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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 fuel system problems

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012002


  • miles


Consumer states that while driving the intake manifold cracked and burst causing vehicle to stall. Problem occured due to component being made of plastic.

- E. Elijay, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 052002


  • miles
Vehicle was leaking coolant due to a crack in the intake manifold. Contacted dealer.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #3

Dec 012001


  • miles
Intake manifold is made of plastic, this lead to it cracking and anti-freeze coming out. Could not see while driving.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 282001


  • miles
Intake manifold is cracked in the exact same place on the exact same part that had recalls the two previous years. Recall number 97M91. I called Ford and they said my VIN isn't covered. Obviously, whatever they did to "fix" the problem didn't work. There are also select VIN's that are covered for the exact same problem in my year car. Why would they only replace certain manifolds" they could have had left over intakes from the previous years faulty batch that they installed on various cars from my year, and think they will get away with not replacing it because my VIN isn't showing up as made in factory "X" which had faulty parts made from a bad casting. Curiously, the intakes from the two previous years have a 7 year no-questions-asked replacment program going on for the same car, same model, same engine. What did Ford do to alleviate the problem for my year car? my guess is nothing. Also, the way we found the crack initially was by a suggestion from a Ford parts/service tech who specifically told me to "check the intake for a crack under the thermostat housing". isn't that a little too coincidental???"

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 112000


  • miles
While driving at about 40-50mph low fluid light came on. Then, consumer noticed that there was smoke coming from engine. When he pulled over there was anti-freeze pouring out onto floor. Contacted dealer, and dealer did not want to fix problem.

- Jertla, LA, USA

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