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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,130 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Five Hundred body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 042010

Five Hundred

  • 85,000 miles


Top motor mount failure on 2005 Ford 500 car has low miles on it and when I looked up online there are multiple complaints about the failure. Was told by Ford dealer it was regular wear and tare but I personally have not seen motor mounts fail within 5 years and a low mileage as this vehicle and evidently many others!

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 252010

Five Hundred

  • 41,259 miles
Driving our Ford Five hundred 2005 sel at 30 miles per hour my wife and felt a sudden crack on the drivers right rear side. I stopped the car and saw that the position of the tire was not adequate and suspected a damper situation, not so. Luckily we were 5 blocks away of a friendly Ford dealer, we drove with painfully squeaking tire there and when inspected the rear cross member had a crack where the welding of the adjusting camber caster is. We thanked the lord we were not on the highway as it would have been certain death. I know this is a structural failure as is the whole rear cross member part and believe is sufficient for a recall of all Ford Five hundred Ford the car has only 55,000 miles an is a 2005 sel model.

- San Nicolas De Los Garza Nl Mx, 00, USA

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