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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,750 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 #6

Jul 022012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles


The parking brake will not work therefore I can not get my vehicle inspected. It goes up and down, no cables are broken visibly, but if you pull the brake it does not stop the car. It is as though the brakes are seized. Clearly I am not the only one with this exact problem, and I almost ran over my wife when depending on the parking brake! how could Ford not recall this part when they 'know" it is faulty! the rubber is eaten up on the housing, and like the hundreds of 06 owners I have been reading about Ford needs to stop charging people 500+ to fix this and do the recall!!

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Jan 312010


  • 31,000 miles
Previously filed complaint ODI# 10319368. Parking brake will not disengage, passenger side rear brakes and rotor had to be replaced at the tune of $200. That was 4 weeks ago and it is happening again. Google 2006 Mustang defects and this seems to be a common issue due to a faulty rubber boot. I bought the car used from a Ford dealer (it had 4000 miles on it and less than a year old. Most places want to charge several hundred dollars to replace. Vehicle has 31,000 miles, this is crap!

- Eynon, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142010


  • 31,000 miles


Parking brake "freezes", brakes overheat and warp rotor.

- Eynon, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042010


  • 56,000 miles
After the unusually cold weather my rear brakes are not working as well as they were before. The brake pads have been replace 3 months prior. The emergency brake is now loose. Now that the temperature is warmer, the emergency brake lever is still loose and it still feels like I am only braking with my front brakes. I have not had this repair yet because I cant afford it at the moment.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006


  • 500 miles
On 3 occasions when I did not leave my car in gear even though I engaged the emergency brake on a flat surface my car rolled so the E brake does not work I always leave my car in gear now.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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