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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,359 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 312006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact stated while traveling 65 mph, a trailer hit the vehicle in the passenger side rear. This caused the vehicle to hit a guard rail with the front end. There was braking prior to the impact and the airbags did not deploy. The driver was wearing a seat belt, but minor injuries were sustained. There was a police report taken at the scene. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot where it was deemed totaled by the insurance company. The vehicle was not inspected to determine why the airbags did not deploy.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 282005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 33,290 miles
2001 Ford cobra air bags activated with out major damage to the bumper upon collision. The vehicle was only going about 2 mph when it came in contact with the other vehicle. The consumer feels that the air bags should not have deployed and requested that Ford authorizes replacement of the air bags at no cost. Ford denied the consumer request.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 192005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,147 miles
Had an accident on 19 Nov 05 in dallas, tx at 9.50 pm, I was changing lane when the other car in the lane I was changing into lowed down, he was driving a Jaguar we both went head on into the concrete diving wall at about 60-63 mph my air bags did not deploy; I have $12000 in damage to my 2001 mustang cobra.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 152002


  • miles
While driving at 35mph and with no warning air bag deployed. It could cause serious injuries toe consumer. Dealer will be notified.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

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