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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,500 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.

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.

2003 Ford Mustang seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242009


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Mustang. The contact observed that the passenger front shoulder belt retractor was inoperative. The passenger seat belt retractor webbing failed to extract whenever worn by an occupant. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 98,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262003

Mustang 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Drivers seatbelt not retracting properly. Frequently have to drive without the seatbelt as it gets progressively tighter. When putting on the seatbelt I can feel a lot of tension on the belt for some reason. Also at time it will not retract at all and hangs loose.

- Burlington, WA, USA

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