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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,940 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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2001 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

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2001 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 012011


  • 124,000 miles


The fill tube between the fuel tank and the nozzle input has rusted thru the entire length, worst under the plastic/rubber wrap at the tank inlet, causing fuel to spill onto the ground when filling the tank. Dealer estimates repair cost at $340. On line inquiries revealed "many-many" other complaints. No Ford recalls or service bulletins. If parked for a few days, the battery runs down. Checked for head/parking/brakes lights left on as well as those inside passenger area and in trunk. None found. Mechanic believes due to radio/cd player amp draw to support clock (etc) even while off"??" installed new battery, ok for awhile, now doing it again.

- Boonville, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 102011


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking fuel abnormally. Upon further inspection, the contact discovered that the fuel tank filler neck was rusted and a hole was in the filler pipe. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or local mechanic for inspection or repairs. The contact stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 172010


  • 68,641 miles
Went to fill up with gas, noticed gas leak. Upon inspection found fuel filler neck rusted through to point where it became two pieces. Replaced fuel filler neck @ $230 plus labor, issue solved. 2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L pictures available.

- Winnipeg, 00, USA

problem #3

Dec 152009


  • 127,000 miles


Ford fuel filler tube assembly has a defect. The plastic sleeve that is "tie wrapped" to the tube causes the outside of the fuel filler tube to collected moisture and corrode. This goes undetected until large quantities of gasoline are dumped onto the roadway after fill up. This happened to my vehicle and in 30 minutes of research on your site, I was able to find many other occurrences with other Ford models. This is an existing environmental disaster and a huge fire/safety hazard. Does anyone remember the pinto? a simple fender bender with one of these corroded tubes could be devastating. I will be filing a similar complaint with Ford and the epa. Identical complaints filed with NHTSA: 10276760, 10265682, 10253564, 10249748, 10276760, 729302 your search engine makes it difficult to search multiple Ford models and years for this problem - the above complaints were compiled in just a few minutes and indicate to me that there is serious problem - not to mention the $400 + each of these owners need to pay for this repair, the cost and environmental impact of the untold gallons of gasoline sloshing onto the pavement and engine damage from contaminants entering the fuel system. From the dates of these other complaints, I can only assume that nothing is being done about this - a recall could allow for a simple preventive measure of removing the oem plastic sleeve that is causing the problem to begin with. My mechanic reported to me that the sleeve provides no useful purpose. I have the defective part and have pictures that can be provided by request.

- Waterford, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112009


  • 62,000 miles
Fueling car gas leaking onto ground reached under car right side filler tube going into tank all rusted fuel coming out tube onto ground 2001 mustang 3.8ohv part# 9034 filler neck tube rusted through.

- Orland Pk., IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 272008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the contact was informed that the filler tube needed to be replaced on the fuel system. After the vehicle was parked, she smelled gasoline on her driveway. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 61,410 and failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/14/08 the consumer was told the material used for the parts that had to be replaced had rotted over time. The drivers side seatbelt was not retracting and releasing. The headlamps had to be replaced because a haze file had formed on the inside. Updated 10/16/08.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

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