It turns out it is a faulty instrument cluster, just like the TSB mentioned. They have to bleed off a certain amount of propane each time when finished filling a tank. Service Engine light then came on and so I got it started again and took it immediately to the nearest auto shop. Thank God it was all down hill. This car is still under warranty and had all its 5K maintenance serviced from the FORD workshop!!! If you shop at (for anything), use this link to support! The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for inspection. Days lights flicker. Kinda dangerous if you ask me! But I can't reset driver controls until doors show closed. SET YOUR VEHICLE Get an exact fit for your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Make Model. The dealer was not contacted and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Without touching the gas my 2005 Ford Five Hundred lunged at the building as if the throttle was stuck wide open! I have read that you can report problems like this to the NHTSA and if there is enough complaints that they will investigate it and from what I hear this problem is very common. Why can't ford be held acountable for thjese and fix them at no charge. Jun 23, 2011. nicholasmor1 said: my new 2011 F550 that only has 4500 miles on it shuts off while driving. Time will pass and it will eventually come back on, after a couple weeks. The VIN was not available. The repair of the whole cluster panel is not cheap. I am so glad my baby and kindergartener weren't in the car at this time! It smelled of acrid, melted plastic and burned electronics. Bought car used, 117,551 miles 8/08/18. My 2006 Ford Five Hundred is surging there's no power it stumbles shuts off. I had to press brake hard to prevent moving hitting car in from of me. Yesterday, while I was driving the engine shut off, and the dashboard stated to look at gauges. The vehicle also will shut off while I am going down the road and every time it does the THEFT light is coming on as the problem starts. If I am on the freeway running 70 mph, get off the ramp and the engine stalls. after I was happy that it had crunk up an was running again, so I changed it imediately and crank it up and same thing happens again. The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. all problems of the 2006 Ford Five Hundred they usually are. Then google each code (and/or post them here) to gain additional information as to why the engine is shutting down. Prior to replacing the Harmonic Balancer at 50K (Approximately $500.00) the vehicle had behaved the same way, randomly turning off while driving. It was very shaky. It would come and go throughout the years but got much worse recently. Looking at it, I could see it was the security light on the bottom side of the mirror; it was completely melted and fused to the mirror housing- a bubbly mess of plastic. Pulled over and shut car off and restarted it again a few minutes later and everything was fine. truck runs fine. The plugs burned to hot for the coil packs, and burned them out; which in turn burned the computer out; and the catalytic converters; and sensors, all for a set of faulty plugs :( I was able to get a few parts after market including the computer and the catalytic converters and only spent $3000.00 for repairs. There was bumper to bumper traffic on a hot day. Park the truck nose down. Because of the many possible causes, it is important to diagnose it properly. Did not fix problem. bumpy road ) its now done it 5 times, Ford looked at it once and drove it for 20 miles, said they couldnt recreate the problem, has anyone experianced anything of . The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who lubricated a component (the contact was unsure of what component) but the failure continued. Ford Taurus, Five Hundred, Sable, MKS, Montego 08+, Ford Crown Vic, Mercury Marauder, Grand Marquis. Was told it would cost at least $2,000 to repair, and a second quote from another mechanic agreed. Suddenly on the road I experienced loud engine chugging over 45mph, a blinking check engine light (could barely be seen then it was off again), and so I immediately attempted to coast home (less than a mile away) to have a mechanic check it out during business hours. Ford should have a recall on this issue! The fire department extinguished the fire; however, the fire erupted again and would not stop until the battery was disconnected. When Im the vehicle and the temperature reaches middle temp ,the car starts to beep and all the dashboard lights go completely out and the head lights and tail lights be blinking as if they are about to go off . The Fora platform includes forum software by XenForo. Search: 2005 Chevy Silverado Blower Motor Resistor. Blinkers do not work. Then I have to restart itfor it to temporaily go away then it happens again. #1 Yesterday, on 2 separate occasions, my car shut off completely while I was driving it. I only had it a month and the check engine light came on. updated 05/23/11. I was driving 35mph and all of a sudden my car had no power, I gave it gas and it would growl but no power. The vehicle would then stall once the message was displayed and would not restart. Update from Aug 8, 2014: we received our repair slip estimated at 6,000.00 For Computer, 6 coils , 6 spark plugs , 3 cats , gaskets and labor. a sodering defect or electrical short draining battery, it's obviously a vehicle defect. Kw. Lucky for us, my daughter works for Ford. