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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,430 miles

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2006 Ford Five Hundred miscellaneous problems

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 092016

Five Hundred

  • 110,886 miles

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

Throttle body defected went out shut down car while driving at high speed busy street Michigan ave dearborn, mi. No recalls or assistance available, after research is known defect and bad part.

- Det, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 092015

Five Hundred

  • 68,000 miles
I am very concerned about my safety and that of others. My Ford 500, especially when it is warm and I am using the A/C, will without warning surge ahead, and I must apply the brakes as hard as I can. I almost crashed while attempting to park in a handicapped spot in emergency parking area at the hospital, where I was taking my critically ill husband 2 weeks ago. I was braking, but the car was surging ahead. The same happened when I was leaving. Very frightening!! can this be fixed without charge at my local Ford dealer? (galpin)

- Lake Balboa, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 212015

Five Hundred

  • 145,000 miles
I was going along and all of the sudden my car came to a dead stop and I could have been hit from behindi ended uphaving to have a fuel pump cost $676 and then it kept dying on me and the engine light came on took it in and ended up having to have a throttle body cost $938. Some one told me the same thing happen to them and they sent Ford the receipt and they reimbursed them the amount they had paid.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #8

Oct 092014

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Dear sir/madam, I have a 2006 Ford Five hundred and has about 93K miles on it.VIN # [xxx]. I take good care of the car and have never missed any service. I always had a knocking sound on turning on and turning off the ac. (I had checked a dealer once in New York and I was told "we all make some noise" anyways, a week ago suddenly the ac has stopped working on idling and only works when the car is moving. I was shocked when I googled the problem to see how many people have been having this problem. Isn't there a recall for 2006 Ford Five hundred ac ? following are the links to the web pages showing the problems people are having: community.cartalk.com/discussion/2120935/Ford-five-hundred-A-C-problems/P4 www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/five_hundred/2006/ac_heater/bad_ac_compressor.shtml I have very sparingly used the ac in my car and am certainly disappointed with the poor quality of installed parts. I am requesting a free repair of the issue. If not then I will try and contact some other people and convince them for a collective action. [xxx] are you the owner of the vehicle :yes VIN : [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 272012

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
I had the car in the shop three times prior to the extended warranty expiring. All three times they said that they could not find the problem (which eventually was the throttle body assembly). Three days ago, on the freeway, the car was "lunging forward" going between a complete stop to 15 mph in stop and go traffic. The car died on me and I needed to push it off the freeway. Eventually the car restarted and I drove it to the nearest repair yard.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 192012

Five Hundred

  • miles
Vehicle surges forward or backward when put into gear. The occurrence is intermittent, but dangerous.

- Cushing, OK, USA

problem #5

Aug 092011

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 67,540 miles

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

Dear sirs: My 2006 Ford 500 has a very dangerous defect that has been happening for over a year. I have complained about it several times to the Ford dealer, but the car won't mess up when the dealer checks it out. Today my wife started the car, placed her foot on the brake & shifted the car into reverse. Before she had time to remove her foot from the brake pedal, the engine sped up & the car tried to move backward. It's a good thing she had her foot on the brake. The exact same thing has happened before in forward gear. I was in the car beside her & I witnessed her foot on the brake when the car tried, on it's own to take off. It's a scary situation & I need some help to resolve the problem.

- North, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 042011

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
2006 Ford Five hundred limiited lunges forward when brake is applied.

- Gatesville, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 152011

Five Hundred

  • 83,000 miles
The Ford Five hundred I own has surges of acceleration when I am inching my way into a parking spot or forward loser to a wall or another car. I have to quickly slam on my brakes to avoid hitting something. I fear at some point it may be a person. The problem has been going on for a while but I was never able to reproduce it for a mechanic. I have made a connection to hot weather and the car's air conditioning being on. I fear this is not safe.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 202006

Five Hundred

  • 31,300 miles
My Ford 500, 2006 is year is having surging problems and somehow it happens too when A/C is on.... light on dashboard is on too. Very dangerous.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 122011

Five Hundred

  • 81,000 miles
While putting the Ford Five hundred in reverse the car briefly accelerated and lunged backwards barley missing another car. Thinking I might had hit the accelerator I went on to where I was headed. As I was leaving my destination once again the car just took off while in reverse. The car then gave a wrench fault on the console. I looked up the issue in the manual and it said it was a throttle control issue. I spoke with the dealer today and they said it was a throttle body problem. Upon investigation I find that this is a recurring issue. If someone had been within 3 to 5 feet of my auto I would have hit them.

- Pleasanton, KS, USA

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