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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,521 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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2007 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

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2007 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 242014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 68,090 miles


Came behind slower moving vehicle, pushed pedal down to pass pedal went to floor and would not release. The car literally was driving itself speed kept increasing dramatically. Slammed accelerator pedal hard as I hit the brake. Finally released. Pulled over no carpeting or mats interfering with the pedal operation. Today, 7/25 it happened again but more violently. Seems to happen when engaging passing gear. I have driven for over 45 years as over the road sales engineer, never experienced such total lack of vehicle control. Worse we are in Canada in the Yukon territory 3200 miles from our Ford store.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Mar 202007

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 127 miles
Can't fill the gas tank as it can't be pumped on pulling the gas nozzle all the way. I have to pull the nozzle one pull at a time to get gas in and gas splashing back on me and car. I have wasted a lot of gasoline doing this and a lot of time th get it to a 1/2 a tank if I'm lucky. There should be a recall or dealer fix.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #12

Jun 072012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
I cannot pump a full tank of gas unless I stand there and pull the gas nozzle out every second!! it is driving me crazy! there has to be an issue with the fuel system and I have seen many complaints! Ford should fix and recall this issue!!

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 302013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


When trying to pump gas, the sensor cuts the flow of gas off at about one half gallon. If you remove the nozzle, gas splashes back and all over the person pumping, the car and the ground. When you continue to pump, the sensor cuts off every second. There is no way the tank can be filled in its entirety. I have had the gas set up rebuilt by my local mechanic, thinking something might be blocking the connection of gas entry to tank, but there was nothing and the problem was not resolved. I was then informed that this is common, that I must find a gas station that has a specific pump with no sensor (not a single station anywhere near my residence), I have to tilt the pump at a 90 degree angle. Well, I tried all of the suggestions, yet my car is still splashing gas, etc. This is a hazard! not only spilling gas on the ground and vehicle, but myself!! also, I cannot fill the tank, making a very dangerous situation in new england winters where you can get stranded for hours in your car in road accidents, conditions, etc. Please help! I do not think I should have to hunt down a specific gas station that doesn't exist, or spend more money trying to find someone who can fix this, or wear gasoline wherever I go. Please help!!!!!

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #10

Aug 042011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 5,075 miles
The engine on my 2007 Ford Mustang was revving high when I started the vehicle. When I put it into drive, the vehicle took off on me hitting another vehicle and crashing through a wall across from the spot I was parked in. This unintended acceleration has not happened prior to this incident but the vehicle only had 5,075 miles on it.

- Ma, MA, USA

problem #9

Dec 012010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
2007 Ford Mustang will not fill up past 1/2 tank of fuel, the dealer states there is nothing wrong with the car and to take it to a different station. I've been to stations all over the West and rarely find one that will let me fill up even when running the pump at minimum while not fully engaging the pump into the filler. I've noticed that no pumps that have vapor recovery boots will fill the car up beyond 1/3 tank. Which pretty much rules out taking the car to California for any reason. There is obviously a major defect here that should be recalled!

- Seaside, OR, USA

problem #8

Dec 102007


  • 500 miles


I own a 2007 Mustang and everytime I fuel up, it only allowed me to put 1/2 to 2/4 tank full and they is shuts off the gas pump. I have take the car to my local dealer and they told me they could not find anything wrong with it and to advised to try different gas stations. This is a continuing problem since I purchased the car new in Dec of 2007.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 022009


  • miles
Fuel filling is awkward to say the least! I can only fill to just over half a tank of fuel then the clicker forces me to stop. The owners website claim this is a common problem for 2007 Mustangs and that we should try another gas station with a less sensitive filler or turn the nozzle to the 2 O clock position. Turning the nozzle does work from time to time but the problem still remains. Why aren't the dealers acknowledging this is a problem a provide a suitable solution? this won't do much for marketing or future sales if this is left!

- Jersey, Channel Islands, 00, USA

problem #6

Aug 132009


  • 42,000 miles
I have a 2007 Ford Mustang 4.0 V6 with approximately 42K miles. It has recently developed a very serious safety-related defect which the Ford dealership has refused to investigate. For no apparent reason, while stopped in traffic and with my foot firmly on the break pedal, , the engine will suddenly go full throttle. This forces the car to suddenly lunge forward as the rear tires start spinning, overriding the front breaks. This has caused me to come dangerously close to colliding with the vehicle in front of me or entering an intersection into oncoming traffic. The only recourse is to quickly turn off the ignition which seems to reset the problem. This happens with some regularity, approximately 2 to 3 times a day but is not reproducible on demand. The Ford dealership has offered to investigate, at my expense, but with no assurance that this problem would be corrected. I have had to alter the way that I drive to compensate for this by leaving additional space between my car and the one in front of me and at intersections. I fear that I may not be able to prevent my vehicle from becoming involved in an accident because of this defect.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 192009


  • 235,568 miles
Having problems trying to gas up my 2007 Mustang at least every 3rd or 4th fillup. No matter how much gas in the tank the pump clicks like when full but in fact is only half full. When tank is half full it clicks at 3/4 full. Tried every other means to fill but nothing works. Phoned my dealer, (violette motors in edmundston, nb. Canada) told me he never had any complaints on this subject. I told him to look at his tsb, S and he would surely see there are problems. He told me that his instructions were to tell me to gas up elsewhere.

- Saint-Basile, 00, USA

problem #4

Jul 232007


  • miles


There is a considerable amount of pressure build up in fuel tank when filling. Seems to happen more often during extreme temperatures (I.e. summer heat, extreme cold). It takes three times as long to fill due to the fact that I can barely pull the trigger if I want the car to accept gas.

- Shelbyville, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 302008


  • 25 miles
On my 2007 Mustang if I have a half a tank or more of gas I can not put more gas in about 9 out of 10 times. The dealer and Ford headquarters told me there's nothing they can or will do to fix my car! I have had this problem ever since I bought the car new>

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
2007 Ford Mustang: I have had many problems while trying to fill tank with fuel. Happens more than not. While filling up pump clicks of like tank is full, however it is not. Can try several pumps at same gas station and keeps clicking off. Then just drive a short ways up the road and put another 5 gallons in. Just one example. After a few trips to the dealer, problem still occurs.

- Newport, MN, USA

problem #1

May 302007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,308 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Mustang. While driving, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer three times. The dealer found no failures the first time. On the second visit, the dealer stated that the fuel throttle had failed. As of June 28, 2007, the vehicle is back at the dealer for the third time and they have been unable to determine the cause of failure. The current mileage is 3,100 and failure mileage was 2,308.

- Macon, GA, USA

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