The new steering wheel features a center design that recesses the air bag 15 millimeters into the wheel and farther away from driver. Apart from this, the standard upgrade did not offer much in terms of performance or improved handling. Archived from on August 13, 2012. The rear end was replaced with a high performance 9-inch unit; the brakes included 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons out back. Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-802.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. As with the , the seats of the Five Hundred were positioned relatively high from the floor, providing an upright seating position and improved visibility, access, and egress. About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich. Chrome side vents, door handles and mirror caps give the Five Hundred Limited models a more expensive appearance. While the concept was a handbuilt showpiece, not sorted for road-testing, the essentials were in place: 6.
A Widebody Version of the car was also offered. Early indications are that real-world fuel economy of the 2008 Five Hundred will be similar to the previous-generation model, despite a nearly 30 percent bump in power. Functional rear brake-cooling scoops adorned the rear quarter panels. New from the A-pillars forward, the Five Hundred now features Ford's signature three-bar chrome grille. The hood is secured by a pair of stainless steel, twist-down hood pins. The composite front valance houses a pair of chrome-trimmed, functional brake ducts to cool the large 14-inch, vented Brembo front brakes.
This includes the extensive use of carbon fiber, notable in the front splitter, hood, rear spoiler and rocker panel. This use of Dusk Gray also provides a nice contrast to the rich Camel or Light Stone seats, console cover and lower door panel trim. The Five Hundred's quiet, confident ride starts with an already solid foundation. The true dual-exhaust with H-shaped crossover system came standard with low restriction mufflers and chrome exhaust tips. In the event of a roll-over, the curtains remain inflated for several seconds to enhance protection during an extended crash event. A single intelligent control module shared by the Duratec 35 and six-speed automatic transmission has a learning function that collects data each time the transmission shifts, measures the response and then improves shift quality by adjusting parameters.
The new restraint system includes height-adjustable lap and shoulder belts for front outboard seating positions. The deep wavy grain pattern adds a surprising touch of high-gloss luxury to the cabin. Also new for 2013 was a larger front anti-roll bar and retuned springs. The new rear fascia features a cutout for the dual chrome-tipped exhaust. The front seats have multi-load limiter retractors and buckle pyrotechnic pretensioners along with seat positioning sensors for the driver and seat weight sensors for the front passenger.
The chassis has also been updated via the Handling Pack which helps deliver a race-like driving experience. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. . Military bases and Space Shuttle assembly plants on a horizon of shimmering heat waves. The New York Times, Christopher Jenson, August 28, 2009.
Throwing the top down brings an infusion of cool that will make anyone feel like he's The Fonz or Steve McQueen. The New York Times, Phil Patton, April 11, 2004. Ten-spoke, fifteen-inch, cast-aluminum rims were the wheel choice with white-lettered radials. The new steering wheel features a center design that recesses the air bag 15 millimeters into the wheel and farther away from driver. The rectangular-shaped perforations give the interior a more progressive, contemporary look. Even if interim repairs were performed under safety recall 14V-802, owners must bring their vehicles in for the final remedy.
The recall began on June 10, 2016. Five Hundred's sleek profile is clean and uncluttered, simply accented by a Ford-signature chrome side vent mounted on the front fender just ahead of the door. It's one of the closest comparo calls we've made of late, but the nod goes to the all-new Challenger from Dodge. New from the A-pillars forward, the Five Hundred now features Ford's signature three-bar chrome grille. The standard package also included a Barton short shifter. Slotted in between the and in its exterior footprint, the Ford Freestyle was fitted solely with a 3.