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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 012005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Ford Mustang V6 with manual transmission. Engine increases rpms even when foot is off the accelerator pedal. This happens in gear and between shifts. Even though vehicle is under warranty, Ford refuses to fix the problem. They say that this is "a normal vehicle characteristic and no further repairs should be performed". the problem is consistent and worsening. I think this is dangerous and Ford should resolve the problem.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 302002

(reported on)

Mustang

  • miles
Engine stall during braking after hard acceleration while in nuetral and pressing the clutch.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 252002

Mustang

  • miles
The car intermittently stalls on deceleration. When decelerating to a stop, pushing in the clutch and braking will cause the vehicle to die. There is no warning or definite rate of speed or RPM. It occurs occasionally. The dealer attempted to fix by adjusting the voltage on the throttle position switch, second reprogrammed the computer. The third occurance stated they could not duplicate the problem. This is a safety issue because when the car dies while braking, you lose power steering and braking ability.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 042002

Mustang

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While drving gas pedal became stuck to the floor. Consumer attempted to brakes, and vehicle slowed to approximately 55mph, but would not stop. Consumer then collided with the curb. Vehicle checked by dealer, who advised consumer that an engine problem existed.

- Dumont, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 292002

Mustang

  • miles
The car dies unexpectedly. The check engine light comes on but the dealer sayS that they cannot find anything wrong with the car. This has happened on two different occasions, (while the car is idling and when the car is in gear moving). Ford said that this has been reported on numerous occasions but they cannot fix the problem because when the diagnostic check is done no problem codes are recorded. Have you heard of this problem occurring and what can I do to get the problem fixed.

- Laporte, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 142002

Mustang

  • miles
While driving on flat or incline surface at low speeds vehicle will stall with no warning. Dealer notified.

- Allauquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Jun 022002

Mustang

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine stall and will die at braking. Common problem with Mustangs. Engine died numorous times nearly causing an accidnets.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222001

Mustang

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While turning at 30mph, vehicle stalls with no warning. Dealer notified. Cause unknown. This vehicle loses all electrical power including the ignition. This vehicle is still in the posession of the dealer.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #1

May 132002

Mustang

  • miles
Engine stalled when applying brakes firmly even though the car was in neutral and the clutch pedal was pushed down. This incident almost caused an accident due to absence of power brakes, power steering, and acceleration.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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