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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.

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2002 Ford Mustang body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192013


  • miles


While driving at 45 mph the hood separated and flew over the top of the car. Into traffic almost causing a accident. The top panel flew off while the hood remained latched to the car.

- Harviell, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Last summer I purchased a 2002 Mustang convertible. I noticed that one of the rock chips in the hood was starting to peel. I took the car to a local dealership for an estimate on fixing it. The body man looked up a tsb and printed it out for me. It was the bulletin on sheet metal primer. Seems the mfg used the same primer on the composite parts and as a result the paint is peeling off the entire hood. I contacted a Ford executive and was told that Ford would repaint my hood when it started to rust. My only question is........when do composite parts rust? I might be female but even I know that when my hood rusts that means the end of the world is near. All I want is for Ford to stand behind what they make and fix the problem.

- Holcombe, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 122003


  • miles
Complaint regarding the hassles the consumer experienced while trying to purchase a Ford Mustang. Damaged hood, paint chips on the vehicle and difficulty getting the 115 point inspection for the vehicle. Glove compartment was missing.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

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