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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,476 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.

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 152010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 53,453 miles


The instrument cluster is displaying incorrect information for the speedometer and for the engine temperature. The sensors are working correctly based on a reading from the obd II port.

- Holly Ridge, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 022011


  • 85,000 miles
My 2005 Mustang RPM gauge has quit working. After researching online of this issue I found that this is a known issue with Mustangs. Can you please let me know who I need to contact to get this item under a recall item that mandates Ford to fix the issue.

- Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 032011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles
My 2005 Ford Mustang V6 has been having speedometer malfunctions weekly. These malfunctions cause the speedometer to start at numbers that are not 0, resulting in an inaccurate reading of my speed. It read 120 while I may only be going 40 and even when I shut down the vehicle it will remain at 40+. a temporary fix is to turn the vehicle on and off which sometimes causes the needles to slowly drop, but usually it will stay over 20 for extended periods of time, and when I do succeed in reaching 0 within a week or two the problem will occur again. I have been in contact with many other owners of the same model and year of this vehicle and all are having similar problems, most of us have gone to a Ford dealership and have been told that it will be a $500-$650 repair/ replacement of the instrument cluster which seems to be the reason for the problems, but since so many are having a similar problem shouldn't this be a recall?

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I own a 2005 V6 Mustang. The speedometer stoped working properly at 75K miles. Most of the time it stays at zero mph and then others it is all over the place. Now my oil gauge seems to get stuck on cold mornings and I also noticed that temp gauge doesn't work sometimes. What is going on with this vehicle. I have read numerous complaints online about the same issue other 2005 Mustang owners are having. I have never had this happen to any other vehicle I have ever owned, and I believe that this is an iherant issue with the year and model. Ford should do a recall and fix this problem. I am asking for the Ford company to pick up the tab on this one before something happens and someone get's hurt. The speedometer malifunction could mislead driver's of speed and cause an accident. Ford want to charge $1K to fix the issue that obviously a flaw with the car model. Please help! mileage: 81,729.

- Eldersburg, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • miles
Problems with my 2005 Mustang GT taken possesion of Jan. 2005: 1) 500 shaker system, skipped cds constantly....replaced 2) fog light failed to operate...repaired 3) noise in front end while turning at slow speeds...repaired 4) heat/ac vents are not in sync..air does not exit proper vent selected...not fixed as of yet...heat is felt from under dash even when off 5) after car warms to driving temperature, there is a thumping noise heard in engine, very prominent in is working on problem, even had a Ford engineer listen to it...still unsolved... 6) "god, what next?"

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 122005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,400 miles
While taking vehicle into dealer for diagnostic on engine noise, shaker 1000 stereo system failed, would not play or recognize cd's, would change radio stations on its own and clock woulod not keep time. Dealer replaced entire radio system

- Covington, GA, USA

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