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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 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.

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1998 Ford Mustang seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 012001

Mustang

  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle collided into a wood fence at 30mph. Upon impact, air bag did not deploy. Dealer has not been notified.

- Willard, MO, USA

problem #10

Mar 022001

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended and collided with another vehicle. Upon impact, driver's seatback collapsed, and restraints released. Also, airbags did not deploy, resuling in minor injuries. Ford will be notified.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 242000

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and without hitting a bump, both driver's side and passenger's side airbags deployed. Driver lost control of the vehicle, and hit several trees. Vehicle has not been seen.

- Litchfield, MI, USA

problem #8

Jan 242000

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving and without hitting a bump, both driver's side and passenger's side airbags deployed. Driver lost control of the vehicle, and hit several trees. Vehicle has not been seen.

- Litchfield, MI, USA

problem #7

Jan 242000

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and without hitting a bump, both driver's side and passenger's side airbags deployed. Driver lost control of the vehicle, and hit several trees. Vehicle has not been seen.

- Litchfield, MI, USA

problem #6

Sep 281998

Mustang

  • miles
When traveling about 50 mph vehicle was involved in a head-on collision(impact speed between 30-40 mph), and there was no deployment of the air bags. The vehicle has not been repaired. Damages totalling $4,614. 51.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 281998

Mustang

  • miles

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

When traveling about 50 mph vehicle was involved in a head-on collision(impact speed between 30-40 mph), and there was no deployment of the air bags. The vehicle has not been repaired. Damages totalling $4,614. 51.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 261999

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident that caused a delayed reaction of the air bags. When accident was over and while checking to see if everyone in the vehicle was okay, the bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 261999

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident that caused a delayed reaction of the air bags. When accident was over and while checking to see if everyone in the vehicle was okay, the bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 181998

Mustang

  • miles
Air bags continued to smoke approximately 15 minutes after deployment, due to crash, and fire department had to use CO2 to prevent fire.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 281998

Mustang

  • miles
Upon impact the airbag did not deploy. The airbag deployed after the driver exited the vehicle. When the air bag finally deployed, it caused the driver's head to go into the windshield. The drive sustained severe injuries to the head. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Palestine, TX, USA

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