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Ford Five Hundred repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (37%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Five Hundred brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (57%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 7 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

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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

32000 mi

US $660
Clunking noise and feel in steering when turning, growing worse over last month. Fear that some component might fail completely, resulting in an unsafe driving condition at speed. 
33000 mi Clunking noise previously reported and supposedly repaired last month was still not completely gone. This time the steering box had to be replaced. Noise is completely gone now. 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. The clunking noise when turning (especially while hitting a bump during a turn) is back. It is quite noticible, even to the dealer. They say they do not know the cause, have already replaced the likely causes at my expense, live with it. 
39000 mi This time a different mechanic at same dealership noticed the noises right away on test drive. He tightened loose suspension parts and noises went away. They have not returned in over 3 weeks/ 1,500 miles. No charge. Why wasn't this done b4 
50000 mi

US $270
Left front wheel bearing worn out at 49,000 miles. Was replaced. 
75000 mi Engine surging at idle or near idle. Would pull ahead when crawling ahead while parking, etc.. Turned out after talking to the dealer that there had been a factory recall for that problem in the past (I had not received a notice). 

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2007 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

67000 mi

US $900
Replace a/c compressor 
75000 mi

US $300
Rear caliper froze and brake pad wore out prematurely. Replaced both rear rotors, pads and calipers. Front end made clunking noise while steering and car wandered. Lower control arm bushings replaced. 
79500 mi

US $200
Replaced remaining control arm bushings 

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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

38000 mi Never a problem but asked about TSB and since I qualified, they replaced brakes.  
60000 mi

US $100
Rotary noise coming from from of vehicle. The passenger side half shaft was replaced under warranty. 

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2006 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

66500 mi

US $30
Replaced stabilizer end link that was making a rattle while going over bumps.  
70000 mi Check Engine Light was on showing a P0402 indicating that the exhaust valve in the ERG was open. Pushed the connection with the sensor in and the check engine light went away. 
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

17000 mi AWD light was on. 
18000 mi Pressure switch on rear diff replaced. 
44000 mi Front stabilizer links were replaced 
55000 mi

US $25
replaced the blower motor resistor 
68700 mi Sway bar links 
72000 mi

US $30
replaced pass. side door actuator.. 
82000 mi

US $35
replaced outer tie rod... 
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.. 
92000 mi Rear sway bar links..Bottom nut was east to remove ,but the upper part ot the swat bar was a pain..I had to hacksaw the stud off..After that very easy..Parts at rockauto about 20.00 for the pair... 
95000 mi

US $220
Replaced front strut mounts and front struts 
102000 mi

US $175
Replaced both control arms along with outer tie rod ends... 
29000 mi After replacing instrument cluster in March 2007, the car started to exhibit "groaning" sounds from the vents when activating/closing. 
36000 mi Issue with "groaning" of AC door actuator. On second trip issue was resolved by properly and thoroughly lubricated. issue is now resolved. 
45000 mi

US $275
*Out of spec alignment (front, left had toe in trouble). Stop light for brake back window light stopped working. repaired during trip. 
51000 mi

US $100
Noticed dry "grinding" and clunking noise when turning wheel. Dealer lubed front chassis and issue was resolved. 
65000 mi

US $50
Noticed car hesitating at start up and drop of rpm during start up. Driving normally after initial warm up. Noticeable drop in fuel milage 2-4 mpg. Took car to local oil change shop and had fuel service/injector service as I've never had it done before. 
74000 mi

US $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. 
83000 mi

US $290
Creaking noise when turning - turned out to be cracked engine mount. part ordered and replaced. Car would surge when out of drive. Problem diagnosed as fouled ignition intake & dirty injectors.Thorough cleaning of both systems solved problem. 
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. 
127000 mi

US $730
AC compressor was working very weakly. Purchased a new AC compressor + parts to fix problem. Also purchased new serpentine belt for engine and had friend who is mechanic do the work. 
147300 mi

US $1200
Front driver end "clunking" and feeling loose, especially when going over rough pavement/potholes. Took to dealer. Top of strut housing worn. Also caught leak on back axle on top of rear transaxle. 
158700 mi

US $100
Oil pump stopped working. Friend mechanic fixed, stated piece broke inside and blocked oil flow. Also fixed all of engine seals & replaced power steering pump that was starting to fail. Power steering pump was making "whirring" noises. Upon repair of oil pump, discovered metal shavings & leaking connection on power stering pump. replaced. 
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. 
60000 mi

US $100
Front strut mounts (TSB) All coil springs (low ride height) Front Calipers New AC Compressor, Evap, Condensor, drier, Clutch. 

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