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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,333 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.

2002 Ford Mustang body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 022016


  • 114,000 miles



- Fairfax, SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 112014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
My wife was pulling in to the drive way on her way from doing some errands a drive of less than 5 miles and its a rural road where you cant drive more than 30 miles an hour when she smelt like something was burning. She checked the gauges and everything seemed fine and then saw smoke coming off the hood. She only had time to park the car and get off as the whole engine bay got engulfed in flames.the fire fighters arrived and were able to control the fire from spreading but the front half of the car was totally destroyed.

- Warrenton, VA, 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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