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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,383 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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2010 Ford Mustang transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012010


  • 200 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle would make a grinding noise when shifting gears to first and fourth. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the pin and shifter needed to be replaced. The failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who stated that the transmission, the solenoid, and main computer needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 19,563.

- Pompton Plains, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 272010


  • 150 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Mustang. The contact stated when shifting into third gear, the vehicle would not engage unless the vehicle was almost at a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice yet the dealer was unable to locate the failure. In addition, the traction control module was replaced. The contact believed the module was replaced with a second defective module. The dealer advised that the module was on back order and was unable to provide an estimated time of arrival. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 150 and the current mileage was 11,000.

- El Cajon , CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242010


  • 12,800 miles
Bought a 2010 Mustang GT500 convertible on Feb 18 2010. Since then I have had two of the same issues with problems shifting the transmission to second gear and fifth gear. It is in the shop now for the second time trying to fix this problem. Also, in March, my vehicle was struck by a car from the rear with no airbag deployment. The car was in the Ford service shop getting the transmission checked before the work was done on the car to fix the rear bumper. (the transmission had an issue before the wreck). On July 24 around 930 pm my passenger seat airbag deployed on my passenger with 0 impact to the vehicle. The vehicle was then brought to the service to have the tranny checked for the second time and I mentioned this airbag problem at the time I came in for the service appt. ( the night of the incident I had the police file a report and I have a file number for this, after the file was filed, I called and left a message for the dealership stating this happened). Ford, since has said that to contact my insurance company because there is nothing further they can do. I have an adjuster due to lafayette Ford in fayetteville, nc on the 4th of Aug. I have researched 3 other vehicles with this problem : 2008 Mustang, and 2010 Ford escapes then my 2010 GT500 Mustang shelby. My passenger was injured and is in a sling. She received medical attention via military doctors on ft. Bragg, nc. The passenger was not a relative and is seeking jag's council.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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