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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
834 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.

2005 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles


I purchased a 2005 Ford Mustang V6. From day 1 I experienced trouble trying to fill my gas tank up. It keeps spitting like it is full when it is empty. I feel this should be a recall.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Several trips have been made to the dealership for repairs. The gas tank was replaced because it wouldn't allow the pump to fill up the tank. Problem still happens occasionally. The fuel gauge stopped working and the service department could not repair it. The gauge will not always show the correct amount of fuel. It seems to take several miles and several starts to correctly display the amount of fuel. I never really know how much I should trust its accuracy. The fule gauge was replaced and it did not work any better. Ford engineers asked that I use 3 tanks of premium gasoline with techron in order to clean the sensor. This did not work. Now Ford is working on the problem and still has no solution. The shaker 500 cd player was replaced when the cd's wouldn't play and would not allow the cd's to be removed. Bushings were replaced when clicking noise was heard while turning.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Apr 122005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On more than one occasion (approx. 3 total), when attempting to refuel the gas tank, the handle will release as if the tank was full after less than a gallon has been added. This has happened at multiple gas stations, including one I visit often. When this happens, it is necessary to hold the fueling handle because it will constantly release if the handle lock is used.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 102005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When putting gas in the car, the gas pump clicks off continuously as if the tank were full. You have to continue engaging the pump over and over to fill the tank.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149 miles
While fueling the car the no matter which I tried the pump kept cutting off as if the tank was full had to hold the nozzel almost upside down to have any fuel go into the tank.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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