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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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.

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.

1998 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 012004

Mustang

  • miles

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

The vehicle rolled down the drive way with the emergency brake on and in gear. It hit a house and totaled the vehicle. Recall#434000

- Bardstown, KY, USA

problem #9

Dec 012000

Mustang

  • miles
Consumer has two Ford Mustangs, 1998 affected by recall 00V349000. Vehicle identification numbers are: [xxx] and [xxx]. local dealership is unable to order the parts from manufacturer to correct the defect until December of 2001. Please provide any additional information/attachments. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Eastland, TX, USA

problem #8

May 012001

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The parking brake failed prior to recall notice 00V-349 causing damage to the right rear of the vehicle

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #7

May 102001

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

00 V 3490 000/parking brake pawl: While making a stop with emergency brake engaged, vehicle commenced to roll down hill and hit another parked car. Dealer / manufacturer were notified, and were unwilling to assist in this matter.

- Minden, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 262000

Mustang

  • miles
The vehicle was parked with it's parking brake engage when it suddenly began to roll, the vehicle rolled into neighbors yard knocking down a pine tree, the consumer was unaware of recall oov-349 for the parking brake and requests reimbursement (karen canter claims dept). Nlm

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 101998

Mustang

  • miles
The vehicles park brake control assembly failed prior to recall notice 00V-349 causing the vehicle to roll down a hill and hit a stone wall damaging the rear end, consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 302001

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer received recall 00V349, however the emergency brake failed, causing an accident, consumer had applied the brake while vacating the vehicle, the brake released itself causing it to roll and hit a wall on a curb.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 011999

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that vehicle was parked in a parking lot. Emergency brake was up, and brake didn't hold at all, causing vehicle to roll down the hill and hit a tree. Dealership was aware of the problem. They were waiting for the part to come in.

- Abdereen, MD, USA

problem #2

May 121999

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
While vehicle was parked with the emergency parking brake engaged, vehcile rolled backwards, hitting a telephone pole.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 221998

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The defective emergency parking brake malfunctioned when the vehicle was parked and the key out of the ignition, and the emergency parking brake up. The vehicle rolled away, hitting a tree, which may have caused injuries. The emergency parking brake is still in the "up position" after the accident. Cause unknown.

- Anderson, SC, USA

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