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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,633 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.

2009 Ford Mustang miscellaneous problems

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2009 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 232015


  • 22,000 miles


The hood is severely rusting on the front edges

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 012012


  • 30,000 miles
The complaint filed by phone on 9/15/21 id #10763956 included important facts that are not showing on your web page. The damage to the electronic module was caused by the water leak as referenced in Ford's tsb 08-26-7 and I also filed complaint with Ford consumer relation since they offered no relief. I was unaware of this issue and consequence but, I'm now finding it's nothing new for owners as well as the auto industry that this is a problem with Mustangs '05-'09 and the resulting damage to the generic electronic module happens often.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 092011


  • 39,900 miles
I was approaching a stop light with 3 vehicles ahead of me. I had slowed down almost to a complete stop when all of a sudden the engine roared and the car lurched forward into the back of the pickup in front of me. I had the brake completely to the floor and then my rear wheels begin spinning with the motor still roaring. I was finally able to put the (automatic transmission) car in park as it seemed to be stuck when I first tried to get it out of gear and still the motor was revving up and still lurching forward and turned the key off and it shut down. My front bumper was damaged in the accident. No warning lights were showing on the instrument panel. Mechanic stated nothing picked up diagnostically in order to pinpoint the problem although the assumption was it was either the tps or possibly a vacuum leak. I have thoroughly enjoyed this car and prior to this have not had any problems with it, but now I am afraid to drive it.

- Clarksdale, MS, USA

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