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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 202006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

: the contact stated, the engine overheated due to cracks in the head gasket, causing the transmission to slip. There was an accident on 6/20/06 due to the transmission slippage. It was raining and the rate of speed was 30mph. No injuries incurred but minor damage to the other vehicle was reported in the police report.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 112004

Mustang

  • miles
While driving at an undetermined speed the vehicle stalled, which caused the consumer to pull off the road. The consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic. Please add any additional information.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #6

May 012001

Mustang

  • miles
Car continually overheated, brought in several times to dealer and never completely fixed. Then it completely blew the engine due to the head gaskets failing.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 152000

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Excessive wear of rear brake shoes due to defective caliper. Vehicle experienced a head gasket failure due to water pump breaking off bracket, and causing a serpentine belt failure. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that nothing would be done due to expired warranty, and vehicle was not covered under a recall. Consumer had water pump casing and bills on request.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 261998

Mustang

  • miles
Valve cover leak (twice), repairs were done. The camshaft position sensor was replaced which remedied the check engine light, due to failure.

- Spring Cit, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 261998

Mustang

  • miles
Valve cover leak (twice), repairs were done. The camshaft position sensor was replaced which remedied the check engine light, due to failure.

- Spring Cit, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

Mustang

  • miles
Clunk when engine changed torque noted after vehicle in service 4 mos. Dealer failed to properly diagnose. Problem progressively became worse and on second trip in June, 1999 dealer properly diagnosed problem as broken engine mount left side.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

Mustang

  • miles
Clunk when engine changed torque noted after vehicle in service 4 mos. Dealer failed to properly diagnose. Problem progressively became worse and on second trip in June, 1999 dealer properly diagnosed problem as broken engine mount left side.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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