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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,293 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 082005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the fuel tank would not receive fuel. It would eject from the fuel tank. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer acknowledged the failure, but could not provide a remedy. Secondly, the dealer added that the split fuel tanks have smaller hoses, which may cause an inadequate intake of fuel in the fuel lines. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 70,988. Updated 10-29-08 updated 10/30/08.

- Chandler, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 302006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,256 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to fill the gas tank with gasoline, upon insertion of the gas nozzle in the filler neck, the fuel tank sensor provides a false reading as though the tank is full, but is low or empty. There is a clicking noise from the tank area. The vehicle was seen by a dealer. The service department suggested there was a pressure relief problem. The dealer replaced the entire fuel tank assembly, but the problem continued to exist. Updated 2/21/2006 -

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 072005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There have been no crashes or injuries, but I am concerned about something. When I fill my gas tank, it seems as if there is some kind of "vapor lock" or something that keeps causing the gas pump to kick off.....I have to reposition the hose and try varying amounts of pressure on the nozzle to get the gasoline to flow into the tank. On occasion, gas has spewed back out of the tank from the nozzle. It seems to be worse when the tank is near empty or I've been driving for a long period of time.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #3

Aug 302005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


2005 Mustang brand new has faulty gas tank. I was unable to put gas in tank. Dealer is ordering a new tank from manufacturer to be replaced. Also replaced front upper strut bearings and lower sleeves brackets that where defective. Everytime I made turns in vehicle I heard clicking noises. Also trunk latch is getting replaced due to trunk wont unlock with remote key. Part is on order as well as gas tank. There is to many of these gas tank problems that other consumers are having for Ford not to recall them or investigate. Same goes for the struts.

- Tujunga, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Initial problems: 1. pin strip on driver side was peeling off 2. A/C vent fell out of console 3. convertible top got stuck in the down position. Stopped by closest dealer because I was on vacation and we pulled the top back up. Brought it to a local dealer for repairs and they said it was not covered under warranty because the entire convertible top frame was twisted. They stated this was because I most likely had driven while the top was half way up/down. After several weeks Ford engineers decided to cover the repairs for the top. Took the dealer five weeks to get all parts and replace the top. 4. gas tank replaced because gas pumps would constantly cut off while refueling. 5. A/C makes popping noise every once in while. Current issues: 1. noise in front end while turning at slow speeds 2. after car warms to driving temperature, there is a thumping noise heard in engine, very prominent in interior 3. driver side exterior door handle sticks in the out position 4. convertible top making a thud noise when raising and lowering top 5. exhaust is making a popping noise when if engine is revved right after starting the car 6. slight vibration/rattling noise coming from console while car idles 7. A/C making popping noise every once in while.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Contact states. The pinion gear (which the consumer says is part of the rear end) is bad on his 2005 convertible Ford Mustang diagnosed by the dealer. The manufacturer says there is no fix for this. The dealer says they cannot get the parts because Ford will not relinquish the parts. The dealer and the manufacturer tells him there is an indefinite backorder on the parts. The vehicle has 4500 miles on it. He also cannot put the convertible top up or down on the vehicle. The motor on the top is blown up and the dealer and the manufacturer do not have a new one and refuse to give him the old pump back. They have told him there is no fix for the convertible top. He can only put one half gallon of gas in the car at a time because the gas pump clicks on/off telling him the gas tank is full. The dealer has diagnosed that the gas tank is bad and has ordered a new gas tank that will be there on 7-29-05 which is covered by the warranty. Other was selected as the component for the pinion gear because the consumer was not sure where the pinion gear was located.

- Napa, CA, USA

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