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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
20 / 1
Average Mileage:
72,174 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #37

May 152011

F-150

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V107000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were unavailable. The parts had since been unavailable for approximately five months. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #36

Jul 022011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 82,950 miles
After driving through a shallow (less than 6 inches deep) puddle, my airbag light illuminated on my dashboard, accompanied by a warning chime. The Ford service department diagnosed the problem as a faulty front impact sensor, which shorted out. The shorted sensor, in turn, shorted out the entire restraint system module (the "brain box" ). after investigating on the internet, I have found several other people with similar problems. It seems that the location of the front impact sensor, placed on the hood latch support, makes the sensor susceptible to water infiltration. Corrosion then causes the sensor to fail. Furthermore, with the freeze-thaw cycle in Michigan, water that is allowed to enter the sensor can eventually crack the housing, allowing even more moisture to get inside. The fact that the entire restraint system module was destroyed by the short in one impact sensor is quite disconcerting. The system should be engineered to prevent such catastrophic electrical damage. It appears that the sensor design and placement was poorly engineered for vehicles in the northern climate where the freeze-thaw cycle and road salt are present.

- Wyandotte, MI, USA

problem #35

Jun 152011

F-150

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V107000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not yet available. After waiting a few weeks, the contact was again informed that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #34

Jun 212011

F-150

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that after receiving notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V107000 (air bags: Frontal: Driver side inflator module), the dealer was contacted to secure an appointment for repairs. The dealer advised that there was a waiting list of eighty customers who needed repairs but the parts needed were not available. The contact was unable to schedule and appointment for repairs and the manufacturer was not contacted in regards to the waiting period. The failure and current mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Moneth, IL, USA

problem #33

May 162011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated after receiving NHTSA campaign I.D. number 11V107000: ( air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module) the contact called the dealer to schedule an appointment. The dealer schedule an appointment but later stated to the contact that the parts were not available. The dealer stated they would call the contact when the parts were available. The contact was not notified regarding the part availability. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the recall and they also stated the parts were not available and did not provide any indication on when the parts would be available. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the recall remedy repair not being performed. The failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 07/21/11 the consumer stated the deler replaced the part. Updated 07/28/11

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #32

Jun 132011

F-150

  • miles
I cannot get the recall parts for the airbags on my 2005 Ford F150. No one has them!!! and cannot say when they will be in. What if something happens in the meantime"??" and why do a recall if you don't have the parts!!!! outrageous.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #31

May 142011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In a three car accident. The 1st car turned on their signal at the same time attempted to turn into their driveway, the 2nd car hit the 1st car from the rear, as my F-150 approached the 2nd vehicle, I applied the brakes to stop before colliding into 2nd vehicle and the brakes became soft and did not slow the F-150, the F-150 was traveling at well below the posted speed limit, air-bags did not deploy, there fore hitting the 2nd vehicle in the rear causing almost no damage to 2nd vehicle and causing an almost totaled front end to the F-150 with close to $13000 in damage to F-150. No major injuries were reported, only minor back pain to both persons in F-150 were concurred.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #30

Oct 232007

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 2 mph, the front driver side air bag deployed independently. The driver suffered minor injuries as a result of deployment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure yet the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 11V107000 (air bags: Frontal: Driver side inflator module). The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 100,000. Updated 6/8/11 updated 06/13/11

- Orleans, MA, USA

problem #29

Apr 032011

F-150

  • 59,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that as he entered the vehicle and started the ignition, the driver side air bag deployed independently. He received injuries to the arm and was knocked unconscious from being struck by the air bag. The contact was then transported to the hospital. The vehicle was not neither inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 59,300.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #28

Feb 072011

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,100 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the air bag warning light would illuminate on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was also contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 67,100. Updated 03/24/11 updated 05/05/11

- Tartntum, PA, USA

problem #27

Sep 152010

F-150

  • 105,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that the air bag light would illuminate intermittently while driving any speed. The dealer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- House Springs, MO, USA

problem #26

Nov 142010

F-150

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While attempting to start the vehicle, the air bag deployed without warning. The dealer was contacted, but offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified, but offered no assistance as well. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 76,000. Updated 01/11/11

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #25

Nov 222010

F-150

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. Upon starting the vehicle, the front driver side air bag suddenly deployed. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 82,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #24

Oct 072010

F-150

  • 101,873 miles
I had just shifted into reverse, and looking over my right shoulder began backing out of a business parking lot, when suddenly the driver side air bag deployed. I experienced cuts and bruising to my left forearm and a redness appearance of my left side neck and face.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #23

Sep 182010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150 pickup truck. The contact started the vehicle and the front driver side air bag deployed independently. The contact sustained minor injuries to his arm and chest from the air bag. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer but the dealer was called and the contact informed the dealer of the failure. The dealer advised the contact that he would have to seek advisement from the manufacturer. The contact stated that he used a pocket knife to remove the remainder of the air bag from the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 10/28/10. Updated 10/28/10

- Gilbert , SC, USA

problem #22

Sep 142010

F-150

  • 77,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F-150. When I started my truck last week and put it into drive to pull away from my parking spot my airbag deployed. I have taken my truck in and they told me chaffed wires caused the problem.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #21

Jul 152010

F-150

  • 63,482 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While driving 35 mph the vehicle's tires bounced on gravel and hit a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact and passenger sustained face and wrist injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. There was no police report. The vehicle was towed to a junk yard. The manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure and current mileages were 63482.

- Waukesha , WI, USA

problem #20

Aug 082010

F-150

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that he was at a complete stop when the air bags deployed. The contact sustained major injuries to his stomach. The dealer was contacted and stated that there was no warranty on the vehicle. They also stated that they would like to inspect the vehicle to determine why the air bags deployed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 87000.

- Mcalester, OK, USA

problem #19

Apr 282010

F-150

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While driving at 5 mph, the air bags independently deployed without being involved in a crash. The contact sustained bruises to his left hand. The dealer would not provide any assistance and advised that the vehicle would be repaired at the contact's expense. The vehicle was not repaired or investigated for the cause of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 98,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #18

Jul 022010

F-150

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While the vehicle was parked, the driver side air bag deployed. He stated that there was a loud noise when the air bag deployed and his clothes were stained from the material in the air bag. The vehicle was towed to and was currently at an authorized Ford dealer. The approximate failure and current mileages were 65,000.

- San Antionio, TX, USA

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