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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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #57

Aug 032016

F-150

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was idling at a red light, the seat belt tension seized and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt pretensioner failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #56

Jun 132016

F-150

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While reversing at 50 mph, the vehicle accelerated on its own and crashed into the front of one vehicle and the driver's side of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the crash scene to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #55

Apr 042016

F-150

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, the driver side air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #54

Oct 142014

F-150

  • 49,641 miles

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

Unit was recalled, dealer had vehicle 3 days, advised that they did not have the tools required to fix the airbag and consequently could not fix the problem.dealer said they would call me later and update progress on completing the recall.it has been a year and no calls have been received.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #53

Jun 092015

F-150

  • 119,000 miles
Airbag light stays on.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #52

Jul 242014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Front end collision into the rear of another truck. Whole front end damaged through radiator, hood, headlights, bumpers etc. Airbag never deployed and upon return of vehicle after repairs, I am now getting a code 42 that the sensor is bad and after research find out there is a recall on this but for the opposite reason but also now understand there are corrosion issues with the connection of the sensor also. Hope this helps. Please advise what to do, will Ford fix this whole problem and replace with a new sensor and the wire chaffing problem? thank you in advance!

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #51

Sep 152014

F-150

  • 33,000 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 air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician diagnosed that the front seat belt pretensioner was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle has been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #50

Jul 012014

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles
The "airbag" indicator light came on. Stayed on for about 6 weeks when vehicle was in use, then turned off. Now, a minute or so after starting vehicle an alarm sounds, 5 low sounding beeps in 5 rounds, will do it about every 30 minutes, same alarm cycle. According to the owners manual this is an indication of a problem with the airbag system. I thought I was responsible for having this fixed. Currently with my schedule and financial situation I have been putting off servicing this issue however, I heard on the news earlier this week about several recalls and my vehicle fits into this. I have not received any recall notice from Ford. I'm not sure if my vehicle is actually part of this, this is why my inquiry to you. Please advise

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #49

Sep 242014

F-150

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the seat belt pretensioner and stabilizer bar needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the dealer advised the contact that the seat belts were not covered under warranty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Maples, FL, USA

problem #48

Sep 032014

F-150

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the airbag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V107000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #47

Mar 012013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 181,000 miles

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

I was traveling South coming to a intersection when a vehicle traveling North and decided to turn and hit me! he was travel 50 mph. The driver received 2 tickets at crash site also 1 ticket 3 minute before crash. I almost drove 1/3 into his car. No air bag went off in my vehicle. My hips have been hurting ever since crash. Allstate forced me to settle them. I believe if airbag went off my hips would be fine! X-rays show them 1" out of aliment and I need to continually see a chiropractor

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

problem #46

Oct 092013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Hit a tree full force damaging the front of the truck, seat belt was buckled and air bag did not deploy.

- Derry, PA, USA

problem #45

May 082013

F-150

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while shifting into reverse, the driver frontal air bag deployed erroneously. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was unknown and the VIN was not available.

- Sanysibro, CA, USA

problem #44

Dec 042012

F-150

  • 219,671 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the driver's side air bag erroneously deployed without the vehicle being involved in a crash. The driver sustained first degree burns to the right wrist. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer did not provide any assistance since they would have to wait for the legal department to authorize any repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 219,671.

- Richmond, MS, USA

problem #43

Nov 292012

F-150

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front end of the contact's vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy and the contact sustained injuries to the neck and back. An independent mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the air bag sensors were not functioning. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.

- Belt, MT, USA

problem #42

Jul 102012

F-150

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired at the owner's expense, even though there was a recall issued for the similar defect under NHTSA campaign id number 11V107000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. In addition, the steering wheel would emit a loud clunking and rattling noise when the vehicle was in operation. The steering wheel would also lock whenever the vehicle was being driven for over a period of twenty minutes and eventually unlock when the engine was shut off. There was a technical service bulletin pertaining to the NHTSA item number 10014252 (steering). The steering wheel was repaired by the dealer and the problem continued to occur. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Hampshire , IL, USA

problem #41

Jun 242012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
June 24, 2012 dear Ford Motor Company, I own a 2005 Ford F150 4X4 crew cab truck, which I have had since 2005, and which you have excluded from your present recall of 2005-2006 Ford F150's. however, it has presented an illuminated air bag light every time it has been started now for over 2 years.this I have learned is the single warning sign capable of warning of its faulty air bag system. I am aware that NHTSA wanted Ford to recall 1.2+ million trucks and that Ford has avoided such a wide-spread recall saying they had made production changes that minimized the number of affected trucks, and that NHTSA sent another letter warning Ford that if they didn't agree to a complete recall, the Agency could convene a formal public hearing to compel a recall, and that now Ford has agreed to recall 2004 through 2006 F-150 vehicles, approximately 1.2 million more trucks. Yet still my truck is a 2005, the very year model included in your original recall, yet for whatever reason my 2005 Ford F150 is excluded, leaving me to chance the safety of my family's life every time any of us get in my truck (which only likes 2 payments being paid for). By the way, I am a mother of 3, daughter of 2, sister to 1 and the girlfriend of a mean biker, should I parish my children would be orphans, but more importantly to Ford Motor Company, should any of my children be so much as harmed due to this well depicted issue, Ford Motor Company is going to wish my children were orphaned! [xxx] P.S. I also come from a family of Ford enthusiasts, thus I have great faith in your loyalty and therefore will allow you a minimal amount of time to include my 2005 Ford F-150 in your recall (and notify me of it), before I forward this correspondence to the NHTSA and everywhere else additional research instructs me to.

- Gurdon, AR, USA

problem #40

May 052012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 97,251 miles
Sitting in park as I had just started the vehicle when the airbag deployed.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #39

Oct 132011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owned a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph in rainy weather conditions, the driver crashed into a tree that had fallen and obstructed the roadway. As the vehicle rolled over the impaled tree, one of the tree branches fractured the front windshield and struck the driver. The air bags did not deploy and the driver was killed. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and the current mileages were unknown. Updated 04/10/12 updated 06/07/12

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #38

Oct 192010

F-150 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the air bags exploded five seconds after starting the vehicle. As a result, the contact suffered burns on the left hand and wrist. The manufacturer sent and investigator to examine the vehicle and the investigator could not locate a failure. The manufacturer also informed the contact that there was no remedy for the failure. The contact later received a recall notice associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V107000 (air bag: Frontal: Driver side inflator module), but the manufacturer refused to repair the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 50,000. Updated 02/23/12

- Carrizo Springs , TX, USA

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