Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
216 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 192005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 216 miles


One week after car purchased paint flaking off and car has blue smoke coming from exhaust at start up. Car has been painted since then 3 times and to date paint is flaking off and you should see all of the buffing scratches from the dealership(Town & Country Ford/bessemer, al) trying to correct their mistakes. I might add this is a roush Mustang. Car has been in 2 times for blue smoke and service department can't duplicate the problem(common statements made by Ford's service department). Ford Motor Company refuses to even send a representative out to look at the vehicle. To say the least they do not stand behind their products and we will never purchase another one. We are in the arbitration process at this time with this vehicle. I would not recommend a Ford to anyone. Read all about their problems online before you purchase. I wish I did.

- Shelby, AL, USA

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