******
Summary

CAR SURGES FORWARD/BACKWARD WHEN ENGAGED IN GEAR FROM DEAD STOP AND BRAKE IS RELEASED WITHOUT HAVING EVEN TOUCHED THE ACCELERATOR. SEEMS TO BE WORSE WHEN HEATING/COOLING FAN IS ON, ESPECIALLY ON RECIRCULATE, AND RPMS WILL SURGE/RACE AT DEAD STOP WITH BRAKE FIRMLY APPLIED WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO EITHER SIDE. PROBLEM IS ESPECIALLY NOTICEABLE IN PARKING LOTS OR ANYWHERE IN LOW SPEED STOP/GO DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONCERNED FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AS I HAVE HAD THE CAR JUMP UNEXPECTEDLY AND NEARLY HIT THEM. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND CAR WENT INTO LIMP HOME MODE INDICATING ERROR CODES P061B & P2016 WHICH MEANS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AFTER DRIVING IN DEEP SNOW, EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURE AFTER CAR HAD BEEN SITTING FOR 3 DAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS CLEARED BUT THE CAR CONTINUES TO HAVE THE SURGING ISSUES THOUGH IT DOES SEEM WORSE IN WARMER WEATHER THAN COLD. SO FAR I HAVE NOT REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY THOUGH I INTEND TO AS SOON AS I CAN GET AHOLD OF THE PART. *TR

11/28/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25136G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND THE PROBLEM IS WHEN I AM DRIVING AT A NORMAL SPEED AND HAVE TO SLOW DOWN AND THEN TAKE OFF THE CAR MAKE A STRONG BUCKING HIT, I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A MOTOR MOUNT, THEY REPLACED THE MOUNT BUT THE CAR CONTINUED TO DO THE SAME THING, THE WARRANTY WAS JUST ABOUT TO RUN OUT WHEN I TOOK IT THE SECOND TIME AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY, WHEN THE CHECKED WITH THE WARRANTY THEY TOLD ME IT HAD EXPIRED. I HAD TOLD THEM THAT THIS WAS A FOLLOW UP FROM THE FIRST TIME I TOOK THE CAR IN BUT THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING, IN SEARCHING I FOUND OUT THAT FORD WAS AWARE THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION HAD PROBLEMS AND THEY REFUSE TO ACCEPT IT, THEY NEED TO RECALL THESE CARS FIX THE PROBLEM THAT THEY HAVE CAUSED. THANK YOU FOR HEARING ME OUT. *TR

11/17/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28116G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LTD AWD, VEHICLE ACCELERATED TO 4000 RPM WHILE IN REVERSE. VEHICLE IN SHOP FOR THREE WEEKS WAITING FOR REPLACEMENT PART, THROTTLE BODY. DEALER STATED PART ON BACK ORDER AND HE HAD TWO OTHER VEHICLE IN AT SAME TIME WITH SAME DIAGNOSIS. *TR

11/09/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/25/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AFTER MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BOX WAS THE CAUSE FOR FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 82,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

10/21/2010
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 10/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SEVERE SIDEWALL CRACKING OF CONTINENTAL CT95 TIRES. ISSUE WIDELY REPORTED ONLINE. TIRES AT 60% OF TREAD, 3.5 YEARS SINCE NEW. REMAINDER OF TIRE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. *TR

10/01/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. CONSUMER WRITES REGARDING PREMATURE PAD AND ROTOR WEAR *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED SHE HEARD A GRINDING NOISE AND/OR DRAGGING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR WHEELS. THE LEFT AND RIGHT WHEELS NEEDED NEW BRAKES AND ROTORS. THE CONSUMER STATED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY HAD BEEN ISSUED FOR THE BRAKES IN 2007, BECAUSE FORD KNEW THERE WAS A PROBLEM. ALSO, THE BLOWER MOTOR BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER WAS DEFECTIVE AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AS WELL. THE GASKET BETWEEN THE CRANK SHAFT SUPPORT HOUSING WAS REPLACED. *JB

09/29/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24176G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED THROTTLE BODY FAILURE CAUSED CAR TO STALL ON HIGHWAY. THEN IT SURGED FORWARD LATER THAT DAY GOING FROM PARK TO DRIVE. *TR

09/28/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVEHUNDRED. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, MY CAR HAS LUNGED/SURGED FORWARD AND BACKWARDS. I CALLED FORD CORPORATE OFFICE ON THREE VARIOUS OCCASIONS TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND ASK FOR A REPAIR. EACH TIME I WAS TOLD THAT FORD WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE PROBLEM. ON SEPT. 27, 2010, AT A STOP LIGHT, THE CAR SURGED TO 3000 RPM'S AND I WAS SCARED. I KEPT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, BUT I THOUGHT AT THAT SPEED, THE BRAKE MAY FAIL. I WAS GOING TO TURN THE CAR OFF, BUT INSTEAD, I TURNED THE AIR CONDITIONER OFF AND THE SURGING WAS REDUCED TO 1000 RPM'S. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. WHAT IS FORD WAITING FOR? THE CAR NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AND REPAIRS MADE, BEFORE A MAJOR ACCIDENT AND LAW SUITS ENSUE. *TR

09/21/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/16/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

2006 FORD 500 SEL WITH CVT. CAR BUCKS WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO 20 MPF. ALSO WILL NOT ACCELERATE SO I CANNOT PASS TRUCKS ON THE HIGHWAY. REAL DANGEROUS. TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHILE STILL IN WARRANTY AND THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING EXCEPT TO TRY TO SELL ME A MASTER CONTROL FOR $2100 AND THEY WOULD NOT GUARANTEE THIS WAS THE PROBLEM. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL. *TR

09/20/2010
Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

MY CAR STARTED LUNGING FORWARD AND DYING WHEN I WAS EITHER IDLE OR WHEN I STOPPED AND STARTED UP AGAIN. THE THROTTLE LIGHT AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. SOMETIMES WHEN YOU WOULD TURN THE IGNITION OFF AND THEN RESTART THE THROTTLE LIGHT WOULD GO OFF. I HAVE NOTICED SOME DIFFERENCE IN FUEL MILEAGE. IF I DON'T HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND IT STARTS FORWARD SOMETIMES IT WOULD LUNGE, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO GET THE COMPUTER FLASHED BY A GOODYEAR PLACE IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR. IT HAS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES MORE SINCE THEY FLASHED IT. THAT WAS ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO. THE DATE NOW IS SEPT. 20. I WANTED TO REPORT IT, BECAUSE WITH THE LUNGING IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, I AM AFRAID THAT I WILL REAR END SOMEONE ALL BECAUSE OF THE LUNGING, WHICH IS UNEXPECTED. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).*TR

09/13/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT WAS BRAKING TO A COMPLETE STOP WHEN THE VEHICLE ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE AND WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT WITH THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING REPAIRS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 48,600.

09/11/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

WHEN YOU SHIFT OUT OF PARK INTO EITHER REVERSE OR DRIVE THE CAR SURGES FORWARD VERY QUICKLY. IF YOU DON'T HOLD THE BRAKE TO THE FLOOR YOU CAN'T STOP IT. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS! WHEN UNLOADING MY CHILDREN AT SCHOOL I ALMOST RAN OVER A CHILD DUE TO THIS DEFECT. WHEN I LOOKED ONLINE I FOUND THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE. FORD WON'T RECALL IT AND THE PARTS (THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY $800) ARE ON A 2 MONTH BACK ORDER! *TR

09/02/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23196G******
Summary

I BOUGHT MY 2006 FORD 500 USED IN 2009 AND ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTERWARDS I EXPERIENCED "LURCHING" OF THE VEHICLE WHILE I WAS SLOWING ACCELERATING OR REVERSING. THIS ALMOST CAUSED ME TO CRASH INTO MY GARAGE AND IS VERY DANGEROUS WHEN I AM REVERSING IN A PARKING LOT AS THERE ARE PEDESTRIANS. THIS HAPPENED RANDOMLY FOR ABOUT 9 MONTHS WITH NO AFTEREFFECTS. NO LIGHT TURNED ON OR ANYTHING SEEMED TO WRONG OTHER THAN THE RANDOM LURCHING. HOWEVER, 9 MONTHS AFTER I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE I WAS STOPPED IN DRIVE TO LET MY FAMILY OUT OF MY CAR IN A PARKING LOT AND THE CAR LURCHED WHILE I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND THE GEAR IN DRIVE. THE WRENCH LIGHT THEN CAME ON AND THE CAR DROVE ODDLY (SOUNDED WEIRD AND DIDN'T ACCELERATE WELL) AFTER THAT. I EVENTUALLY PARKED IT AND WHEN I RETURNED AND TURNED THE CAR BACK ON THE LIGHT WAS OFF AND THE CAR SOUNDED FINE. THEN 2 MONTHS LATER I STARTED MY CAR AND PUT IT INTO REVERSE AND IMMEDIATELY NOTICED THE CAR SOUND WEIRD AGAIN AND WAS NOT ACCELERATING. I PUT IT INTO DRIVE AND BASICALLY COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ACCELERATION. THE WRENCH LIGHT WAS ON AGAIN. THIS TIME I HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY TOLD ME I HAD TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY. I HAVE NOT HAD IT REPAIRED YET AS I AM FIGHTING WITH THEM ABOUT THE WARRANTY I PURCHASED AND TRYING TO FIND THE BEST PRICE AS THIS SEEMS TO BE A RECURRING PROBLEM. *TR

