Ford Five Hundred owners manuals
The Ford Five Hundred is a full-size vehicle that was built and sold by Ford from 2005 through 2007. Stemming its nameplate from the ''500" suffix adopted by Ford on the Fairlane 500, Custom 500, and Galaxie 500 model series from the 1950s through 1970s, the Five Hundred was the bigger of two model lines designed to follow the Ford Taurus (the Ford Fusion being the smaller car). Within the Ford model range, the Five Hundred was positioned within the Fusion and Crown Victoria.
The Five Hundred marked various milestones for full-size Ford automobiles, including front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, unibody frame, and the prime generation marketed without a V8 powertrain. Along with a new entirely full-size chassis as 1979, the 2005 Five Hundred model year launched two distinct full-size model lines to Ford.
The Five Hundred was built only as a four-door sedan and was available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It was powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 203 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque, paired to either a six-speed automatic transmission or continuously variable transmission (CVT) for all-wheel-drive models.
Ford Five Hundred known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Ford Five Hundred are:
- Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission
- Service Engine Soon Light, Wrench Light, Potential Poor Throttle Reply
- Rear Brakes Wear Out Unusually Fast
- Slipping and Harsh Shifts from Automatic Transmission
- Transmission Shifter is Difficult To Move
- Throttle Body Failure