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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,219 miles

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2006 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012008

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles


When fueling my 2006 Mustang, I find it hard to fill the gas tank completely. I don't have a problem until it is over 1/2 tank. Dealership assures me that nothing can be done to fix this. This is a design flaw with the saddlebag portion of the fuel tank. Also, I had to put a new clutch in my car at 17,000 miles. I had the maintenance package so Ford had to pick up the tab for this repair. I also have the extended warranty so I was able to get a loaner but I seem to be driving a Ford Focus allot since I bought my car. This will be an expensive car if I have to put a clutch in every 17,000 miles or so. I also had the right front suspension arm replaced at 19,000 miles. At this time I am having problems with the ignition starter sticking and causing a scratching noise when I start my car. This happens mainly in the morning when it's cold so I'm having a hard time convincing the dealership that the starter is bad but I will continue to have it looked at until I get results. Other smaller issues like trunk light had to be replaced, stick shift lever had to be reglued have occurred. I wanted a Mustang since I was 16 years old and this has been somewhat of a disappointing new car.

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 062006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,438 miles
During idle speed, car shuts off below 1,000 rpms and has to be re-started. During startup, car does not crank until about the third time it is turned over. Thought at first that this was due to bad gas. So I finished running tank out with heet, filled it up with gas from a different company and it is still doing the same thing. It is not gas. It does tie into the delivery of the fuel or the ignition of the car with is possibly a sensor problem. There are sensors that are not tied into the computer and relays and do not show up with the check service light. This same problem happened last month, but then re-occurred during this month more than once and the most recent was yesterday, 10/06/06. It is only getting worse. Something is wrong with the engine or the sensors. I have given the service department various ideas, since the engine light is not on, as to what could be causing it. They told me that if there was no light on in the car then it was my problem because they need a service engine light on in the car. It is not the gas that I have put in my car. I run 87 octane from shell. I have never had a problem with gas from shell. Also, the fuel gauge system in the car sticks and shows empty and bounces from empty to full to half-full for my tank and the miles per empty gauge on my display meter jumped from 5 miles to empty to 300 miles to empty down to 150 miles to empty.

- Perry, GA, USA

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