09/01/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP28186G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE STOPPED AT A LIGHT THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED AND THERE WERE NO PRIOR WARNINGS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 80000. UPDATED 12/22/10 *BF UPDATED 12/23/10*JB

09/01/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27136G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30-35 MPH THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED RAPIDLY. HE ENGAGED THE BRAKES IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THE VEHICLE FROM ACCELERATING. THE FAILURE OCCURRED 7 TO 8 TIMES AND THE FAILURE ALSO HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE. HE CALLED THE DEALER AND WAS ADVISED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

08/26/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD ABNORMALLY STALL OR JERK VIOLENTLY WHEN DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE CONTACT ALSO EXPERIENCED ABNORMAL SURGING, WHICH WOULD OCCUR FREQUENTLY. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY HAD GONE INTO FAILSAFE MODE, CAUSING THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 96,000. UPDATED 12/7/10 *CN

08/25/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23106G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVEHUNDRED, IT HAS BEEN LUNGING WHEN PUT IN GEAR AND EVEN SOMETIMES JUST AS YOU LET YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS SINCE I ALMOST REAR ENDED SOMEONE WHILE WAITING IN LINE AT THE DRIVE THROUGH. LAST WEEK IT STARTING TO ACT AS IF IT WANTED TO STALL. I TOOK IT TO THE FORD GARAGE AND THEY STATED I WILL NEED THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED AND IT WILL COST $770 TO FIX IT AND THE PART IS ON BACK ORDER. AFTER SOME RESEARCH, I FOUND THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE WITH THIS CAR ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM. *TR

08/20/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REVERSE OUT OF A PARKING SPACE WITH THE BRAKES APPLIED, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE WOULD OCCUR INTERMITTENTLY WHILE IN REVERSE. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE AT THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY, WHICH HE ADVISED WAS ON BACK ORDER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 83,000. UPDATED 11/16/10. *LJ

08/17/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Incident Date: 08/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28156G******
Summary

FORD NEEDS TO HAVE A RECALL REGARDING THE FIVE HUNDREDS LUNGING WHEN PUT IN REVERSE AND SOMETIMES WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE. MINE STARTED THIS ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND I DON'T HAVE TO PUT MY FOOT ON THE GAS TO GO IN REVERSE. EVEN WHEN PARKED DOWNHILL! MY HUSBAND AND I KNOW YOU MUST KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE ANYTIME YOU TAKE THE CAR OUT OF GEAR. IT'S VERY SCARY AND WE WILL NOT LET ANYONE DRIVE THE CAR FOR FEAR OF AN ACCIDENT. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS! *TR

08/14/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD 500 AND WHILE SITTING AT A RESTAURANT I PUT MY CAR INTO REVERSE TO BACK OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE WHEN IT SURGED BACKWARD AND I HAD NO CONTROL. SO I BRAKED AND PUT IN FORWARD. THEN IT SURGED FORWARD AND I HAD TO HARD BRAKE IT TO STOP THE CAR. IT HAD BEEN MAKING A NOISE LIKE THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE POWER STEERING. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND A TOW TRUCK AND HAD IT TAKEN IN. THE DEALERSHIP RAN A DIAGNOSIS AND SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BOTTLE. SINCE I WAS ABOUT 50 MILES FROM HONE I HAD IT TOWED BACK TO MY CITY WHERE I AM HAVING THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED. *TR

08/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24126G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE IT BEGAN TO LUNGE FORWARD. EXTREME PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL IN ORDER TO KEEP THE VEHICLE FROM SURGING FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE MOTOR MOUNTS AND THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. AN AUTHORIZED DEALER INFORMED HER THAT THIS WAS VERY COMMON FAILURE AMONG HER YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 74,000. UPDATED 11/05/10. *LJ

08/12/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/11/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25176G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, LIMITED EDITION. WHEN THE CAR IS PUT IN GEAR, EITHER DRIVE OR REVERSE, WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, IT LURCHES FORWARD OR BACKWARDS 75% OF THE TIME. I BOUGHT MY CAR USED ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO WITH 71,000 MILES, AND THOUGHT THE LURCHING WAS NORMAL. I TOOK MY CAR TO A REPAIR SHOP, AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE TYPE OF TRANSMISSION. UPON FURTHER RESEARCH, I FOUND OUT THEIR THEORY WAS FALSE, AND IT TURNS OUT THE THROTTLE BODY GOES BAD AFTER ABOUT 30,000 MILES. THE LURCHING OCCURS AT LEAST ONCE A DAY, EVEN AFTER THE CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. I HAVE BEEN LUCKY THAT I HAVE NOT INJURED ANYONE WITH THE SUDDEN LURCHING BECAUSE I WORK IN A BUSY DOWNTOWN CITY. SINCE I PARK IN CROWDED LOTS AND GARAGES, I HAVE COME EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HITTING OTHER VEHICLES WHILE I'M SIMPLY PUTTING MY CAR IN PARK. THE PROBLEM WASN'T AS BAD WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THE CAR, BUT NOW THAT IT'S GETTING OLDER, I'M REALLY NOTICING THE LURCHING OCCURRING MORE FREQUENTLY. WHEN ANOTHER MEMBER OF MY FAMILY DROVE MY CAR RECENTLY, A FENCE ON OUR PROPERTY WAS STRUCK DUE TO THE LURCHING. THUS FAR, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RECTIFY THIS ISSUE BECAUSE THE PART NEEDED (THROTTLE BODY) IS CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER FOR A FEW MONTHS. I'M HOPING FORD IS FORCED TO RECALL THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE IT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BEING DANGEROUS OR EVEN DEADLY. *TR

08/11/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24106G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE AT A COMPLETE STOP AND HAVING HIS FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THEN LETTING GO THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE. THE CONTACT HAD TO FORCE PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSED AND THEY STATED THAT THE BODY THROTTLE CONTROL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPAIRS DUE TO THE BACK ORDER ON THE PART. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37200 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 37419. UPDATED 10/25/10 *BF UPDATED 10/27/10 *JB

08/07/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 07/02/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28196G******
Summary

AFTER HAVING BEEN DRIVEN FOR 30-45 MIN, THE CAR WAS PARKED WITH MOTOR RUNNING FOR 5-10 MIN. GOT BACK IN CAR, PUT FOOT ON BREAK PEDAL, SHIFTED CAR INTO REVERSE, LIFTED FOOT OFF BREAK PEDAL AND CAR SUDDENLY LURCHED BACKWARDS. SLAMMED BREAKS ON AND CAR SHUT OFF. CAR HAD NO PROBLEM CRANKING RIGHT UP. DID THE SAME THING AGAIN, ONLY THIS TIME I HAD IT IN DRIVE. HIT THE BREAKS, CAR DIES AGAIN. THIS HAS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES WHILE SITTING IN LINE AT A FAST FOOD DRIVE-THRU AND HAVE ALMOST HIT CARS INFRONT OF ME WHEN I GO TO MOVE UP IN THE LINE. IF YOU TURN THE CAR ALL THE WAY OFF, IT WILL RESET AND NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS UNTIL THE NEXT TIME IT DECIDES TO DO IT AGAIN. I SEEM TO BE ABLE TO ELICIT THE PROBLEM BY DRIVING THE CAR FOR 30 OR SO MINUTES, STOPPING AND LETTING THE CAR SIT AND IDLE FOR 5-10 MINUTES. BINGO- IT HAPPENS. FORD DEALERSHIP SAYS IT IS THE THROTTLE BODY ON MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND I ACTUALLY HAD IT REPLACED IN 2007 AT APPROX 23,000 MILES (I NOW HAVE 69,500 MILES). CAR IS AWD. THANK GOD I HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY UNTIL 75,000 MILES THAT WILL COVER THIS BUT IT SEEMS THE PART TO FIX IT IS ON BACKORDER AND THEY ARE NOT SURE WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE (THAT IS RIDICULOUS CONSIDERING HOW MUCH I HAVE READ ABOUT "THROTTLE BODY ISSUES" WITH THIS CAR.) I THINK IT SHOULD BE A RECALL ISSUE SINCE YOU COULD EASILY HIT SOMETHING INFRONT OR BEHIND YOU. THANKS FOR LETTING ME INFORM YOU OF THIS PROBLEM. *TR

08/07/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23116G******
Summary

ON JULY 17, 2010, MY 2006 FORD 500 BEGAN TO LURCH/SURGE FORWARD/ BACKWARD DEPENDING ON WHETHER I WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. TOOK THE CAR TO FORD IMMEDIATELY. THEY REPROGRAMMED THE PCM. IT WAS NOT COVERED BY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. YESTERDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010, MY CAR BEGAN DOING THE SAME THING. TOOK CAR BACK TO SAME DEALER. THEY SUGGESTED IT MIGHT BE THE THROTTLE BODY. RESEARCH SHOWING THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE (AND HAS BEEN FOR SOME TIME). *TR

