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Ford Five Hundred brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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. 

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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.... 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

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

33000 mi

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

US $290
Rear pads and rotors needed replacing again. 
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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Ford Five Hundred Brake Problems

216 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Five Hundred. 36 of these members (16.7%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 45 brake repairs to Ford Five Hundreds--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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