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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,589 miles

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2005 Ford Five Hundred accessories - interior problems

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012010

Five Hundred

  • 31,589 miles


Just purchased a 2005 Five hundred with 32000 miles and had to bring back to dealer for transmission up-down hard shifting. They said they had to flash w/new software. Picked up and did not notice any difference, still hard shifting. Have 10 days left on my 60 day warranty. Will bring back to dealer for diagnostics. Sounds to me that a huge amount of loyal Ford customers are having a huge problem with the this transmission. I suppose I will have an transmission failure soon to come. Why in gods name is nobody doing something about this problem. I also had to have my driver heated seat pads replaced because of failure.

- Cottage Grove, MN, USA

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