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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,175 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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2006 Ford Mustang cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012009


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning while driving 25 mph. The local mechanic replaced the radiator three times and the battery was also replaced. The failure was not corrected and the vehicle continued to stall without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the engine. The dealer advised that the engine would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Oxnard , CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 172010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 69,699 miles
2006 V6 Ford Mustang - premature failure of the coolant thermostat housing, failed at 69,699 miles at 60 mph. Steam from hood, blocked vision, was able to eventually pull to shoulder for safety.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072009


  • 40,000 miles
On Aug 5, my coolant was at normal levels at a routine maintenance exam. In the dark in a bad neighborhood on Aug 7, my car overheated. The next morning, the car was returned to the mechanic who saw the car wed as the car could not make it to a Ford dealership and Ford would not complimentary tow the car. The mechanic found that the coolant had drained out as thermostat housing 2L2Z8592ba was defective and had broken. They explained that lately they have seen this in many Ford as Ford has changed this part's material and is now making it of a less durable material. A replacement part was ordered from the dealership where I purchased the car who always needs to part number to order any part. They said they did not need the part number this time which indicates that they have had to order this replacement part frequently. The repair costs were $610. I have the part if anyone needs to examine it or photograph it, but they may not keep it unless I am reimbursed in full first. This part lasted the lifetime of my 99 Mustang and 91 Explorer and should have lasted the lifetime of this car. It lasts the lifetime of other company's cars. Please look into a recall of this defective part for safety reasons as it causes cars to stop working unexpectedly. On an expressway this could cause an accident. If a woman is driving alone in a neighborhood she would drive through in a locked car but would not stop in for safety reasons, when the car stops working unexpectedly from this problem she could become the victim of a violent crime that would not have occurred if her car continued working.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 242009

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
Why aren't dealers required to notify vehicle owners of tsb's which may result in part failure and expensive repairs, especially within the warranty period, or be required to offer extended warranty on those items? 2006 Ford Mustang V6 had A/C pump failure (resulting in expensive system repair) at 31,000K miles for which there was a tsb that could have been performed within the warranty period at relatively low cost.

- Sammamish, WA, USA

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