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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2001 Ford Mustang electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 262004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Twice now, when attempting to start the car, it does not want to start. It makes the cranking sound, but will not turn over. The first time, I tried 3 times and on the fourth try, it finally turned over. The second time, it finally turned over on the fifth try. I took it to the Ford dealership after each problem. The first time, they could not figure out what the problem was, but they replaced the idling switch/valve. Six days later, it happened again. Took back to Ford the next day. They said they could not duplicate the problem. Was asked if I could leave it for 2 to 3 days, which I could not at the time. Do not know what the problem is, but am getting frustrated with it. Afraid that it will eventually not start for me, stranding me.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012001


  • miles
While traveling at approximately 45mph and decreasing speed, the engine and all power steering and power brakes ceased at about 40mph while braking. This has happened twice. First time was sometime in September of last year (2001).

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 062002

(reported on)


  • miles
When driving in a low gear engine stalls. Ignition has to be restarted in order to start engine back up. Dealer has seen vehicle twice, and can't duplicate the problem.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202000

Mustang 4WD

  • miles
Main distributor box just behind battery, next to window washer fld container, has a bundle of wires coming to it and attached by a connector. The connector was never fully tightened in the factory according to a "master mechanic" at the Ford dealership I bought the car from. After several loose connections, the car dieing without warning and no resolution to the problem I threatened to get an attorney. The master mechanic had no explanation why the other mechanics didn't resolve the problem. He stated to the foreman in my presence, "every car coming off the lot from Ford has to have the connector tightened before we let it off the lot (as sold). If I wasn't such a good driver, I could have been killed on any one of the total power failures.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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