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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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 #8

Mar 052008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Passenger and rear seat belts stopped working....cannot pull them out.

- Clearlake, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 012005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The seat belts in the front do not operate properly because they hang down and do not retract, making it dangerous if the vehicle were to be involved in an accident. Manufacturer will contacted by consumer. The consumer stated that the seat belts were hard to pull out and will not retract all the way back. The seat belts fit loose on the body of the person using it.

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #6

May 252004

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Consumer stated seat belts on both sides were defective. They will not retract. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for repairs, but no one wanted to take the responsibility because of the liability issues.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222002

Mustang

  • 60,000 miles

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

The rear seat belt retractors do not work properly. When the seat belt is pulled out the belts do not retract.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #4

Jan 082003

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
Both seat belt retractors have begun to fail to operate. It takes an extreme amount of coaxing to cause the sealt belts to retract, if at all. The passenger side retractor is the worse of the two and is used far, far less. This leads me to beleive it is not a simple wear and tear from use issue.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 092001

Mustang

  • miles
Both front seat belts were replaced on three occasions. Belts will not retract. Vehicle at dealer shop for replacing both seat belts again for same problem. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 131999

Mustang

  • miles
While driving at approximately 38 mph rear tires slipped off and fell onto the pavement. Lost control, and vehicle turned over on its roof. Seat belt failed to restrain driver, and she was injured.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #1

May 011999

Mustang

  • miles
Defective seatbelt retractor

- Aiea, HI, USA

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