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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,170 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.

2014 Ford Mustang engine problems

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2014 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 152014


  • 36,400 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. When the accelerator pedal was depressed at approximately 80 mph, a fuel odor emitted from the air vent inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where a smoke test was performed and the technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. In addition, while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,400. The VIN was not available.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 162015


  • 7,150 miles
This is the second time this has happened. Upon starting the car, the motor revs uncontrolled to about 7000 rpms. I have to turn ignition off to stop the motor from damaging its self. If my foot was to ever slip off the clutch, we would race uncontrolled in reverse! the car is always parked and started while in reverse. Almost afraid to start this car.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Jul 222014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles


When brakes were applied to disengage cruise control, brakes acted as if they had lost power, and cruise control failed to disengage. This has subsequently occurred four more times, most recently in early October.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 172014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 8,042 miles
2014 Ford Mustang. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems. The consumer stated she heard a ticking sound, after driving for 15 minutes. The dealer stated the entire long block needed to be replaced. After the long block was replaced, the engine light started flashing, and the engine was revving higher than normal. The vehicle accelerating by itself in gear and there were pressure issues with the brake pedal. The dealer was unable to replicate the consumers concern. The next time the consumer returned to the dealer, the ignition was replaced. The RPM's continued to rev, idle was very rough, even with the ac off. The ticking noise was still present, and the brake pedal was hard to the touch.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
From day 1 until present with 6400 miles, this car on hard acceleration, brings in exhaust fumes so severe that the fumes will make you physically sick and will even set off a carbon dioxide detector ( this happens with all windows shut and the air on recirculate). Normal driving, no problem if engine rpms are kept below 1500 RPM --- but---- don`T try to get up to speed merging on a freeway or any high revving situation. Ford dealer won`T do anything until it throws a computer code, which it has not. Ford customer service is a joke after spending hours on the phone. I think I bought a modern Yugo.

- Eads, TN, 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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