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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,731 miles

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2006 Ford Five Hundred brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 202006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. According to the dealer, the brake pads rub the rotors and heat the pads and rotors during stopping. The contact noticed the failure while driving 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer once and they acknowledged the failure and extended the warranty. The current mileage was 5,800 and failure mileage was 1.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 012007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. The contact heard a grinding noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when he shifted into reverse. The rear brakes would also continuously grind. The dealer stated that the rear brakes and rotors caused the failure. As of October 24, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle updated 11/14/07

- Rincon , GA, USA

problem #6

Jun 302007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,249 miles
Had to replace rear left and right brake disc pad and rotors @ 37,249 miles.. received 12/27/07 64200. Updated 12/12/07

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 152007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


This is in regard to a 2006 Ford Five hundred with rear brake grinding. I received a notice ( 07N10)from Ford Motor Company July 2007. It stated that my vehicle may have had direct exposure to moisture for an extended period that may have caused the brake pads to swell and create a slight drag condition. Low levels of brake drag could lead to premature brake pad wear. At 36,000 miles the rear brakes began to grind. The rear brake pads and rotors were replaced at no charge. When I brought the auto to the dealer for repairs the service manager told me the front and rear brakes needed to be replaced because it was an all wheel drive vehicle. When the appointment was made to have the repairs completed at the dealer I was insured all the parts were available. To my surprise the dealer did not have all the needed parts to make the repairs. Fortunately another dealer in the area had the needed parts. The dealer furnished a loaner car for 5 days. When I picked up the car only the rear brakes were replaced. If the cause of the failure is in fact "moisture" then why wouldn't all the pads need to be replaced?

- Abrams, WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 202007

Five Hundred

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Rear brakes went out at 23,000 miles. Needed new rotors and pads. Ford makes disposable rotors, in that they can't be turned or resurfaced. They are throw away rotors, and I had to buy all new ones at $100 a piece. Why did rear go out before front" why does Ford make disposable parts" don't know, but it is a shame and a rip off.

- Gustine, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Rear brake pads and rotors too small and wear out before 10,000 miles. At 3,000 miles I informed the dealer that rear wheels were collecting large amounts of brake dust. Service advisor found no problems with brakes at that time. Ten months later, I was informed by service advisor that the rear brake rotors and pads were designed too small and the pads and rotors were wearing out prematurely. Service advisor said they they were replacing rear pads and rotors on numerous Ford Five hundreds prior to 10,000 miles. Service advisor said that Ford would pay the cost if vehicle was less than 12 months old.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 152006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
: the contact stated the brake rotors and pads wore out quickly. The contact expressed there was too much brake dust in the rear brakes. The service dealer did not find any problem.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 022006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
: the contact stated the rear brake pads were disintegrating; this was noticed while washing the vehicle. The dealership and manufacturer determined it was a cosmetic problem. The dealership suggested the contact purchase a plastic shield to keep the dust off of the brake pads. The contact cleaned the dust off of the brake pads and stated it takes 20 minutes on each side. Updated 3/3/2006 - the consumer believes that the brakes may not be releasing all the way.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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