08/02/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP241X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING AT 45 MPH. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND WHEN RELEASED, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD ABNORMALLY JERK WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PARK. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 44,000. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TRANSMISSION WOULD BANG INTO DRIVE AND REVERSE. THE DEALER FOUND THE THROTTLE BODY CAUSING THE ISSUE, WHICH WAS REPLACED. UPDATED 10/26/10

08/01/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24166G******
Summary

PURCHASED A FORD FIVE-HUNDRED BRAND NEW IN 2006. AT LESS THAN 45K MILES THE A/C NO LONGER IS FUNCTIONAL, UNLESS DRIVEN AT HIGHER SPEEDS (SUCH AS THE CASE ON HIGHWAYS). I HAVE HAD BOTH LOW AND HIGH SIDE PRESSURE VALVES CHECKED, THERMOSTAT REPLACED, AND A/C UNIT FLUSHED TO NO AVAIL. *TR

07/28/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MANY MONTHS AGO MY 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED BEGAN JERKING FORWARD (ACCELERATING) WHEN SWITCHING GEARS FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. OVER THE MONTHS THE PROBLEM HAS GOTTEN WORSE AND ACCELERATES VERY QUICKLY WHEN GOING INTO DRIVE GEAR. IT ACCELERATES SO QUICKLY IT COULD EASILY CAUSE ME TO RUN INTO SOMETHING. TOOK TO FORD SERVICE STATION AND TOLD THE THROTTLE (THROTTLE BODY MAYBE?) NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND THAT IT WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE UNTIL FIXED. THE PART IS ON BACK ORDER FOR TWO MONTHS! THE PART IS $800. NOW I'M PAYING FOR A CAR THAT I CAN'T EVEN DRIVE FOR TWO MONTHS. MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ONLINE ABOUT THE SAME TYPE OF PROBLEM AND APPARENTLY THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM WITH IT IF THE PART IS ON BACKORDER FOR 2 MONTHS SINCE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE ORDERED IT. *TR

07/28/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP26146G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD 500 LUNGES INTERMITTENTLY WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP WHO COULD NOT REPRODUCE THE LUNGING AND SAID NOTHING APPEARED WRONG. SINCE IT ONLY OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY, IT IS DIFFICULT TO EVEN GET IT FIXED. IT APPEARS MANY OTHER FORD 500'S ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

07/26/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23146G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. CAR SURGES FORWARD EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED. IT DOES THIS IN REVERSE ALSO - EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED. I HAVE FOUND THAT THE CAR DOES THIS MAINLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING IS TURNED ON. IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO TRY TO PARK THE CAR WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING IS ON. THE CAR SURGES FORWARD AND I HAVE ALMOST RUN INTO OTHER CARS WHEN TRYING TO PARK. THE DEALER RETRIEVED THE CODE FROM THE COMPUTER. THEY APPLIED THE LATEST UPDATES TO THE COMPUTER AND CLEARED THE CODE. THE DEALER TOLD ME IF THAT DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM, I WOULD HAVE TO GET A NEW THROTTLE BODY AT APPROX. $400. SEVERAL WEEKS HAVE GONE BY AND THE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE. IT IS SCARY! I CALLED THE DEALER AND ASKED THEM TO ORDER A NEW THROTTLE BODY. IT APPEARS TO BE ON BACKORDER UNTIL 8/31/10. SO I AM ON A WAITING LIST. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY PROBLEM THAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY NEEDS TO TAKE CAR OF. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL!!! FORD MOTOR COMPANY SHOULD MAKE THIS RIGHT. I AM DISAPPOINTED IN FORD. I HAVE OWNED FORD VEHICLES FOR 20 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISSATISFIED. *TR

07/09/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/07/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

MY FORD 500 HAS BEEN LUNGING FORWARD AND BACKWARD WHILE IN DRIVE AND REVERSE. IT HAS DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES IN DRIVE ALMOST CAUSING ME TO HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. IT DOES ESPECIALLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON. I HAVE NOT HAD THE CARE REPAIRED AS OF THIS DATE. RESEARCH SHOW THAT THIS CURRENTLY HAPPENING TO MORE THAN A NORMAL AMOUNT OF FORD 500 OWNERS. I HAVE EMAIL FORD ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND I AM WAITING ON A RESPONSE. *TR

07/08/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHILE HIS FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE RPMS ALSO INCREASED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO LUNGE FORWARD. WHEN THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN THE RPMS INCREASED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO STALL. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY THE THROTTLE BODY. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THAT AT THIS TIME FORD DOES NOT HAVE THE PART TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT DID NOT HAVE THE VIN WHEN THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 74000.

06/30/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25116G******
Summary

WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, OR WHEN TAKING FOOT OFF OF BRAKE AFTER SITTING FOR A BRIEF PERIOD, CAR LUNGES FORWARD (OR BACKWARDS) WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL. THIS HAS CAUSED MANY NEAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING BUILDINGS, OTHER AUTOS, AND PEDESTRIANS, VERY VERY DANGEROUS. FORD DEALERS CLAIM THEY CAN NEVER DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM WHILE IT IS IN THEIR SHOP. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET HURT DUE TO FORD AND THEIR INABILITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND MAKE PROPER REPAIRS AT THEIR EXPENSE. *TR

06/07/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/18/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE, THE ENGINE WOULD REV AND MOVE BACKWARD AT A QUICK RATE. ALSO WHEN IDLING IN TRAFFIC, IF THE CONTACT TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL LEFT OR RIGHT, THE ENGINE WOULD ALSO REV AND SHE WOULD HAVE TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH GREAT FORCE TO KEEP THE VEHICLE FROM HITTING ANOTHER ONE. THE VEHICLE STALLED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 62,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 99,000.

05/26/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

REFERENCE ORIGINAL VOQ#10301954. MY CAR HAD A FIRE IN THE TRUNK WHILE WE WERE DRIVNG. THE TRUNK WAS LOADED WITH CLOTHES AND OTHER ITEMS. A FIRE OCCURED AND TOTALED THE CAR. UPON INSPECTION BY A FIRE FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, IT WAS DETERMINED THE FIRE ORIGINATED FROM A WIRING HARNES ON THE RIGHT REAR SIDE OF THE TRUNK THAT GOES TO THE REAR LIGHTS. THE WIRING HARNESS CHAFED AGAINST THE BODY CAUSING A SHORT TO GROUND THAT LED TO THE FIRE.

05/16/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/07/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHENEVER IT RAINS, THE REAR DOORS FILL UP WITH WATER. YOU CAN ONLY GET SO MUCH WATER OUT SO IT PROBABLY IS FORMING MOLD AND RUSTING THE CAR DOOR FROM THE INSIDE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS WHENEVER IT RAINS OR THE CAR IS WASHED IN THE CARWASH. *TR

05/10/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/18/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

EVERY TIME IT RAINS, MY REAR PASSAGE DOOR FILLS WITH WATER. WHEN THERE IS A HEAVY RAIN, WATER ALSO GOES INTO THE PASSENGER FRONT FLOOR PAN AREA. *TR

05/09/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 09/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

THE 2006 FORD 500 WE OWN HAS PROBLEMS WITH BOTH REAR DOORS. WHENEVER IT RAINS, THE DOORS FILL UP WITH WATER AND IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE WATER OUT. SOME CAN BE RELEASED BY SHAKING THE DOOR BUT MOST STAYS IN THE DOOR. I AM WORRIED ABOUT MOLD FORMING AS WELL AS FAILURE OF THE ELECTRONIC WINDOWS AND DOOR LOCK MECHANISMS. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURRING FOR SOME TIME. *TR

04/29/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

THE REAR PASSENGER DOOR OF MY 2006 FORD 500 FILLS WITH WATER EVERYTIME IT RAINS. I CANNOT FIND WAY TO RELEASE THE WATER AND THE DOOR IS VERY HEAVY NOW. I AM WORRIED THE DOOR WILL BE DAMAGED AND MY BABY'S CAR SEAT IS NEXT TO IT. I ACTUALLY NOTICED WATER IN THE DOOR QUITE SOME TIME AGO, BUT JUST REALIZED HOW BAD IT HAS GOTTEN AFTER OUR LATEST BAD THUNDERSTORMS/HEAVY RAINS. *TR

04/08/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,PARKING BRAKE
Incident Date: 03/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25126G******
Summary

