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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 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.

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2001 Ford Mustang electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012011


  • 124,000 miles


The fill tube between the fuel tank and the nozzle input has rusted thru the entire length, worst under the plastic/rubber wrap at the tank inlet, causing fuel to spill onto the ground when filling the tank. Dealer estimates repair cost at $340. On line inquiries revealed "many-many" other complaints. No Ford recalls or service bulletins. If parked for a few days, the battery runs down. Checked for head/parking/brakes lights left on as well as those inside passenger area and in trunk. None found. Mechanic believes due to radio/cd player amp draw to support clock (etc) even while off"??" installed new battery, ok for awhile, now doing it again.

- Boonville, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang convertible. The contact stated that oxidation build-up on the headlight covers is causing poor visibility when driving at night. In addition, the convertible top does not go up or down because the control module does not recognize when the emergency brake is on or off. The contact feels that this is unsafe because the top can go up or down without warning. The current mileage was 97,000 and failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 06/03/09 updated 06/04/09.

- Covington, VA, USA

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