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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,137 miles

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2005 Ford Five Hundred brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 102007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,137 miles


The Ford Five hundred had rear brake pad and rotor failures after only 22,137 miles. This required replacing the pads and rotors at my expense. My last car required new brakes at 53,000 miles. In addition only the rear brakes were warn out. The front pads were still okay. In my opinion this was clearly either a design failure or a materials failure. I contacted Ford, and was told that brakes were a wear item, and they will do nothing. From the number of cases of this type failure on the Ford Five hundred and the Mercury montego, on this web site I would think an investigation would be started.

- Apalachin, NY, USA

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