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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang brakes problems

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


My speedometer started acting erratic. It does not work at all now. The needle is stuck past 120 miles. Now my oil, water & battery gauges do not work. Asked my Ford technician during my regular oil change and checkup about the problem and they stated that is was a sign my alternator was going out. I had my alternator changed, but it did not correct the problem and after that is when my other gauges quit working. Since this is a problem with almost every one made during that year, you would believe that Ford would not want to tarnish their name by not issuing a recall. I have always owned a Ford, but my family has recently changed to different makes and I will definitely consider changing after this. This is a safety issue because if your gauges are not working, you could stall in traffic by running out of gas, overheating, engine lock up, etc. I need my car so I can make a living for my family and I do love my car, but I am considering getting rid of it because I am afraid something will happen while I am in traffic. This does not need to wait until people start having accidents or dying. With the economy the way it is today, most people cannot afford to get their car repaired or change cars so they are left with no choice but to take chances. If it was your family in the car and something happened in traffic, would a recall come any faster" I have noticed recalls in the news happening faster when someone dies, but I wonder how many complaints were received before that happened" I suppose it would happen faster if the news were to pick up the story of how many problems existed and were left unnoticed. Thanks for looking into the problem, but please don't wait too long.

- Monette, AR, USA

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