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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,240 miles

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2003 Ford Mustang suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 132011


  • miles


Upper retaining nut came off right rear suspension trailing arm causing poor handling and a clicking noise over bumps and during parking lot maneuvers. A hole formed on the left rear brake line from rubbing against the body of the vehicle.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 252006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,200 miles
2003 mustang svt cobra convertible. Rear wheel hop with traction control on or off. Dealer said this is the nature of the beast. I feel this could create a hazard or other damage to auto parts.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #3

Sep 012005


  • miles
2003 Ford Mustang convertible rear wheels would bounce up and down when going around corners and when pulling off fast. The consumer stated the problem occurred when the traction control was on or off. The consumer was told the wheel hopping was a characteristic of the vehicle and suggested that the consumer go to an after market supplier. The consumer believes there is a problem with the rear suspension.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 192005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Second time for control arms needing replaced. In less than 4,000 had rear control replaced and now 4,000 miles later needs replaced again.heard a screeching noise in rear of car and garage couldn't hear the problem twice before so its noticable now. They ordered the new parts for Monday 25 to be replaced

- Hughesville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Complete loss of traction - spin out at 30mph while other cars passed me by normally. Felt like the rear end just could not stay on the road. Crawled 100 miles to the airport at 30-35mph with constant loss of traction most of the way on a moist highway. Car kept wanting to turn sideways. Tires looked good and still do. Tried shutting the trac on/off, no change either way. Could not keep the car straight on the highway as the rear end kept sliding all over the place. I feel like the traction control was locked in either the on or off position or, the emergency brake was on. Scary. This happened in southern Oregon, car was purchased in souther California. Dealer in or won't look at, since I can't reproduce effect.

- Myrtle Creek, OR, USA

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