REAR BRAKES PREMATURELY WEAR DOWN TO LESS THAN 2MM OF PAD REMAINING AFTER 11K MILES. *TR

03/05/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE THROTTLE BODY DOES NOT OPERATE NORMALLY WHEN DRIVING AT 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WILL DRAG AND WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS DEPRESSED THERE IS NO ACCELERATION. AT 15 MPH A WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE BEFORE THE VEHICLE REDUCES SPEED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TWICE AND THEY STATED THEY HAVE CHECK AND RECHECKED AND ARE UNABLE TO REMEDY THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO TAKEN TO TWO ANOTHER DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT IT IS THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT WILL COST $1000 FOR REPAIRS. THE FORD MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CALLED IN REGARDS TO THIS FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000 THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 88,000. UPDATED 4/23/10 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE ACCELERATION PROBLEMS WERE NOT CORRECTED BY CHANGING THE THROTTLE. UPDATED 05/28/10. *JB

02/17/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 02/10/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP251X6G******
Summary

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-26 ACROSS THE TN/NC BORDER THROUGH SAM'S GAP ON A SNOWY DAY LED ME TO DRIVE VERY SLOW AND COME TO A STOP AT THE TRUCK INFORMATION AREA AT THE TOP OF THE HILL. WHEN I SAW A LARGE TRANSFER TRUCK PULL OUT ONTO THE ROAD AND PROCEED DOWN THE HILL I FELT IT WAS SAFE TO FOLLOW. THIS TRUCK WAS MOVING A LOT FASTER THAN I WAS AND I WAS "COVERING THE BRAKE" AND TAPPING IT OCCASIONALLY DOWN THE STEEP INCLINE, BUT THERE WAS ICE ON THE ROAD AND WHEN I TAPPED THE BRAKES THE CAR BEGAN TO SPIN AND HIT THE CONCRETE MEDIAN ON ALL 4 CORNERS OF THE VEHICLE WITH PRETTY STRONG FORCE. THE SEAT BELT CORRECTLY LOCKED DOWN ON THE DRIVER SIDE, BUT THE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY PROPERLY. THE AIR BAG LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AND I COULD SMELL LIKE SOMETHING WAS BURNING. I ASSUMED THIS WAS THE COMPOUND USED IN THE AIR BAG. WHEN THE POLICE ARRIVED, I WAS GIVEN A CITATION FOR DRIVING TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS AND ANOTHER BECAUSE THE INSURANCE RECENTLY LAPSED. THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER TOOK THE CAR TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL (DRIVING TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS BY THE WAY) AND DECLARED THE CAR DRIVABLE SINCE THERE WERE NO FLUIDS LEAKING AND THE CAR WOULD STILL CRANK. THE FUEL SYSTEM HAD TO BE RESET, BECAUSE IT CORRECTLY SHUT OFF DUE TO THE IMPACT. THE SEATBELT WAS LOCKED DOWN COMPLETELY AND WOULD NOT RELEASE. SINCE THERE WAS NO SNOW BEYOND THE SAM'S GAP AREA, I DECIDED TO DRIVE HOME AND PARK THE CAR BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE MONEY FOR A HOTEL OR FOR ADDITIONAL TOWING AND THE PERSON AT THE NC WELCOME CENTER SAID WE WERE EXPERIENCING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. SO RATHER THAN FREEZE TO DEATH OR ASK SOMEONE ELSE TO PUT THEMSELVES IN DANGER TO COME GET ME I DROVE HIM WITH THE AIRBAG / SEATBELT LIGHTS ALARMING. THE BODY SHOP PERSON I SPOKE WITH SAID THAT I NEEDED TO DETERMINE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE RESTRAINT/AIRBAG SYSTEM BEFORE THEY CAN WORK ON IT BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF THE SYSTEM DEPLOYING WITHOUT WARNING. *TR

01/22/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

1. TRAVELING OUT OF TOWN ON A SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN A 2006 FORD 500( HAS APPRX. 64,000 MILES ON IT). 2. WHILE TRAVELING WE NOTICE THE SMELL OF SMOKE, THOUGHT IT WAS COMING FROM A SOURCE OUTSIDE, NO SMOKE IN VEHICLE, PULLED OVER TO INVESTIGATE, LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD AND THERE WAS NO SMELL OF SMOKE, PROCEEDED TRAVELING AND THE SMELL OF SMOKE CONTINUE, PASSENGER NOTICE A SMALL AMOUNT OF SMOKE COMING FROM THE TRUNK WHILE LOOKING AT THE REAR WINDOW, DRIVER PULLED OVER AND POPPED THE TRUNK, THE VEHICLE BECAME ENGULFED IMMEDIATELY...80-85% OF CAR WAS DESTROYED. 3.NOTHING. FORD DEALERSHIP THAT HAS SERVICED THE VEHICLE ( OVER 25 TIMES DURING OWNERSHIP) IS DENYING ANY RESPONSIBILITY. *TR UPDATED 05/26/10 *BF ACCORDING TO THE FIRE REPORT, THE FIRE'S ARE OF ORGIN WAS IN THE REAR SECTION OF THE VEHICLE. UDATED 06/17/10 *JB

12/30/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN 45-50 MPH HE APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THEN THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO RAPIDLY ACCELERATE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED FREQUENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE FAILURE WAS RELATED TO THE THROTTLE BODY. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE PART WAS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 22,2010. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,800. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 46,200.

11/19/2009
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 11/17/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

CAR GOES TO LIMP MODE AND JERKS AND ACCELERATES ABRUPTLY. *TR

11/16/2009
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 11/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23106G******
Summary

FRONT END HAS NO LUBRICATION POINTS AND TENDS TO BIND AND GETS TO A POINT THAT YOU CANNOT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. *TR

11/13/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY AND CONSUMER CAN NOT FIND THE PART TO BUY. *NJ THE CONSUMER STATED AS SHE BACKED OUT OF A PARKING LOT, SHE THOUGHT SHE HIT A CURB, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING BEHIND HER. SHE PULLED INTO TRAFFIC, BUT THE VEHICLE HAD NO SPEED. IT WAS MAKING A STRANGE NOISE AND SHE HAD NO CRUISE CONTROL. THEN A STRANGE SYMBOL APPEARED ON THE DASHBOARD. IT WAS A PICTURE OF A WRENCH. THE CONSUMER LOOKED IT UP IN THE MANUAL, AND IT SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND TO CALL THE DEALER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE PART WAS NO LONGER BEING MADE, DUE TO THE COMPANY WHO WAS MAKING THEM FOR FORD WENT BANKRUPT AND THERE WAS NO DATE AS TO WHEN FORD WOULD BE PUTTING THE PART BACK INTO PRODUCTION. *JB

10/30/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/26/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD 500 THE DEALER REPLACED MY REAR BRAKES AT 14,000 MILES N/C. AT 28,000 I PAID FOR BOTH REAR & FRONT BRAKES ROTORS AND CALIPERS, AT 52,000 MILES REAR & FRONT PADS I WAS JUST TOLD AT 76,000 I NEED THE WORKS AGAIN. *TR

10/09/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/17/2007
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP281X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. DURING BRAKE APPLICATION AT 40 MPH THE ALL WEATHER FLOOR-MAT SHIFTED ONTO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL. CONSEQUENTLY THERE WAS AN UNINTENDED INCREASE IN ACCELERATION. SHE REAR-ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTO BODY SHOP. THE FAILURE OCCURRED PREVIOUSLY ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS; WHICH THERE WERE NO PERSONAL INJURIES OR VEHICLE DAMAGE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 10/27/09 *BF UPDATED 10/29/09.*JB

10/01/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/02/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP231X6G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ENTER A PARKING SPACE, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AND STALLED; HOWEVER, HE WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR FACILITY AND THE OXYGEN SENSOR AND THE THROTTLE BODY WERE REPLACED. SINCE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS ON BACK ORDER THE COMPONENT WAS EXCHANGED WITH A USED PART. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 37,699.

09/09/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 09/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24186G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED WHICH I PURCHASED USED WITH APPROX. 12000 MILES. PRIOR TO THE PURCHASE FORD RECALLED IT AND PUT NEW BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS ON THE REAR. IT NOW HAS 29000 MILES ON IT AND THE REAR PADS ARE WORN OUT AND FORD SAYS THE ROTORS NEED REPLACING. THE BRAKES DRAG IN THE REAR. FORD SAYS THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE. I HAVE RESEARCHED ON LINE AND FOUND A LARGE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS IDENTICAL TO MINE. THIS IS A MANUFACTURER DESIGN PROBLEM AND A SAFETY HAZARD SINCE THERE ARE REPORTS OF THE BRAKES WEARING COMPLETELY INTO THE ROTOR AND LOCKING CAUSING ACCIDENTS. THE OWNER HAS NO CLUE SINCE THEY WEAR OUT SO FAST. FORD SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR DESIGN FLAW BEFORE THERE ARE DEATHS CAUSED BY THIS FLAW. *TR

07/29/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/26/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHENEVER THE CONTACT CHANGES GEARS ON THE TRANSMISSION, THE VEHICLE WILL SUDDENLY SURGE FORWARD. THE BRAKES MUST BE APPLIED IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, SHE NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SOMETIMES FAIL TO ACCELERATE AFTER COMING TO A STOP. THE FAILURE OCCURS AT ANY SPEED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 43,400.

