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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,941 miles

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2006 Ford Mustang steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 072006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,941 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 20-25 mph going into a right hand turn the car made a loud pop. The left rear tire lost control. The rear end with power only on the good wheel was losing control and within a second the left front tire was off the wheel. The car was driven 1 city block to the closest place to pull off the road. Both left front and rear wheels are destroyed from crunching on the concrete the one block of driving to get safely out of the way of traffic. Once stopped the car could not be driven. Had to call 24 hr roadside assistance to tow the vehicle. A preliminary look at a Ford service garage found the front lower control arm totally separated from it's attachment point. The rear sway bar and the rear axle had been shifted out of position according to the mechanic. This car has been driven under normal conditions, averaging 33 or so miles a day on highway, and state maintained roads only. There is no reason I know of for this outside of a manufacturer defect in the assembly of the vehicle. Looks like a recall of 2006 Mustang GT's would be appropriate. Had I been on the interstate driving at highway speeds, I may not have been alive to file this complaint. I'm outraged to say the least, but also disappointed. Again, the fact that the left wheels were destroyed along with the tires while making a right hand turn has indicated to me the vehicle presents a safety hazard. The car did have factory installed traction control which I assume may have helped keep the car from crashing into a house when the rear end lost control in the turn. Nevertheless it is a safety hazard that I think all Mustang owners of the 2006 GT should be aware of. Ford should be made aware of it also. The final assembly location is shown as flatrock Michigan. I can't say I have any desire to drive a Mustang ever again, even though this was the first one I have bought.

- Shipman, IL, USA

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