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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 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 F-150 accessories - interior problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


Light bulb attached to transmission placement window in console, detaches and burns other wires and what ever else it can inside console, then burns through side of console releasing smoke into cab of vehicle, in the end you have an extra light sticking out the side of the console between the drivers seat.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 272009


  • miles
I have a 2005 F150 and the dome light comes on by itself. I have to cut the dashlight dimmer all the way off for it to stay off. I can bump the dash and it goes out, but comes back on. With this I do not have any dash lights at night. It has been in the shop twice for this and not been fixed. I bought extended warranty for these type things and paid a $100 deductible. It is very dangerous to drive at night without dash lights. Any suggestions?

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 252009


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated his vehicle caught fire. The light bulb in the console where the shift lever is located fell out on the inside and burned a hole through the side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired and the bulb was replaced. Contact did not know his VIN number. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Kent Wood, MI, USA

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