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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
887 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 #4

Jul 182003


  • miles


While traveling on the highway and without prior warning vehicle shut down and will not restart.

- Milan, NM, USA

problem #3

Jun 112003

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The vehicle shook and vibrated while driving which almost caused an accident. The vehicle also stalled several times while driving. The dealership replaced the engine with a re-manufactured one.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Apr 172003

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 2,548 miles
The vehicle stalled while driving. When the consumer attempted to restart the vehicle it stalled again and sometimes does not start at all. The control valve was changed with no codes showing in the system. Before, the mecahnic stated that the problem was due to the weather and the gas. The right rear tire had a bubble in the sidewall and was replaced. Scc

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242002

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would lose power at different times and speeds. Mass air sensor replaced, but the mechanic found that there was no gasket. Also, mechanic found that there was too much air where filter would be.

- Enid, OK, USA

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