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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2005 Ford Five Hundred brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252005

Five Hundred

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ford Five hundred 2005 with brake failure, defective radio, driver side window regulator replaced twice. *** no answer required*** there was a noise in the rear end of the vehicle, the left rear brake caliper at the piston seal was leaking.

- Greenview, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 252005

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I noticed shimmy in front end while applying brakes, and grinding noise from right rear at the same time.there was a squeak in the rear suspension going over the slightest bumps. The car had 1443 miles on it. I took it to the dealer and left it for the day. Their response was, customer states vibration when braking, test drove and resurfaced front rotors. Customer states right rear brake grabs, test drove and could not duplicate customers concern at this time. Customer states there is a squeak noise going over bumps, seems to be coming from the rear. Per ssm18479, Ford engineering is looking into this concern, we have applied krytox grease to suspension. The 2nd visit to the dealership, 3429 miles on car, it had a hesitation when accelerating, still having right rear brake grinding, extremely excessive brake dust on right rear wheel. Dealer response, customer states there is a hesitation on acceleration, test drove to verify concern/vehicle did hesitate on rolling take off. Diag. System and found no codes/checked pidsall ok checked oasis and found tsb 05 11 08 performed tsb reprogrammed PCM/tcm, rechecked, all ok. Customer states right rear brakes seem to be dragging, excessive dust. Checked right rear brake for sticking/checked ebrake system and found working ok/checked brake caliper for binding and caliper slides and pad slides, all ok. Could not duplicate customers concern at this time. The car has 4700 miles on it now, still has extremely heavy brake dust on the right rear wheel, still feels and sounds like it is grinding, still no satisfaction with dealer's response that there is nothing wrong with right rear wheel/brake system.

- Wilmington, OH, USA

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