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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1998 Ford Mustang accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 182001


  • miles


While consumer was waiting at a stop light drivers side seatback collasped.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 052001


  • miles
I was struck from the rear on the left corner while in the center lane of I-435 right before an exit.. diferential speed of approx.25 mph. The seat slid back on the tracks and the seat back failed leaving me looking at the ceiling. My feet no longer reached the pedals and my hands barely reached the steering wheel. The car went across 2 lanes of trafic into a ditch and partially up an embankment. Had the seat not failed I would have been able to control the car and stayed on the road. The damage estimate showed $3000 of the total $5000 to be in the front end ! I was almost hit by an 18 wheeler or similar sized truck as I was crossing the two lanes of traffic toward the ditch. As this was a divided interstate I could have been thrown the other way across the median into oncomming traffic.(luckily we have a cable barier system in place.) the point is, loss of control over a rear end collision because the drivers seat fails is not acceptable.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 282001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopped a traffic light another vehicle hit the rear of the consumer car at 30-40 mph, the drivers seat back broke and the seat belt released from the buckle causing the driver to slip under the steering wheel, the driver sustained severe strain to the neck and bruised right ankle and leg, the passenger also received a strained neck. Nlm

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 022001


  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended and collided with another vehicle. Upon impact, driver's seatback collapsed, and restraints released. Also, airbags did not deploy, resuling in minor injuries. Ford will be notified.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

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