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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,750 miles

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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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2001 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


2 days earlier had car at mechanic and he said my pads were a little low so they shoould be changed. The day I had the appointmnet to replace the pads the rear caliper frozen open and emergency brake would not work either. While in my driveway with foot on brake pedal, car started rolling forward. Hit post in driveway and tore off driver mirror and dented door. Brought car back to mechanic then towed car to dealer as I had extended warranty and didn't want to pay mechanic for parts or labor as mechanic stated caliper frozen. Dealer would not fix damage to door/mirror. The pads still had something left otherwise rotors would be scratched up with metal digging in. There is no evidence of metal against metal what so ever. Dealer also stated master cylinder needed replacing as it had leaked all fluid out of system. Needed to bleed system and replace caliper. Dealer said nobody would do anything about damage and it was my problem. I had the dealer put the new pads on that my mechanic had purchased for doing my brakes. Dealer wanted to charge me $195 to do this. I knew someone there and they waived the fee but I had to pay $100 deductable for extended warranty coverage. Do not buy a Ford!!!!!

- Fort Lee, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 092003

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,500 miles
2001, mustang, hydroplaned at 50 mph in heavy rain, spun 360 degrees, and slid down an embankment. Had flat on right front, and required a tow truck. While towing the vehicle the tow truck operator noticed that the car was pulling hard. When he examined the vehicle both rear brake calipers were glowing red hot. I was informed by my insurance adjuster and the mechanic that the calipers were corroded. This required replacing the calipers on both rear wheels. I drive the vehicle every day for 125 mile round trip to work and have for the last 12 months. There was no warning when this occurred and find it hard to beleive that the calipers were locked up for any length of time.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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