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FORD Falcon Ute 2002

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.92out of 37
Frontal Offset test10.56out of 16
Side impact 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

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

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.

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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 test?

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Side Impact 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 test?

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.



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9.1 L/100km

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