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You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#56 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred Vibration [jog4]
Aug 01, 2007 (8:09 am)
Interesting to hear you tell this.
Ford Customer Care is worthless as I have spoken with them about this 3 times in the past 14 months.
Purchased vehicle in Aug 2005. Rear brakes replaced and rotors turned in Apr 2006 at 31,000 miles. Rear brakes replaced and rotors turned again at 54,000 miles in Oct 2006. Total cost $485 and no warranty coverage, even though I purchased the 100,000 extended coverage.
I now have 93,000 miles and rear brakes need replacing as well as rotors. In NC I am being told these parts are on nationwide backorder and it will be 2-3 weeks before my vehicle can be repaired but I have been told my car is unsafe to drive!
I have contacted Ford customer care and advised them that I expect an answer today. (I have consulted NC lemon law attorney and joined the class action lawsuit against Ford on this issue)
My first and last Ford purchase. Vehicle is OK but the dealer and factory support is terrible...no one seems to care in the least.
#57 of 265 Re: Ford five hundred AWD CVT Transmission [jog4]
Aug 01, 2007 (8:17 am)
the tranny fluid is outrageous......like $17 quart and it takes 14 qts..........unbelievable!
#58 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [roboron231]
Aug 05, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Has anyone had a long standing problem with their flashers?
My left turn flasher starts flashing regular speed and after three or four flashes it starts flashing very fast. The right side does this intermitantly.
#59 of 265 Problem with my power seat
Aug 05, 2007 (8:25 pm)
My drivers seat and power pedals stop working from time to time. The dealer keeps changing relays but my warranty is up in a couple of weeks.
What might be causing the relay to keep burning out?
#60 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [kandrews12345]
Aug 06, 2007 (4:23 am)
That's Ford's way to let you know you have a light bulb out. Check all of your turn signal bulbs. At least one must be burned out. I had one go bad on my 500 already. It was a rear bulb. I used to have a 1998 Mercury Mystique. It did the same thing when a bulb burned out. Hope that helps.
#61 of 265 Re: Ford Five Hundred [times2]
Aug 06, 2007 (9:02 am)
Thanks, the right rear turn signal was blown.
#62 of 265 2005 Ford Five Hundred Instrument Cluster
Aug 13, 2007 (3:52 pm)
Instrument Cluster went completely dead, none of the gauges worked for a short period of time. The odometer went blank and all indicator lights/warning lights flashed for a moment. The gauges started working again and then went dead again. This happened several times in a 10 minute span. Then they all started working again, and has not happened in the last two days. Anyone had this happen with this car or any other Ford?
#63 of 265 '07 Mercury Montego
Aug 28, 2007 (5:23 pm)
#64 of 265 07 Mercury Montego fuel system problems
Aug 28, 2007 (5:39 pm)
I recently purchased an 07 Montego. The first time the fuel gauge was below 1/2 full and above 1/4 full, the gauge immediately went to "empty", low fuel light came on and an alarm sounded(bell).But the worse part about it is that the car acts like it is running out of fuel when it really isn't. I took it back to the dealer and their techs said it was bad sending units in the gas tank. These were replaced. Next time the gauge read 1/4 full, the same thing happened. So the dealership filled it up again and it happened again and this time it happened between 1/2 and 1/4 full.The engineers said this was normal! When is it normal for any vehicle to display any kind of low fuel alarm when there is still six gallons of fuel in the tank? I can understand an indicator on the dash(maybe).But to act like it it going to stall when there is plenty of fuel is a different matter. The engineers have no clue. Does anyone have any ideas? This is a brand new car. I guess I might have to take it back and stay away from Ford products altogether.Anyway, any suggestions?
#65 of 265 Dealer probable using cheap o gas.
Aug 29, 2007 (11:45 am)
try geting a fuel system cleaner with techron in it.
Sulfer in the gas plays havoc with the Ford sending unit.