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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,383 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #11

May 052013


  • miles


When someone finally dies from this incident which has been reported numerous times by consumers both on this site and with tsb's from Ford issued as early as 2007 then someone will take notice just like what just happened at GM. Please do something before someone dies. There are multiple electrical failures due to a serious water leak affecting the entire car. My 2006 Ford Mustang has been at the dealership since Feb. 8 2014 and we just picked it up for this issue which was supposedly fixed once before. Now with another fee of $1,200 paid we picked up our car after 2 months and upon driving the car home the ac is not working and the sensor lights are on for the door!!! what does it take for someone to realize there is a major problem here? this comes after an extensive water leak that caused serious mold damage inside the car along with electrical issues, one of which a new battery was needed. This was first "repaired" in 5/2013 but was not repaired because in 12/2013 there was a massive interior flood which lead to a massive interior mold problem and the car also would not start and was towed to two separate dealerships. No one wants to assume responsibility and there is a huge amount of data out there supporting the fact that Ford has known about this issue as early as 2007. The manager at the Ford dealership told us that although he would assume no responsibility for the car because Ford has not issued a recall he would not let his wife or children drive in that car!!

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #10

May 032013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 68,207 miles
2006 Ford Mustang-car brought into dealership on 5/2013 with C/O water leaking on passenger floor board. This was supposedly fixed.check car engine light was on for the fifth time and this time they replaced the alternator for the second time. Car now(2/14) would not start and the interior of the car is full of mold spores! I have read the forums on line and it is well documented that Ford has known about this leak since 2007 and never recalled this because it was not a "safety" issue however I think it is a huge safety issue when there is water leaking on the inside of the car, the windshield on the inside looks like it is raining and the car has had multiple electrical issues several of which the car has stopped working while driving on the interstate. Now on top of this we have a major health issue and the dealer does not want to take responsibility for this.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 022012


  • 56,000 miles
Water leak issue coming from the windshield and cowl area leaking into the passenger side compartment shorting out the smart junction box causing the gauges and all electrical to go haywire such as the headlight to go out while driving and the traction control to turn off as well as the windows and power locks to quit working and could cause an electrical fire inside the care if gone un noticed. I have the vehicle in the shop and this is going to cost me $600 or more due to Ford knowing of an issue they will not own up to fix to ensure safety.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #8

Jul 302011

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,800 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that water was entering the vehicle through the dashboard on the passenger side. As a result, the water caused electrical failures. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer, nor had it been repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 18,800. Updated 10/19/2011

- Allenton, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 122006


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that when the temperature was below freezing, the parking brake would become stuck in position. The contact was able to get the brake to release but the vehicle would not move until the vehicle had been running idle for at least 15-20 minutes. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and was told that water was getting on the cable for the parking brake and freezing. The mechanic stated that there was a boot that stood straight up and allowed water to enter the cable and freeze. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #6

May 182010


  • 50,000 miles
Water leaked into passenger floor board area. Got the sjb unit wet. Lights, door locks, radio started flickering on/off. No control over electrical items in car cabin. Seat belts seemed to tighten and loosen.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


1. trunk too high; back windows slope blind driver from street light reflection. 2. hood and windshield designed deny driver from seeing the curves coming on side angles. (causing vehicle ending up on curve) 3. ABS auto activate when vehicle going over pothole, causing slipping and driver cannot control the braking distance. 4. ac/heat fan auto activate without consent even when sitting on off. I have a V6, 2006 Mustang. The safety issue that I have is the fact that the design of the vehicle that jeopardizing the children under 3 feet tall.: their trunk are too high and the slanted mirror block visibility. At night time backing out is very hard and there are many blind spots. I have backed up into another car already due to the poor visibility and light reflection: Back window design with an angle that blind drivers when night light hits. The owner and I settled in cash. The front hood of the vehicle center line formed an upside down V-shape whereas it highest peak is in the middle and at night time driving it has limited my viewing ability: Ended up on two curve, because the ceiling height were too low.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 232009


  • 52,609 miles
When driving my 2006 V6 Ford Mustang in the rain, pints of water began pouring into the passenger side in a stream. I stopped and tried to determine the source and could not. Turns out many Mustangs have this problem and Ford has released a tsb but has not extended warranty coverage, so it's going to cost me an arm and a leg. But the car would be absolutely ruined without fixing it. A car you can't drive in the rain!

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 10 mph on wet road conditions, the vehicle came to a stop sign and then proceeded to accelerate. Suddenly, the contact heard water coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and the driver observed that the passenger floor panel area and the glove compartment exhibited water leakage. The vehicle resumed normal operation to his residence. The following day, the engine failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was contributed to an electrical shortage in the junction box. The technician stated that this was a manufacturer design flaw with the drainage. A fan was used to dry out the junction box; however, the electrical failures still persist. The exterior components that were inoperative consist of: Taillights, parking lights, emergency brake lights, turn signals, rear back up lights, and the low beams. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 52,000.

- Maryville , TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 022006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 55 mph, the ground effects fell off the driver side of the vehicle. The dealership determined the vehicle hit something in the road, but the contact disagreed. A new component will be clipped on.

- Argillite, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 242006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
Stress fractures on forward face of rear spoiler attach struts (both mounts). Vehicle less then a month old with less then 600 miles. 2006 Ford Mustang GT. No apparent reason for cracks in composite spoiler. Cracks are not surface cracks (very deep) and do affect spoiler mount integrity. Fractures are located on the forward face / bottom of the struts, centered and starting at forward mount bolts and extending upward. Suspect spoiler attach nuts on studs, over torqued during factory installation. Multiple fissures extend over two inches on each strut and may result in spoiler detaching from trunk deck lid. Ford declined warranty repair, stating cracks were caused from "an outside source." From personal experience in composites, as an aircraft mechanic, suspect stress fractures from mounting error, exposed via airflow over spoiler, creating a down force and over loading strut mounts. Two separate dealer service departments agreed that failure was caused by improper mounting of spoiler and not caused by owner. Ford warranty does not agree, but does agree that spoiler must be replaced if exhibiting these cracks as this may cause injury / damage to other persons / vehicles as spoiler may detach while vehicle in motion.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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