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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,201 miles

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2006 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 222014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 126,600 miles


I was stopped completely. The traffic light changed to green in the intersection. I pressed the accelerator and it went all the way to the floor and stayed there. I flew thru the intersection at top speed with the brake pushed as hard as I could with no deceleration at all. I traveled approximately 150 yards wide open. I stomped the gas pedal and tried to get it to release with no luck. I finally turned the ignition off and jumped a curb to get it stopped just before I would have rear-ended a vehicle in front of me. Flat spotted 2 brand new front tires. It was terrifying! it cost me $721.32 to get the throttle body replaced. After I got home I google Ford acceleration problems and discovered there is a class action suit in 30 states against Ford for the same thing that happened to me. This problem needs to be corrected and I need a refund from Ford for the defective throttle body and 2 new tires.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 102012


  • 41,205 miles
When I try to put gas in my car the car will only allow me to put half of a tank in the car and I have to force it to take more which as cause the gasoline to overflow even when the tank is not full. I have taken it to a dealership and told me its a known issue but they could not fix the issue for me. This has happened in the past but now the car wont let me put more then a half tank everytime. I have tried to go to various gasoline stations all different brands to see if there are any differences but have not had any success.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 022010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Ford Mustang 2006 - can not put gas in gas tank. Will automatically shut off without putting gas in tank -- gas just spills onto your feet -- creating a safety hazard. Ford knows of this problem - there is a service bulletin & many complaints. Ford says there is "no fix". suggests getting gas at different gas station. I have had car to Ford service 4 times -- so far spent $300 on supposed fixes. Now they say there is no fix. So - I have a car, with 20,000 miles on it, that I can not drive. Must stay close to home, just in case I can't get any gas into it. So far have found one gas station where I can put in gas in the car. Ford is obviously not working on this problem since it has been known for many years -- the copy of Ford service bulletin that I have is dated 2007 -- the service bulletin tsb 07-21-12 - states that the problem can be improved by using a different gas station. This is unacceptable. Local Ford dealer just shrugs their shoulders and gives me a copy of service bulletin that says there is no fix. Tired of having gas slosh onto my feet and the side of the car.

- Bridgman, MI, USA

problem #9

Jun 092011


  • 23,450 miles


The contact owns 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact stated while adding fuel to the vehicle it continued to spill out of the fuel tank on the contact and on the ground. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer regarding the failure and the dealer found a restriction blocking the fuel tank vent line. The vehicle was repaired when the dealer cleared the vent line. The contact stated the fuel spill could have caused a fire. The failure mileage was 23,450.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 132010

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Cannot easily put gas in tank. This just started occurring after having 80,000 +/- miles on vehicle. The dealer stated that this car had updated (remedy) tank installed during production, because Ford knew of problem on 2005S. Newer tank worked successfully for many miles. Gassing up is now too frustrating to deal with. I've been a Ford fan for my entire life, but this might change my mind.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 152010


  • 110,000 miles
I have a 2006 Ford Mustang and I continuously have problems putting gas into the vehicle, even when it is near empty. The gas will splash back out and not go into the tank. This has happened numerous times and just as recent as June 6, 2010. I also had an incident around March of 2010 when I tried to stop for a stop light and my car accelerated while I was literally standing on the brake. I almost hit the car in front of me and was stopped by police for hazardous driving. When I explained what had happened, I did not receive a citation but had to go across a curb and stand on the brake while pulling the emergency brake to get the car to stop. This was very frightening and dangerous to myself and the people around me.

- England, AR, USA

problem #6

Nov 292009


  • 25,250 miles


My 2006 Mustang has started only allowing 5-9 gallons of gas to be put in when it is warm outside. It starts spiting gas back out of the tank. I get gas all down the side of the car and all over me. This is very dangerous. We can get more gas in at night when it is cooler outside.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 222009


  • 24,000 miles
2006 Mustang 4.0 operated at 68 mph for 22 miles. Came to intersection and stopped. Accelerated while turning into traffic and vehicle hesitated and engine died. I was nearly hit by tractor trailer rig broadside at 50 + mph. NHTSA and Ford Motor Co. Are aware of this defect as per tsb 06-9-9 which advises to replace original fuel pump with 7R3Z-9H307-C fuel pump at the expense of the vehicle owner. This is a safety issue not a tsb issue! someone will be killed by this defect! it also is not in safety's interest to expect vehicle owners to spend more than $300 out of pocket for this repair when many owners will delay this expense. This defect should definitely be handled as a recall !

- Laporte, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 112007

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact is unable to put gasoline in the gas tank. The vehicle has been to the dealer three times where it currently remains. On the third trip to the dealer, the gas tank was replaced. However, it has failed again. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 17,000 and failure mileage was 3,000.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012007

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. While driving 40 mph, the contact heard a loud pop and the vehicle shut off without warning. The vehicle was unable to be restarted and was towed to the dealer. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure, but suggested that it could be the inertia switch. No repairs were made. Four days later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure once more. The dealer informed the contact to depress the inertia switch when the failure occurs. Approximately two months later, the vehicle failed to start. The contact depressed the inertia switch, but the vehicle still would not start. The vehicle eventually started about an hour later. The dealer has not diagnosed the failure as of June 14, 2007. The current mileage is 9,800 and failure mileage was 6,500.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 022006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles
: the contact stated while refueling at various gas stations, the pump shuts off or fuel spilled out onto the vehicle. The dealership determined there was a tsb that suggested a different gas station to be used to fill the tank.

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #1

Dec 232005

Mustang 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4 miles
Since the purchase of a 2006 Mustang GT I have experienced trouble in filling the gas tank. After so much gas has entered the tank the gas starts to spew back out all over the side of the vehicle. To me this creates a potential fire hazard if the gas were to spew back onto the person fueling the car. I have read other complaints to I know that I am not the only one experiencing this problem. I believe there should be some kind of recall and Ford should buy back all of these vehicles that aren't safe to fuel. No vehicle is safe to drive due to other humans on the road and sometimes factory error but there is no reason to not feel safe to fuel your vehicle.

- Branson, MO, USA

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