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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,500 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 142006


  • Manual transmission
  • 14,000 miles


1)rattle sound coming from exhaust area when taking off in car. 2)cd's skip or won't play sometimes with shaker 1000 3) passenger side airbag light comes on and off while driving all the time by itself. 4) having trouble filling tank with gas at most gas stations. 5) have been hearing a squeak sound coming from drivers side dashboard near windshield area.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 252005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The gas tank on my 2005 Ford Mustang V6 overflows when I fill it. I stop in advance of the tank being full then the fuel comes up and out the fill tube sometimes with enough force to splash onto my clothing. This happens every time I fill the tank and I have taken to not filling the tank completely any longer. This is after the tank was replaced by my local Ford dealership where I purchased the vehicle. The tank was replaced because the fuel would not continuously flow from the pump(pump would shut off after about 1 second of fueling) causing me to spend 10 minutes or more at the pump at each fill up.

- Oregon, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 132005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1 miles
Difficulty in filling fuel tank. I have had this problem from the time I purchased vehicle, to present. Vehicle is 2005 Mustang GT and has over 5000 miles on it. Basically, approx. Every other time I try to fill fuel tank, one of two things happens: (1) fuel nozzle will almost immediately shut off- as if tank is already full. After multiple attempts (waiting, experimenting with angle and/or depth of nozzle insertion) I can almost always get fuel to start flowing into the tank. That's when symptom (2) can happen (again, roughly half of time I pull into station). At about the point when tank is half full, the nozzle will stop filling (as if tank is full) and will refuse to take anymore gas no matter what I do. I have experimented with different gas stations, and even with different pumps at same station and have yet to determine a pattern - or why this happens so randomly. One thing I'm sure of is that it's the vehicle's problem, as other cars I have had recently never did this. I have seen that this issue is known about by Ford and a tsb has been issued. However, from forum posts I've seen on internet, it appears that fuel tank replacements Ford has done for this issue many times do not fix issue. For that reason, I have lived with this annoyance so far.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

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