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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,933 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.

2006 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032015

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 89,800 miles


While traveling to work I unknowingly approached a patch of black ice at speed of 35mph. Upon realizing the road condition I lifted throttle to coast over the ice in an attempt to safely decelerate. The rear wheels locked causing an uncontrollable slide. The car rotated 90 degrees right before stopping in the middle of the road. I maneuvered the car to the side of the road to inspect for damage and find the cause. The right rear brake disc was glowing red. It had unknowingly been dragging. When I lifted throttle, the icy condition in conjunction with the dragging passenger rear brake caused the passenger rear tire to lock unexpectedly. The car has a positive engagement differential, this caused the opposite wheel to lock. This caused the car to be uncontrollable when throttle was not applied on icy patches of road, at any speed. I slowly navigated the car to a near by gas station and called off from work. After becoming aware of the condition, I was able to very slowly drive the car home. After some research, I found that this is a known issue to Ford Motor Company. The same condition that causes the problem described in Ford tsb 06-5-4 "park brake cables that freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion, and subsequently lead to dragging rear brakes" are also conditions that if unknowingly driven in, could cause a loss of control with fatal consequences to the driver, other drivers, and pedestrians.

- Christiana, PA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 152011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
While operating the vehicle you will lose dash lights, headlights at times, bright lights no longer work, passengerside airbag disabled light comes on, fan motor for heat/air stops working, left rear tail light is not working even after replacement of bulbs, door locks and window switches fail to work, traction control off light comes on, feedback comes through radio speakers as very course static. Some of these may be corrected by heavy breaking, acceleration or by turning car off and back on. This is only temporary and may repeat itself every few seconds.

- Hiltons, VA, USA

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