2005 Ford Five Hundred Ford Five Hundred 2005

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2005 Ford Five Hundred repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

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2005 Ford Five Hundred suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (52%)

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Ford Five Hundred

Engine not specified

21000 mi creaking noise when you turn the wheel hard, like when pulling into a parking spot 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 CVT AWD

44000 mi Front stabilizer links were replaced 
68700 mi Sway bar links 
81300 mi

US $35
replaced outer tie rod... 
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 
86500 mi

US $175
Replaced both control arms along with outer tie rod ends... 
114000 mi

US $50
replaced both sway bar links along with an outer tie rod that was 1 year old 
60000 mi

US $100
Front strut mounts (TSB) All coil springs (low ride height) 
29000 mi Front stabilizer bars were loose causing front end to hit hard on bumps and make noise when hitting bumps in the road. 
94800 mi

US $2000
Rear struts were bottomed out. Rear struts were replaced, fixing the problem. 
128400 mi

US $1200
Rusted out ball joint caused something to rub together in the suspension. Replaced joint and affected parts, as well as two tires and brake pads. 
26000 mi TSB for front suspension - noise when turning or when going over small bumps 
51000 mi

US $100
Noticed dry "grinding" and clunking noise when turning wheel. Dealer lubed front chassis and issue was resolved. 
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. 
146200 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. 
157800 mi

US $100
Power steering pump was making "whirring" noises. Upon repair of oil pump, discovered metal shavings & leaking connection on power stering pump. replaced. 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan

203-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

69400 mi

US $40
Front stabilizer links noisy. Found worn loose. 
105000 mi

US $20
Stabilizer was broke. Bought a replacement for 18.00 at Advance Auto and did self-repair. Driver side ball joint was bad. Had to replace the whole lower arm. Brand new cost was $420. Called local junkyard and found one for $60.00. 
136000 mi

US $700
Needed to replace all 4 hub assembly and ABS sensors 
74000 mi

US $50
Sway bar linkage(front and rear) replaced. 
86000 mi

US $900
replaced sway bar end links. Replaced passenger side lower control arm/ball joint. 
68200 mi Replaced lower steering shaft column u- joint 
69300 mi

C $1450
Front struts and bearing had to be replaced. Considering the timelines of ownership, the expense was easily prorated and the average annual repair costs for this vehicle were below average ( over a 5 year cycle) at less than 1K/per annum 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred 4-door

6-cylinder CVT AWD

20000 mi right link needed replacement 

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Suspension Problems

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