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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,600 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 #5

Sep 012007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. The driver and passenger front seat belts will not retract or release. The failure began approximately 5-6 months ago and has worsened over time. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 107,500 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Flintstone, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 192006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
I own a 2001 Ford Mustang and the front driver and passenger seat belts have been a problem for more than 3 years. They do not retract due to the cheap components used to keep them from twisting. This also causes them to be loose when wearing them. I have been to many message boards on Mustang websites and have found that many people have been having the same problem. I recently had a conversation with a local dealership service dept. Manager and was told that they had 2 Mustangs in that month for this repair. My car was beyond its manufacturers warranty. I was told it would cost $652 for parts and labor. Therefore I have decided not to pay to have it fixed and will continue to deal with this problem, fixing them to the best of what I can do to make them somewhat functional. My opinion is that this is an issue with this car that Ford needs to address but will not due to the fact that it is their #1 vehicle and recall costs would be to much.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 082005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact states the passenger's side seat belt does not work properly. The vehicle has not been to a dealership for repairs.

- Cresent Springs , KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 152001

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt problems with a 2001 Ford Mustang. Faxed a letter to dot December 17, 2003 relative to the seat belts not functioning properly. Inquiring if you have received the faxed letter and if there was response to the problem? incident date does not apply due to the problem has been constant since the vehicle was purchased. Thank you, edward gliha

- Bainbridge, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 072003


  • miles
The frontal seat belt has a loop and will not retract back to the space and will get stuck. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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