Ford Logo

FORD Falcon Ute 2002 (2000-2002)

BA series
Ford Falcon Ute - 3/4 front (driver)

Gallery Content

View gallery in plain HTML

4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
1 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Very Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Falcon Ute has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Ford Falcon Ute also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



falcon ute crash image

Gallery Content

View gallery in plain HTML

4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.92out of 37
Offset crash test10.56out of 16
Side impact crash test14.36out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The BA Falcon Utility was introduced in Australia during 2002.

The Falcon Utility scored 10.56 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was weak for the driver and passenger. There was a slight risk of serious lower leg injury for both occupants and a slight risk of neck injury for the passenger.

The vehicle scored 14.36 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a marginal risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

A driver airbag is standard on all variants. A passenger frontal airbag is optional on some variants and standard on others. ABS/EBD brakes are also available. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to both seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. The driver's seat belt retractor has a load limiter.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.56 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 2.99 pts
Chest 0.81 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 2.76 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 98mm and downwards 14mm. By design, the brake pedal hinge separated during the crash, allowing the brake pedal to swing freely. This reduces the risk of lower leg injury. The feet were protected from footwell deformation by a laminated insert under the carpet. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 15mm, upwards 30mm and sideways 4mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 40mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no deductions for knee hazards. Although the passenger did not have an airbag there was no head contact with the dash.

What is frontal offset crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.36 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.36 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
11.4 L/100km 270 g/km 4.5 /10 4 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating


falcon ute crash image

Gallery Content

View gallery in plain HTML

4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.18out of 34
Offset crash test10.63out of 16
Side impact crash test14.547out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

This model FORD FALCON UTILITY was introduced in 2000. A driver's airbag is standard equipment.

The FORD FALCON UTILITY scored 10.63 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment was in reasonable shape. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.547 out of 16 in the side impact crash. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners and load-limiters are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a severe crash and to limit belt loads on the chest.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

No image available
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.63 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.19 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 2.48 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test but there was large movement of the firewall. The road wheel pushed back into the footwell, which ruptured, and the front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 269mm. The brake pedal hinge was designed to break away in a severe crash and the pedal moved freely after the offset crash so it did not affect the score. The dash moved 127mm towards the driver. The steering column separated from the dash structure, as it was designed to do in this type of crash to reduce injury risk and so did not affect the score. The front ("A") pillar moved 135mm rearwards. One of the hinges on the driver's door separated but the door's structural integrity was maintained. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 128mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and head contact was stable. The driver's knees hit the dash and steering column. The ignition switch barrel was a potential source of knee injury. There were no head strikes for the passenger. The passenger's knees hit the glove box.

What is frontal offset crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Crash Test Results

No image available
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.547 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.6 pts
Abdomen 3.95 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The driver's door was pushed inwards moderately. The back of the driver's head glanced the b-pillar.

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points, giving a maximum possible overall score of 34 points.

What is side impact crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
No image available

Base Model Safety Features



View All Model Variants
Legend
Standard
Not Available
Optional
No Information

Recently Viewed Cars

 

Auto Emergency Braking (AEB) is a vehicle safety technology has the potential to prevent a crash or reduce the impact speed of a crash.


Auto Emergency Braking

Recent News


Road safety partners welcome updated child restraint standard

RACV, together with VicRoads, TAC, Kidsafe Victoria, Early Learning Association Australia and The Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre have welcomed the Federal Government's update to the current mandatory Australian Standard for child restraints.


Child seat
Terms of Use   |   Privacy Policy   |