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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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1998 Ford Mustang transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 202006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

: the contact stated, the engine overheated due to cracks in the head gasket, causing the transmission to slip. There was an accident on 6/20/06 due to the transmission slippage. It was raining and the rate of speed was 30mph. No injuries incurred but minor damage to the other vehicle was reported in the police report.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #8

May 092001

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shifts on its own, burning the transmission. Dealer has been notified.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #7

May 152000

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle pops out of overdrive and O/D light flashes on. The transmission shop has replaced the cylnoid that controls this 4 times. Works for awhile then starts again. Cannot find any other problems. Transmission rebuild is now the only remedy.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 132000

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Remote door does not work all of the time. Dealer replaced latch but did not correct the problem. Customer placed a small round magnet on the quarter panel on each side where the lid contacts the quarter panel temporarily correcting the problem. Customer would like the dealer to properly correct the problem. Car idles rough when accessorories are turned on. Transmission shifts harshly under various conditions. Transmission does not immediatelt engage in gear when going from park to drive. This seems to happen when car sits for an extended period of time but does not always occur. Customer has noticed at times an unusal large loss of transmission fluid but does not see a leak or smell. Right front door speaker cuts in and out.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #5

May 102000

(reported on)

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I lost count after 22 times for that car being in the shop. Now... I can barely get it out of park.. they ordered the part for it, but failed to call me when it came in, therefore it was sent back. Then after I complained again to the service manager. I was told that the part was now on back-order, but they found one in Oklahoma that was going to be sent to them for me in a week. After 3 weeks I went up there again and I was told that there is no part coming in from Oklahoma, that one's on back-order too ! I am getting the run around for a car that doesn't even get me around !!!!!! this is ridiculous ! please someone help me ! I don't know what to do now and I'm always late for school and appointments because I can't get my car out of park !!!! my thumb is so sore and swollen and calloused from trying to get it out of park !

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #4

May 011999

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Braking, and shifting (automatic). Need information on making Ford pay for the lemon!

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Oct 011999

Mustang

  • miles

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

Taken to dealership on three seperate ocassions for transmission trouble

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 301998

Mustang

  • miles
Summary not provided by consumer

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 151998

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle pops out of gear, almost causing an accident.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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