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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,150 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 engine problems

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #10

May 232016

Mustang

  • 64,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to a restart a few minutes later. The failure recurred seven times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles
I have a 2001 Ford mustang V6 convertible. Ford has a defect on their dpfe sensor for their emission egr flow. This is a big problem in Ford mustangs. Every person I know who owns a 99-01 has had to change their dpfe sensor, spending their own money for Ford's defective product. Even the local rock river Ford dealership parts dept. Told me that Ford has a big defect on this, and they should have recalled the problem. Ford has a faulty dpfe sensor on their mustangs. I guess I'll have to pay my hard earned money to temporarily fix their problem, by buying a new dpfe sensor. I think Ford should give me a new sensor, it was their defective product. Check under any of the 99-01 V6 mustang forums sites, and see how many people have the service engine soon light, for "insufficient egr flow". caused by their faulty product. I also have a problem with my throttle sticking. Under hard acceleration, when I take my foot off the gas, the car will continue to keep going faster. The gas peddle sticks. I have almost got into a few accidents due to this.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 282003

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle experienced high idle and sudden acceleration while driving.

- Canterbury, CT, USA

problem #7

Jul 052002

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

At 40 mph engine revved and vehicle accelerated. Consumer applied brakes but could not slow vehicle fast enough. Rearended another vehicle, no injuries, damage to vehicle unknown.

- Dana Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 182002

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Under light to moderate aceleration a shudder or bucking is felt in 3rd gear speed is between 30 and 45 mph. The dealer replaced egr. And mass airflow and the automatic transmission problem still is present.

- Londenderry, NH, USA

problem #5

Jan 292001

Mustang

  • miles
While traveling on highway vehicle will not accelerate. Vehicle will surge and hesitate when in traffic

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 202001

Mustang

  • miles

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

Throttle stuck wide open. Brakes failed to stop. Turned off key. Engine now surges above 4,000 RPM. Rental car: Budget burbank, car # buraa67 82883. Towed to rental Agency and exchanged. Car # 854726. Budget to tow to Ford dealer for repairs.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 192001

Mustang

  • miles
Accelerator stuck after accelerating from 0 to 60. Couldn't slow down.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Dec 182001

Mustang

  • miles
Vehicle "lunged" or accelerated upon final parking (near stop) with foot off accelerator and on brake. Car jumped over "parking bump" curb and hit shrubs, small tree approx 40 ft. Driver had no control. Dealer investgated said Ford is aware of problem and there is "no fix'. stated engine can increase significantly during warmup. Defroster was on. Driver suffered injured rt arm and neck. No front impact. Underacarriage has minor damage only. No fatalities or other injuries.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

May 012001

Mustang

  • miles
Throttle does not return to idle when you take your foot off the pedal.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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