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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,400 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 122011

Five Hundred

  • 97,000 miles


Driving at he rate of speed of about 55-65 mph heading southbound on the dan ryan expressway in Chicago when my 2005 Ford Five hundred was involved in a front-end collision with a median and my airbag did not deploy. There could be a loss of life if this problem is not resolved.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 052010

Five Hundred

  • 69,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Ford 500, I T-boned another vehicle. I was driving about 35mph. My driver side airbag didn't deploy. My seat belt didn't prevent me from hitting the steering wheel.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 052009

Five Hundred

  • 59,000 miles
It started with my instrument cluster going out (no lights, gauges, anything) and it can last anywhere from 15 minutes to hours. The other night my boyfriend and I hit a deer and we went from 70 to 50 on impact (which was head on) and our airbags did not deploy. However a few minutes after the impact, the light came on saying something was wrong with the airbags.

- Neola, IA, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact's client owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. While the client was driving 35 mph, she removed her foot from the accelerator pedal; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate. She attempted to apply the brakes, but the speed continued to increase. The client also applied the emergency brake and encountered a pickup truck traveling in the same direction. She crossed over the double-yellow line on a 2-lane road and passed the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup informed police that he noticed brakes being applied, smelled, and saw blue smoke coming from the vehicle. The vehicle continued accelerating. The air bags deployed. The client then side swiped a guardrail for approximately 40 feet. The front tire blew out and the vehicle was pushed across the roadway. A police report was filed. Two passengers sustained injuries. The front end of the vehicle struck an embankment on the other side of the road. The vehicle became airborne for approximately 70 feet and landed on its side. At that time, only the driver's side air bag deployed. The vehicle rolled over twice and landed at a recently planted flower bed. The driver seat belt disengaged as well. Part of the crash was caught on tape by a Pennsylvania dot surveillance camera. The current and failure mileages were 22,000. Updated 04/29/08.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Purchased a new Ford Five hundred in October of 2005. I was unfortunately involved in an accident, that caused extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle. My concern is that the air bags never deployed. With the amount of damage I would have thought they would have deployed.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

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