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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,756 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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2006 Ford Five Hundred brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 132006

Five Hundred

  • 1,025 miles

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

Unintended acceleration from stop when brake released. From Sept 2006 until present. Approx $3000 each time. Hit garage wall. (approx 5 collisions with wall) still does it. Finally found out when & why.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 142013

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
As I started my car to leave, the parking brake would not release right (went down to the floor), the brake light was displayed on the dash, and I could tell the parking brakes were still engaged. Since the parking brakes were still engaged, my rear wheels were locked up. My car therefore was not drivable. There was no prior warning of this problem for my Ford 2006 Five hundred. I have not been informed of any recalls from Ford Motor Company due to this problem.

- Union , SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 072010

Five Hundred

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph and having to brake abruptly, there was a hesitation in braking response. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was repaired and three sets of rear brake pads were installed on the vehicle. In addition, the low beam headlights started to dim. The contact inspected the vehicle himself and noticed that the pig tail socket had shortened. The pig tail socket was replaced. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 125,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Reedley, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102012

Five Hundred

  • 170,000 miles
1st issue: When the vehicle is at a stop light, the car feels like it's going to jump forward even while the brake is depressed. I worry about rear-ending the car in front of me. Then when the car is in park, the car begins to rev or idle high as if the accelerator has been pressed. 2nd issue: While in park or driving at low speeds of 30-35mph, the instrument panel quits working and the A/C stops as if the car was turned off. It'll then come back on and will continue to come on and off. The bad thing is that the hazard lights won't even work. There's no warning. We have already had the throttle body repaired last year in 2011 when we found out it's a common problem but not covered under warranty nor a recall issued.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

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