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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
800 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 Five Hundred brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152005

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


The parking brake in the rear wheel area did not release properly. The contact noticed the problem in the middle of September 2005. He could smell a hot odor inside of the vehicle. The wheels were aluminum, and the rear wheels were black from brake lining dust. The contact took vehicle to a dealership twice. They were unable to find the cause of the problem with the parking brake. The contact will be taking the vehicle to deale R again. The contact noticed groves forming on the brake rotors. Updated 11/29/05.

- Reding , PA, USA

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