After Reading Many Complaints On Your Site In Which Consumers Said The Throttle Body Had Been Diagnosed As Causing The Problem, I Had The Dealership Replace The Throttle Body. Seems ford Just Wanted Me To Pay For The Repair, Again. I Have Also Had An Idling Problem. Car Jerked Then Started Slowing Down. This Vehicle Does This All Of The Time.
The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Problem is that with the easy breathing the manifold vacuum drops below the computer's programmed limit. The Dealer Performed A Hard Reset On The Vehicle, But The Failure Recurred. This Has Happened To Many ford five Hundred Owners! Vehicle was purchased on 20051101. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.
I Have Searched The Internet And Know This Is Not An Isolated Incident! As a result, the engine would lose some of its power whenever the contact decelerated. When I Accelerate When Passing Or Using The Cruise Control The Transmission Will Dis-engage Leaving Me With No Forward power, I Must Put The Car In Neutral And Hope It Engages All The While Almost Being Run Over By Two Semi-trucks. Let's confront it, acknowledging right up front that virtue is rarely exciting. I'm writing to you to check with ford this problems cause the lose the lose control of the engine and the jerk spilling oil will probably have caused an accident. The failure and current mileage was 102, 000.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Don't have that kind of money lying around. So the Five Hundred is a whopper. This Is Dangerous Because You Do Not Have A Speedometer Reading. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. While Driving On Highway Engine Starts To Decelerate While Trying To Pass Car Or Change Lanes.
What I loved about it the most was it was basically free as it was a company vehicle. Aug 01, 2007 Dash Gauges, Lights, Inoperable. I Extinguished The Flame And Disconnected The Battery. The Manufacturer Was Aware Of The Failure. Dealer Is Asking For 800. The Other Night My Boyfriend And I Hit A Deer And We Went From 70 To 50 On Impact which Was Head On And Our Airbags Did Not Deploy.
The failure mileage was approximately 31,000. Complaint Number: 10306688 Incident Date: January 7, 2010 Date Added to File: February 5, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I was driving my vehicle on a city road doing 30mph when the car made a horrible exploding sound. It Is Going In The Shop In Two Days And Hopefully Can Be Fixed, Hopefully No Charge. There Are Many More People Who Have Posted The Same Issue On Blogs And Websites I Have Read. Primary Use: Commuting to work This Car Is Great For The Average Driver, Fast Enough. So They Replaced The Transmission. The Car Clunked Hard When Put Into Drive Or Reverse.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer To Have A Diagnostic Test Performed. The ford Dealer Company Thought It Was The power Steering Pump Because The power Steering Pump Was Making A Knocking Sound. The Contact Called The Manufacturer And Filed A Complaint. This Is A Safety Issue That Needs To Be Looked At. Must Replace Throttle Body With Updated Model.
I Believe ford Came Out With A New Throttle Body In 2010 To Correct The Problem tsb 05-25-13 but Will Only Replace It At Their Cost If Still Under Warranty, Otherwise The Cost Is On Us The Consumer. Oct 26, 2012 The Headlight Socket On Both Headlights Are Over Heating And Melting Causing The Bulb Not To Operate. The vehicle did not increase in speed and it stayed in one gear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. When the consumer removed his foot from the accelerator the vehicle began to speed up going down hill and if pressing the brakes for a long distance, the brakes will get hot. They Ran Some Diagnostics And Ultimately Said They Repaired A Vacuum Hose At My Airbox.
The Dealership Has Replaced The Battery, powersteering Pump, Belt And The Throttle And The Car Still Dies. In october 2010 there was a transmission control failure and the computer had to be replaced. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 51,000. The Contact Was Unable To See The Miles Driven Or Any Of The Other Components On The Instrument Panel. The Manufacturer Was Aware Of The Failure. .