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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
808 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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2005 Ford Mustang electrical problems

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 032011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Ford Mustang with parking brake problems which caused the vehicle to be damaged after rolling down a hill. Consumer is also expressing discontent with the Ford company. The consumer stated the door handles were replaced three times, the convertible top had to be replaced, a new fuel pump was needed which was recalled, a new radio was installed, and the battery was replaced twice.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 262007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,900 miles
Passenger air bag light comes on saying "passenger air bag off" with someone sitting in the passenger seat. Have taken it to the dealer 3 times they say there is no code coming up there is nothing they can do to fix it. Vehicle has also had to be towed in twice for a dead cell in the battery and the battery replaced.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35 miles
2005 Ford Mustang fuel system, replaced due to system failure when filling car with gas, it broke again Ford will not or can not fix, manual 5-speed transmissions replaced 2 times and going out again, car at Ford 28 days in last 6 months for warranty repairs, Ford denies the car is a lemon.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 272005


  • miles
I have experienced complete battery failure twice on my new Ford Mustang. The local Ford dealers service department cannot give me a good explanation as to what is causing this problem. They told me that my car was not being driven enough. This is no answer. They tried to sell me an under the hood power disconnect apparatus. I said no as this would make me reset all of my radio and clock settings every time I disconnected the battery. I don't dare leave my car idle for any length of time as this will probably lead to another power failure. My car only has 1,100 miles on it and it has had to be towed twice to the dealer to have a new battery installed. No new car should have this problem.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 202005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105 miles
Contact states his vehicle will not start. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership 4 times. The 3rd time the dealership replaced the battery this was October 10, 2005. This did not fix the vehicle the battery went dead again. The vehicle was towed to the dealership November 14, 2005 the vehicle is at the dealership as of now. Updated 11/30/2005 -

- Levatown , NY, USA

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