hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,280 miles

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 192016

Five Hundred

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that the rear driver side tail light failed to illuminate. When the vehicle was placed in reverse, the reverse lights failed to illuminate. In addition, the control panel and driver side blinkers failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failures recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #5

Jul 292013

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles
Cpsc: I1390188A. 2006 Ford Five hundred. Consumer stated the left front head light caught on fire spontaneously while having been parked for 30 minutes in the garage and engine was off. The fire destroyed the left front engine area. The vehicle was totaled by the insurance company.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #4

Sep 042013

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 103,682 miles
At times when placing car into reverse or drive it will lurch forward. When going up any hill and the 6 speed transmission needs to down shift, it seems that it pops into neutral and then pops into lower gear causing the car to jerk very hard.. the jerking can be so hard that I am scared that its going to break the motor mounts or the drive axles. This happens every time I am going up a hill or trying to pass someone on the interstate on flat land. Had to replace the low beam headlight sockets due to them overheating and melting the socket and causing the bulbs to stop working. The driver side window, when trying to bring it up it will stop and go back down. Sometimes it will do it a couple times before I can get the window all the way up. This is my first Ford I have ever owned and I am love with the car but not with the problems I am having with the car. Also, when the car hit 100,000 miles it started to burn 1 quart of oil between oil changes. I cannot find any leaks. I have see a lot of people having the same issues I am having with the lurching and jerking of the transmission. Wish Ford would do a real call for these problems because I just love this car!

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 072010

Five Hundred

  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph and having to brake abruptly, there was a hesitation in braking response. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was repaired and three sets of rear brake pads were installed on the vehicle. In addition, the low beam headlights started to dim. The contact inspected the vehicle himself and noticed that the pig tail socket had shortened. The pig tail socket was replaced. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 125,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Reedley, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202009

Five Hundred

  • miles
Driver and passenger side low beam bulb holder/mounts/socket, melted- deformed.

- East Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008

Five Hundred

  • 48,000 miles
Low beam headlamp socket on the drivers side failed. One of the socket contacts showed evidence of a catastrophic electrical failure - looks like severe arcing, burned plastic, broken socket shell and badly burned pin in the lamp. The lamp itself is still O.K., except for the badly burned pin. About a week and a half later the same thing happened to the low beam lamp on the passenger side. Same damage to the same pin in the socket. That lamp is also O.K. except for the burned pin. This would appear to be a problem with the sockets/vehicle wiring, not the lamps. These lamps are mounted quite high and are reasonably well protected so it is unlikely that this is a moisture problem. The cost of the replacement socket from Ford is simply outrageous! dealer says this is the first case they've seen of this happening - but I heard the same thing when I had problems with the rear brakes and I now know that certainly wasn't true! has anyone else had this problem?

- Port Elgin, 00, USA

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