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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,045 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 172006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,400 miles

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

- the contact stated that the car accelerates unexpectedly. The contact stated that once she starts the car and drives a short distance at 10 mph and comes to a complete stop the car will then accelerate unexpectedly. She has taken the car to the dealer (freemont Ford) a dozen times and they have not been able to find a problem. The contact said that the car is still at the dealer.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,450 miles
: the contact stated while applying pressure to the accelerator pedal and the vehicle hesitated. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was contacted. Updated 05/30/06.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222005

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 286 miles
While attempting to accelerate, electronic throttle is very slow to respond. In times when needing to accelerate immediately, throttle will not let you. It can be very scary. This is a big safety concern for me. Dealer has no solution to the problem. Dealer said it is common with other 500's.

- Semmes, AL, USA

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