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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 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.

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2005 Ford Five Hundred drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 222011

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

My wife was returning home from church in busy traffic. The 2005 500 Ford moved into etc - engine failsafe mode. This was a very dangerous situation. This event occurred on Saturday, 22 January. We will be in touch with the dealer as soon as Monday arrives.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

May 252010

Five Hundred

  • miles
In 2009 I took my Ford 500 to sutton Ford in the auto mall in matteson, il because I was having an acceleration issue. The ac light and board light was on. They call me and I paid the bill for almost $800, they told me that they had repaired the problem and gave me the car back. I returned the car to them the next day because the ac light came back on and the acceleration problem still existed. They replaced a few parts and returned the car to me after a few day. Well the problem was not corrected and they insisted that there was not an acceleration issue with my car and would not work on it any more. Well we have deal with this issue for almost a year later when on last night, May 25, 2010, my husband and I along with my grandson was sitting in the drive through at mcdonalds when we proceeded to have an extreme sudden acceleration. It really scared me and my husband. To our surprise the problem exist. It wanted to jet off at the stop sign and while shifting from park to drive and while backing up. I'm returning the car on tomorrow to sutton Ford who was to do the first repair. There is a serious problem with my car and I need to get to the bottom of it before a serious incident occur.

- Matteson, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 222009

Five Hundred

  • 72,000 miles
2005 Ford 500 - limited received a AWD malfunction with in the dashboard warning system. The malfunction has been off and on for the last two weeks. No apparent drivabilty when the malfunction comes on. Would reset it self after the ignition is turned off and the warning would come on back on after approximately 25 mins of driving. Brought the car to auto mechanic and had the computer connected and got a P1889 code, which is to replace the oil pump pressure sensor. After replacing the sensor with a kit supplied by Ford the warning still came up the next day after 25 mins of driving. That is were I am today.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

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