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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,111 miles

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1998 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 252005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,890 miles

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

Fuel pump broke down.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 112003

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle is difficult to start. Took it to dealer, and the dealer has replaced the fuel pump 5 times.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012003

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The first time the car just quite on the highway while driving in rush hour traffic while we were on vacation. The second time it lost power and was starting very hard (10 to 15 sec. To start). Both times it was loss of fuel pressure and needed a fuel pump assembly. The fuel pump its self was fine, but a small clear flexible hose that attaches from the fuel pump/basket assembly in the gas tank to the lid that bolts on the top of the gas tank rubs against various parts inside the gas tank and wears a hole in it. Since this estimated $2 item cannot be purchased separately I was forced to spend hundreds of dollars on the whole assembly. The mechanics at the dealership explained to me that 90% of the "fuel pump failures" have had nothing to really due with the fuel pump. It was either the hose inside the gas tank rubbing through or the wires inside rubbing through. Why is there no recall for this? I would ask for a push for the hoses but if the wiring in the gas tank is wearing through also it needs to be changed before someone gets killed if they have not yet!

- North Vernon, IN, USA

problem #5

Mar 122001

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle would hesitate, cut off or not start back up. Dealer had to replace fuel pump because no gas was getting to fuel injectors. Consumer has had the vehicle for 2 years, and was responsible for $607.19.

- Garfield, OH, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Sep 201998

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electric fuel pump failed twice.

- Mission Vi, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 041997

Mustang

  • miles
Fuel pump failed.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 041997

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failed causing engine to shut down in traffic.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

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