Complaint Number: 10354670 Incident Date: August 1, 2010 Date Added to File: September 9, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2005 ford 500 awd malfunction, fords refusal to offer any compensation for a faulty transmission. The dealer inspected it and told me to replace whole transmission. At the time the car had 68k miles, and no warranty. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer could not duplicate the failure. Complaint Number: 10455642 Incident Date: April 17, 2012 Date Added to File: April 18, 2012 Description of the Complaint: I had the need to avoid an accident by suddenly changing lanes but when I step on the gas pedal my transmission failed to shift to higher speed.
When driving above 50 mph, the vehicle shakes and experiences difficulty switching gears. The interior volume is far superior to the current Ford Crown Victoria, which makes up most of the police cruisers and taxicabs in the country. However, no one seems to have found a solution at this time, and ford has not made any recalls. So far other drivers have also complained to ford. Browse the vast inventory on eBay for a Ford Five Hundred transmission that turns wild gear shifts into a smooth operation. Complaint Number: 10367962 Incident Date: November 12, 2010 Date Added to File: November 27, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Traveling on mountain highway and attempting to pass tractor trailer depressed throttle and transmission downshifted to next lower gear than slammed into the next lower gear. I see many many similar complaints with this model car and this particular part.
It's understandable that you're reticent about changing it, but I would seriously consider it, even though you don't necessarily rely exclusively on the vehicle. Since we were on vacation, we had to continue on our trip with the transmission slipping in and out of gear. If the fluid pump is leaking, that is replaceable. I have also noticed the same when accelerating at highway speeds or climbing a hill when I hit passing gear. This was a safety issue, and needed to be brought to ford's attention.
So far ford is not acknowledging this as a serious problem and has not issued a recall. Vehicle has 73,000 miles and now transmission has to be replaced. This car is worth every penny! The Chrysler 300 can hack 2,000 pounds. Complaint Number: 10407086 Incident Date: March 7, 2011 Date Added to File: June 16, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2005 ford five hundred sel. If you are carrying out major repairs to the transmission using Ford Five Hundred parts, be sure to update the powertrain control module and transmission control unit, which are components of the electronic control unit. When we returned from our trip, back to the ford dealer we went.
The transmission specialist says this is the 4th five hundred he has had this problem with and that they cannot get parts to repair the transmission so they have no other option but to replace it. Not only am I in danger but those in the vehicle are as well as those around me. With only 50,000 miles on it. I have two small children, I hope that they are not in the car when it happens. At that point my car would no longer shift out of first gear.
Reprogrammed computer again and reoccurred. Allen Vigil matched the CarMax appraisal for my trade in, and we were able to negotiate the deal and financing we wanted. Manufacturer told him that this was the way the vehicle was designed. This was my first Ford and it's now my last. It just makes it so the car works, even if not as well.
It had a bad jerking problem when I sped up to fast or slowed down fast. I come to a stop, turn off the car, and after about 3-4 minutes, the check light goes off and the car runs fine. If he were to look on the net , as I did after I bought this car , he may have been educated a little more about the problems most other owners are having just like mine. My overall experience with G-Inspired Automall was great! Ironically, at this point in the American market, fielding a blandly styled vehicle is actually riskier than taking a stand. The vehicle has not been repaired. Complaint Number: 10410787 Incident Date: October 1, 2010 Date Added to File: July 6, 2011 Description of the Complaint: I had my vehicle at the service department three timed for transmission problems.
This is a know problem that ford is aware on the five hundred model, montego and some fusion models. We sell only high quality used Ford Five Hundred automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. . Loss of all acceleration transmission illuminated. It turns out that they have another five hundred in the shop getting its transmission replaced because of the same problems. After changing it myself at 60k, I would definitely recommend getting it changed the fluid was as dark as used motor oil and was nearly clear when its new.