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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,184 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 exhaust system problems

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 292006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving any speed, antifreeze leaked heavily from the vehicle. A private repair shop inspected the vehicle and determined that the intake manifold was cracked. Also, while driving 75 mph, there was a clicking noise heard, and the hood raised slightly as if it was not shut properly. The contact pulled over and shut it again. The repair shop was unable to determine the cause of that problem.

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #10

May 122005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Ford Mustang. The consumer states the air intake manifold has cracked. The engine started smoking and the vehicle was running hot. The engine coolant would run out. The vehicle has been looked at by a mechanic and the vehicle has not been fixed. The consumer called Ford. There was a class action lawsuit, if the settlement goes through it will be appealed. Therefore, Ford was not doing anything about the problem.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 082005

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,122 miles
Consumer states that the plastic intake manifold cracked. As a result, the coolant leaked onto the engine.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #8

Dec 202004

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

Consumer smelled antifreeze. Looked under the hood and discovered a cracked intake manifold. The vehicle was not operable.

- Big Pine, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 302004

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
While driving vehicle overheated on its own. Vehicle hesitated while accelerating, then stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had the vehicle towed to dealer. Mechanic determined that the intake manifold needed to be replaced. This vehicle was not recalled by VIN or under warranty. Consumer informed the mechanic that part number F8A2-9424-bc, notification #97M91 for intake manifold was recalled. Mechanic insisted that recall was not for this vehicle.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 252004

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,900 miles
While driving the vehicle at 60 mph started to smell anti-freeze. When I checked the engine compartment. I found that the left side of the plastic, intake manifold had cracked an was leaking anti-freeze. Contacted dealer, they wanted $580 for a new manifold plus labor to put it on. I feel that if a manufacture puts an intake manifold on on of thier vehicles it shoud last for the lifetime of the vehicle and should not have cracked, I think this is poor enginering, and should be replaced free of charge by the dealer, since Ford has replace all police vehicle intakes.

- Ozark, AL, USA

problem #5

May 302004

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles

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

I was driving home when I smelled coolant. When I got home and checked for leaks I found that the intake manifold was cracked and leaking coolant it to the engine valley. My moms '96 Cougar and friends '98 mustang did the same thing. They had to have the manifold replaced.

- West Valley, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 202003

Mustang

  • miles
Driver noticed while checking the fluids, that the intake manifold had a crack. Consumer has notified the dealership.

- Greenville, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 252002

Mustang

  • miles
There is a cracked engine manifold, and water is being dumped out out of vehicle. Contacted dealer, and dealer noted that the VIN number did not match.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012000

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Intake manifold has cracked and has resulted in water leaking from manifold. Consumer has made all necessary repairs to vehicle.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 021999

Mustang

  • miles
1. convertible roof was out of alignment when car was received, .25# gaps between seals of front section of folding roof. 2. harsh noise was heard when braking and turning, diagnosed to be "water dripping on exhaust pipe" by dealer(?!!) A/C also not strong-possibly replaced (never fully told) brake shoes/pads also worked on. 3. while driving on highway, going uphill, car began slowing down, pulled onto shoulder as car stopped. Diagnosed as fuel pump failure.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

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