Last post on Feb 03, 2013 at 9:15 PM
You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#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
#249 of 256 Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster [rodermann]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:11 am)
My 2005 Montego is doing the same- instrument panel goes blank when I turn on the ignition. When the problem first started, it was "hit or miss" as to when they would work or not. Now, the panel does not work at all. When this occurs the AC is also out. The reverse lights are continually on while driving. I've had other drivers at a stop light point this fact out and say I should get it fixed. Beside having to guess at the speed I'm traveling, not knowing how much fuel I have, not having AC, not knowing if the airbag is working or not, and having my reverse lights on I feel safe in the car.
Ford's TSB 06-17-9, which supersedes the TSB 06-6-2 describes the issues as "very temporary intermittent condition". HARDLY! Reading the myriad of postings from Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego owners both here and at the NHTSA site http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/index.cfm- this is a well documented, common issue affecting the safety and finances of many FORD/MERCURY owners. I would love to see a recall on these cars because of this is a widespread issue and is a common defect.
#250 of 256 Re: Ford 500 Throttle Problems [millieh]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:29 am)
Have you noticed the paint job on the hood peeling off?