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Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 1997
Location:
Orange, CA

anti-theft alarm box failure. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX176XWK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
S. Pasadena, CA

consumer believes the vehicles reverse sensing system chime is too weak and cannot be heard if the radio is on. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FNDA5244YB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-250 Sd 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 26, 2004
Location:
Bristol, CT

husband was packing up in parking lot w/our vechicle that had back-up sensors. sensors did not go off and he hit a 3' pole. granted he should have known the pole was there..but we paid extra for these to work. i tae 50% fault but so should ford. after picking up the vehicle from repairs we were told that all 4 sensors had to be fixed becuase of "over-circuit" or something. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 18, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-250 SD 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-250 SD 2002 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ford Crowley . Dealer's city: Bristol . Dealer's state code: CT. Dealer's zipcode: 06010 .

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2004
Location:
Meridian, ID

three transmission failures and replacements. the engine, starter/ignition and 1 gear shift all replacements and other various problems. *bf four cd player replacements, the brakes failed, and 1 alarm failure. *sc the engine was also replaced. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31383R. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dealer's name: Theodore Robins Ford . Dealer's city: Costa Mesa . Dealer's state code: CA.

Ford Taurus 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2005
Location:
Santa Ana, CA

while driving the vehicle suddenly accelerated. when exiting the freeway the vehicle lurched forward and increased in speed. the owner put both feet on the brakes, yet the vehicle continued to go forward. the owner had to turn the engine off in order to come to a stop. *ak the transmission experienced shifting slippage, a slight leak was found in the bell housing area. the transmission was removed and the converter front hub seal was leaking. the seal was replaced along with the valve body pan. the alarm would sound when no one was near the vehicle and the vehicle could not be started unless the alarm was reset. *sc *jb

Mileage was 24500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP58U92A. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 06, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2002 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Sunland Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 760 241 7751 . Dealer's city: Victorville . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92392 .

Ford Freestyle 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 27, 2005
Location:
Jeanerette, LA

dt: contact stated the beige color of the dashboard caused a reflection in the windshield, making it difficult to see outside of the vehicle. the service dealer stated they could not redesign. the car, and that the consumer needed to get used to the reflection. *ak the reverse sensor was not loud enough to be heard over the vehicle a/c or radio. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDK03115G. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 25, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FREESTYLE 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FREESTYLE 2005 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Robin Motor Company . Dealer's telephone number: 337-276-4567 . Dealer's city: Jeanerette . Dealer's state code: LA. Dealer's zipcode: 70544 .

Ford Freestyle 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 10, 2005
Location:
Wellesley, MA

the rear obstacle sensor included in this '05 ford freestyle has a slow response time before it sounds the warning tones, and can allow the driver to hit an obstacle in back of the vehicle. in this case, the vehicle hit a car behind it while backing, and the alam did not sound until the contact had occurred. *nm

Mileage was 4000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 09, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dealer's name: Waltham Ford . Dealer's city: Waltham . Dealer's state code: MA.

Ford Escape 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2005
Location:
San Diego, CA

1. i am complaining about my back up alarm sensors. i have had about 5 incidents in which i have received false positives when nothing is behind me. at work while backing out, the system will sound and go crazy. 2. i have not had any accidents with this malfunction to date. i just do not trust the product that was purchased with my car 3. i took my car to mossy ford in san diego on october 18, 2005. made the complaint and they said that everything checked out good. i have noticed one thing in common with all five of my incidents, i have been around nextel cellular phone towers. in my work parking lot we have a nextel cell tower and this is where the system seem to be unreliable. also at a place of business that i frequent there is a cell site down the street. i did see a technical service bulletins on your web site with this type of complaint. it is service bulletin num : 04262 date of bulletin: mar 07, 2005 nhtsa item number: 10014671.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14719 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU04184K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 20, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford ESCAPE 2004 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2004 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 1 mph. Dealer's name: Mossy Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 8582737500 . Dealer's city: San Diego . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92109 .

Ford Excursion 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2003
Location:
Brunswick, OH

i purchased my 2000 ford excurion in summer 2003. the interior lights have been repaired several times times for staying on randomly. the backup beeper has never worked and when i tried to have both items repaired under the $2000 extended warranty i bought they told me it was not covered. i also have seen the records for this vehicle from the previous owner (that the dealership accidentally sent me) and the vehicle had been in for the same problems as i have before i ever purchased it and that was not disclosed. the paint in the winter of 2003-2004 started peeling off of the area bove the windshield and the roof of my vehicle. i took it to the dealer and they told me there was nothing they could do because it had been repainted. i took it to a body shop and they told me that the paint lines show that the vehicle was never repainted and that they have seen several ford vehicles with this problem, and ford is very relucatant to help people in thi situation.. my husband now has a ford truck too which he purchased used, and has the same interior light problems i have. the last time i contacted the dealer to have the ford representative contact me, i never even received a phone call from the service manager or ford. they ignore my contact and calls, especially randy in the service dapartment. the original complaint i made to them was 2 1/2 years ago and they have done nothing to help me or resolve my problem. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMNU43S5YE. Vehicle was purchased on July 06, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXCURSION 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXCURSION 2000 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Montrose Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 330-666-0711 . Dealer's city: Akron . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44333 .

