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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,898 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.

2001 Ford Mustang engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 142008


  • 56,000 miles


I started my car and put it in drive and began to accelerate when the engine raced to 6000 rpms. Put my foot on the brake and the car kept accelerating. I pulled my parking brake and got the same result. I then put my car in park and at that time I was doing about 60 in a neighborhood heading straight for a light pole. I just barely missed the pole but still hit the curb and totaled my car. After turning the key the engine stopped. A mechanic at the collision center looked at my engine and saw that my throttle was stuck wide open. The car is still sitting at the collision center waiting for a Ford representative to come and look at it.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 072004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,694 miles
After having a strong vibration in the dash at higher rates of speed 60+, and then developing heavy engine knock with rough idling, I took vehicle to the dealership. There I learned that I had 3 bad rods and needed a complete new engine after only having 57,000 on the original one.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 282003

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle stalled while driving at a moderate speed. The vehicle then came to an abrupt halt. Dealer was contacted, but could not duplicate the stalling problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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