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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,394 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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2004 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 072005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,789 miles

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

Anti-locking braking system (ABS) and traction control failed. The service light went on and I immediately took the car in for repair. The first repair took place between Nov. 11, 2005 and Nov. 18, 2005. The same problem occurred in December 2005. The second repair took place between Dec. 21, 2005 and Dec. 30, 2005. The same systems failed a third time. (Jan. 21, 2006) I am in the process of making another appointment. On the first repair, they replaced part # fmc 2R3Z 2C219 ca (control) also fmc 2R3Z 2C219 ca (core chg) during the next repair they replaced part # fmc F7zz 2C204 ab (sensor asy). During these repairs, the down time on my vehicle has been a total of 4 days and counting. The last incident on Jan. 21, 2006 was frightening. The ABS system was engaging during normal braking. (stopping at a light) I could feel the system turning on and off. I felt as if the car might not stop. I turned around and went home. I feel the car is not safe to drive. I do not have any of the original parts for inspection.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 222005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Ford Mustang. The consumer stated that while traveling 15-20 mph the brakes did not let go, the road was wet. This happened on September 22,2005. Vehicle hit a curve, no one was injured. The consumer stated this has happened a couple of times before. The consumer took vehicle to dealer, and vehicle is currently in repair shop being fixed. Dealer told the consumer they were waiting to hear back from Ford. They could not do anything until Ford called the dealership back. There was property damage to vehicle, including rims, front bumper, and alignment.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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