Ford Five Hundred 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 21, 2006
Location:
Birmingham, MI

the reverse sensing system worked flawlessly for the first 5000 miles. now it goes off everytime i put the car in reverse when there is nothing near the rear of the car. now i disregard the warning beeps which is dangerous. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP24146G. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 02, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FIVE HUNDRED 2006 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FIVE HUNDRED 2006 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 3 mph. Dealer's name: Stark Hickey .

Ford Five Hundred 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 10, 2007
Location:
Powder Springs, GA

tl* - the contact has a 2007 ford 500. the contact stated that the backup sensors cannot be heard over the radio, and volume cannot be adjusted on the radio so that one can hear the sensors. also, the contact stated that he has this feature in the ford truck, and that the radio automatically turns down when the backup sensors come on. the contact stated that he depends on the sensors because he has the feature, but it does no m good to have it if he can't hear it. the contact would like the car to be wired so that the radio's volume lowers automatically and he can hear the sensor. *ak updated 2/13/2007 - *nm

Mileage was 1900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP25157G. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 16, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FIVE HUNDRED 2007 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FIVE HUNDRED 2007 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: John Bleakley .

Ford Excursion 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 11, 2007
Location:
Fenton, MI

crank position failure , pn f7tz12k073a, at 80,000 miles on the 2003 ford excursion 7.3 ltr diesel. back up sensors failed intermittantly. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMSU43F13E. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXCURSION 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Ford EXCURSION 2003 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Bob Utter Ford . Dealer's city: Dallas . Dealer's state code: TX.

Ford F-250 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 21, 2007
Location:
Stewart, FL

tl*the contact owns a 2007 ford f-250. after the vehicle was broken into, the contact discovered that the lock was popped open and the alarm system was deactivated with a flathead screwdriver. a police report was filed. he felt that this was unsafe because someone could easily break into his vehicle without triggering the alarm. the current and failure mileages were 33,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSW21P57E. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-250 2007 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-250 2007 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Barto Ford .

Ford Explorer 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2008
Location:
Norton, OH

currently own a 2002 explorer xlt with only 65k miles on it. the transmission is in need of a rebuild because is slip from time to time. the rear differential seals are leaking. the entire rear of the vehicle makes a humming noise so i suspect that a rear bearing is going bad. not to mention the 4wheel drive system has not worked since i bought it a little over a year ago. i've had intermittent issues with the air bag control module and also the backup alarm system. there is nothing but poor write-ups about this truck all over the internet. all the same problems i'm experiencing are problems many other drivers have also had. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Windstar 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 09, 2002
Location:
Chicago, IL

the reverse sensing system at the present time is inoperative. it has been back to ford 5 or 6 times for repair. it seems to fail after a heavy rain. i was involved in an accident 1 time when i was backing out of a parking space and backed into a vehicle that was passing behind me which i didn't see. there has been several other times when i relied on the sensor to warn me if someone was walking behind the van especially someone that is short, i'm unable to see and depended on the reverse sensor to warn me. each time i went back to the dealer until the warranty ran out to have it repaired. the repair dept told me that it is poorly designed. as soon as the wires to the system got wet it would fail. they changed the harness and it would work until it got wet. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA5240XB. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 22, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1999 Communications Back Up Alarm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph. Dealer's name: Jacobs Twin .

Ford Expedition 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2008
Location:
Orange Park, FL

2003 ford expedition eddie bauer, back-up aid system does not work. had vehicle in shop for 3 weeks and dealers could not fix system. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L83L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 20, 2011
Location:
Harrisburg, NC

back up sensors on my f150 truck failed to work. i backing out of a dark, unlit, winding driveway and backed into a tree. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX14V37F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2007 Drive type:4WD. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Ford C-max Hybrid 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 24, 2013
Location:
Oakland, CA

i have a new cmax energi with navigation. the back up camera goes on when i go into reverse, but it sometimes does not shut off, so i have this distracting screen showing me what is behind me while i am driving forward. *tr sometimes it changes to the correct screen immediately, but other times it can take up to 2 minutes. i have reset the system, but it did not help.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FADP5CU1DL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford Fusion 2010
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 09, 2013
Location:
Tracy, CA

the car began to stall on the freeway, so i had to drive it off the freeway after it had turned off twice. the first time, it went off in the middle of the freeway as i luckily veered to the side and no one was hurt. i took it to be serviced. it turns out there was a faulty throttle control: the throttle actuator was stuck closed (p2111), and also would get stuck open (p2112). this must have happened while i was on the freeway. the auto service center ran the tests and tested my vehicle after replacing that throttle assembly and now my car runs back to normal. also, my rear parking aid back up tone is out of order. sometimes it just beeps constantly and there is nothing behind the vehicle. it seems to be working in order, but once in a while it does that. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80424 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP0HA1AR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.


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