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Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego Maintenance & Repair
Last post on Feb 03, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#239 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [sonya71]
Jan 02, 2012 (11:47 am)
i have the same problem with my 2007 five hundred, it has been doing it for a while and i call my local Ford dealer and they claim that they have not seen anything like it , i guess nothing is going to happen until someone gets kill or if we are lucky just ran over , i am afraid to get it into the dealer and they will put tons of hours and turn around and charge me for every minute. i got this phone number to call NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) at 1-888-327-4236 or online at www.nhtsa.dot.gov and we may be able to do something .
#240 of 256 Mileage for the Ford Five Hundred
Jan 04, 2012 (6:33 am)
I was thinking of buying a 2007 Ford Five Hunderd with 141000 on it. It is a great deal. All of the things that normally go wrong have and have been repaired. It has had all of its maintenence done at Ford and is documented. It has leather and had one owner who was a traveling Sales perdon. It is immaculate. $6000 out the door
My only issue is the mileage. How long will this car last? I put 60 miles a day on my vehicle and I dont want to buy something that isnt going to be around in 60-70000 more miles
#241 of 256 Re: Mileage for the Ford Five Hundred [artpim]
Jan 04, 2012 (7:03 am)
I would be reluctant to purchase this vehicle with that amount of mileage. In 2008, I purchased a 2006 Montego (sister vehicle) with 10k miles. I now have 63k miles on it 3 1/2 years later. I've experienced a few of the problems with mine that others have mentioned (brakes were replaced twice, once under factory warranty) and I had $1,100 repair of a major dashboard electrical problem ($900 covered under a CarMax warranty). I like the car, but feel like 150 - 175K miles is about the max I can expect to get out of it. Is it worth it to you to spend 6K for 3 years of use?
#242 of 256 Hood Rusting on Ford Five Hundred
Apr 10, 2012 (1:26 pm)
How many of the Ford Five Hundred or Mercury version have recently found bubbles in the paint where it's starting to rust through on the hood. I have a 2007 Ford Five Hundred with 68,000 miles, that I purchased brand new. Ford isn't taking responsibility. They want to go 60/40 split on an over $1,800 estimate to make this right. That is unacceptable.
#243 of 256 Re: Ford Five Hundred Vibration [charlescurtis]
Apr 11, 2012 (5:57 am)
im not sure about your brake problems, as i dont have that issue with my car, but as for the vibrations, if youre cruising at those speeds, your transmission settles into a gear to keep the rpms low while maintaining the speed. look at your tachometer while you cruise at that speed, just to see what it reads. then, next time you get on the highway accelerate to about 80 mph. not for long, so you dont get a speeding ticket, but if you floor the gas pedal you will reach that speed in a different gear. if you still have the problems with vibrations after this test, then seek the help of a non Ford mechanic. also, do you have the all wheel drive model which uses the cvt or the front wheel drive which only uses a 6 speed auto?
#244 of 256 Re: Mileage for the Ford Five Hundred [artpim]
Apr 18, 2012 (8:08 am)
check for flaking and bubbling paint on the hood. Outside and under neath. Mine is bubbling, need a new hood. My husband saw one just like mine, and a friend of mine has the Mercury and is noticiing the same problem. Ford won't cover but 40% of a $2,000 bill.
#245 of 256 Re: Hood Rusting on Ford Five Hundred [fivehundred]
Jun 21, 2012 (9:46 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD with 69,000 and I too have started to notice that the very front edge of the hood has begun to bubble. My CVT transmission just all of a sudden started acting up. It had no pick up on the highway and it revs when changing from drive to reverse or from park to drive.
#246 of 256 Re: Hood Rusting on Ford Five Hundred [wojf72]
Jun 21, 2012 (10:45 am)
Please contact Ford. I got the number from the owners manual. My dealer made me do this first. Ford will have you get an estimate to fix and then see how it plays out. For me, they told me that they haven't had any other complaints such as this. We need to all stand together on this and hopefully, EVERYONE with this Ford problem will get 100% satisfaction. It could be another steel problem like they had with the Expedition.
Please don't let this go. Contact me for any help I can offer. I have my Ford Complaint number if you need it.
My Ford dealer said he tried to get Ford to side with us, he had me come in and take extensive pictures to show them.
Thanks for sharing!
#247 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [jzelaya]
Jun 21, 2012 (10:50 am)
Do you still have your Ford 500? Have you noticed bubbles/rust coming through on the hood in the very front?
I have and need others to join in to get this going.
Jul 06, 2012 (4:25 pm)
HI I just purchased a 2006 Montego, now I notice a vacuum line hanging up near the throttle body. it has a formed 90 degree bend on the end. the other end runs back to the firewall and connects to metal connector - possibly on the trans. I can't figure out where this hose connects. does someone have a minute to take a photo of the engine bay? Not sure how I can re-pay but I would appreciate it. thanks