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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#208 of 256 Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster [adams430]
May 14, 2010 (2:23 pm)
I have a 2005 Montego, same thing... dash says nothing except that the driver side airbag light is the only thing on, which means the airbag does not work. Weeks went by and all of the sudden it worked. Few days later... same thing, all dash quit working and the reverse lights stuck on. Thought it was mice. Just heard from the repair shop and was told that the car had a "brain jam" and had to be reset. We'll see how long this lasts. I did find a posting online that this was addressed in a ford service bulletin 662. link title. Also had to replace rear rotors at 15,000 miles and pads and calipers. Love the car, but this is not right... Also we have the problem of using the one touch lowering of the driver window actually makes the window go up which is very dangerous.
#209 of 256 Re: Five HUndred-Taurus user group to correct Form Motor Company [vocomdude]
Jun 13, 2010 (3:58 pm)
I feel I need to update my post. Car was repaired. Loose bolts on the drivers side wheel arm. Is that not scary? I have owned many cars and never had anything like that.
I am experiencing the increased jolting (accleration) that others are mentioning. Nearly kissed a brick wall.
The latest has been the service at the dealer. I can tell you about choice. My next vehicle can be the biggest piece of crap out there but I BETTER get GOOD dealer service. Yes, I want someone to call me to let me know my car is ready so I don't have to find out that it has been ready for two days and someone neglected to call me. In addition, let me know that parts are available for the car in the first few hours. Don't make me call three days later to find out parts are on order.
The latest is the car just went dead on the freeway in heavy traffic. Was able to coast to the side of the road. No idea what this is. I am having flash backs to the '89 Thunderbirds that just went dead for no real reason. I am afraid Ford still has that bug circulating around. I will update on this one as soon as I have a solution.
Ford has so much potential and they blow it at the dealerships.
As for the resale value. I have always been happy that I could go get a great used that cost $25k new for around $3500. One that is less that five years old. My mistake. I bought one new. Boo hoo for me. I will drive this one if it still runs until I have to put in a 1968 V-8 and replace the vin number to a pre smog car. The body and frame are fine. There is something else amiss in the mechanics.
Good luck to you lucky ones who got the Tuesday through Thursday cars off the assembly line.
#210 of 256 06 Ford 500 transmission
Jun 16, 2010 (7:05 am)
Bought my 500 nwe in 2006.
Had the rear brake pad issue at 22K miles.
Now, 46K miles, and I'm getting the sudden acceleration/bolting now. VERY SCARY! Had it to dealer, and they "re-timed the transmission" 500 miles ago, but still doing it.
Anyone have a fix for this?????
It started after the dealer had to replace the A/C compressor (extended warranty, fortunately).
Any info would be greatly appreciated....
#211 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [bobbisan]
Jun 21, 2010 (7:10 am)
Had the surging problem for 3+ years and dealer could never figure out what was wrong; I finally found out that Ford has a problem with the throttle body, so much so that the part was on back order for 3 months. If you're having sudden accelerations, have them check the throttle body, if you're taking it to a Ford Dealer make sure you tell them there is a TSB, (Technical Service Bulletin) on it.
#212 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [jrwolf]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 21, 2010 (8:05 am)
Here's the TSB info:
ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION AT HIGHWAY CRUISING
SPEEDS - VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 8/2/2005
#213 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [bobbisan]
Jun 21, 2010 (4:26 pm)
I'm in the bad compressor boat as well. Your lucky your dealer had the part. I'm one of five people since Friday in SW Missouri at one specific dealer who's called about a faulty compressor. The other dealer had the same warehouse out, manufacturer back order situation. Anybody know if Motorcraft is having issues or a factory recall is on the horizon?
#214 of 256 Dash functions and a/c go out on 2006 Montego
Jun 25, 2010 (11:44 am)
Over the past week, on several occassions I lose the dash function and air conditioning. A tap/bang on the dash and function resumes. Local dealerships say they haven't seen this before. Like the car but this is unusual. Anybody experienced anything like this before. Is it a short?
#215 of 256 Re: Dash functions and a/c go out on 2006 Montego [wbbraun]
Jun 25, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Sounds more like an intermittent "open" probably caused by a loose or dirty connection.
#216 of 256 Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster [rodermann]
Jul 02, 2010 (2:18 pm)
My 05 Montego has a similar problem. Back-up lights stay when started on and the oil and brake light in the instrument cluster stay on. Also, blinker arrows on instrument not working and can't lock doors via pwr lock. Started out intermittent, but happens always now. Has anyone else had these same symptoms? I'm guessing that this is probably a bad instrument cluster too.
#217 of 256 Re: Accord and Camry [mschmal]
Jul 20, 2010 (8:07 am)
Poor argument, and I hate it when "car" people use it. My car cost $28K and my new computer $550, which I expect to replace every couple of years. Not so with my car. When I can buy a new car for $550, then tell me to expect less than I deserve.