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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,945 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. ignition antenna that connect security to the key (1 reports)
1999 Ford Mustang electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 112014

Mustang 3.8L, V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,212 miles


The 1999 Mustang stalled and would not start. Had it towed to local repair shop. They replaced the spark plugs, wires, PCV valve, fuel filter and exhaust manifold & gaskets for $1400. After the repair, the car failed to start again. Brought to repair shop and they could not duplicate the problem. Brought to another repair shop and they could not find a problem. However, it failed again, but finally started after waiting 5 minutes. We are afraid to drive the car because it may fail again at a bad time, like night. I would appreciate any suggestions of what to do next.

- , Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 121999

Mustang Conv 3.2L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,623 miles

It was a really serious problem and would leave you stranded. There was no work around since it would lock up the ignition system to the car. Next there was no way to fix it other than through a dealer. No home repairs here since a computer program was needed to reset the cars system to accept the new antenna.

- , Penfield, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

(reported on)


  • 147,000 miles

When I try to start the car it makes likes a crack sound and then it won't start. I've replaced the battery. I have to actually touch the battery post with my hand before I can get it start if I don't the car is dead. Nothing will work, not the radio, lights, anything. I think it's the alternator, can someone give me some ideas.

- , Whittier, CA, USA

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