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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,680 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.

2008 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 022016


  • 114,798 miles


The clutch assembly completely went out and at the same time the braking system went out. The clutch completely disappeared into the dash. I was in the motion of making a right turn on a city street.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 072015


  • 63,000 miles
Driving down martin luther king dr. While approaching a curve at 45 mph vehicle stability and brakes gave out. Airbags deployed incorrectly and caused injuries to myself and a passenger. Seat belts are also no longing working. Brakes are

- Franklin, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 212015


  • 2,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Mustang. While driving at 45 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. As a result, the vehicle veered to the right and crashed into the rear of a parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,600.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 142013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Sept 14 2013. 1400 on us 59S I was driving in the far right lane, and a funeral precession was exiting right so we slightly decelerated and switched to the middle lane. As I accelerated to acquire the highway speed limit the gas pedal got stuck; immediately I knew there was a problem and told fiance… to call 911. I began to continuously press on the brake pedal with my entire body weight. It slowed the car to approximately 60 mph and if I tried to lift my foot from the brake pedal the car would accelerate even more. On the phone with 911 --207pm-- we were trying to stop the vehicle. I moved my car to the left lane and then to the left shoulder lane. (during this time I was continuously trying to brake and shift my car to neutral but it wouldn't budge; still braking with the brake pedal, I tried to apply the emergency brake) fiance… quickly re-dialed 911 to give our location and let them know that the car was completely out of our control and that this was an immediate emergency. The 911 operator told my fiance… that a police dispatcher would be calling her back, to which she replied we needed help immediately because we were approaching on slower traffic. Very quickly after, the left shoulder lane ended so I was forced to move the car into the farthest left lane. It soon became apparent that we would not avoid a collision, and my car hit the back of a yellow Scion tc going approximately 100mph. The airbags deployed right away, making it unclear if we hit any other cars. The final impact that stopped our car was a concrete barrier on the right side of the highway. My fiance… and I immediately exited the car and stepped away while we signaled for help. Without a doubt our lives could have been taken away from us due to this event.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 152013


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the while driving approximately 40 mph, the clutch and brake pedal failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the brake, clutch pedal assembly and the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 54,000. The VIN was not available.

- Warren , MI, USA

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