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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford Mustang electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 292002

Mustang

  • miles

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

Left the vehicle parked and without prior warning vehicle caught on fire. Fire started inside of compartment.

- Brooklin, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 282000

Mustang

  • miles
While driving on the interstate the vehicle stalled when I tried to restart the car I pulled off the road and this when I noticed fire coming out from above the right front tire this car was manufactured with a fiberglass hood which is very flamable the hood caught fire which caught the top on fire which fell into the interior which caught fire and resulted in a total loss of vehicle if this was a wreck and I was trapped in the car when the engine and hood caught fire this would have resulted in a loss of life, Ford should not have installed a fiberglass hood on a convertable, when I contacted them about the fire they were very cold and seemed to not care that a car they built with only 25,000 miles on it burst into flames while being driven down the road.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 291998

Mustang

  • miles
Engine would not start turn over. Smoke appeared around parking brake handle. 1st time dealer replaced ground strap and starter. Occured again 2 day later. Dealer unable to isolate the problem. Problem occured again that same night. Dealer replace main wiring harness and problem corrected.

- Atlantic Beach, FL, USA

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