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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 011998


  • miles


Noise from front end at all speeds and both sides. Goes away when braks are pressed or when wheel is turned sharp. Happens at all speeds.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 102000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving 30 mph and upon depressing brake pedal to make a normal stop steering wheel locked up, causing extended stopping distance, resulting in an accident. Many mechanics stated to the consumer that the weight shifts from the back to the front when the brakes are applied, causing the anti-brake system to become confused and lock up the steering wheel. The consumer would then have to pump the brakes quickly to disengage the locked steering wheel, the vehicle has been labeled as a lemon by the national transportation safety board and Ford credit service center and representatives.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

May 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Braking, and shifting (automatic). Need information on making Ford pay for the lemon!

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was driving at 20-25 mph and suddenly vehicle lost all power. Engine just shut down, leaving consumer with no control of the steering/ ABS system. Went to stop by applying the brakes and crashed over some bumps in the street. Dealer has been contacted.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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