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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 2
Average Mileage:
42,995 miles

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Mar 052010


  • 13,383 miles


The gas pedal on my 2006 Ford Mustang got stuck as I was pulling into a parking lot, causing me to hit 2 other parked cars. I applied the brakes but the car kept going forward and then suddenly stopped. This caused the wind to get knocked out of me. The damage to my vehicle consisted of the driver side fender, turn signal, headlamp, bumper and hood. Damage to the other vehicles was to their respective rear bumpers. I had the car towed to the dealer where I purchased it to have them look at the problem and was told that nothing was found and that I'd be responsible for the charges!

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 252010


  • 71,000 miles
My daughter's 2006 Ford Mustang accelerator stuck this afternoon and almost caused her to hit a vehicle in front of her. While starting to pass another vehicle on a two lane highway she noticed oncoming traffic and was attempting to end the passing maneuver when the engine accelerator "stuck" wide open. The pedal itself had complete freedom of movement and no matter what she tried to do to get it "unstuck" the accelerator remained at full throttle. Full brakes were unable to slow the cars speed. The throttle finally released after about 10-15 seconds of full acceleration and she was able to stop the car before hitting any other vehicle on the highway. I have call a local Ford dealership, Nevada Ford at (417)667-3385 or (800)999-3368 and asked the service manager about any safety recalls or information on this type of problem. He told me that he had not heard of any complaints on this issue from Ford. I just did a quick search on line and found several complaints about sticking accelerators on Ford Mustangs. She bought this car used from miler-quinn in harrisionville Missouri about February or March of this year and has not had any problems with it until this. Now I believe there may have been an issue with the original owner due to the low price my daughter was able to purchase the car for, $10,500. It booked for $14,500 at the time of purchase from a dealership. Please contact either myself or my daughter on this issue.

- Jerico Springs, MO, USA

problem #8

Mar 102009


  • 30,500 miles
When at a complete stop, my foot on the brake and transmission in neutral, the engine revs up to 3500 RPM and rises from there. In order to stop it, I have to turn the ignition off. I took it to the dealer 3 different times. The first time they replaced the throttle body unit. Two weeks later it happened again. Ford said there is no codes in the system and they can't recreate the situation to verify. They also said that I might be touching the gas pedal and brake at the same time. The next time it happened I had a passenger verify that my feet and the floor mat was completely away from the gas pedal as the engine revved over 3500 RPM. The car operated normally for the last 4 months until this past week when it happened again. It's occurred around 20 times with 3 of them during driving where the car started to accelerate on it's own. Ford has said they can't do anything until a code shows up or a part actually breaks. Hopefully, I won't have an accident by that time.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 122009


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. While driving approximately 10 mph on wet road conditions, the vehicle came to a stop sign and then proceeded to accelerate. Suddenly, the contact heard water coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and the driver observed that the passenger floor panel area and the glove compartment exhibited water leakage. The vehicle resumed normal operation to his residence. The following day, the engine failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was contributed to an electrical shortage in the junction box. The technician stated that this was a manufacturer design flaw with the drainage. A fan was used to dry out the junction box; however, the electrical failures still persist. The exterior components that were inoperative consist of: Taillights, parking lights, emergency brake lights, turn signals, rear back up lights, and the low beams. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 52,000.

- Maryville , TN, USA

problem #6

Jul 152006


  • miles
While accelerating/pressing gas pedal from a full stop after driving approximately 25+ minutes, vehicle has hesitated and then surged forward as if it lost power or gas but never completely stalled. Since purchasing the vehicle in July 2006, this problem has occurred 15+ times as I began documenting it. Dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem, nor has anything shown up on the car?S computer. Next question is if they place a "black box" on the vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 052007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact was parking the vehicle with one foot on the clutch and the other on the brake pedal. The tires began to screech and the vehicle unexpectedly surged forward and struck the vehicle in front of it. The contact noticed that the gear was in neutral and the brake and clutch pedals were still depressed. She was certain that she did not depress the accelerator pedal. The air bag deployed and both vehicles were towed. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The contact was injured and a police report was filed. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 15,000. To date the dealer has not determined the cause. Updated 08/29/07.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 072006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Numerous little failures. Gas light stays on, levers on seat backs both broken, side mirrors needed replaced, both sides. When accelerating the car surges, then chokes, surges again.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 152006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,212 miles
Applying quick acceleration in order to pass other vehicles causes the throttle to stick in my car. I have apply hard braking and turn the ignition key off to gain control of my car.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 292006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,300 miles
: the contact stated while accelerating from an stopped position, the vehicle accelerated from 50-90 mph on its own. Both feet were applied to the brake pedal and the acceleration stopped. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the problem could not be duplicated. This happened a second time and the dealership was still unable to duplicate the problem.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 122006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,840 miles
: the contact stated while exiting the interstate, after decelerating, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle hesitated then suddenly surged forward. This occurred on three occasions, the dealership was unable to determine a problem. Updated 5/2/2006 - each time this problem occurred the vehicle had been driving at highway speed for over 2 hours.

- Crossville, TN, USA

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