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Ford Five Hundred repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Five Hundred brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 Ford Five Hundred

Engine not specified

27000 mi Antilock brake indicator remained lit. Dealer found premature breakwear and def sensor in AWD system. Brakes repaired under factory service bulletin and sensor repaired under warranty. 

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2007 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

33000 mi

US $650
Sensor for traction control system is "shorted out". Indicator light on dash comes on at random. Estimated cost to repair will be $500.00. Chose not to repair at this time. 
13020 mi

C $300
Rear pads had been replaced as per recall however the new pads and original rotors made subdude noise. Had new pads and new rear rotors installed. All is now normal. 
22000 mi Defective rear brake pads. Rear pads, rotors and front pads replaced. 
59000 mi

US $350
replaced rear brakes & roters 

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2007 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

139000 mi

US $200
Brakes were making a lot of vibration and noise. Was informed that the bushings are open and in rainy weather the lubrication can deteriorate. Lubricated and problem was cured. 
32000 mi Rear brakes done under warranty. 
36000 mi Excess brake wear on rear brakes with noise and excessive brake dust. This was a TCB item which I found on the 500/Taurus website. 
67300 mi

US $40
Rear pads completely worn out, replaced pads, kept rotors as they were in good shape still, note: requires special tool to depress piston on brake caliper, do not use c-clamp. These rear brakes are known for premature wear. 
67000 mi

US $900
Replace front pads and rotors 
75000 mi

US $1000
Rear caliper froze and brake pad wore out prematurely. Replaced both rear rotors, pads and calipers. 
79300 mi

US $300
Replaces rear pads and rotors 
28000 mi

US $125
Rear brake rotors and pads were replaced due to wear. 
137000 mi

US $700
Replace rear brakes and Roters on rear, and alignment. guess VIP charges a lot for that 

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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT FWD

64700 mi

US $300
rear brake pads and rotors replaced 
117000 mi

US $250
Rear Brakes were shot 
190000 mi

US $695
New rotors all the way around and pads 

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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

14000 mi it was the last day for the brake warranty extension for those "crappy?" brakes i blew it off till i couldn't get it done for free by FORD. didn't seem to think it needed them but they thought so. so i got new back brakes for free after they had to put ne 
26000 mi rear brake pad excessive wear. turned all rotors and replace pads.  
18000 mi Rear pads ended up metal to metal in 18000 Mi. and when I questioned dealership about this, they acknowledged that there was a TSB for this because of wrong compound in the rear pads. They also replaced the rotors. The front brakes are very slightly worn. 
36000 mi After rotating tires and checking brake wear, I decided to replace the rear pads because they were getting close to their service life. I felt they wore a bit prematurely (16k miles) because the original rear brakes were replaced under a TSB at 20k miles. 
68700 mi

US $320
replaced rear brake pads and rotors. 
38000 mi Never a problem but asked about TSB and since I qualified, they replaced brakes.  
68000 mi Back brake pads and rotors. 
88000 mi

US $150
front brakes and rotors 
26000 mi Recall on rear brakes - replaced under recall notice. 

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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

16000 mi Reported unacceptable amount of brake dust to rear wheels; dealer replaced brake pads on all four wheels. 
44000 mi

US $400
Grinding noise from rear; had to replace both rear rotors and pads. Funny because rear brakes replaced under TSB at 16000 miles.... 
132000 mi

US $45
Replaced front brake pads. The original set lasted 132,000 miles. Original were not completely worn out but one pad had a crack in the lining. 
205700 mi

US $75
Replaced brake linings 
125000 mi

US $280
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Needed to replace the passenger rear brake caliper since it seized. 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

30000 mi Rear brakes premature wear. New pads, Discs turned. Rotors lubed and adjusted. 
69000 mi

US $95
Grinding of rear brake/rotor. (new brakes 3000 miles ago) resurfaced rear rotors. 
60000 mi

US $100
Front Calipers 
100000 mi

US $365
Noticed "heated" metal coming fom back of car. Noticed right back wheel was very hot. Took car to friend mechanic. Discovered brake caliper was sticking. Had to order new brake caliper, 2 sets of brake disks+ Brake pads. Parts cost $265.00. 
169000 mi

US $400
Vibration noticed on car. Right back rotor/caliper was sticking. Replaced both caliper and both sets of disc brakes/pads. also replaced brake disc fluid as it was getting dark. 
17000 mi Rear brakes and rotors replaced. 
25000 mi

US $50
Front pads only.  
90000 mi

US $28
Driver rear ABS sensor fault..Replaced abs sensor,but the sensor broke so I had to remove the hub to make sure there was no part of the old sensor..Areal pain.. 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi

US $160
first time rear brakes were repaired in 109,000 miles!! Front brakes still fine. 
115000 mi

US $260
first time the rear brakes were repaired in 115,000 miles No complaints. 
33000 mi

US $370
Rear pads and rotors completely worn away. 
61000 mi

US $290
Rear pads and rotors needed replacing again. 
40000 mi

US $50
Front brakes making noise when applying brake. It was like pads squeaking in guides. Replaced pads, guide shims and turned rotors. Brake noise gone, brakes working like new. 
43400 mi

C $1100
Needed to replace both pads and rotors as they had worn to an unacceptable though still driveable condition (at least for a month). 
88000 mi

US $900
Replace rear brake pads, turn rotors also flush and replace transmission fluid 
20000 mi The brakes were faulty from the get go and mine finally got to where they had to be replaced per recall/specs. 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

7000 mi The repair involved replacing the rear brake pads (because of a poor design not because of wear and tear) and resurfacing the rotors (because of the poor pads). This procedure is outlined in a Ford service bulletin 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4-door

6-cylinder CVT AWD

18000 mi turned rotors which warped before warped again. rotors were below minimum specification and completely replaced iwth new rear pads as well. 

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