hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles

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2005 Ford Five Hundred electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302010

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated the vehicle would intermittently and abnormally accelerate without driver intent. The failure would occur whether the vehicle was in drive or reverse. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was scheduled for further diagnostic testing by the dealer. The failure mileage was 106,000 and the current mileage was 108,000. Updated 08/24/10 the consumer stated the vehicle randomly accelerates at a rate of 65 mph when her foot is not on the gas pedal. The vehicle also has wiring problems that leads to the headlights causing them to fail. The wires overheat and sometimes flickers. The casing melt as well and then the lights begin to smoke. Updated 08/25/10

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 182006

Five Hundred

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The electrical system through out the car is being heard in the speakers. If the seats, window, etc., etc. Are touched you can hear them through the back end with a loud roaring noise. It is so loud that you can not keep the radio on. It only reacts when it is extremely hot, extremely cold or after the car has been washed or it rains. We have taken this to the dealer where the amp, radio, cd player and speakers have all been replaced 3 times. They have even eliminated water leak which only leaves wiring issues in which they refuse to replace. Our fear is that it could cause fire. We have arbitrated and contacted corporate and they refuse to do anything about it. We even took this to another Ford dealer in which they told us after showing them all the work orders that they will not get involved since it is a pre-existing issue that another dealer has tried to resolve many, many times. Just be cautious and place your vehicle inside away from these conditions so it doesn't act up and cause more issues.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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