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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,743 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Oct 152013


  • 4,397 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the air bag indicator failed to illuminate when seated in the driver's seat causing the air bag to deactivate. The dealer stated that the seat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 4,397.

- Volcano, HI, USA

problem #8

May 042012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 739,179 miles
I was driving on the freeway rear ended a old Nissan truck which resulted in me hitting my head against the steering wheel and totaling my car. I was going 40mph and my air bags did not deploy.

- Fort Irwin, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 042012

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Severe one vehicle rollover off the road flipping over on driver side and roof. No airbags deployed although it was obvious they should have. Do not know what caused the vehicle to swerve off the rod. Driver in critical condition with broken neck.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #6

Feb 252012


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while shifting from second to third gear, the front driver's side curtain air bag deployed haphazardly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 012009


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. While driving 39 mph, an oncoming vehicle crashed into the drivers side of the contacts vehicle. The seat belt did not engage and the air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered a concussion. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact called the dealer who stated that they would give his information to the council and provide him with a response. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 49,000.

- Spring City, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 302008


  • 1,000 miles
This complaint is regarding an air-bag light that comes on when driving my 2005 Mustang. The car was purchased new from joe meyers Ford in houston. Within the first year, the air-bag light started coming on randomly. It might not come on for days, then decides to come on. The owner's manual says if this light comes on to take it to the dealership, nothing else. The first time I brought it to the service department's attention, I was told if it wasn't on it wasn't a problem. Within my second year of ownership, the air-bag light came on while driving to the dealership for a routine oil change. This time the service again saw the light on. They kept the car, sold me a battery service where they removed the cable and sprayed anti-corrosion stuff on the terminal. This did not change the random light coming on while driving. I brought it back to the dealership for the Ford Mustang recall to re-program the airbag system. This did not change the random light coming on while driving. Received a call in May 2008 that they had a replacement sensor for my car. Brought it in and was told it was the wrong sensor. The service agent told me to call back later (no specific time line)to see if they had the new sensor. The car's warranty was up in July 2008, the light comes on all the time, and the dealership said they do not have the sensor for my car, but there are 5 dealers in town that have them. I plan to bring the car back this next week for them to fix the sensor, and feel they should honor the warranty. Whether they fix the problem or not remains to be seen.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 142007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,200 miles


Auto accident @35 mph frontal crash and air bags did not deploy in '05 Ford Mustang.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jun 012005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Passenger air bag light stayed on with passenger in car and seat belt buckled dealer unable to duplicate so can't fix

- St Paul, MN, USA

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