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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,286 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Ford Expedition seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 262014


  • miles


We were sitting in traffic and were rear-ended at mileage speed and crashed into the vehicle in front of us. The air bags did not open.

- Columbia , SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 242014


  • 108,000 miles
I was driving my 2005 Ford Expedition West on eisenhower blvd at about 25 mph. I proceeded through the intersection of eisenhower and cleveland ave when a pick-up truck ran a red light and collided with the right front of my vehicle. My vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front bumper, right front fender and front passenger door, completely dislodging the right front wheel and buckling the frame of the vehicle. I sustained injuries, including a bruised sternum and bruised lungs. Neither front airbag deployed, which would have mitigated my injuries!

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #5

May 172012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
In trying to avoid debris the SUV flip and sliding down the hwy I hit a tractor trailer rear tire, the air bags did not deploy.

- Awendaw, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 122011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


My wife and 3 children were driving my 2005 Ford Expedition down hwy 29 in lake county, ca. When the 2 front airbags suddenly deployed. There was no accident or impact. Luckily my wife was able to retain control of the vehicle but has injuries her chest and neck. The codes from the vehicle do not indicate any error or malfunction. It would make sense that this incident is related to the F-150 recall issue.

- Kelseyville, CA, USA

problem #3

May 202009


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While driving between 55-60 mph, a tractor trailer merged over and caused the contact to crash into a tree. None of the air bags deployed in the vehicle. The contact sustained facial injuries and three other passengers sustained minor injuries. One occupant suffered major injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. There was additional property damage to the highway median. A police report was filed. All of the passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. There were no repairs made to the air bags prior to the crash. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The contact's insurance company is reviewing the damage and sending a reconstructionist to investigate. The current and failure mileages were 85,000.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 252008

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While driving on a wet road at 45 mph, the back of the vehicle began to slide. The contact was hit by another vehicle and spun out of control across four lanes of traffic. The back end of the vehicle crashed into a cement barracade. A vehicle that was entering the highway crashed into the drivers side. The air bags never deployed. The ambulance and police arrived and transported the contact to the hospital. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified, the contact has been unsuccessful at speaking with them. The current and failure mileage was 75,000.

- Clinton, UT, USA

problem #1

Sep 072006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on a wet highway, the contact's spouse broadsided another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The seat belt was in use and worked properly. A police report was taken. There was front end damage done to the vehicle. The only light illuminated in the vehicle was a light indicating the gas cap was loose. The dealership was not alerted. The driver sustained soft tissue damage. Updated 10/25/06.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

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