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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,250 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 Freestyle seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Crash @ approximately 45 miles per hour. T-boned a car that pulled in front of my car at a stop light. My car was totaled. My air bags did not go off. I feel that my injuries..of whiplash and another passengers would have been less or non existent if my air bags went off. Is this new air bag requirements really helping" or is it just trying to save insurance companies from totaling cars that air bags deploy? car will be signed off by tomorrow and insurance company will own the car. Does anyone care to look at this car and see if it failed"

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 272006

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the air bag lamp illuminated and the instrument gauges fell to zero. This lasted for a few seconds, but occurred intermittently on several other occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. Updated 10/06/06.

- Austin, TX, USA

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