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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,812 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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2008 Ford Mustang seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


I purchase the vehicle from mcree Ford in dickinson, Texas in 2008 as a gift to my wife. The problem all started after she was involved in an accident in October 2010. During that accident she was T-boned by another vehicle. The person who hit my wife was ticketed as it was their fault for running the red light. The car sustained approximately $6900 worth of damage. We had the car repaired at mcree Ford's collision center. Before the dealership gave us the car back, they told us that they could not get the error light for the airbags to go off and that it would be a short delay in giving us the car back. It took them approximately 3 days to repair the problem with the airbag and they assured us that it was fixed. Now, on May 2011, she was again involved in another accident in which she was driving approximately 45 -50 mph when my wife "T-boned" a truck who ran the stop sign and got into her lane. She had no chance to stop the vehicle so she ended up hitting the truck. Because the accident was caused by the driver of the truck, the driver of the truck was ticketed. The front of the Mustang sustained approximately $9900 worth of damage. My wife sustained minor injuries (minor whiplash and a bruise on her leg). The reason for my letter is that my wife's injuries could have been worse given the fact that the airbag system that was supposed to protect her during both accidents did not deploy. Now, we do not know if the airbag system was defective from manufacturing or if mcree Ford did not repair the airbags correctly from the accident that occurred in October 2010. It is our believe that the airbag system was defective from manufacturing given the fact that they did not deploy in either accident and according to the manual and all the information we received at the time of purchase from mcree Ford, the vehicle was equipped with both frontal and side airbags. I would like this matter investigated as I feel this vehicle is defective.

- Texas, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 062009


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Mustang GT. While driving between 30-35 mph the passenger side air bag deployed without warrant. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure and current mileages were 15,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Morrisville , NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 112009


  • 9,721 miles
On 1/11/2009 at 8:00 pm I was heading home from work, when a Ford F-250 lost control and crashed into the drivers' side door. There was such force in the crash that the side impact airbag did not deploy as required to do so. I sustained injuries which consisted of leg contusions, 3 broken ribs, neck, and back injuries. My vehicle which was a 2008 Ford Mustang GT premium sustained $17,700 worth of damage and was deemed a total loss.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 052007

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 528 miles
The air bag on the 2008 Ford Mustang is to close to the front of the seat, I purchased one for my wife, she sits up right in the passenger seat with her back against the back of the seat, the air bag was turn off when she was a passenger in the car, Ford is aware that this happened and said that they could not do anything about it, we had the car less than one month and it was in the shop 3 times during this time, we had it returned under the lemon law, but this is a safety problem if you have to sit so close to the front of the seat in order for the air bag to be turned on. We have a 04 F-150, a 04 gran marquis and drove an Explorer, and a Taurus while her car was in the shop and never had the air bag light to come on. Ford said that they could not find fault with the light, just the placement of the sensor being to far to the front of the seat. A simple move closer to the rear of the seat would solve this problem.

- Sebring, FL, USA

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