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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,620 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

May 052016

Mustang

  • 124,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On May 5, 2016, I was driving on hwy 395 (Nevada). Driving at approximately 40 mph due to rain/hail. I felt my car begin to hydroplane, and then began to spin out of control across the hwy. At least 5 complete circles until I slammed into a concrete wall where the car came to a stop. My airbags did not deploy. The drivers seat bolts broke upon impact as well. No other cars were involved, but I suffered multiple bruises on my rt. Arm, as well as severe whiplash and internal bruising from seat breaking free upon impact. My back/spine are in serious pain due to being knocked out of alignment when the seat broke, and airbags did not deploy. I did not file a claim with my insurance company, as I only have liability insurance, however I do have an accident case number from the Nevada highway patrol: # 160500374 date: 05/05/2016 time: 9:56

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #5

May 272004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,720 miles
1. I was driving from san diego to fresno, on I-5. about 70 mph. I stretched, and leaned back into the seat, when the seat flipped backwards far enough to cause me to loose sight of the road. Fortunately, I was holding the steering wheel tightly enough to raise myself quickly and regain control of the vehicle. 2. a metal bracket that connects the seat to the floor track broke, causing a loss of rigidity of the seat. 3. I will have to replace the part, or get it welded, in order for the vehicle to be safely driven.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 151999

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle struck in rear while doing approx. 15 mph by vehicle doing approx. 40mpg, drivers seat snap back to full reclining position, leaving driver unable to maintain control.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 082000

Mustang

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and heard a noise like a poppy sound. Bolt that attached seat broke, and the seat popped up, cause driver to lose control. But she was able to apply brakes. Took vehicle to the dealership, and mechanic told her that she would have to pay for it herself.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 011998

Mustang

  • miles
Left front seat failure.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's seat lumbar system ( air bladder ) failed.

- Agoura, CA, USA

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