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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,596 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Mustang brakes problems

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 132016


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. While driving various speeds, the vehicle independently shifted gears without warning. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to respond. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 139,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 032015

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 89,800 miles
While traveling to work I unknowingly approached a patch of black ice at speed of 35mph. Upon realizing the road condition I lifted throttle to coast over the ice in an attempt to safely decelerate. The rear wheels locked causing an uncontrollable slide. The car rotated 90 degrees right before stopping in the middle of the road. I maneuvered the car to the side of the road to inspect for damage and find the cause. The right rear brake disc was glowing red. It had unknowingly been dragging. When I lifted throttle, the icy condition in conjunction with the dragging passenger rear brake caused the passenger rear tire to lock unexpectedly. The car has a positive engagement differential, this caused the opposite wheel to lock. This caused the car to be uncontrollable when throttle was not applied on icy patches of road, at any speed. I slowly navigated the car to a near by gas station and called off from work. After becoming aware of the condition, I was able to very slowly drive the car home. After some research, I found that this is a known issue to Ford Motor Company. The same condition that causes the problem described in Ford tsb 06-5-4 "park brake cables that freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion, and subsequently lead to dragging rear brakes" are also conditions that if unknowingly driven in, could cause a loss of control with fatal consequences to the driver, other drivers, and pedestrians.

- Christiana, PA, USA

problem #5

May 192014


  • 25,370 miles
The contacts owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The owner stated while driving 45 mph the vehicle stalled, and while trying to apply the brakes the vehicle wouldn't stop, and it continued to accelerate. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The failure and current mileage were 25,370.

- Plainfield , IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 242014

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


On Monday February 24 2014 at around 12:45pm, I was on my way home from work. I was sitting in my 2006 Ford Mustang GT in bumper to bumper traffic due to construction on the grand central parkway(queens NY) heading towards the van wyck expressway(East to brooklyn NY). As traffic started to move up slowly, I had pressed on the gas pedal to move forward and without hesitation the car jumps from 7 mph to full throttle. Even when I had applied the brakes ( I felt the brakes on the rotors but it didn't stop) the vehicle had stayed stuck on full throttle and had struck the vehicle in front of me. It bounced off the 1st vehicle and it was at this point I had placed both feet on the brakes, to the point where I was standing on them with my head hitting the roof of the car. The car proceeded on (still in full throttle and brakes applied) and smashed in between two other vehicles further up and after that collision thats when the car finally had came to a stop. I never heard or seen any vehicle take off on its own like that. Two days after the accident I had asked around on facebook on several Mustang enthusiast/club pages and no one has heard of this happening. A week later my insurance company totaled out my vehicle and left me with no car and now I'm left to pay $3000 dollars difference on my loan and $500 to my insurance company. I also asked on Ford's facebook page and I was given a number from a customer relations representative. I had called Ford and they said they never heard of this and "what will I like to do with this?". a friend of mine told me about car and I came across more than 20 complaints for the same problem. I also was told recently to check this website to file a complaint. I loved that car and that whole situation left me depressed and frustrated.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 122014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The parking brake cable has lost all tension and no longer works to keep back wheels from moving. This creates a safety hazard because when parked on a hill the car is only supported by the transmission. Also the car seems to roll forward excessively when put in park without the brake on. I feel as if this is a safety issue that should be investigated.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 282012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Traveling to temple, Texas to visit mom for her birthday; I set my cruise at 70 mph as usual while traveling. I approached a slow moving vehicle, slowed down to make sure there was no one coming, turned my signal on and touched the gas pedal to increase speed. When I passed the vehicle and got back in my lane, my car continued to gain speed and was quickly up to 85 mph and increasing. I touched the brakes to slow it down and they would not hold or slow down the vehicle.I was terrified knowing there are a lot of curves on that particular road and possibly no way to avoid hitting someone. I looked for the safest place to pull over and saw an empty church parking lot and hoped I could get the car stopped in that area. By this time, I was applying the brakes as hard as I could, I managed to get it there but not before hitting a historical marker and snapping it off at the bottom. The impact seemed to slow me a little bit and I guided it between two big trees and managed to get the speed down to about 40 mph, slammed the gear shift in park while the engine was still racing and turned the key off. I waited about 5 or ten minutes and started the car and the engine was still racing at a very high rate of speed. I tried to start it again in a few minutes and the engine was still racing; I turned it off, called someone to come get me and called a wrecker to pick up the car. This was the most terrifying experience I had ever had in my 46 years of being licensed to drive a vehicle!

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles
The parking brake will not work therefore I can not get my vehicle inspected. It goes up and down, no cables are broken visibly, but if you pull the brake it does not stop the car. It is as though the brakes are seized. Clearly I am not the only one with this exact problem, and I almost ran over my wife when depending on the parking brake! how could Ford not recall this part when they 'know" it is faulty! the rubber is eaten up on the housing, and like the hundreds of 06 owners I have been reading about Ford needs to stop charging people 500+ to fix this and do the recall!!

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

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