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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 182005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The consumers 2002 Ford Mustang was parked at a curb and turned off when it caught on fire under the hood. The car had been sitting for about 45 minutes. There was no cruise control used. According to the police and fire department the fire was caused by an electrical short underneath the hood of the vehicle. There were no lights on the dashboard that indicated a problem. The vehicle was fairly new and in good condition. The area around the battery and wiring was burnt. Everything under the hood melted and was destroyed. The inside of the car did not look burned because the fire department was so quick to respond. The owner usually kept the vehicle parked in the garage or under his pine trees. There were no injuries.

- Haledon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 202002


  • miles
While driving at 25mph vehicle started to smoke, pulled over to check. Vehicle caught on fire. Vehicle was totalled.

- Harrison, AR, USA

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