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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
21 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,433 miles

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2001 Ford Mustang seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

May 292008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2001 Ford Mustang. While driving 60 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle. In order to avoid striking other vehicles, the contact made a sharp turn and struck a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a broken leg, pelvis, and head injury. A police report was filed and the vehicle was destroyed. The current and failure mileages were 81,000. Updated 06/16/08

- Marianna, PA, USA

problem #23

Mar 042006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 20 mph with prior braking, another vehicle hit the contact head on, on the driver side. This caused the contact to hit another vehicle on the front passenger side. The airbags did not deploy. The seat belts were worn, but the contact received minor injuries. There was a police report taken at the scene and the vehicle was towed to the dealership. The insurance company deemed the vehicle a total loss. There was no inspection to determine if the airbags should have deployed.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #22

Mar 282005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Ford Mustang cobra front bumper made contact with another vehicle and both front air bags deployed.** answer required***. the consumer stated his speed was only 1 to 2 mph. The consumer had previous rear end damage and was told by the dealership that the previous dealer may have improperly set the sensors. The consumer contacted the dealership who then told him that the computer resets the sensors each time the vehicle is started and the previous repairs had no relevance.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #21

Jan 212005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

Airbags deployed on 2001 Ford Mustang from a very low speed impact that caused no damage to the car except for the deployment of the airbags. Both front airbags will have to be replaced. The speed at impact was less than 5 M.P.H. and absolutely no damage was done to the body of the car. The airbags should not have deployed at this low of speed.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 162004

Mustang

  • miles
While driving, the consumer had an accident. There was direct frontal impact traveling at 65 mph. The air bags did not deploy. The consumer hit his head on the windshield.

- Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA

problem #19

Aug 272004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 25-30 mph and neither frontal air bag deployed. Dealer was notified.

- Chipley, FL, USA

problem #18

Aug 292003

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles

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

While driving 70 mph consumer lost control of the vehicle and collided with the vehicle in front. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. Driver sustained major injuries, and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Vehicle was towed a garage.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #17

Jul 222004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 61,000 miles
My son and a passenger were travelling South in the left lane of a four lane highway when he was forced off the road by a driver in the right lane. He lost control of the car and crossed the mediam and the two North bound lanes of traffic. The car continued up the embankment and hit a tree. The car is a 1991 Ford Mustang. Neither the passenger or the drivers air bags deployed.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #16

Jul 152003

Mustang

  • 27,700 miles
While crossing an intersection at 40 mph a vehicle coming from the opposite direction tried to cross in front of consumer's vehicle. The other vehicle was unable to complete the turn and collided consumer's vehicle. Consumer was wearing seat belts, but the air bags did not deploy.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #15

Mar 312004

Mustang

  • miles
While driving 65 mph driver applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Driver lost control of the vehicle and hit an embankment. Driver's side seat belt became detached. However, both air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained neck and back injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital. Vehicle was totaled.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 132004

Mustang

  • 54,000 miles

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

While driving 35 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and air bags failed to deploy. Consumer sustained minor scars and bruises. Dealer was notified, but problem was not resolved.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #13

Aug 262001

Mustang

  • miles
Consumer was involved in accident yet the air bags did not deploy, the driver and a passenger sustained serious injuries from this accident, the vehicle was totaled. Nlm

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #12

Dec 062002

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was rear-ended by another car traveling approximately 40-45 mph, which caused consumer's vehicle to hit another motorist. Driver and passenger air bags failed to deploy. Ts. consumer and occupant suffered neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries.

- Frankfurt, DE, USA

problem #11

Jul 122002

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision in which one vehicle rear-ended another vehicle while travelling 40mph. Upon impact, front driver's air bag did not deploy. Consumer feels that with the impact of this accident, the air bags should of deployed, 7000 dollars in damage, one person was injured in accident, Ford stated that the right spot on the bumper was not contacted which would have caused the air bags to deploy.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #10

Jul 172002

Mustang

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was hit from rear by another vehicle travelling 40 mph and pushed consumer into another vehicle in front. Upon impact, both driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, and both occupants were injured when they hit the windshield.*akjlg

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #9

Jun 242002

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front crash at unknown speed, neither airbag deployed. No injuries, damage to vehicle was $4500 dollars.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #8

Feb 232002

Mustang

  • miles
While traveling at 30 mph a truck broadsided consumer's vehicle. Vehicle was totalled, and none of frontal airbags deployed.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 012002

Mustang

  • miles
Driving home, rainy evening, small animal ran out in front of car, hit brakes, locked up, car proceeded straight, air bags deployed. Did not hit or run over anything. Have witness to event. Dealer and Ford indicate that this is typical and the air bag did as it was suppose to. Upon dealer checking for damage, small dent found in undercarriage of car. No entrance or exit wounds, just a dent - other parts of car are lower.. dealer put car up on jack to show us, placed jack in wrong place, covering damage, had to take it back down. Damage lines up perfectly with jack. Dealer damaged w/ jack and Ford (who wouldn't even come in to look at car) agreed w/ dealer that this could cause airbag deployment. I did not hit anything, the air bags malfunctioned, dealer made damage - it's a cover-up.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002

Mustang

  • miles
Driver's side and passenger's side airbags failed to deploy during a fourty mile per hour front end collision. Driver sustained injuries to chest. Dealer has yet to be contacted.

- Ackron, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 012002

Mustang

  • miles
Front airbags failed to deploy during a 40mph front end collison. Driver sustained injuries to chest. Dealer has been contatced.

- Ackron, SC, USA

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