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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,900 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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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles


January 3, 2006 the driver was traveling North on I-24 (nashville, tn.). the cruise control was on! she prepared to turn off I-24, at haywood lane exit, she applied brakes. The car first slowed down to 40 mph. Then accelerated/sped up. The car was exited the highway at great speed. The driver braked again, the car slowed down a little. The car immediately sped up, with such force the driver was thrown to the back of her seat. Pressing the brakes now had no effect. The consumer cleared the exit lane onto haywood, the car was still speeding. The driver faced no cross traffic at the intersection of haywood lane/antioch pike ( intersection-haywood the I and antioch pike the top of the T). The driver car was stopped by running into a car and a van at a gas station. The vehicles were spun around and hit the gas station at the T. the driver has driven this highway turn off and intersection over 23 years. She has been driving this make and type of Mustang for several years. She has owned 5 Mustangs. The driver was transported to hospital by ambulance. With a broken nose, broken foot (right where the foot was positioned over the brake), cracked ribs, bruised and lacerated face/ legs. After a hospital stay and follow-up visits before being able to return to work. Ford Consumer Affairs was contacted and they did a telephone interview of the above factors. Questions seemed to be aimed at determining if an electronic malfunction had occurred. The questioner may have been reading from a checklist. Later, we received a letter from Ford demanding all sorts of information. This was forwarded to Ford. About 1 month later, we received a curt two line letter indicating "we are unable to offer any assistance at this time". our insurance company elected to try to perform a crash analysis. We apprised them of the similar cruise control on this website and provided information on "rogue signals" and other data concerning this event. Results pending.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
While the contact's wife was using the cruise control the accelerator would go to the floor. She had to press the accelerator repeatedly to get it to turn off. This happened twice. The vehicle has not yet been to a dealership to be inspected.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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