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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 #1

Aug 102003


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I recently purchased a 2001 Ford Mustang. I recently noticed that the gas tank is located behind the rear axle and is actually attached to the rear bumper. After doing some research on the internet, I have found out that this is a very serious problem in the Ford Mustangs that can result in the vehicle catching on fire and exploding in the event of a rear-impact collision. I am very concerned now for my personal safety and the safety of my family. This is obviously a defective design in the Ford Mustangs that needs appropriate attention and a new design. I have almost stopped driving alltogether because of this very serious defect. I do not want to be killed in an accident when my Mustang catches on fire and explodes because of the location of the fuel tank. Please investigate this serious safety/design flaw in the Ford Mustangs and contact me with your information. I have never been so scared to drive a vehicle in my life.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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