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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 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.

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2003 Ford Mustang engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102006

Mustang

  • miles

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

Ltr fm (ok) wants to speak w/a Ford representative re his granddaughter 2003 Ford Mustang SRS defective cruise control cause the brakes to lock up.

- Arapaho, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 102006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph, the cruise control was activated. After the activation of the cruise control, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle reached speeds of 80 mph and above. The contact tried depressing the brake pedal, shifting the vehicle into neutral and shutting off the engine. These attempts to deactivate the cruise control failed. The contact drove onto an on ramp to the interstate while still attempting to deactivate the cruise. The contact was able to dial 911 for assistance of the state police, who provided verbal instructions for stopping the vehicle safely. The contact placed both feet on the brakes and both hands on the emergency brake to get the engine to stall and the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was pulled safely to the side of the road where it was then towed to the dealership for inspection. The dealer stated the vehicle's cruise control would be inspected and replaced, however the vehicle was towed back to the residence where it currently resides without repair. Updated 3/29/2006 -

- Arapaho, OK, USA

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