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2001 Ford Mustang engine problems

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012001

Mustang

  • miles

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

While traveling at approximately 45mph and decreasing speed, the engine and all power steering and power brakes ceased at about 40mph while braking. This has happened twice. First time was sometime in September of last year (2001).

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 102001

Mustang

  • miles
Engine stall on deceleration.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 012002

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed both front tires were severely worn at 6616 miles. Vehicle taken to service dept and had both front tie rod ends replaced because they were loose. During a routine oil change, it was discovered that the tie rods were completely loose. There were new tires installed on the front of the vehicle as the others were completely worn. Also, the header in the motor failed.

- Kalama, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 102002

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states the vehicle engine would stalls intermittently while driving at any speed, vehicle has been to the dealer on three occasions and they are unable to locate the problem. Nlm consumer states steering wheel locks when engine shuts down at high or low speed. Vehicle vibrates at speed over 65 mph. Wiper make a loud noise at high speeds. Convertible top had rust on portion that connects with front windshield. Vehicle had brake pulsation.

- Pembroke Pine, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 102001

Mustang

  • miles
My V6 Mustang stalls while in motion causing the steering and brakes to freeze. This is a potentially deadly problem. It has happened four times; once at 30 mph, 60 mph, 45 mph, and 40 mph. The car only has 4500 miles on it. I also have a problem with a heater display light going out. Dealership can't identify the cause of either of these problems. It's been in the shop four times for the stallling and they've been able to determine nothing. I have anxiety while driving the vehicle as it stalls out at any time with no warning whatsoever. Very, very scary.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 072002

Mustang

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122001

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle in cold weather will shut down at any time problem is worse in cold weather. Contacted dealer, and the dealer noted that they could not find the problem. Consumer stated that the vehicle stalled twice at red light, replaced baro, maf and reset kam but the problem is still there.

- Oaklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Dec 082001

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
A ticking, rattling noise in the motor which begins at 3,000 rpms and stops when car shifts into 2nd gear. When in 2nd gear, the ticking will begin at 3,000 rpms. It started doing this when the weather dropped below 55 degrees. It will do it in the morning for about 5 mins. Once car warms up, ticking noise vanishes. It is very loud. I was reading articles on bullittclub.com and many 2001 Mustang owners are reporting the exact same problem. A man had his car in the dealership for over a month. His car still ticks when cold and he was told that he was placed on the list of Ford's "unfixables" I have not taken my car to the dealer because I am waiting to see what the fix is. I didnt hear this noise when the vehicle was driven off the lot in January. This is the same for everyone else who is having this problem. Bullitclub.com and click on mechanical issues, then click on "very scary sound"....it is almost 10 pages long of people who have this problem. This noise cannot be normal and I want Ford to do something about it, other than put you on the "unfixables" list.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152001

Mustang

  • miles
When decel & downshifting, the engine has died on me 3 times. Dealer cannot duplicate problem, no error msg. When engine dies, loss of power steering and all control of vehicle. Should not stall at 50+ miles an hour and only 7K miles on the engine. I have heard of numerous people with this same problem on 99 and up Mustang GT's. my engine was also leaking oil from the engine intake valve, so Ford has decided to give me an entirely new enine. However, it is yet to be seen if this will fix the stall problem. This is very scary, considering it happened to me in the rain the last time. I could have easily slid into another car if one had been near me. Please do not let this problem go unnoticed. Thank you.

- Austin, TX, USA

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