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 121,000. all problems of the 2005 Ford Five Hundred Used a different key next day, drove to work,home & out to run errands. Have to put in neutral n coast to side of the road, sometimes will restart, others it wont. Anyone know of recalls to this problem? Seemed just fine. The vehicle will lunge out even when the brake is pressed. The vehicle was restarted but the failure continued to recur. Happens running driving and sitting still. this has happened to many Ford Five Hundred owners! Starts doing this as soon as the car is started. This fixed the car and have no issues or lights. Since I bought my car in 2007 I am on my 4th battery. Unsubscribe any time. The battery will just die and stop holding a charge. Last time this occurred car required towing to local Ford dealer. All site content Copyright 2004-var year=new Date(); year=year.getYear(); if (year<1900) year+=1900; document.write(year); We are in no way affiliated with Ford Motor Company. Aftermarket is not to be trusted. Ford should at least offer the computer at a discount. It should be a recall. This problem resulted in a $700 repair bill. He was on the right, so I moved around the car to the right looking towards the engine. Now driving back to normal. To restart, must shut car off, key out and it will restart. They could not get any codes out of it so then the guessing game started. Took it to auto parts store and got a P2104 code for Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor. Sometimes the car will stall when the rpm's are dropping down. Please issue a recall on the instrument panel replacement. Expect the throttle body needs to be replaced but don't want to spend any more money on "diagnostics" when Ford knows this is a problem part and they need to stand behind it!!!!! All of a sudden my car stopped running while in gear. This was the first of many times this occurred! Had it towed to the nearest town. It is a very scary situation and can happen multiple times a day. I live in spokane washington, but I had to have the battery replaced once while I was on vacation in montana. all problems of the 2007 Ford Five Hundred You must be able to get it stopped on the side of the road and shut the car off and then restart it to correct the problem for a short period of time. was told by a mechanic that he cannot diagnose the problem unless . Then later down the road it will do it again. register to join our community His report: computer fried, wiring harness burnt. There are hundreds other complaints. There was little warning. I had it towed to the shop and low and behold it is the computer and catalytic converter so far and the mechanic states he hasn't seen anything like this since car is in good shape. Oil was present in the engine and no other major issues seemed to be present before this one. It was very scary. Part of an ongoing series of issues with this vehicle (see earlier reports), initial symptom was the dash lights & needles shutting off intermittently (but now for extended periods). by Cuda_jim Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:50 am, Post I Was Driving One Day And My 1994 Ford Aerostar 3.0 V6 Suddenly Lost All Power And Would Not Start After. I had no warning was in bad traffic from a collision just up ahead when the car just died. brakes, steering (cant say about lights as my experiences were in the daylight only). in this instance with the loss of power steering and no one was hurt or even killed due to their little " known problem " that they seem to have conveniently put on the " back burner " for the public ( their customers and REPEAT customers ) to shell out bucks due to their obvious PARTS FAILURES over and over. There are times when it happens every day, and there are times when it doesn't happen for a month. Im afraid for the safety of my fellow drivers on the at night . I had my Ford 500 3mos, at first all dash board lights would go outand maybe come back on the same day. This is a flaw w Ford 500 2005 throttle body many complaints and test does never issues recall, unsafe. The vehicle was not repaired. I again did the battery disconnect last night, and the car is operating normal today, but I'm sure it will recur shortly. From and I. See to no avail. I have been reading a lot on this car and its problems people have come into and wonder why no recall has been issued. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the vacuum operative valve behind the throttle body was replaced. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 134,000. However, the car was still running. Other times, it would not work at all. While braking, the car will lurch and I mean really jump forward (or also in reverse) while rpm's surge/rev extremely high causing me to press very,very hard on the brakes at times slamming down to keep the car from going out of control by itself. The vehicle was not further repaired. It was very cold and snowy out. Pulled over, turned the ignition off and back on and it was fine. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the wrench warning indicator illuminated as the vehicle stalled. This problem may be covered under warranty. PCM ( power control module ) was fried according to service manager after spending a day " diagnosing " and running volt/ohm checks on everything. I got back in the car turned the ignition and after a few seconds it started and I could tell it was only running on 4 cylinders instead of 6. Update from Apr 24, 2015: I want this moved to computer_PCM_failure (91 complaints) instead of in the engine section. I have a 2007 Ford Five Hundred with 21K miles. I managed to get the dead metal off the road and into a store parking lot. Wont shift from first gear after cluster panel shuts off. Vehicle then began showing random warning lights including "check engine", which was diagnosed first time as low fuel level sensors a & b. Shutting off while driving! It began with the 12 volt not working. They can go bad right out of the box. However, I'm not really surprised about that. Faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor One of the most common reasons for the issue of car shuts off while driving is a faulty crankshaft position sensor. The problem was supposed to be addressed for free per r12n03. no warning lights at time. I do not think it should be my responsibility to pay for this since the part was recalled !!! The cluster will turn off ( tac, speedo, gas guage, ect ) Then all the warning lights will come on at the same time and stay light up ( 4x4, abs, engine, parking brake ect ) The odometer will just be blank ( it is still lit up but no mileage is shown ) Tac, speedo, and all my gauges look as if the truck is off Check out our discussions on the Ford Escape, Mustang, Edge, F-150, Raptor, Explorer, Focus, Fusion, Fiesta and more! I then pull over wait for 10 seconds to 2 min and it starts back up. all problems of the 2005 Ford Five Hundred I had to pull over and shut the car off. Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 7:47 PM. I think corrective action should be taken towards a resolution. The vehicle was not repaired. It isn't far fetched that this electrical issue with failed safeguards could have resulted in far more injury than my slightly burned fingers. WHAT???? There are countless reviews on this problem, it should not be left up to the consumer to take on such a significant expense. And as long as it is a hot day I can duplicate the results continuously, and would be more than willing to show this to someone else if possible. Car stalls while driving. the car could stall at anytime while driving putting myself and my family at risk, I don't think much of this automobile company for not standing behind there product, I will never recommend a Ford vehicle to friends,family or even my worst enemy never never again!!!!. Almost rear ended and had no idea what to do. When you start the car and let it set it will run for a few minutes then shut off. Then the next day I got the wrench and a check engine light. I have also noticed a mechanical smell coming from the ac. What if I was at a gas station when this happened when their happened to be some petrol-vapor present. The failure and current mileage was 138,000. At the time I chalked it up to being low on gas, although according to the gauge I still had a few gallons left. In case Ford needs good reason to do recall how does I fear driving after stalling no warning on freeway and have 3 people almost hit me on Tuesday at 130pm 8/5/14 check ktvu bay area news see what traffic was like yep could have been killed. I Was Driving It On The Hwy When The Truck Just Turned Off. Had This Problem Approx 1 Yr Ago. I had the work done at an independent repair shop. The Ford shuttle just arrived, must go. The failure and current mileage was 94,000. After reading these comments, I fear driving it, if it starts. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. Drove it for a day and then had the same problem in traffic when at low rpm, with children in car at intersection car stalled out! Before I buy another vehicle, I'll be sure to check online to discover how well the manufacturer took care of problems. on October 19, 2016. Oil and brake light illuminate constantly. Seriously, someone is gonna get hurt. Ford is being weenies about this when I call they nadethe original spark plugs to be quieter and ended up being the root problem of car. It started back up and ran fine. The mechanic drained the air conditioning system however, the failure was not corrected. Now here is the kicker, complete electrical failure took place for a few seconds and then everything turned back on. Once they got the engine codes " reloaded " and tried to start it..guess what4 coils were blown out and the car would barely run. I own a 2005 Ford Five Hundred there was a recall in 2012 on the throttle body, a Ford dealer supposably cleaned the throttle body, well now its not driveable. Please keep us posted on what you find. When I Turn The Key I Here It Start And Then It Stalls Out. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic for diagnosis. Costly repair of a known problem. I need your help before I waste thousands of dollars for me to just junk this big paper weight. It does appear that it only happens when the accelerator is not depressed and will sometimes stay running if you hit the Gas Pedal as soon as it starts to happen. I cannot believe they knew about this issue and moved on. Proceeded back onto highway for about 2 miles. When this happens the reverse lights come on even when in drive. I was on freeway and could have been severely injured if I was hit. Cruise does not work. I had a bad no-start situation because the key was only working when inserted just the right way. The transmission disengages at various speeds even on the interstate at 55+ mph causing it to lose power. The VIN was unavailable. 2005 ford 500 shuts off while driving I have a busted motor mount and transmission mount on a 2005 Ford Five Hundred just as of yesterday here in Memphis it has started to warm up so I had my a/c on yesterday and when in operation while at slow speeds or at stop light the car will idle rough and start shutting on and off for about a millisecond. I mean it can't be normal wear and tear or for that matter why did I have notice of a problem from my system check. Thanks FORD, I certainly wont believe in American made cars..Made a point to buy American, what a let downYes Ford should be held responsible for not backing the manufacturing and letting down a lot of trusting people. The engine was still running and would accelerate. Follow directions how to clear failsafe and implement them. The first time was during deceleration from about 40 mph, and the second was during mild acceleration. Page 1 Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Moon roof Message center Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system 2007 Five Hundred (500) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) Page 2: Table Of Contents [DROF_3380] 02 Ford Excursion Fuse Diagram Fuse Diagram - OSSIE. I also let them know that my family has worked at Ford for generations now and I would hope they would at least look at it and do something about this extreme danger. When we try to restart the car it will sputter and die again. Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. Well, I was driving to work as I do every day when all of the sudden I heard a "Pop" and my engine just stalled. Consumer stated the left front head light caught on fire spontaneously while having been parked for 30 minutes in the garage and engine was off. After all of this car still gave check engine and wrench light and car still stalled out and had no power. The Life of a Man 2.96K subscribers Subscribe 645 Share 203K views 5 years ago Quick video to show a temp fix. Signal lights melted and quit working. Pull over, read owner's manual. I looked on here and it seems a lot of Escapes have the same problem. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the vacuum operative valve behind the throttle body was replaced. I know your car is a 2007 , but is it possible it was older stock when registered and is affected with this ? I coasted to a stop and restarted the car. Post Had to put my hazards on and try to restart car, restarted and then as soon as I put it into drive it stalled again. . I was driving in town going about 40 mph when the car lost all power, then engine failsafe mode displayed on the information center and a little wrench was also displayed.