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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,917 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 082015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and the vehicle failed to stop. The driver had to engage the emergency brake; however, the driver crashed into a parked vehicle. The driver sustained injuries to the back and the passenger sustained injuries to the body. A police report was not filed and medical attention was not received. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage and VIN were not available.

- Opelika, AL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently to 115 mph. The contact had to shift into neutral in order to slow down the vehicle. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Old Town , ME, USA

problem #4

Jul 012010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The car was coasting and then just completely turned off reducing steering and braking ability at least 50% until I could come to a complete stop, turn off the ignition, then restart it again. Since then this has happened at least 5 times, 4 in the last week! my totally trustworthy mechanic did a diagnostic test and found no failures besides the fact that the fuel gauge hasn't worked in years, the speedometer doesn't always tell me the speed, the gas tank shuts off before filling up, the head lights and interior lights have stayed on after turning off the car and hasn't turned off after it's rained. The RPM seems to be the problem for why the engine turns off when they are too low. There used to be a jerky problem during acceleration when the car would shoot forward then back off a couple times before returning to a more steady acceleration. I would consider this vehicle a complete lemon and threat to the safety of me and anybody else on the road but since the warranty period is over and it's been taken to a mechanic I don't have any other options besides reporting it to you, I really wish there was some way this problem could be solved and I'm certain many other owners of this same vehicle are dealing with the same problem.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112014


  • 95,500 miles


The car stalled while cruising at highway speeds. Needed to pull over to without power steering or brakes and restart the car. This is not an isolated incident.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 032008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
My dates and mileage may be off. I purchased my Mustang used at a local dealership with the warranty and extended warranty and about two months later my back wheels locked up on me. I pulled into the Ford company and they took a look at it and unlocked the wheels charging me $70 saying it was not covered under the warranty. I was told by the tech that the emergency brake cable had froze up causing the tires to lock up. I was told that this was not covered by the warranty and it would cost by close to $600 to fix. The gentleman told me at that time to file a complaint with Ford because it should be a recall. I did file that complaint back then and nothing ever became of it. I never had it fixed because I do not have $600 and therefore I do not use my E-brake which is dangerous! I have done some research and have found that others have the same issue with there car. This should be a recall.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 042006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that all of the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working and water was leaking under the passengers side floor board. The parking brake also became stuck and the cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician verified that the water was leaking through the engine compartment but was not able to determine how to repair it. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Wall , NJ, USA

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