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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,468 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 engine problems

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 292004

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,936 miles


While driving 40 mph and when brakes were depressed the vehicle pulled from side to side. There was a clunk after the brakes were released, the front tires rubbed on the frame when turning, three belts were installed within 6000, the vehicle smelled like oil, even with the A/C on. The motor rattled before the gears were shifted, with the A/C on the motor would surge up and down to the point where the vehicle would pull. After the consumer would take his foot off of the gas there would be a slight acceleration, the vehicle would hesitate and lunge forward. The vehicle was sometimes hard to start and must be cranked several times. There was a rattle in the rear of the rear of the vehicle as if something was loose moving back and forth. Poor alignment had worn the tires on the outside edge. The bolt from the vehicle was found in the driveway, and the rear window had an air leak.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 222001


  • miles
While traveling at highway speed of 60 mph sepentine belt came off and caused loss of power steering and power brakes. Dealer notified, and made repairs. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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