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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,075 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102012

Five Hundred

  • 32,724 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when a loud pop was heard and suddenly, the sun roof glass exploded. The glass shattered inside of the vehicle and the contact suffered injury to the eye from small fragments of glass entering the eye. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. The rear trunk and rear bumper sustained severe scratches. The was taken to a collision center for repair. The technician also informed the contact that the front driver side window glass exhibited spider cracks. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 32,724.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 282011

Five Hundred

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Five hundred. The contact stated that as the vehicle engine was started, the passenger side rearview mirror caught on fire. The fire was put out by the contact but the origin of the fire was unknown. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that he would later be contacted by the legal department. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 122008

Five Hundred

  • 74,500 miles
Started driving my 2005 Ford Five hundred sel front wheel drive as I normally do, except the instrument cluster and lights started flickering, my A/C turned off and check engine light came on. After stopping on the side of the road everything returned to normal. About 40 minutes later a similar situation occurred, only this time just the instrument panel failed. My cruise control still worked but my tach, speed, battery and power gauge all dropped to zero, however the lights remained on. I am writing today because I saw online that other owners of the same make and model are having identical problems. This is a major safety issue and could cause an accident, especially if the lights cut off at random. I'm surprised there hasn't been a recall issued or an accident yet as a result of this.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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