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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#43 of 265 Gas Cap Light on Dash
Apr 04, 2007 (9:27 am)
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred SE. Yesterday, while my wife was driving, the gas cap indicator on the dash came on. I checked the manual, and did what it said (shut off the car, took off the cap, put it back on making sure it was secure), and then restarted the car. Light is still on. Checked again this morning, and the light is still on. There's about a 1/4 tank of gas in the car now. Is there anything else easy I can check, or do I need to bring it in to a Ford Dealership?
Apr 22, 2007 (9:30 am)
How are the brakes, especially rear, holding up in the 500 and Montego? There are lots of complaints with the Freestyle.
#45 of 265 ford 500 computer module location
Apr 22, 2007 (8:50 pm)
Just bought used ford 500 se. want to use key pad on driver's door. Need to locate factory set code on computer module. Don't want to go to dealer to pay 1 hour labor fee for them to hook it to computer to find it for me. Does anyone know where the computer module is located. Thanks
#46 of 265 Re: brakes [bruneau1]
Apr 23, 2007 (4:32 am)
I had mine checked when I bought the car with 22,000 miles (Ford 500 SE). They looked fine. From the reading I did, that seemed to be more of a problem with 2005 models. It also seemed to be a problem if the vehicle sat for a while and built up rust on the rear rotors.
#47 of 265 Re: brakes [bruneau1]
May 24, 2007 (6:14 am)
I HAVE A 2005 FORD 500 SEL. I JUST HAD THE REAR BRAKES REPLACED AT 17,000 MILES. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT I WOULD NEED NEW BRAKES AT 17,000 MILES ESPECIALLY REAR BRAKES. i NEVER HAD TO CHANGE BRAKES ON ANY CAR I HAVE OWNED A CAR THAT HAD TO HAVE THE BRAKES REPLACED AT LESS THAN 40,000 MILES AND i HAVE BEEN DRIVING OVER 45 YEARS. THE REP AT FORD EXPLAINED THAT THEY ARE HAVING A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS IN BOTH THE 500 AND THE MONTEGO. HE SAID IT IS CAUSED BY USING SMALLER AND THINNER PADS? FORD WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY EVEN THOUGH IT APPEARS TO BE A DESIGN FLAW. BE PREPARED TO REPLACE THE REAR BRAKES EVERY 17,000 MILES OR SO.
I WENT ON LINE CONCERNING THIS AND FOUND THAT THERE IS A CLASS ACTION SUITE AGAINST FORD BASED ON THIS PROBLEM THE WEB PAGE IS www.ford500classaction.com
May 24, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Just had my Five Hundred AWD LTD brakes checked at 15,000 miles.
Still had 90% wear left on the rear brakes, and 80% left on the front brakes.
#49 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [johnm152]
Jun 06, 2007 (5:56 am)
Hey did you ever find the flasher? I am trying to find mine too and I just can't find it and I also can't find anyone that knows where it is. I want to replace it with an electronic flasher.
#50 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [roboron231]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:32 am)
The flasher is located in the smart junction box - which is behind the dash panel - on the left hand side - according to the service manual.
I don't know if you can or how to post a diagram here.
Look in your vehicle manual that came with the car to see if they are more specific -- of if they describe the "Smart Junction Box"
Not much help - but it's the best I can do right now.">
#51 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [diecast61]
Jun 09, 2007 (8:10 pm)
Thanks for the info. I wonder if there is a flasher inside the smart junction box that even can be replaced?? I am looking to upgrade my flasher to handle larger loads and LED lights. But I wonder if it can be done.
#52 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred Vibration [vrm]
Jun 25, 2007 (5:21 am)
I have just replaced both rear brakes and rotors. 36,900 miles! I have also had the center dashboard console replaced because of bubbling. Need new tires already. That is not right at 37,000 miles!