07/23/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

AT RANDOM TIMES THE VEHICLE WILL SURGE FORWARD WHEN IN DRIVE, WITHOUT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDDLE. VEHICLE WILL THEN STALL. AFTER WAITING A MINUTE BEFORE RESTARTING IT WILL OPERATE NORMALLY, THEN DO THE SAME THING A DAY OR TWO LATER. THIS VEHICLE HAS NO AFTER MARKET EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AND NO CORRECTIVE ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AT THIS TIME. *TR

07/08/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. ON JUNE 21, 2009, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE AIR FLOW SENSOR, TP SENSOR, AND THROTTLE BODY WERE THE REASONS FOR THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE'S WARRANTY ONLY COVERED THE AIR FLOW SENSOR. THE CONTACT FEELS THAT THE OTHER TWO COMPONENTS SHOULD ALSO BE COVERED AND THAT THIS WAS A SAFETY DEFECT THAT NEEDS CORRECTING. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 49,647.

05/15/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/18/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, INTERNAL FAILURE OF CVT TRANSMISSION(TORQUE CONVERTER AND SHAFT), SLOW PROGRESSIVE FAILURE, FORD WOULD NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY DESPITE NUMEROUS OTHER NATIONWIDE COMPLAINTS. PLEASE NOTE FORD NO LONGER USES THIS TYPE OF TRANSMISSION IN THEIR VEHICLES. OVER 5,000 DOLLARS TO REPLACE. HAD CAR FOR 1.5 YEARS. *TR

05/15/2009
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 03/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE LOW BEAM BULB HOLDER/MOUNTS/SOCKET, MELTED- DEFORMED. *TR

05/10/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 05/07/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

I HAVE HAD TO HAVE THE REAR BRAKES CHANGED TWICE SINCE OWNING MY 2006 FORD 500 SINCE IT WAS NEW. I HAVE 45,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. FRONT BRAKES ARE STILL 75% GOOD. I BELIEVE FORD HAS A DESIGN FLAW AND SHOULD HAVE A NATIONAL RECALL. *TR

05/05/2009
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 03/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25116G******
Summary

POWER DRIVERS WINDOW INTERMITTENTLY MALFUNCTIONS, WHEN WINDOW IS PART WAY DOWN AND PUSH BUTTON TO GO UP THE WINDOW GOES DOWN INSTEAD OF UP, WHEN IT REACHES 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN IT STOPS ON ITS OWN, THEN YOU PUSH THE UP BUTTON AGAIN AND IT DOES NOTHING, THEN YOU PUSH THE UP BOTTOM AGAIN AND IT FINALLY GOES UP. *TR

04/17/2009
Components: STEERING,SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/08/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24176G******
Summary

IN JUNE 2007, MY WIFE TOOK OUR 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED (SEL) TO THE LOCAL DEALER FOR AN OIL CHANGE. SHE WAS INFORMED AT THE TIME THAT SHE NEEDED TO HAVE THE REAR BRAKE PADS REPLACED. THE CAR HAD ONLY 26,800 MILES ON IT. I WAS IN DISBELIEF AND TOLD HER NOT TO ALLOW THE WORK. I TOOK THE CAR TO AN AUTO SERVICE CENTER THAT I TRUSTED THE NEXT DAY. SURE ENOUGH, THE PADS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I HAD THEM DO THE WORK. I THEN COMPLAINED TO THE LOCAL DEALER THAT THIS WEAR RATE WAS UNACCEPTABLE AND CARS NORMALLY GO SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER BEFORE NEEDING REAR PAD REPLACEMENT. I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THEM STATING THAT THE "BRAKE WEAR ON YOUR VEHICLE IS CONSIDERED TO BE WITHIN NORMAL PARAMETERS" . I KNEW THIS WAS NOT TRUE. IN JULY, I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM FORD MOTOR CO. STATING THAT THEY WERE EXTENDING THE WARRANTY ON THE REAR PADS TO 36,000. I RECEIVED A REFUND FROM THE DEALER. JUST RECENTLY AT 68,584 MILES, WE HAD TO HAVE THE PADS REPLACED ONCE AGAIN. I DON'T THINK THIS IS ACCEPTABLE WEAR FOR THESE PADS. IT COST US $227.01 TO HAVE THEM REPLACED. MY WIFE USES THIS CAR FOR BUSINESS, SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL NEED TO PLAN ON REPLACING THESE PADS EVERY YEAR. INTERESTINGLY, THE FRONT PADS HAVE NOT WORN OUT YET. THE SECOND PROBLEM WE HAVE HAD IS WITH THE TIE ROD END LINKS WHICH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AT 53,671 MILES. I HAVE NEVER HAD TO PERFORM THIS REPLACEMENT ON ANY OTHER VEHICLE I'VE OWNED, MANY HAVE GONE WELL OVER 100,000 MILES. I BELIEVE THERE IS A DESIGN PROBLEM WITH THE CAR IN THIS RESPECT. *TR

04/06/2009
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 04/04/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25106G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL LINE SEPARATED FROM THE GAS FILTER, WHICH CAUSED GASOLINE TO SPILL EVERYWHERE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED AND INFORMED HIM TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE BEFORE A FIRE STARTED. THE CONTACT WILL CALL THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER TO INFORM THEM OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,399.

03/18/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,TIRES,WHEELS
Incident Date: 04/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24166G******
Summary

THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE BRAKES/ROTORS ON THIS VEHICLE. I HAVE HAD THEM REPLACED 2 YEARS STRAIGHT AND NOW THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR AND THE SAME PROBLEM IS DEVELOPING. THE FIRST REPLACEMENT WAS PAID FOR BY FORD. A YEAR LATER, CROWN FORD INFORMED ME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY, BUT REDUCED THE COST BY ONLY CHARGING ME FOR PARTS, WHICH WAS OVER $300.00+. UPON GETTING A FRONT-END ALIGNMENT, I WAS TOLD BY FIRESTONE THAT THE REAR ROTORS WILL SOON NEED TO BE REPLACED. THERE IS A PROBLEM HERE WITH THIS CAR AND BRAKES AND I FEEL I AM BEING MISLEAD. MY FORD 2006 WAS PURCHASED IN DECEMBER 2005. *TR

03/09/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 02/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24156G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT HEARD A GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. A MECHANIC STATED THAT THE BRAKE PADS WERE GRINDING INTO THE ROTORS. THE CONTACT BELIEVES THE BRAKES ARE DEFECTIVE BECAUSE OF THE LOW MILEAGE ON THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED AT HIS EXPENSE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND NO RECALL WAS AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT FEELS THAT A RECALL SHOULD BE ISSUED. HE DISCOVERED SEVERAL OTHER CONSUMERS WHO WERE EXPERIENCING FAILURES WITH THE BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS WITH SUCH LOW MILEAGES ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 30,544.

01/26/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,AIR BAGS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23126G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. EVER SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 2006, THE CONTACT HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING BRAKE FAILURE. IN ADDITION, WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATES UNEXPECTEDLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER A TOTAL OF SIX TIMES AND THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE AND CHANGED THE BRAKES EACH TIME. THE VEHICLE FAILED COMPLETELY AND WAS TOWED TO HER RESIDENCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 23,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 45,922. UPDATED 3/3/09 *CN THE AIR BAG ILLUMINATED WHEN A PASSENGER SAT IN THE SEAT. THE SHIFTER WAS HARD TO MOVE. THE FRONT MOTOR MOUNT WAS BROKEN. UPDATED 03/04/09. *JB

01/13/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27176G******
Summary

ON JAN 8, 2009, I HAD TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 1050 MILES FROM OKLAHOMA TO OHIO. WHILE IN OHIO, 6 INCHES OF SNOW HAD FALLEN, AND THE ROADS WERE SLICK WITH SNOW AND ICE. IN PREPARING FOR MY RETURN TRIP ON JAN 11, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND ABS WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON, AND THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN CONTROL AND BRAKING IN THE VEHICLE. UPON DRIVING FURTHER, THE TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHT CAME ON, AND THE VEHICLE WENT INTO REVERSE WITH A HUGE "BANG" SOUND AND VIBRATION. THE VEHICLE'S CVT TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT CHANGE GEARS IN DRIVE WHEN THE TRANSMISSION LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. UPON TURNING THE VEHICLE OFF, AND BACK ON, ALL LIGHTS WOULD GO OFF, AND COME BACK ON WITHIN 5 MINUTES. AFTER THE 6TH RESTART, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL. THE TRANSMISSION LIGHT, AFTER A FEW RESTARTS, DID NOT COME BACK ON. HOWEVER, THE ABS, TRACTION CONTROL AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS STAYED ON FOR APPROXIMATELY 650 MILES. AFTER THAT TIME, ALL LIGHTS WENT OUT, BUT THE RPMS WENT FROM 2000 TO 3500 ON THEIR OWN WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN CRUISE CONTROL ON A FLAT ROAD. THAT CORRECTED ITSELF ABOUT 100 MILES LATER. UPON TAKING THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER ON MY RETURN, THEY TOLD ME THAT SINCE NO LIGHTS WERE ON, AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOW ACTING NORMALLY, THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. MY FACTORY WARRANTY EXPIRES IN 14 DAYS, AND I AM NOT SURE IF I'LL BE ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM TO THE DEALER BY THAT TIME. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT BLAMED THE MALFUNCTION ON THE COLD WEATHER AND THE SNOW, BUT THE AWD VEHICLE WITH TRACTION CONTROL WAS, TO MY KNOWLEDGE, MANUFACTURED TO DEAL WITH SNOW AND COLD WEATHER. ONE DOES NOT NEED AWD, TRACTION CONTROL OR ABS DURING DRY, WARM DAYS. *TR

