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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,212 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.

2004 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122007

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles


Car was parked on hill while idling with parking brake on, when the car rolled down the hill, resulting in over $5,000 in damages. The break handle was still in the up position.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 062005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,425 miles
(1) cold weather in Michigan. Dry car, no additional frozen water on vehicle. (2) parking brake does not release when freezing temperatures exist. Unable to move in reverse without heavy acceleration. Free play in parking brake handle eventually goes away after sitting ( 3 - 10 minutes ), or driving forward with the vehicle for roughly.5 mile. (3) dealer could not verify concern, I scheduled an appointment again to look at this problem, but was unable to keep the appointment. No service bulletins in regard to this problem. I am not currently using parking brake as I don't wish to break anything, or prematurely wear anything out. This vehicle was a fleet vehicle purchased with 17,210 miles on it. Dealer is very cordial, and appears to be very knowledgeable, but has not had this problem presented to them previously. No service bulletin from Ford regarding this problemi previously submitted a complaint (ODI id number : 10106576), and have since taken the vehicle back to the dealer for service. It appears that the service work they have since performed has fixed the problem (hopefully for good). The following warranty services were performed: "replace both rear E-brake cables, replace rear brake pads due to hot spots and rt rear inner and outer pads heat cracked. Use on car brakelathe machine both rear rotors before spec.550 after cut spec..530 install 4 new stainless slides, lube complete assembly and road test. All ok".

- Okemos, MI, USA

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