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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2005 Ford Five Hundred accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012016

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Ford Five hundred. Consumer writes in regards to door latch may not operate properly in an wet environment recall notice. Consumer states vehicle door latches collects water in locking mechanism/door frame due to manufactured design issues. The consumer stated the driver side door/latch would not lock. The consumer stated he was able to drain 8-10 ounces of water out of the door cavities, by lifting the rubber gasket on the door frame at the bottom.

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 232014

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that both the front driver and passenger's side doors failed to latch during extremely cold weather. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 06V383000 (latches/locks/linkages) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall. The contact stated that the remedy repair had never been performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 02/24/14 the dealer replaced the latches, at no charge. Updated 02/25/14

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #6

Feb 012013

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that the front passenger side pawl latch would not return to the latch position when closed. The contact also mentioned that on several occasions the door would open independently while the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the door latch mechanism needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V383000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000 and the current mileage was 153,000. Updated 06/18/13 updated 06/21/2013

- North Salem, NH, USA

problem #5

Mar 092011

Five Hundred

  • 138,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 06V383000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). He then noticed that during below freezing temperatures, the driver and front passenger doors would become unlatched independently or would not latch at all. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they advised him that they were unable to duplicate the failure and that he would potentially need to replace the latches but the repairs would not be covered under the previous recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 138,000.

- Deposit, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 282007

Five Hundred

  • miles
This is the problem that I am having #06V383000 with my 2005 Ford Five hundred I took it to a dealer and was told that since it was not a Ford recall that they could not fix the problem. It seems to happen when it get extremely cold out. Some times I have to drive to work holding the door until the latch catches. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 032011

Five Hundred

  • miles
I have a 2005 Ford Five hundred and the doors will not latch in cold weather and open while vehicle is moving; we contacted Ford and they said they had that recall but not in my state, said it wasn't cold enough in our area; well, it is and it happens every winter with this car. Ford should fix this as it is a major safety concern for my family.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 162007

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I purchased a 2005 Ford 500 ltd. The first incident occurred while driving home from atlantic city. The dashboard lit up like I was starting the car and went into failsafe engine mode. After pulling over, the car ran normal. The next occurrence was when the car started shutting off while driving. It has done this on numerous occastions. Then the dashboard lit up again and the reverse lights stayed on. This winter season the door latches would not catch to keep the doors shut. After it rains the rear doors have water sitting inside of them. Upon doing some research, I found that these problems were on Ford's technical service bulliten (tsb). I called Ford and they said there were no recalls according to the vehicle identification number. They also stated that there was work done prior to me purchasing the vehicle. I also had the car worked on for the electrical problem and was told the car was fixed. The car is still experiencing these problems. I don't have the finances to continue to have work done and the problems not be fixed.

- Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 222005

Five Hundred

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that the driver's side door failed to close securely. There was a malfunction with the latch system. The interior door handle had to be held in order to secure the door while the vehicle was in motion. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four additional times. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under a recall; however, the NHTSA campaign id number was unable to be found. The recall remedy has not corrected the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 3,753.

- Clinton, NY, USA

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