12/30/2008
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 12/23/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

PIRELLI P6 (P225/55 R18) TIRE FAILURE ON INTERSTATE 40. THE ENTIRE TREAD AREA & ABOUT 1 INCH OF THE SIDEWALL BROKE AWAY FROM BOTH SIDEWALLS. THE REMAINING TWO SIDEWALLS STAYED ON THE RIM BUT THE TREAD CAME OFF. THE TIRES ARE ORIGINAL TO THE 2006 FORD 500 - WITH 40K MILEAGE. THE OTHER 3 TIRES APPEAR TO BE OK. ALL HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED AND ROTATED EVERY 5K MILES. FORTUNATELY THERE WAS NO WRECK - I WAS EXTREMELY LUCKY CONSIDER THE TRAFFIC SPEED. I RETRIEVED THE TREAD FROM THE ROADSIDE AFTER HAVING THE TIRE REPLACED. *TR

11/12/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED, CAR HAS 40,000 MILES AND I HAVE REPLACED THE REAR BRAKE PADS TWICE SO FAR, ALSO THE ROTORS HAVE BEEN TURNED AND IN NEED OF BEING CHANGED AS OF RIGHT NOW. MANY OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE. *TR

11/02/2008
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 10/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

LOW BEAM HEADLAMP SOCKET ON THE DRIVERS SIDE FAILED. ONE OF THE SOCKET CONTACTS SHOWED EVIDENCE OF A CATASTROPHIC ELECTRICAL FAILURE - LOOKS LIKE SEVERE ARCING, BURNED PLASTIC, BROKEN SOCKET SHELL AND BADLY BURNED PIN IN THE LAMP. THE LAMP ITSELF IS STILL O.K., EXCEPT FOR THE BADLY BURNED PIN. ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF LATER THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO THE LOW BEAM LAMP ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. SAME DAMAGE TO THE SAME PIN IN THE SOCKET. THAT LAMP IS ALSO O.K. EXCEPT FOR THE BURNED PIN. THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE SOCKETS/VEHICLE WIRING, NOT THE LAMPS. THESE LAMPS ARE MOUNTED QUITE HIGH AND ARE REASONABLY WELL PROTECTED SO IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THIS IS A MOISTURE PROBLEM. THE COST OF THE REPLACEMENT SOCKET FROM FORD IS SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS! DEALER SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST CASE THEY'VE SEEN OF THIS HAPPENING - BUT I HEARD THE SAME THING WHEN I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE REAR BRAKES AND I NOW KNOW THAT CERTAINLY WASN'T TRUE! HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM? *TR

10/15/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/11/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AT 37,000 MILES (MOSTLY FREEWAY MILES) I WAS GETTING A LOUD GRINDING SOUND FROM MY REAR BRAKES. DISCOVERED THAT THE REAR PADS WERE TOTALLY WORN AWAY AND THE ROTORS WERE RUINED. THE MECHANIC SAID IT LOOKED AS IF THE CALIPERS WERE NOT OPENING PROPERLY, CAUSING A CONTINUAL DRAG OF THE PADS AGAINST THE ROTORS. THE FRONT PADS AND ROTORS ALSO NEEDED REPLACING AS THEY WERE WORN BEYOND THE POINT OF BEING RESURFACED. TOTAL BILL = $1,200! I LATER FOUND OUT FORD HAD KNOWN ABOUT A PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKE PADS, BUT I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY NOTICE FROM THEM. *TR

07/08/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 07/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24116G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 10-15 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD MAKE A SCRAPING SOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN IN FOR ROUTINE SERVICE AND REAR BRAKE FAILURE WAS DISCOVERED. THE PADS AND ROTORS HAD TO BE REPLACED. TSB NUMBER 10021463 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC) WAS REFERENCED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT HIS VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000. UPDATED 12-15-08 *BF UPDATED 12/17/08. *JB

06/16/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I TOOK MY FORD 500 IN FOR THE REAR BRAKE RECALL,THEY REPLACED THE PADS ,BUT THE ROTORS WERE WITHIN LIMITS,SO THEY TURNED THEM DOWN. NOW WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR NORMAL BRAKE REPLACEMENT,I WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO REPLACE THE ROTORS ON MY OWN. IN OTHER WORDS, FORD ONLY GAVE ME A SET OF PADS,WHICH SURE IS A CHEAP WAY OUT. *TR

06/11/2008
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, A WARNING LIGHT MESSAGE APPEARED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL THAT READ, "OIL LIFE ZERO PERCENT CHANGE OIL." THE WARNING LIGHT WAS CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATED; THEREFORE, THE CONTACT COULD NOT READ THE ODOMETER. HE ATTEMPTED TO RESET THE FAILURE, BUT THE MESSAGE REMAINED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR AN OIL CHANGE, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED FOR THIS FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE IT WAS CRITICAL TO READ THE ODOMETER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 54,750. UPDATED 07/15/08. *LJ UPDATED 07/15/08

05/30/2008
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 05/11/2008
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24156G******
Summary

CRASHED INTO TELEPHONE POLE TRYING TO MISS A CAT AND BROKE POLE IN HALF ON MOTHER'S DAY (5/11). NONE OF THE SIX AIR BAGS IN MY 2006 FORD 500 DEPLOYED. SPOKE TO MANUFACTURER THEY SAID SINCE I SPOKE TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY FIRST THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP ME. THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE AIR BAGS IN MY VEHICLE NOT WORKING. I FEEL THIS IS A MALFUNCTION AND FORD SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. I BOUGHT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY FEATURES DUE TO HAVING TWO SMALL CHILDREN. THE BODY MAN WHO LOOKED AT THE CAR SAID IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE SENSORS THE BAGS SHOULD HAVE WORKED. MY INSURANCE COMPANY ADVISED ME TO TALK WITH THE MANUFACTURER ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. *TR

05/24/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 05/18/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24166G******
Summary

THE NEW CAR REAR BRAKES HAVE EXCESSIVE WEAR ON THE ROTORS AND WHEN WET THE BRAKE PADS EXPAND CAUSING THE CAR TO JERK EXCESSIVELY WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED. THIS CONDITION IS EXTREMELY EXCESSIVE AT VERY VERY SLOW SPEEDS. WHEN PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT HOURS AFTER A RAIN THE EXCESSIVE BRAKES CAN EVEN CAUSE NECK PAIN. MY CONCERN IS THAT EVEN THOUGH I KNOW FORD WILL REPLACE THESE BRAKE PADS AS PROMISED: I AM VERY CONCERNED THAT THE ROTORS THAT HAVE VERY EXCESSIVE WEAR WILL BE TUNED AND NOT REPLACED. IT APPEARS TO THE NAKED EYE THAT A QUARTER OF AN INCH HAS BEEN WORN OFF OF THE ROTORS, AND THE CAR ONLY HAS 12500 MILES ON IT. FORD IS AWARE OF THE BRAKE PROBLEM, BUT IS WAITING FOR THE EXCESSIVE WEAR TO REPLACE THE PADS. WHAT SHOULD I DO? *TR

03/25/2008
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 03/25/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23116G******
Summary

LEFT HEADLAMP (RUNNING LAMP) IS NOT WORKING. WENT TO CHANGE THE BULB AND FOUND THE END OF THE HARNESS IS MELTED. LOOKS LIKE A POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD. WILL TAKE TO DEALER ASAP FOR REPAIR. *TR

03/21/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/12/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27146G******
Summary

SINCE THE DAY WE PURCHASED THE VEHICLE, THE GAS MILEAGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR THIS VEHICLE. COMBINED CITY/HIGHWAY HAS NEVER EXCEEDED 17 MPG AND IT HAD DEGRADED TO 12 MPG UNTIL THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT REPLACED A DEFECTIVE EVAP HOSE/FITTING. THE MPG RETURNED TO 17 MPG BRIEFLY BUT HAS SINCE FALLEN OFF TO 13 MPG. THE DEALERSHIP WE BOUGHT VEHICLE FROM (CHAMPION FORD) HAS BEEN UNABLE TO REMEDY. *TR

