The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who had the panel restored. Some Fords have multiple fuse boxes in the engine bay, so be sure to find the fuse s in question. Multiple dash warning lights come on, dashboard lights go black, turn signal lights will not operate. The only cd's I can burn with are fuji and sony's. The Failure Recurred Intermittently While Driving At Various Speeds. It Is Going In The Shop In Two Days And Hopefully Can Be Fixed, Hopefully No Charge. This Occurred Three Times Trying To Get Out Of A Parking Space At A Crowded Mall.
The Failure Recurred Five Times. Oct 15, 2008 The Gauges Periodically Go Flat And The Reverse Lights Come On. The sensors went out, which I wasn't aware of until I backed into a tree without warning. At least the speakers stopped popping. Once disconected, I re assembled the silver box, and put it back in the dash. The Contact Called The Manufacturer And Filed A Complaint.
Instrument cluster still quits working occasionally. Sept 12, 2008 I Would Like To See The Investigation Reopened For Nhtsa Action Number : Pe07058 And A Recall By The ford Motor Company Due To The Failure Of The electrical System:instrument Panel On The 2005 ford five Hundred. If the windows work, it may have been a temporarily overload that caused the fuse to blow. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Dealer Did Not Return The Vehicle Until February 23,2008. I'm not well versed in electricity but it seems to be a short or something as it frequently occurs when door is opened or shut or if I hit a bump in the road. Turn the power to the radio on by pressing the power button.
The circuit breaker for the power windows in a Ford Peekup we used to own was always falling out. Needless To Say, It Took Quite Awhile To Get Home. The Car Has Been Towed To The Shop For An Estimate. June 01, 2012 One Day In June I Was Pulling Up To A Store Parking Space Rolling Roughly 5mph. This could lead to an accident if the driver behind you is not paying attention as well as possible equipment violation tickets from the local police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. On the way to the dealership, I was pulled over by the police and given a verbal warning in regards to my reverse lights being illuminated while driving.
June 01, 2008 The Contact Owns A 2005 ford five Hundred. July 01, 2010 Instrument Cluster Failure. On Or About December 26, 2010 The Panel Blacked Out And The Car Bogged Down And I Had To Pull Off Of The Road, Turn The Car Off And Restart To Get It To Run Normally. All Gauges Drop To Zero. The car also has the instrument cluster which intermittently goes out, windshield leaks water and air. The Contact Also Stated That When The Failure Occurred She Was Not Able To Use The Turn Signals. I like so many other, have also had a problem with my instrument panel on my Ford Five Hundred.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure. My Mechanic Is Trouble Shooting Problem, Looking Like Throttle Body Or Gas Pedal. If it has the warranty, then take it to the dealer, have them fix it under warranty and then let us know what was wrong with it. She described the same problem that I had experienced and now I wonder how many other 2005 Ford 500 owners have experienced the same problems. The Vehicle Was Still At The Dealer. At the same time this occurred the radio volume would decrease as if I was coming to a stop, the turn signals would fail just the indication on the instrument cluster , and most importantly the reverse lights would illuminate.
Vehicle was using Cruise Control. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer Who Stated That They Could Not Duplicate Or Diagnose The Failure. The problem is a faulty solder joint and the instrument cluster needs to be replaced. While driving 30 mph the vehicle began shaking and then idling as if it wanted to shut off. In addition, if anyone had advise please let us know what you have tried! Will require compressor replacement in near future. Initial Reports Indicate A Faulty Throttle Body As Referenced In Nhtsa Investigation Pe110818.
Light appeared to fail two weeks later. If your map light, stereo, turn signals, heated seats, headlights or other electronic components suddenly stop working, chances are you have a fuse that has blown out. Aug 01, 2007 Dash Gauges, Lights, Inoperable. The Failure Mileage Was 84,000. Her Response Shocked Me When She Stated That She Liked The Vehicle, But Had Trouble This Past Winter In The Snow. I Could Not Tell How Fast I Was Going, How Much Gas I Had Left Or The Temperature Of The Engine.
Just remember to be very patient. The contact stated that the gauges on the instrument panel would become inoperative and all of the warning lights would illuminate on the instrument panel. There are countless others who have filed complaints and concerns regarding this very issue. Over the last five years, this same problem shutting off while driving had occurred, but in each case I was able to restart the car without any further problem. My wife and daughter did not wait until the transmission engaged and have on occasion lurched backwards almost running over her little brother.