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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 042010

Five Hundred

  • 45,000 miles


2005 Ford 500 suddenly shows wrench and cel in dash and car loses power while driving on the highway, almost resulting in a rear end collision.

- Jeffersonville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 222010

Five Hundred

  • 80,000 miles
Throttle body failure on 2005 Ford Five hundred. First identified in August 2009. I had to wait 6 months for replacement part which failed after installation. Second replacement part has been installed but doubt if it will solve problem. Total cost to date over $1000. Faulty design which Ford should held responsible.

- Topsfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212009

Five Hundred

  • 37,000 miles
Car stalled while accelerating from dead stop or increasing speed to merge onto free. Received error message, "engine failsafe mode". first two times was able to turn off car and restart but third time was unable to restart and was stuck on freeway. Problem occurred three times in under 30 days. Dealer ran diagnostic and found that it was an electronic throttle problem but was unable to locate part from any local dealer. Part was on back order and not expected in for another 16 weeks and was told that problem could occur again until part was replaced. I wonder why there is no recall if there are enough cars having this same problem to cause a backlog of 16+ weeks.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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