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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,740 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.

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 292005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Accelerating from a stop, while shifting the car seemed to continue accelerating on it's own, even when I had my foot off the pedal. I ended up losing control, which resulted in an accident.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

problem #3

Sep 092004


  • Manual transmission
  • 18,960 miles
The gas pedal stuck. Consumer pulled off the road, and turned the vehicle off.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 122002


  • miles
When foot is not on accelerater vehicle will accelerate on its own. Consumer feels someone may be rear ended.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Special gas/brake/clutch pedals in Mustang GT bullitt edition (only) can slip out from under foot when foot pressure is applied in wet and especially soapy conditions (I.e. car wash). Clutch pedal is especially prone to slippage. Rubber nubs on pedals can also come off with certain shoes, reducing foot-pedal friction further.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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