02/18/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN,VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/13/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP23146G******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2006 FORD 500 WHICH HAD THE CVT TRANSMISSION REPLACED AFTER 4 WEEKS. THE TRANSMISSION CONTINUES TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT DELAY IN ENGAGING IN REVERSE. MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER DID NOT WAIT UNTIL THE TRANSMISSION ENGAGED AND HAVE ON OCCASION LURCHED BACKWARDS ALMOST RUNNING OVER HER LITTLE BROTHER. WITH THE FRONT OF THE CAR ON A DECLINE THE CAR WILL ROLL FORWARD WHEN IN REVERSE UNTIL IT ENGAGES AND THE USER DEPRESSES THE THROTTLE. OLATHE FORD AND A FACTORY REP. INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND SUPPOSEDLY THE VEHICLE IS WITHIN SPECS. I DON'T THINK SO, THE CAR ALSO WHINES WHEN TURNING CORNERS. I THINK THE CVT TRANSMISSION IS OUT OF SPECS. FORD DOESN'T USE IT ANYMORE, NOR DO I WANT TO. I HAVE HAD MANY FORDS, THIS WILL BE MY LAST IF THIS ISN'T RESOLVED TO MY SATISFACTION. THE CAR ALSO HAS THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WHICH INTERMITTENTLY GOES OUT, WINDSHIELD LEAKS WATER AND AIR. ANSWER SOON, I AM GOING TO BBB, NHTSA AND KANSAS CONSUMER PROTECTION. THIS CAR IS A LEMON, I WANT A WORKING ONE. *TR

12/21/2007
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 12/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24166G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED WITH POORLY DESIGNED FRONT END. CONSUMER STATES THAT VEHICLE FRONT END IS LOW ENOUGH THAT IT SCRAPES DRIVEWAYS AND CURBS. *NJ WHEN THE CONSUMER SLOWLY DROVE UP THE DRIVEWAY, WHERE THERE WAS SLIGHTLY MORE THAN A NORMAL INCLINE, THE FRONT END SCRAPED THE DRIVEWAY AND TORE THE RIGHT SIDE INNER WHEEL WELL AND MUD FLAP COMPLETELY OUT OF THE WHEEL WELL AND THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE RIGHT OUT OF CONTROL. THERE WAS NO BODY DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. *JB

10/30/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/20/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28166G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. ACCORDING TO THE DEALER, THE BRAKE PADS RUB THE ROTORS AND HEAT THE PADS AND ROTORS DURING STOPPING. THE CONTACT NOTICED THE FAILURE WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ONCE AND THEY ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAILURE AND EXTENDED THE WARRANTY. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,800 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1.

10/24/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 07/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24156G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT HEARD A GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WHEN HE SHIFTED INTO REVERSE. THE REAR BRAKES WOULD ALSO CONTINUOUSLY GRIND. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE REAR BRAKES AND ROTORS CAUSED THE FAILURE. AS OF OCTOBER 24, 2007, THE DEALER HAD NOT REPAIRED THE VEHICLE UPDATED 11/14/07

09/10/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/30/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

HAD TO REPLACE REAR LEFT AND RIGHT BRAKE DISC PAD AND ROTORS @ 37,249 MILES. *TR. RECEIVED 12/27/07 64200. UPDATED 12/12/07

09/10/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/10/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23186G******
Summary

STARTING AROUNG 37,500 I'VE HAD 8 FAILURES WHILE DRIVING CAR CUTS OFF AND I HAD TO TURN IGNITION OFF AND ON FOR CAR TO WORKED RIGHT AT THE TIME I DID NOT REALIZED IT WAS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. TODAY 9/10/2007 HAD CAR CHECKED OUT AND SEVICE TECHNICIAN ADVISED TO REPLACE MECHTRONIC VALVE BODY REPLACE FOR A COST OF $1,900.00 I DECLINED. I ADVISED SERVICE REP TO REPROGRAMMED PCM TO LATEST CALIBRATION. *TR UPDATED 01-14-08. *KB UPDATED 12/12/07.

09/06/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REBUILT. POWER INPUT SHAFT AND BEARINGS FAILED RESULTING IN THE NEED FOR A $5,078.60 REPAIR.

08/21/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 08/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP26156G******
Summary

THIS IS IN REGARD TO A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED WITH REAR BRAKE GRINDING. I RECEIVED A NOTICE ( 07N10)FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY JULY 2007 . IT STATED THAT MY VEHICLE MAY HAVE HAD DIRECT EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD THAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THE BRAKE PADS TO SWELL AND CREATE A SLIGHT DRAG CONDITION. LOW LEVELS OF BRAKE DRAG COULD LEAD TO PREMATURE BRAKE PAD WEAR. AT 36,000 MILES THE REAR BRAKES BEGAN TO GRIND . THE REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS WERE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE . WHEN I BROUGHT THE AUTO TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS THE SERVICE MANAGER TOLD ME THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE IT WAS AN ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE. WHEN THE APPOINTMENT WAS MADE TO HAVE THE REPAIRS COMPLETED AT THE DEALER I WAS INSURED ALL THE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. TO MY SURPRISE THE DEALER DID NOT HAVE ALL THE NEEDED PARTS TO MAKE THE REPAIRS. FORTUNATELY ANOTHER DEALER IN THE AREA HAD THE NEEDED PARTS. THE DEALER FURNISHED A LOANER CAR FOR 5 DAYS . WHEN I PICKED UP THE CAR ONLY THE REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED. IF THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE IS IN FACT "MOISTURE" THEN WHY WOULDN'T ALL THE PADS NEED TO BE REPLACED? *TR

07/13/2007
Components: SUSPENSION,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,TIRES
Incident Date: 06/27/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28156G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT TOOK HIS VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THEY DISCOVERED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE HAD EXCESSIVE WEAR. THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE ALIGNED AND THE STRUTS CHANGED AT THAT TIME. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 30,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,000. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TIRES WERE ONLY DAMAGED ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND THEY HAD TO LOWER THE STRUTS AND ROTATE THE UPPER MOUNTS TO GET VEHICLE TO ALIGN PROPERLY. THE CONSUMER FURTHER STATED THAT THIS NO FAULT OF THE DEALER BUT THAT FORD AUTHORIZE 50% REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE TIRES AND NONE FOR THE ALIGNMENT. THE CONSUMER PROVIDED A COPY OF THE REPAIR INVOICE. THE DEALER STATED VEHICLE STARTS AND STALLS IN THE COLD WHEN USING THE REMOTE START. UPDATED 08/07/07 *TR

07/09/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 04/20/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25166G******
Summary

REAR BRAKES WENT OUT AT 23,000 MILES. NEEDED NEW ROTORS AND PADS. FORD MAKES DISPOSABLE ROTORS, IN THAT THEY CAN'T BE TURNED OR RESURFACED. THEY ARE THROW AWAY ROTORS, AND I HAD TO BUY ALL NEW ONES AT $100 A PIECE. WHY DID REAR GO OUT BEFORE FRONT? WHY DOES FORD MAKE DISPOSABLE PARTS? DON'T KNOW, BUT IT IS A SHAME AND A RIP OFF.*AK

06/25/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP27106G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED CUSTOMER STATES THAT THE VEHICLE ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN**CC THE CONSUMER STATED HE HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER ON 3 SEPARATE OCCASIONS AND THE DEALER STILL CAN NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. THE DEALER HAS PERFORMED BRAKE SERVICE TO NO AVAIL. THE VEHICLE STILL CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN. *TR

06/17/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/06/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP28126G******
Summary

WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF OIL/LUBE AND FILTER THE REAR BRAKES AND ROTORS NEEDED TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED ON THE 2005 FORD 500 WITH 20,000 MILES. IT COST $375, NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY OR BY DEALER. *AK

05/11/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 05/08/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24166G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S REAR BRAKE DISCS LOCKED UP AND BEGAN TO GRIND. THE DISCS WERE REPLACED, BUT THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WERE NO PREVIOUS SIGNS OF POSSIBLE BRAKE FAILURE. A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP REPAIRED TWO ROTORS. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT IT IS A COMMON FAILURE FOR THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE. FORD ACKNOWLEDGES THE FAILURE BUT WILL NOT ISSUE A RECALL OR PROVIDE RESTITUTION. THE ENGINE SIZE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 26,800. UPDATED 06/15/07 *TR

02/08/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 01/18/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24136G******
Summary

REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS TOO SMALL AND WEAR OUT BEFORE 10,000 MILES. AT 3,000 MILES I INFORMED THE DEALER THAT REAR WHEELS WERE COLLECTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF BRAKE DUST. SERVICE ADVISOR FOUND NO PROBLEMS WITH BRAKES AT THAT TIME. TEN MONTHS LATER, I WAS INFORMED BY SERVICE ADVISOR THAT THE REAR BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS WERE DESIGNED TOO SMALL AND THE PADS AND ROTORS WERE WEARING OUT PREMATURELY. SERVICE ADVISOR SAID THEY THEY WERE REPLACING REAR PADS AND ROTORS ON NUMEROUS FORD FIVE HUNDREDS PRIOR TO 10,000 MILES. SERVICE ADVISOR SAID THAT FORD WOULD PAY THE COST IF VEHICLE WAS LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OLD. *JB

12/27/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 12/12/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I BOUGHT MY 2006 FORD 500 IN JUNE OF 2006. I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR BRAKES GETTING VERY DUSTY (ON RIMS), SO I WENT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND ASKED ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. AT THE TIME THE ANSWER WAS, "THOSE ARE THE BRAKES WHICH THE MANUFACTURER INSTALLED AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. SO, I HAD TO ACCEPT THIS ANSWER AND GO ON ABOUT MY BUSINESS. AT 12000 MILES (DECEMBER 2006) I TOOK THE CAR IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE. WHEN THEY WERE DRIVING MY CAR IN FOR THE OIL CHANGE THEY NOTICED A SQUEELING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR WHEELS. I GUESS THEY CHECKED THE REAR WHEELS AND FOUND EXCESSIVE WEAR ON THE REAR BRAKES. ANYHOW, NOW THEY HAVE CHANGED AND REPAIRED THE BRAKES. I WAS TOLD WHEN I PICKED UP THE CAR THAT THERE WAS AN SERVICE BULLETIN ON THE BRAKE PROBLEM.

