Last post on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM
You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#249 of 265 Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster [rodermann]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:11 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 265 Re: Ford 500 Throttle Problems [millieh]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:29 am)
Have you noticed the paint job on the hood peeling off?
#251 of 265 Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster [jdchic]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:31 am)
How about the paint job on the hood? Mine is peeling off and I've fought with Ford and they seem to think I'm in a million. But, every 500 or Mercury Montego I've seen or know of has the same problem. I'm telling everyone to check their hood. File a complaint to Ford please.
#252 of 265 Re: 2006 montego awd [protection]
Jul 21, 2012 (11:28 am)
I just took apart the air intake to clean my 2005 Ford Five Hundred (basically same car as yours) and when re-assembling I saw this same hose and thought I missed something. I've rechecked all my steps and do not recall disconnecting it so I think it's there by design but have no idea the function.
#253 of 265 Rear Strut installation
Jul 23, 2012 (3:41 pm)
Tried to replace the rear struts on Ford 500 (2005) and can't get the lower mount to line up again with the new strut. Isthere a trick I am missing?
#254 of 265 Ford Five hundred pulling when accelerating
Feb 03, 2013 (5:59 pm)
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred. My car pulls to one side when i accelerate. it pulls no matter how fast i accelerate and when i let off it straightens out. tire pressure good and car aligned. the boots around the axles seem to be ok. i did notice a motor mount or transmission mount coming from topp of trans to top of engine compartment in center has a bushing that is bad. could this cause my car to pull? i also have a rattling noise in the right front. evrything seems to be tight. help please hard to drive when the car pulls evrytime i accelerate...
#255 of 265 Is your car the FWD or AWD model?
Feb 03, 2013 (8:11 pm)
i no longer have my Five Hundred (2005, FWD) but i did notice that under hard acceleration, especially with the traction control off, the car does pull to the right slightly. in your case, its probably multiple symptoms, could be bad alignment, could be different tires on either side? uneven tread wear? brake issues on the side that it pulls to? i know the FWD model uses a Limited Slip Differential, and with TCS off, only the right side gets power so maybe your Diff is in need of service due to a leak or damage. Hopefully it wont need to be replaced as in FWD cars, the diff is part of the transmission. Good luck!
#256 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [debih1961]
Feb 03, 2013 (8:15 pm)
so you have AWD then? only all wheel drive Five Hundred's have the CVT
in my Five Hundred, i had the FWD one so i just had the 6 speed auto and i found it to be very reliable. didnt have engine problems until 150k miles and then i traded it in for my current car. I miss the Five Hundred every day though
#257 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [sonya71]
Jun 19, 2013 (4:55 am)
I have the same year and it surges when I am turning into or backing out of a parking space or my driveway.
Did you find out the cause???
#258 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [kbeazman]
Jun 19, 2013 (8:01 am)
Yes, take butterfly out of the throttle body, clean throttle body. Install butterfly back... Make sure it is adjusted just right.. By opening and closing throttle body butterfly. Then install throttle body. I never experienced it again plus I got 5-8 more miles per gallon