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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,167 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.

2013 Ford Mustang engine problems

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2013 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 312016


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owned a 2013 Ford Mustang. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact was able to pull the vehicle off the roadway before it erupted in flames. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a fire report. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Lapel, IN, USA

problem #7

Aug 262015


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that throttle position system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102014


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure with the front driver side tire wobbling and the suspension was unstable when driving over unleveled land. The contact heard a loud noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle near the front driver side tire. The vehicle was taken to more than two dealers. One of the dealers was not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle received several repairs from more than one dealer who replaced the nuts and bolts, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back a third time to replace the lower control arm. During the fourth repair, the dealer replaced the nuts and bolts and the lower control arm again. The component fractured a fifth time and the dealer and the manufacturer provided no remedy. The electronic stability traction control warning light illuminated when driving over unleveled land. The contact also experienced the vehicle idling highly while at a stop. The vehicle was taken to one dealer who was not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. A second dealer diagnosed that the low speed fuse was blown on the fan and the high speed activated due to the failure, which caused the condition. The dealer replaced the fuse for the low speed on the fan control. The contact was still unable to get the manufacturer and the dealer to repair the suspension failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500. Updated 12/01/15

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 272015


  • 71,000 miles


Car seemed to have a miss when driving....after stopping and getting back in and starting car was apparently not running like it supposed to....also had no gas pedal control at all...was able to turn off and restart and get to a auto parts store to have engine tested ( at this time notice engine light on). Code given was P2111....throttle acuator control system stuck open upon doing research have found numerous complaints on same model car as mine....also Ford escape has same issue and Ford has extended warranty to fix the problem.......consumer satisfaction program 13N03. I contacted my local Ford dealer and they say not related to my car...apparently this may be the same issue as help from them though

- Smyrna , TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 182015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Tequesta, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 132014


  • 41,185 miles
Vehicle lost power while driving, engine wrench light came on, made rattling noise but still idling. After full shutdown and restart, engine appeared to work fine. Dealer determined throttle body defective, similar to other Ford vehicle throttle body issues which had recent recalls and warranty extensions, however this particular model and year is not covered. $1250 repair bill.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 092014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
Engine did not respond to a hard acceleration, done in an effort to avoid a possible crash. Crash however did not happen. This has happened on more occasions. This is a common complaint on the internet.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 102013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 650 miles
Increasing speed to merge onto kellogg in wichita, Kansas westbound from oliver and transmission began to jerk, then in a very short time span, about 2-3 seconds, entire vehicle shut down. Dealer did some repair work but the car has had numerous electrical incidents including failing to start, shutdowns, failure of pass side window to go all the way down, failure of climate control causing fogged windows, speakers shorting out, trunk opening on its own, and so forth. Numerous, but still small percentage of automatic transmission (6R80) issues that seem to match mine. No error codes suggest intermittent fail of contacts at passthru connector, possibly related to poorly seated connector insert. Bare wire was discovered in pass door when windows was serviced. Vehicle should be investigated for the transmission failure to issue tsb as needed to correct was well as investigation into wiring harness. Note - we have had 3 incidents where the problems could have caused crash.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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