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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,800 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

May 052016


  • 124,000 miles


On May 5, 2016, I was driving on hwy 395 (Nevada). Driving at approximately 40 mph due to rain/hail. I felt my car begin to hydroplane, and then began to spin out of control across the hwy. At least 5 complete circles until I slammed into a concrete wall where the car came to a stop. My airbags did not deploy. The drivers seat bolts broke upon impact as well. No other cars were involved, but I suffered multiple bruises on my rt. Arm, as well as severe whiplash and internal bruising from seat breaking free upon impact. My back/spine are in serious pain due to being knocked out of alignment when the seat broke, and airbags did not deploy. I did not file a claim with my insurance company, as I only have liability insurance, however I do have an accident case number from the Nevada highway patrol: # 160500374 date: 05/05/2016 time: 9:56

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #4

Sep 072001

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Passive restraint system disables my ignition (it seems) sometimes when I put my key in to start the car. The alarm light blinks rapidly and if I take out my key and re insert it, I will hear a small noise like a mechanism resetting and then my car will start. 3 attempts to put on diagnostic machine..failed to diagnose.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 281999


  • miles
No summary.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 231998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light malfunctioned.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 121999

(reported on)


  • miles
Air bag did not inflate fully in a front end collision.

- Carson Cit, NV, USA

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