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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
358 miles

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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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 062006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. Whenever the fuel tank was being filled, gasoline would spill out. The tank was not filled to capacity. The fuel nozzle stopped when the tank was half full, but gasoline still sprayed out of the tank. There were no prior warnings to this failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that this was a manufacturer design defect. The manufacturer is aware of the failure and engineers are conducting an evaluation. There is currently no remedy for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 1,000 and current mileage was 25,000. Updated 11/12/08 updated 11/13/08.

- Mt. Eden, KY, USA

problem #6

Dec 012006


  • miles
2006 Ford Mustang with gas filling problems* the vehicle no longer allows the correct flow of gas into the tank. When the gas hose and nozzle are inserted into the tank for filling, the gas would stop at less than 10 gallons and the handle on the gas hose would no longer engage. The dealer was able to duplicate the problem, but they didn't offer a fix for it. The dealer suggested inserting the gas nozzle at a sideways or upside-down angle in order to fill the tank. The consumer stated he tried that in past, which resulted in gasoline spilling.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 262006


  • miles
2006 Ford Mustang fuel tank spills gasoline out when tank is only quarter full. The consumer was told to try another brand of gasoline but that did not alleviate the problem. Neither the dealer/manufacturer offered any other solutions to the problem.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 112006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7 miles


2006 Mustang GT built Jan 2006 has problems during fueling operations. Unable to get more than 1/2 to 3/4 full tank due to fuel pump cut-off. Most likely cause is defective design of "saddlebag" fuel tank and inadequate tank vent. This vehicle is equipped with the "revised" fuel system which has been subject to the same problems reported with the earlier design. This problem greatly diminishes enjoyment of vehicle and decreases the value as the car has a known problem.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #3

May 262006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
My 2006 Mustang was just taken in to the dealer for a problem with the gas tank. I have never been able to fill the tank without difficulty. The first few months I owned the vehicle I had to force gas into my tank because it would not fill completely. The nozzle would continually shut off and not fully fill the tank. At this point the problem has changed and now the nozzle will "not" shut off and it over flows *every* time I fill up. The dealer has recommends that I try different gas stations until I find one that I don't have a problem filling the tank at. This is not a fix and it is not convenient however I have tried all the Ford recommended gas stations bp, shell, amoco etc. This has not fixed the problem and the gas tank filling problem is an on going issue. Not only is this environmentally unsound but it is also dangerous and considering the cost of gas it is also expensive for me. I was told that there is no fix for my vehicle because my vehicle already has the revised design gas tank, however the problem I have still persists.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #2

May 152006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles
My brand new 2006 Ford Mustang gas tank is difficult and impossible to fill full. I took car to dealer and they said they can not repair it.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

May 122006

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Potential fire hazard. Can not fuel vehicle. After approximately 1/2 tank, gas station fuel nozzle shut off. Tried slightly engaging nozzle, and continued to shut off. After multiple tries and multiple gas stations, could fill tank to 3/4 tank, then shut off recurred. Will no longer accept fuel. Fuel spillage occurred on almost all shut off incidents, no matter what pressure fuel was transferred at (by regulating handle). After research on internet, found many other owners complaining of same issue (see's 2005+ forums) with some having resolve after tank and / or filler tube /vent replacement. Tried their suggestion of placing nozzle in different directions did not help. Also reference Ford service bulletin 06313 (NHTSA item number 10019387) taking to dealership tomorrow. Not the first occurrence on this vehicle. Has shut off before prematurely, but has always restarted with no spillage / recurring. Vehicle only has 1200 miles on it.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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