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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,750 miles

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2002 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

May 182012


  • miles


The motorcraft fuel filter on my 2002 Ford Mustang cracked at the seam where the inlet nipple is attached to the body of the filter. Gasoline was spraying out of the crack and leaking on the ground. The wynn filter I purchased to replace it with uses a one piece filter body which is much safer. Has anyone else reported the filters breaking and leaking?

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 212007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
On March 21, 2007, my Mustang caught fire in the driveway of my mother's home in new brighten, pa 15066 where I then lived. It was parked at about 7pm after driving into new brighten and back, about 5 miles each way. At about 2am that night we were awakened by the car horn and the glow of the car engulfed in flames. A fire inspection result was undetermined.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 132004

Mustang 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had my Mustang in the shop 7 times to repair the check fuel cap light. The car has stalled on me several times. Sence the last time I had it in the shop my car gets realy bad gas mileage. It has recentlty been giving me a hard time shifting. I have a fear of the car stalling on the freeway or catching fire, beacause of the eletrical problems in the fuel tank.

- Reedley, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner describes failure as intermiitent loss of engine, shutting off with no warning. Sometimes while driving at night all electrical power fails. Dealership did a drive and maintenance check. The dealership replaced the wiring harness and returned the vehicle to the owner. Now the engine keeps high acceleration with the RPM constantly in the "red" even with foot off of the accelerator pedal. Problem can't be duplicated so the dealership doesn't have an actual fix.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

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