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2005 Ford Five Hundred Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

82 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. 35 of these members (42.7%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 63 suspension and steering repairs to 2005 Ford Five Hundreds--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Ford Five Hundred problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2005 Ford Five Hundred problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Ford Five Hundred repairs by problem area

21% of the 2005 Ford Five Hundred repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 324 repairs.

2005 Ford Five Hundred suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Ford Five Hundred suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 5% cost less than $100, 51% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 22% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 37 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Ford Five Hundred

Engine not specified

Ford Five Hundred in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 20000    
21000 0 creaking noise when you turn the wheel hard, like when pulling into a parking spot 
 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Wagon

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT FWD

Ford Five Hundred in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2005 4000    
34000 0 Strange "whirring noise" when making turns. Dealer contacted Ford who stated there was a new grade of power steering fluid to correct the issue. So far, it seems to have done so. 
98000  
Ford Five Hundred in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 29000    
35000 24 Right front sway bar link was rattling. Repaired under warranty by Ford at dealership. 
83700 700 Front sway bar links. Front struts and mounts. 
 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Wagon

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

Ford Five Hundred in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 20000    
21000 0 Power Steering pump making awful noises. 
33000 0 Sway bar links worn and replaced. 
69000 0 New shock 
97000 0 Front lower control arms worn. Balls joints extremely loose and both uppers struts making a marking click. 
102000  
Ford Five Hundred in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 23000    
25000 58 Rumbling noise which sounds like a wheel bearing - Ford says it is uneven wear of tires which have been rotated three times in 2400 miles. Recommended solution- replace four tires and do a four-wheel alignment. Vehicle also needs rear pads and rotors. 
60000 50 Wheel/Carrier Bearing 
 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Wagon

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Five Hundred in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2005 11000    
31000 0  
61000 0 Noticeable whine at slow speed right hand turns. Also a suspension "thunk" at slow speeds going over imperfections in pavement which sounded like a worn or loose suspension part. Neither was found by the service dept. 
61000 0 Very noticible whine from front of vehicle during turns. I thought it could be coming from the power steering pump or rack. 
87000 350 Vehicle was making a "whirling" noise when at speed on the highway that went away when making right-hand turns. Right front wheel bearing replaced.  
112000  

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

Ford Five Hundred in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2005 14000    
26000 0 TSB for front suspension - noise when turning or when going over small bumps 
 
Ford Five Hundred in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 6000    
29000 0 Front stabilizer bars were loose causing front end to hit hard on bumps and make noise when hitting bumps in the road. 
 
Ford Five Hundred in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 28000    
51000 100 Noticed dry "grinding" and clunking noise when turning wheel. Dealer lubed front chassis and issue was resolved. 
74000 300 older issue with front steering "creaking/groaning" when turning wheels. dealer told me they talked to Ford tech, but did not specify what they did to fix issue. Issue returned later, but much less than before. 
147300 1200 Front driver end "clunking" and feeling loose, especially when going over rough pavement/potholes. Took to dealer. Top of strut housing worn. 
158700 100 Power steering pump was making "whirring" noises. Upon repair of oil pump, discovered metal shavings & leaking connection on power stering pump. replaced. 
193000  

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4-door

6-cylinder CVT AWD

Ford Five Hundred in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 13000    
20000 0 right link needed replacement 
 

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