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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,444 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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2014 Ford Mustang drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 222016


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 10 mph in first gear, the gear shifter would not move to second gear. The contact had to pull over to the side of the road to a complete stop. The contact attempted to drive the vehicle again, but it would not allow him to switch to second gear. The contact forced the gear shifter to fourth gear. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the skip shift was a standard manufacturer feature in all manual transmission vehicles, which allows it to skip second and third gears for less fuel consumption. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Springfield, LA, USA

problem #9

Aug 202016

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving he car at about 40mph mostly in traffic I lost completely the throttle and I can't accelerate and show the wrench light in the cluster. I have to completely stop put the car in park turn off and wait a few minutes and the car will work again for a few hours some time days with out problem but this happen with out any warning. When I get the car to the repair shop I found the dtc P2111. I did a PCM reprogram with the latest calibration files from the motorcraft service web site. But I still have the problem, Y wondering that some day I will cause a accident to me and some body else. I hope somebody take consideration of this problem in my car and a lot more that I was reading in the Ford forum. As I know I'm not the only one with this kind of problem in Ford vehicles. Thank you very much

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 212015

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 11,859 miles
I just got this car used took it in for a noise in the transmission in 5th gear knowing it is under warranty the Ford dealer started the work on the car three days later I was told that it was abused and not under warranty I was told that the old owner changed the clutch that caused the damage I find that hard to believe this car is not modified in any was so why the clutch and I have read all of the 5th gear problems like mine. They have told me the repair is 3400. To fix and if they put it back together it will be 500 or 600 I didn't give them written or warble permission to do this so I don't know how I will handle it. This is a on going problem with this transmission I'm trying to work it out with the dealer but I don't know how it will go. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Port Charlotte , FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 192015

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 3,000 miles


I am having problems with the transmission shifting from 1-2-3 when cold. The transmission does not want to go into 1st or 2nd without grinding and will grind an pop out of 3rd when trying to shift into it sometimes. I have been to the Ford dealer and was told that Ford knows about the grinding issue in the Mustang but will do nothing to fix it. I was told by the Ford service advisor that Ford was doing a fluid change to a heavier trans fluid and now they have stopped. Now I am left with a brand new Mustang that grinds the gears every day.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #6

Jan 152014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
When downshifting in the manual transmission version of this vehicle, the car doesn't slow down on any decline and instead accelerates (without touching the gas pedal). Also, while slowing down on a flat road (at 1,500 to 1,700rpm) the car accelerates by itself and fights the brakes while in gear.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 102014


  • 6,700 miles
Stopped vehicle in parking lot after traveling approximately 10 miles. Placed the car in park for about 10 minutes, then attempted to put in reverse. Shifter was stuck in park. Had to have towed to dealership.

- Shreveport , LA, USA

problem #4

Sep 232013


  • 283 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the engine RPM's increased but the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission wiring harness was faulty. The vehicle was repaired but the defect recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power train control module was defective. The power train control module was replaced but the defect recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 660.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 062014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
While driving the Mustang (which is a manual transmission) I noticed that the speed of the car doesn't decelerate when I take my foot off the gas pedal. The car is given gas (more than an idle amount) when I do not depress the gas pedal. It happens in all 6 gears but it's most noticeable when in first or second. Also, while the car is in gear, the engine fights to slow down while depressing the brake pedal. This doesn't happen every time but when it occurs while in a parking lot with people around it becomes a serious safety issue.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
Failure of front drivers side lower control arm, failure of driveshaft, failure of rear end and suspension. Symptoms' lower control arm- banging noise that sounds like the strut had no fluid. Driveshaft banging noise as if the shaft splines had stripped or cv joint loose failure was caught before it damaged the car. Rear end, whining noise and banging noise from suspension upon take off, manual trans car. Eventual lock up of rear end. Car uncontrollable wondering from rear of car. Ford only recognizes the control arm as an issue, and has a recall. Numerous complaints to Ford for the driveshaft and rear end issues. V6 and V8 cars with manual trans.

- Brmerton, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302013

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while stopped with the vehicle engaged in the accessory mode, she was able to move the gear shifter into reverse, causing her to crash into another vehicle. The contact attempted to apply the brakes but they did not respond. The contact was not injured. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the brakes would be inspected but the vehicle seemed to be functioning as designed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired for the body damages. The approximate failure mileage was 1,600.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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