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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,679 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.

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2013 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 042016


  • 25,000 miles


Electronic throttle body failure caused car to go into "limp home mode" (5 mph) while driving forward at normal speed of 45 mph in traffic on a city street.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 182016


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Mustang. While accelerating, the vehicle was at full throttle even when the accelerator pedal was not depressed. The contact stated that the throttle was stuck at full throttle and would eventually decrease after a few seconds. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mountain Center, CA, USA

problem #3

May 072015


  • 9,000 miles
Cannot shift from forth to fifth in my car and 2nd gear experiences a lock out / missed shift and will not go in to 2nd. Bad transmission and syncro. Problems

- Brooklyn Park , MN, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 152012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 3,210 miles
Incident: While waiting in the left turn lane for the left turn light to turn green I had my foot on the brake. I was behind another left turning vehicle. When the light changed I took my foot off the brake so to apply pressure on the accelerator. However, before I put my foot on the accelerator the vehicle lunged forward. Fortunately, I was able to reapply brake and the car stopped. This took place on level ground on South bound highway 19 at henry St. In kona.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

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