12/14/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 09/15/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23176G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS WORE OUT QUICKLY. THE CONTACT EXPRESSED THERE WAS TOO MUCH BRAKE DUST IN THE REAR BRAKES. THE SERVICE DEALER DID NOT FIND ANY PROBLEM.

10/05/2006
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 10/03/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP25146G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE TRAVELING 55 MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ENGAGED, THE VEHICLE DROVE OFF THE ROAD AND INTO AN EMBANKMENT OF A CREEK FLIPPING THE VEHICLE ONTO ITS ROOF. THE FRONT AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY ALTHOUGH THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS DEPLOYED AND THE SEAT BELT WAS WORN. A FENCE POST WAS DAMAGED IN THE ACCIDENT. THE CONTACT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND TREATED FOR BUMPS AND BRUISES TO THE BODY AND HEAD. A POLICE REPORT WAS TAKEN. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN IMPOUND AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED.

09/25/2006
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/25/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH AND RELEASING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SLOW DOWN. IT WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE VEHICLE WAS DESIGNED THAT WAY. THE CONSUMER STATED IF SEEMED AS THOUGH THE VEHICLE WAS SET ON CRUISE CONTROL. UPDATED 10/13/06. *JB

08/22/2006
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 07/29/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED TIRE BLEW OUT CAUSING CONSUMER TO LOOSE CONTROL AND OVERTURN THE VEHICLE. *KB * THE CONSUMER STATED SHE FELT A VIBRATION PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. *JB THE CONSUMER STATED IT DID NOT APPEAR THAT THE INCIDENT WAS DUE TO A TIRE FAILURE. POSSIBLY THE LUG NUTS AND WHEEL WERE THE CAUSE. UPDATED 09/24/06. *JB

08/21/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 07/24/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE HAS A STATIC BUILD UP AND ABOUT EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE TIME THE CONTACT EXITS THE VEHICLE THEY ARE SHOCKED. THIS ONLY OCCURS WHILE EXITING NOT ENTERING THE VEHICLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NEW AND THE DEALER DETERMINED IT IS THE CLOTH SEATS AND IS NOT FIXABLE.

08/07/2006
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 07/29/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED ON 7-29-06 WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE AT 70 MPH, THE TIRE, RIM AND A PORTION OF THE WHEEL HAD SEPARATED FROM THE WHEEL BUT WAS STILL ATTACHED. THE INCIDENT RESULTED IN THE CONTACT LOSING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CAUSED AN ACCIDENT, BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED. PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT, THE VEHICLE DRIFTED TO THE LEFT RAPIDLY. BOTH SEAT BELTS WERE IN USE AT THE TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DECLINED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PRIOR HISTORY OF THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED AND A POLICE REPORT WAS TAKEN. *AK

08/06/2006
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 08/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24136G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD 500 THAT HAS A VERY BAD GLARE ON THE WINDSHIELD. WHEN I INQUIRES ABOUT THE PROBLEM, I WAS TOLD THERE WAS 3 SUCH COMPLAINTS MADE AT THAT SAME DEALERSHIP. I WAS ALSO TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE, IT WAS CAUSED BY THE WAY THE GLASS WAS MADE. *NM

08/03/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 12/05/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24126G******
Summary

BRAKES DRAG CAUSING THE CAR TO JERK, GRASP WHEN STOPPING. *JB

07/14/2006
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/12/2006
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP251X6G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH THERE WAS A SMELLED OF SMOKE. THE SMELL MAY HAVE BEEN COMING FROM THE AIR CONDITIONER. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED FOR 8 TO 9 HOURS. WHEN THE CONTACT RETURN TO THE VEHICLE, IT WAS FILLED WITH SMOKE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE AND DETERMINED THE FIRE WAS OF AN ELECTRICAL NATURE AND SEEMED TO ORIGINATE FROM THE WIRE IN THE SPEAKER AREA LOCATED IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. A FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT WAS FILED. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. THE DEALERSHIP AND MANUFACTURER HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

07/07/2006
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 04/15/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24156G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING DURING SUMMER THERE IS A REFLECTION OFF OF THE WINDSHIELD CAUSING DIFFICULTY IN VISIBILITY

06/29/2006
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23116G******
Summary

PROBLEM WITH THE EMERGENCY FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH LOCATION IN THE 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED. MY PASSENGER IN THE CAR ( FRONT PASSENGER SEAT SIDE) UNKNOWINGLY TAPPED OR BUMPED THE SWITCH WHICH CAUSED THE CARS ENGINE TO LOOSE POWER AND THEN COMPLETELY STALL. DEALER ( SUNRISE FORD IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD TOLD ME TODAY IT WAS THIS SWITCH THAT WAS ACTIVATED WHICH CAUSED THE STALLING OF MY ENGINE. MY PASSENGER ( ADULT MALE- 6'2" LARGE SHOE SIZE) WAS WORKING WITH ME IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY ON 6/28/06. APPARENTLY HIS FOOT BUMPED THIS SWITCH WHICH HAS GOT TO BE IN AN IMPROPER LOCATION ( NOT CONCEALED). *JB

06/01/2006
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23196G******
Summary

ACCELERATOR JUMPED TO FULL THROTTLE AS MY WIFE PULLED INTO PARKING SPOT-CAR JUMPED OVER CONCRETE CURB AND CROSSED A GRASSY STRIP AND STRUCK A PICKUP TRUCK. SHE WAS MOVING SLOWLY INTO THE SPOT WHEN CAR JUMPED ONTO FULL THROTTLE. *NM

03/31/2006
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 03/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP27126G******
Summary

AUTO HEADLIGHTS FAIL DURING OPERATION, DRIVING IN RURAL NON LIGHT SENSITIVE AREAS. *NM

03/22/2006
Components: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY,BACK OVER PREVENTION
Incident Date: 03/21/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24146G******
Summary

THE REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM WORKED FLAWLESSLY FOR THE FIRST 5000 MILES. NOW IT GOES OFF EVERYTIME I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE WHEN THERE IS NOTHING NEAR THE REAR OF THE CAR. NOW I DISREGARD THE WARNING BEEPS WHICH IS DANGEROUS. *JB

03/04/2006
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 02/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP25176G******
Summary

FAILURE TO PROTECT OUTER EDGES OF FUEL TANK SHARP OBJECT KICKED UP FRONT TIRE PERFORATED TANK ON FORD 500. 2006 HAVE TO REPLACE TANK. *NM

03/03/2006
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 03/03/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP24196G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 65MPH AND A SEMI TRUCK DRIVES PAST, THE HOOD WILL RAISE A FOURTH OF AN INCH. WIND COMES THROUGH THE RADIATOR AND RAISES THE HOOD. UPON INSPECTION THE DEALER AGREED THE PROBLEM OCCURS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CREATE A REMEDY.

02/02/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 02/02/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP23166G******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE REAR BRAKE PADS WERE DISINTEGRATING; THIS WAS NOTICED WHILE WASHING THE VEHICLE. THE DEALERSHIP AND MANUFACTURER DETERMINED IT WAS A COSMETIC PROBLEM. THE DEALERSHIP SUGGESTED THE CONTACT PURCHASE A PLASTIC SHIELD TO KEEP THE DUST OFF OF THE BRAKE PADS. THE CONTACT CLEANED THE DUST OFF OF THE BRAKE PADS AND STATED IT TAKES 20 MINUTES ON EACH SIDE. UPDATED 3/3/2006 - THE CONSUMER BELIEVES THAT THE BRAKES MAY NOT BE RELEASING ALL THE WAY. *NM

01/31/2006
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 01/31/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP24146G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD 500 ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATOR GOES DOWN WHEN PULLING UP ON THE WINDOW CONTROL UNLESS YOU WAIT 5 SECONDS AFTER LOWERING THE WINDOW. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE SINCE THE WINDOW UP OR DOWN BUTTON CONTROLS SHOULD DO WHAT ARE MEANT TO DO - NOT THE OPPOSITE. *JB

1 Recalls

for 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED
13/06/2006
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06E056000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Campaign Number: 06E056000
Manufacture: UFI FILTERS USA
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.

Notes

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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