The failure had not recurred. At 39,000 I asked the dealer to recheck the whole car that it was showing transmission and brake problems. Same problem occurred at 30,000 miles. He found it to be unusual since the vehicle is front wheel drive and only had 19,500 miles. I don't think this is acceptable wear for these pads. Interestingly, the front pads have not worn out yet. Rear wheels of my vehicle are completely blackened by brake dust that he had.
It now has 29000 miles on it and the rear pads are worn out and Ford says the rotors need replacing. The failure mileage was 40,000. The current mileage is 40,400 and failure mileage was 39,000. A serious problem and the answer is to wash the wheels once a week? I knew this was not true. The discs were replaced, but the contact stated that there were no previous signs of possible brake failure. Cut a lengthwise slit down the middle of it. Shortly after the release of the Ford 500 in 2005, a technical service bulletin was released on the rear brakes.
Ford dealership replaced the rear brake pads and rotors on nov. It does have 56,000 miles but almost all are interstate miles. The vehicle was taken in for routine service and rear brake failure was discovered. When the police arrived, I was given a citation for driving too fast for the conditions and another because the insurance recently lapsed. Stating that they were extending the warranty on the rear pads to 36,000.
The air bag light was illuminated and I could smell like something was burning. Due to exposure to environmental elements, it is not uncommon for the rear brake pads of the Ford 500 to seize themselves in the caliper bridge. Ford acknowledges the failure but will not issue a recall or provide restitution. If you disconnected the emergency brake cables the caliber pistons would ratchet out and self adjust on there own. I hope that you can help because I'm afraid of the safety for others and my family. If you wrenched back then, though, why is it that if I'm turning when I back up in my '67 Fairlane , the brakes adjust wrong and it will pull to one side when I'm going forward? They ask me every time to sign in acceptance they will pay for everything. A police report was filed but no injuries were reported.
The failure does not affect the performance of the brakes and the vehicle continues to stop within a reasonable distance. I argue with the service tech's every time they insist that the brakes need to be replaced. Tighten the pin bolts to 26 ft. When pressure was applied to the brake pedal, a loud grinding noise sounded. Shop foreman at dealership showed a release from the ford engineer division that notified ford dealers that ford was aware of the problem.
The mechanic at the dealer stated that they were receiving several complaints regarding the brakes for that make of vehicle. Rear passenger brake is scraping badly and even making noise going down the road. The failure continued to occur. I do not drive any differently now that I have over the past 25 years. They ask me every time to sign in acceptance they will pay for everything. The parking brake cable tension is self-adjusting inside the parking brake control.
If you disconnected the emergency brake cables the caliber pistons would ratchet out and self adjust on there own. Ford says they are not responsible. This is the third time I've replaced the brakes on this vehicle. See product for application and installation details. The dealer stated that there was a groove in the rear rotors due to a design flaw that Ford has just recently noticed in the Ford Five Hundreds and freestyles.
I have filed a complaint with the Ford Motor Co. In order to pull them out, seem you need to remove the entire caliper assembly and somewhere in the manual it states that the brake pads will need to be replaced if you remove them from the caliper assembly. Power Stop pads have 20% more stopping power than other leading brands. I was told however that it was because the calipers are aluminum and the rest of the unit isn't. While driving approximately 35 mph she could feel the vehicle shaking in the steering wheel. She was notified by the manufacturer of an unknown brake recall so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired.
The left rear caliper piston screws into the piston bore like most conventional screw-in piston calipers using a clockwise motion. Shop foreman called june 22, 2006 and advised that ford was not considering the problem to be a problem and were not going to back any warranty work. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they attempted unsuccessfully to diagnose the failure twenty times. I tried to grease the sliders but could only do the end sticking out. Scrapping sounds were coming from the rear of vehicle, taken to dealer, told 15 days to get parts. Discovered that the rear pads were totally worn away and the rotors were ruined.
I only have 3600 miles on the vehicle. I have a spare set of front pads on hand, but with about 41K on the odometer, the originals don't look anywhere near needing replacement. If the boot does not retract with the piston or cannot be replaced properly, replacing the caliper is recommended since further contamination to the piston can occur. Shut the engine off and test the brake pedal for firmness by pumping it a couple of times before test driving. How can Ford Corp and the Ford dealership tell me there are no rear brake problems with my 2005 Ford Five hundred.