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You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#164 of 265 Re: 2005 Mercury Montego [masterdon]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:08 pm)
I'm having the same issue with my 2005 Montego AWD with the instrument gauges. I bouth this car used back in march out of Florida and love, however after a few months, noticed that the darn gauges kept going off and on, and while off, the AC stopped working too along with funny things going on with the back-up sensors. Just today, the instrument cluster went off again, but this time stayed off for most of the day. When it finally returned, it left a check engine light. I stopped my at my local repair shop and they took the code which showed a "board" behind the cluster to be bad. He called a Ford dealership and they admitted that this is an issue with the Montego's and 500's. Waiting to hear now what the cost will be and whether Ford will subsidize since they know they are having issues ... which I doubt. More to come.
#165 of 265 Brake Lights Malfunctioning
Jun 29, 2009 (9:15 am)
I have a 2005 Ford 500. The brake lights appear as if someone is "riding" them. Has anyone else had, or heard of this issue?
#166 of 265 Re: Brake Lights Malfunctioning [biggdog2808]
Jul 02, 2009 (3:54 pm)
I am taking my 2005 Montego to the Ford dealer tomorrow for a very similar problems, only with associated cruise control problems. About a year ago, my cruise control would cut out while I was driving. Usually when that would happen, it would not be reset. The next time I drove it, it may or may not work. Then for the last 8 months or so it worked fine. About two weeks ago, it went out completely. A coworker told me yesterday, after driving behind me, that my brake lights were on all the time! No wonder the cruise won't work. A year ago the estimate was $900 to fix it, so I said forget it. A year ago they "thought" it might be due to the brakes. Does your cruise control work?
#167 of 265 2006 500 Cruise Control
Jul 08, 2009 (3:46 pm)
I am having an issue with my cruise control that I wonder if anyone has any answers at first it worked fine, then I replaced the front rotors with aftermarket rotors and my cruise would work for a while then it work turn off electrically and maybe restart or not. Now I have no power to it at all and it refuses to get any power at all. Any suggestions as to a fix.
#168 of 265 Re: Brake Lights Malfunctioning [joan63]
Jul 08, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Did Ford fix the problem and what was the fix I have the same problem?
#169 of 265 Re: Brake Lights Malfunctioning [joan63]
Jul 08, 2009 (4:53 pm)
I just got on a website called Ford Forums.com and read a post by someone that had the same issue and I now have just found that I have the same issue to, brake lights on going down the road, his solution was that the gap between his brake light swith and his brake pedal was a little to large, he adjusted his brake light switch gap in a little bit and this solved the problem. He has not had a problem since. I know it does not make sense and I am an old auto mechanic and it does not make sense to me either, but have the dealer try this you have nothing to loose and it is a very inexpensive repair. I am trying it on my own 500 to see how it works.
#170 of 265 Five Hundred not a good buy!
Jul 14, 2009 (9:21 pm)
I bought my 05' Five Hundred used with 30,000 miles on it...i've had the car for about 9months and it's having problems galore. When i turn my wheel it makes a real loud annoying whine sound. It's been to 2 mechanics and they said they can't find anything wrong with it. My top dash board has bubbles. The car kicks at about 40 mph, and now when i break the freakin car rumbles. All this just happened at once. The car is going to the Ford shop this week, but i just think all of this is out of pocket. You should really hear the damn steering wheel!
#171 of 265 Re: 2006 500 Cruise Control [enor34]
Jul 27, 2009 (5:02 am)
I bought a used ford 500 LTD with approx. 82k miles on it just over a month ago. The dealership knew I needed a dependable car because of all the traveling it would be put through. The second day I had the car the check engine light came on, three day the instructment panel went haywire, took it to the dealership and they said drive it it will be fine, 1100 miles from home, the cruise control stopped working, then it started losing speed, then it completely died. It would not start back up and I had purchased an extended warranty with roadside assistance which the dealership had not activated nearly two weeks later so I had to find a way back home to get someone to go get the car and into the shop.
They informed me that my cat convert wasnt working and it had eaten a hole in the manifold. They said they replaced it all but they didnt have time to fix the instructment panel after a week when they knew I had to leave out again. They said it was fixed as I headed out. Got away from home and then the check engine light (which they told me was due to the instruct panel wouldnt go off) went off and then check transmission light and the wrench light came on. Parked it called roadside assistance, they came and got the car this time but only would pay half the tolling bill so I had to cover the other half. The nearest dealership that said they could fix it was 30 miles away so I had to wait another week to get the car back and they would never get me a rental car so I had to hire a taxi to take me where I needed to go. That dealership told me the problem was the preivious dealership didnt put a gasket on it. After the second one charged the first one with the repair charges, they call me and tell me it is rdy. I hire someone to take me to get it but two or three miles from the dealership they call me and tell me that the check engine light came back on and they had to take it back in. The next day they call me and tells me that my ERG value needs replaced but my extended warranty wont cover the repair (which it is with the emissions system so this I dont understand) and it would cost me another 300.00 dollars to get this fixed. I told them I would come get the car if I could drive it until I got paid to get it fixed. I was told the check transmission light didnt come back on at all. Yesterday, after two days the light comes back on and it starts losing speed. I am at my witts' end as to what to do to get it fixed.
One good thing the cruiise control hasnt, as of yesterday, went back out after the cat convert was replaced.
Could someone give me any suggestions as to what to do to get it fixed and running at least halfway right so I can get back home?
#172 of 265 Re: Issues dealing with my '05 Montego (overlap with several forum topics) [waynokastarr]
Jul 27, 2009 (8:15 am)
Anyone have news on the bucking situation i have a 2005 500 AWD with a cvt and have been battling this problem since we bought the car. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
#173 of 265 Re: Brake Lights Malfunctioning [enor34]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:12 pm)
I have a 2005 ford 500 with power adjustable pedals. My cruise control does not work, my brake lights are on constantly. When I lift up on the brake pedal from the backside with the top of my foot the brake lights go off. I haven't tested to see if this makes my cruise control work or not, I'll do that tomorrow! But, it makes sense to me that there is a problem in the way the brake light switch works. I'm not going to spend a bunch of money on this problem because a good ol' guy at a "dying because the econony is the dumps" car repair shop on back street USA can adjust this and will work with it until it's right if this is the fix.