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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 #4

Mar 282001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While stopped a traffic light another vehicle hit the rear of the consumer car at 30-40 mph, the drivers seat back broke and the seat belt released from the buckle causing the driver to slip under the steering wheel, the driver sustained severe strain to the neck and bruised right ankle and leg, the passenger also received a strained neck. Nlm

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 281999


  • miles
The front seat & shoulder belts will not stay in the guides provided for them. It may be that in a frontal collision they will not function correctly. I have seen other Mustangs with a different style of guides. They look as if they might function correctly.

- Connersville, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 241998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle's suspension design is not stable with light rear end causing the weight distribution to be off balance, consumer experienced vehicle collision due to loss of traction control in the rear end crashing into concrete wall, seatbelt did not lock up properly resulting in minor injury. Mjs

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

(reported on)


  • miles
Safety seat belt slips out of the guide continually due to design location.

- Belmont, CA, USA

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