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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,142 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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2009 Ford Mustang transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 132010

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 18,427 miles


Clutch failure on my 2009 Ford Mustang GT500 - at 18,000 miles the clutch began to slip while in heavy traffic. I took the car to M purchasing dealer and requested a diagnostic, they indeed confirmed that the car exhibited the problem but informed me that it was a wear item with only a 12 ms/12K warranty. Ford has issued a tsb on the clutch and its flywheel indicating that heavy stop and go traffic will warp the flywheel and in turn ruin the clutch and transmission. Ford did nothing to fix the problem (identified in the tsb, NHTSA 10032615 - tsb-09-19-11).

- Hayes, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 182009

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I have a Ford Mustang 2009 V-6, I was in 2nd gear accelerating to pass someone, and gas pedal stuck to floor, could not do anything, put it in neutral, still did it. I finally turned engine off and everything was ok. Scared me, I am afraid to drive the car. Call dealership, says it does not know why.

- Trois-RiviÈRes Quebec Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Aug 032009

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Mustang. While shifting from third into fourth gear, the rpms suddenly surged all the way up, decreased to 6,000 rpms, and finally surged all the way back up again. The contact had to place the vehicle into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle is currently being diagnosed. The current and failure mileages were 1,000. Updated 12/07/09. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal became stuck on the floor mat. Updated 12/08/09

- Gillette, NJ, USA

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