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Ford Five Hundred Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2005 - 2007 Ford Five Hundred Reliability by Generation2005 - 2007 Ford Five Hundred
30% Best 90% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Five Hundred

Ford Five Hundred Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
The only real problem with the car of any concern has been the rear brake problem and the dealer replaced them following the TSB guidance. One minor problem is the fixed plastic splash guards - no clearance for snow/ice buildup and they rub occasionally. full 2007 Ford Five Hundred review
2007 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT AWD
At 30,000 miles and not one single problem other than a few items fixed (cosmetic) at delivery. full 2007 Ford Five Hundred review
2007 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Solid car, never a problem at all full 2007 Ford Five Hundred review
2007 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
It receives very good ratings for reliability and repair. full 2007 Ford Five Hundred review
2006 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
no problems full 2006 Ford Five Hundred review
2005 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
I have had only the heating seat element go out in 60K miles. full 2005 Ford Five Hundred review
2005 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT AWD
Proven Engine, Proven safety record and proven chassis. full 2005 Ford Five Hundred review
Ford Five Hundred Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT FWD
cvt problematic full 2006 Ford Five Hundred review