Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,896 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 engine problems

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2008 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 172015


  • 75,689 miles


Harmonic balancer pulley separated from harmonic balancer. Caused belt to shred and lose of power steering and cooling and brakes.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 052015


  • 27,000 miles
I was participating in a community parade, with lots of children, I was moving slowly when the car suddenly accelerated during two occasions. I was able to stop the car with the brake the first time and with the brake and shifting to neutral the second time. The vehicle was decarbonized and reprogrammed by the dealer with no guarantee that the problem was fixed. Ford started a case file: Cas-7491264 on the incident.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 192013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
When accelerating the car went into limp mode while merging into traffic. The merge is right before a bridge so I had to creep across until I was able to pull off the side of the road. Engine did not stall but there was no control in the gas pedal. Happened again exactly one week later. Thankfully traffic was able to pass me and not rear-end me since car speed dropped quickly. Throttle body is being replaced today.

- Green Springs, OH, USA

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