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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,167 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 lights problems

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 272008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the contact was informed that the filler tube needed to be replaced on the fuel system. After the vehicle was parked, she smelled gasoline on her driveway. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 61,410 and failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/14/08 the consumer was told the material used for the parts that had to be replaced had rotted over time. The drivers side seatbelt was not retracting and releasing. The headlamps had to be replaced because a haze file had formed on the inside. Updated 10/16/08.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 032007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the headlights were not illuminating properly at night and the head lamp covers were very foggy. She stated that the failures were affecting her ability to drive at all times. She took the vehicle to the dealer and called the Ford manufacturer and they stated that the vehicle could not be repaired. The current and failure mileages were 64,000.

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 272006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at night the headlights were not bright enough. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who determined the headlights needed to be replaced.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012001

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles


2001 Ford Mustang headlight assembly seals failed. No address provided - no answer required. The front headlights were fogging with moisture. The headlight were replaced under warranty but the problem returned. The lenses were slowly developing a silver-grey film.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #2

Nov 162004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Deterioration of materials of headlight lenses. Deterioration caused by the heat produced by the light itself. Dims the headlights and reduces visibility thereby causing unsafe and illegal driving conditions.L

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 022001


  • miles
Moisture is getting inside headlights, causing headlights to be dim. Contacted dealer.

- Cypreess, CA, USA

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