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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,423 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Ford Five Hundred body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 112013

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles


The paint is bubbling up all along the lower edge of the hoodline. There are no chips. Dealership looked at the hood and explained that the hood is made from aluminum and can corrode. The dealership then pointed out several other areas of corrosion under the hood that are not visible from the hood top. Dealership says this is not covered after the 3yr/36,000 mile warranty or the 5yr/unlimited rust. To fix the one spot was quoted over $100.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008

Five Hundred

  • 45,000 miles
The paint is bubbling up all along the lower edge of the hoodline. There are no chips visible, if you touch the bubble, the paint flakes off & exposes the rust underneath the paint. Dealership says this is not covered after the 3yr/36,000 mile warranty or the 5yr/ unlimited rust through warranty. Waiting to get quote to re-paint the hood.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 012007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Five hundred. During an inspection, the contact realized that the plate nut was not placed deep enough into the panel, which prevented the fuel filler neck from being securely fastened to the fender. The dealer stated that the fuel filler neck adapter was not securely attached. The dealer attempted to tighten the bolts, however, it created a larger gap. The current mileage was 1,500 and failure mileage was 500. The consumer stated there is a still a 1/8" gap between fuel filler and neck adaptor and right rear fender panel. The dealer stated rear muffler hanger has corrosion. Updated 10/18/07

- Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 132007

Five Hundred

  • 192 miles
2007 Ford Five hundred customer states that they observed dampness and what appeared to be mold beneath the floor mats on the driver's side, both front and back** the dealership informed the consumer, there were leaks around the windshield and that the vehicle had sat on the lot for 2 to 3 months before it was purchased.

- Irmo, SC, USA

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