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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,318 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.

2001 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 022013

Mustang

  • 98,000 miles

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

I smelled strong gasoline odors while driving from work. The car had been filled with fuel recently. The fuel tank is leaking near the fill tube. Further research into this issue has shown that it is a common occurrence with this model. The car cannot be filled above half full or gasoline leaks all over the back of the car and on the ground once parked. This leak is too near the exhaust pipe for safety. Ford does not repair this safety issue under any recall. It is a cheap part but labor is very expensive since the fuel tank must be removed to replace the leak. This is a manufacturing issue and Ford should be required to repair it free of charge.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #6

Apr 182014

Mustang

  • 43,495 miles
Plastic cover on elbow holds water/dust which doesn't drain leaving filler arm constantly damp rusting through pipe leaking gas all over when filling tank....bad design and thought put into this. Item should be recalled, cost to replace at any repair shop is upward of $800 Canadian.

- Kelowna, AK, USA

problem #5

Apr 292003

Mustang

  • miles
Idles too fast

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Oct 162012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 142,734 miles

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

My gas filler tube has rusted due to the plastic shield, dirt and moisture has been trapped on this part of my 01 Mustang and now there is a huge hole on the filler tube. I've done my research on a couple forums and apparently I'm not the only one with this same issue on models from 2000-2004 I'm pretty sure we all know how serious this problem is seeing that fuel is leaking to the ground which is a fire hazard and can result in a fatality.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012012

Mustang

  • 150,000 miles
When filling up I noticed gas leaking from my gas filler neck it is very badly rusted.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 012012

Mustang

  • 65,000 miles
Fuel filler neck pipe rusted through and there was a pile of gas under my car and fumes of gas even after driving home.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Fuel filler line has a plastic cover that traps dirt against the metal filler hose. This resulted in the metal filler hose rusting causing a hole in the line. When filling up with fuel the vehicle leaks fuel through this hole. When tank is full fuel leaks through this hole while driving.

- Sebring, FL, USA

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