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9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
188 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 #2

Jul 102006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Ford 500 rear right female half seat belt is difficult to buckle due to poor design. I have complained to Ford and was referred to the local dealer who after months of delay referred back to Ford who stated that it meets their standards. The belt is too short and flexible. It retracts back into the seat cushion making it difficult to buckle. This condition can and will lead to non use of the belt and can lead to serious injury or death.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022005

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 375 miles
I recently purchased a new Ford 500 limited. This vehicle has a problem that I feel is a serious safety issue to children. The seat belts in the rear are positioned in such a manner as to cross children's necks. The seat belts hit our 9 year old granddaughter, who is tall for her age, on her neck and we also have a 6 year old grandson who is very tall and the belt rides his kneck even with him in a boster seat. This car needs to be equiped with "comfort guides" like the ones found in GM cars. It is not safe for small adults or children who no longer need car seats to ride in the back of this vehicle. I believe the problem should be retrofitted by Ford at their expense.

- Shiloh, IL, USA

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