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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,191 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Five Hundred cooling system problems

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 252011

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 76,600 miles

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

A/C compressor problem. After reading numerous blogs, seems to be a very common problem for the Ford Five hundred models. Ford needs to recall and fix.

- Blanco, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 102011

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
A/C problem, cool when going down the road. Worm at idle. 05 Ford 500.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

problem #5

Sep 012010

Five Hundred

  • 40,100 miles
70 degree air blowing at idle and low speed. Lowers to 62 degrees at highway speed. No condensation draining thru condensate tube. Refrigerent evacuated and system charged with fresh 134.

- Springdale, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102010

Five Hundred

  • miles

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

My Ford Five hundred sel has really been a problem from day one, however, the problem now is get either the check engine light and the fail safe mode together.this car has been in the shop so many times within the last three years until nothing should be wrong with it.

- Jersey City , NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 102010

Five Hundred

  • 29,000 miles
In my 2005 Ford Five hundred sedan, the compressor for the air conditioning does not work properly. The air compressor will not cool the car unless you are driving at or above highway speed. When sitting at idle or driving around town, air conditioning system will blow hot air instead of cold. The compressor must be replaced in order for air conditioning system to work properly. Seems to be a very common problem with 2005 and 2006 Ford Five hundred sedans.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152010

Five Hundred

  • 70,000 miles
Ford 500 2005 - 74K miles....car started jerking forward as soon as I lift my foot off the brake, which has almost caused me to run into things in a parking lot full of cars. The sensors went out, which I wasn't aware of until I backed into a tree without warning. Now the air conditioning has gone out and it seems my car is not the only one with these problems.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010

Five Hundred

  • 102,638 miles
My 2005 Ford Five hundred has been a very dependable vehicle, except when the compressor went out. After doing much research, it seems that I am not the only one with this issue. Ford should do the right thing and repair the compressors on the Ford Five hundreds because it is a very high safety concern. I have had to drive around with no air because I cannot afford the repair on top of the monthly payments for the car. If I had known that there was an issue with the compressor going out, and a $1200 bill to ensue, I would have reconsidered buying this vehicle. All the Ford Five hundred drivers, including me, need help on this across the board repair. It is obviously a manufacturing error and should be made right by Ford.

- Springville, AL, USA

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