really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,562 miles

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #11

Aug 012009

Five Hundred

  • 38,000 miles


2006 Ford Five hundred has a problem with the throttle body and consumer can not find the part to buy. The consumer stated as she backed out of a parking lot, she thought she hit a curb, but there was nothing behind her. She pulled into traffic, but the vehicle had no speed. It was making a strange noise and she had no cruise control. Then a strange symbol appeared on the dashboard. It was a picture of a wrench. The consumer looked it up in the manual, and it said it was the throttle body and to call the dealer as soon as possible. The consumer was informed the part was no longer being made, due to the company who was making them for Ford went bankrupt and there was no date as to when Ford would be putting the part back into production.

- Yatesville, GA, USA

problem #10

May 172007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. During brake application at 40 mph the all weather floor-mat shifted onto the top surface of the brake pedal and accelerator pedal. Consequently there was an unintended increase in acceleration. She rear-ended another vehicle. She was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. The failure occurred previously on two separate occasions; which there were no personal injuries or vehicle damage. The failure and current mileages were unavailable. Updated 10/27/09 updated 10/29/09.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 022009

Five Hundred

  • 37,669 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. When attempting to enter a parking space, the vehicle accelerated and stalled; however, he was able to restart the vehicle immediately. The vehicle was taken to a repair facility and the oxygen sensor and the throttle body were replaced. Since the throttle body was on back order the component was exchanged with a used part. The failure and current mileages were 37,699.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 262009

Five Hundred

  • 43,400 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. Whenever the contact changes gears on the transmission, the vehicle will suddenly surge forward. The brakes must be applied in order to stop the vehicle. Prior to the failure, she noticed that the vehicle would sometimes fail to accelerate after coming to a stop. The failure occurs at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 43,400.

- Gibsonville, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 212009

Five Hundred

  • 38,000 miles
At random times the vehicle will surge forward when in drive, without pressing the accelerator peddle. Vehicle will then stall. After waiting a minute before restarting it will operate normally, then do the same thing a day or two later. This vehicle has no after market equipment installed and no corrective action has been taken at this time.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 202009

Five Hundred

  • 49,647 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. On June 21, 2009, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle lunged forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer the following day. The contact was informed that the air flow sensor, tp sensor, and throttle body were the reasons for the failure. The vehicle's warranty only covered the air flow sensor. The contact feels that the other two components should also be covered and that this was a safety defect that needs correcting. The failure mileage was 49,647.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #5

May 052008

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. Ever since the vehicle was purchased brand new in 2006, the contact has been experiencing brake failure. In addition, while driving 55 mph, the vehicle decelerates unexpectedly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a total of six times and they replaced the throttle and changed the brakes each time. The vehicle failed completely and was towed to her residence. The failure mileage was 23,000 and current mileage was 45,922. Updated 3/3/09 the air bag illuminated when a passenger sat in the seat. The shifter was hard to move. The front motor mount was broken. Updated 03/04/09.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112009

Five Hundred

  • 27,158 miles
On Jan 8, 2009, I had traveled approximately 1050 miles from Oklahoma to Ohio. While in Ohio, 6 inches of snow had fallen, and the roads were slick with snow and ice. In preparing for my return trip on Jan 11, the traction control and ABS warning lights came on, and there was a significant change in control and braking in the vehicle. Upon driving further, the transmission warning light came on, and the vehicle went into reverse with a huge "bang" sound and vibration. The vehicle's cvt transmission would not change gears in drive when the transmission light was illuminated. Upon turning the vehicle off, and back on, all lights would go off, and come back on within 5 minutes. After the 6th restart, the check engine light came on as well. The transmission light, after a few restarts, did not come back on. However, the ABS, traction control and check engine lights stayed on for approximately 650 miles. After that time, all lights went out, but the rpms went from 2000 to 3500 on their own while the vehicle was in cruise control on a flat road. That corrected itself about 100 miles later. Upon taking the vehicle to a dealer on my return, they told me that since no lights were on, and the vehicle was now acting normally, they could not duplicate the problem. My factory warranty expires in 14 days, and I am not sure if I'll be able to duplicate the problem to the dealer by that time. The service department blamed the malfunction on the cold weather and the snow, but the AWD vehicle with traction control was, to my knowledge, manufactured to deal with snow and cold weather. One does not need AWD, traction control or ABS during dry, warm days.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Feb 012007

Five Hundred

  • 18,176 miles
2006 Ford Five hundred customer states that the vehicle accelerates on its own* the consumer stated he has taken the vehicle to the dealer on 3 separate occasions and the dealer still can not diagnose the problem. The dealer has performed brake service to no avail. The vehicle still continues to accelerate on its own.

- Millville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 252006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,400 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph and releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not slow down. It was driven to the dealer who determined the vehicle was designed that way. The consumer stated if seemed as though the vehicle was set on cruise control. Updated 10/13/06.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 012006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,018 miles
Accelerator jumped to full throttle as my wife pulled into parking spot-car jumped over concrete curb and crossed a grassy strip and struck a pickup truck. She was moving slowly into the spot when car jumped onto full throttle.

- Taylor Mill , KY, USA

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