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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.

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 electrical problems

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 161998


  • miles


While the consumer was driving they witnessed smoke coming from the ventilation vents. After witnessing the smoke, the consumer pulled over and got out of the vehicle. The instrument panel caught flames. A nearby driver put the fire out with the extinguisher, and the fire department was contacted. They determined that the fire was caused by a loose wire that touched the metal and sparked a fire. The dealership has been contacted but not the manufacturer.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 161998


  • miles
While sitting at a red light consumer smelled smoke and then noticed smoke coming from the dashboard. Got out the vehicle and the fire started. Another consumer standing three cars from her helped to put the fire out.

- Austin, TX, USA

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