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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
45,474 miles
Total Complaints:
21 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (19 reports)
  2. fuel pump replaced (1 reports)
  3. push gas pump nozzle tightly against vehicle to make good seal (1 reports)
2006 Ford Mustang fuel system problems

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Sep 082010

Mustang GT Deluxe 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


When I left Washington state from the Army and traveled to Los Angeles is when I noticed it. I try to always go to Chevron and go to 76 as an alternative. Does not matter what the pump style is, it seems to be totally random. Sometimes it is fine, and others you have to go the slowest possible for the pump to not kick it off.

in 2013 I moved to Oregon, go to the same station for non-ethanol gas, the same 2 pumps, and most days it is fine but on random occasions it will kick off and you have to go manual on the pump at the slowest it can go.

- , Eugene, OR, US

problem #20

Aug 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 255,000 miles

Originally the problem started over a year ago where I had to shake the car to get gas in it. Last month it no longer will fill up without the gas spilling all over the outside of the car. It took me 35 minutes to fill up my gas tank. After less than $1 in gas it starts squirting the gas out of the tank sometimes it will get to $2 before it happens. This is very dangerous and Ford should figure out what the fix is and issue a recall.

- , Mt. Clemens, MI, USA

problem #19

Jan 122016

Mustang GT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,517 miles

This issue started happening right before 20,000 miles on the car. Supposedly, my husband has done some research and the way the gas tank is in this car is called saddle bag. It is a saddle bag shaped tank with a pipe that connects the two "saddle bags." 99.9% of the time when I am refueling the car, the tank will only fill up to half because the first side of the fuel tank is full, and the gas won't travel through to the second part of the tank. I have successfully fueled it up to full on very rare occasions. You have to put the nozzle in perfectly, you have to end up at a gas station with the perfect fuel pressure. This is extremely inconvenient. Driving a V8 with only half a tank of gas? You fly through that half tank within a couple of days! I took the car on a vacation that was only 40 mins away and I had to refuel several times where I would not have if I were able to get a full tank of gas.

Between this issue and the jolting forward action on a cold start, this car needs some important recalls done. It's a beautiful car, but it is a freaking lemon!!

- , San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 062015

Mustang GT 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


I freakin' hate cars. Time to go back to horses then shoot them when they give you trouble.

My 2006 Ford Mustang GT has had this chronic problem of filling up the tank. Often times when the tank is near empty, I know I can dump 12-13 gallons of fuel in it but it shuts off after 6 gallons. Then you have to find that perfect position tilting the filler nozzle just right and go very slow in order for it to fill up without shutting off 10-15 times. What a pain in the aspirin.

I have taken this to Ford and they say that they looked at it but nothing they can do without taking it to a gas station and trying to put gas in they asked me to leave the car with a $20 bill so they can try it. I told them to stick it.

- , Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 012007

Mustang GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,222 miles

Complained to the dealer many times now I have given up. This is very irritating EVERY time I try to fill up. Half the time it makes the engine light come on 20 or so miles after fueling. It cost me $150 the first time the engine light came on just to find out that it was caused by the non repairable fuel gas tank line. Gas cap was secure. I have now learned how to turn the engine light off myself, avoiding future dealer charges. Ford needs to do a recall on this problem. I am retired living on Soc Sec and can not afford a new car. This is my 6th Mustang(not including a 205 Roush) and the first one that has given me fits.

- , Dobbins, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 192015

Mustang Deluxe 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN. It is pretty mind blowing how one year a car can be the best and the other a complete lemon. So a new problem has come up, and my gas will not accept a gas fill up, it shuts off right away. I have to hold the nozzle lightly to trickle in. It takes me 15 minutes to get it almost full as my hand gets tired. I love this car but it is not worth keeping as a first car to give away to my sister. She might die when the next problem arises. I know this is pretty harsh, but read m other complaints.

So far in 2015 as of 2/26... I've spent $1200 in repairs with more coming. 98k miles...

- , san francisco, CA, USA

problem #15

May 022014

Mustang 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Having the same problem with the fuel filling. Just started. What kind of design problem is this. Glad everyone is on top of this. I thought I was going crazy. So I guess I will start playing around with your tips. Thanks

- , Sullivan, WI, USA

problem #14

Aug 042007

Mustang 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I often get the same problem, the fuel pump cuts off before the tank is full. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries or maybe 30 seconds to let it air out. Either I will take the nozzle out and kind of let the tank air out or really try to push the nozzle into the mouth in order to get the rubber to complete a seal around it. Most of the time this works for me. I don't understand it all but there is some kind of sensor to tell it whe it is full on every car. I think the fumes from the gas going in is the cause. This makes more sense during the heat of the day. Like I said it may take a couple of tires but it works for me.

- , Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #13

May 042011

Mustang GT

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

since i was assured that it was right the last time it was "fixed" you can imagine that I'm not too confident this time, especially since the last time it was returned the gas tank door would not open without scratching the car and the car dealership assured me that they had not touched it.

- , Manchester, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 012011

Mustang GT

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

fuel pump replaced but torn up again 05/04/11. Will be taking it to the shop for another try tomorrow...

- , Manchester, GA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


Not able to fill up the gas tank without the pump shutting off. Problem started when the car had approx. 38,000 miles. I have been able to get around the problem by filling up when the car is cold - I don't get the pump shutoff problem.

- , Lexington, SC, USA

problem #10

Dec 092010

Mustang Pony V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,389 miles

Gas pump shuts off half way full and gas starts shooting out. Now I have to butt my smoke out when filling up.

- , Surrey, BC, canada

problem #9

May 012006

Mustang GT 5.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles

have had the car sence new thought I was crazy but finally took it to the dealer they changed the filler pipe that did'nt fix it so they changed the evap canester that did'nt fix it ether so they called in a factory rep that told us that amd I quote (it is what it is and cant be fixed we could try changeing the gas tank for about 1000>00 with labor it may or may not fix it sorry) now I think that if enough people complain to ford calling it a saftey hazzard ( when filling it spills fuel out onto the ground and the fumes could cause a fire) we may get a recall

- , Duxbury, MA, USA

problem #8

Oct 302005

Mustang V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles

Had a problem filling up the car from day one!!!! Took back to dealership for this problem they told me to change gas stations IDIOTS that they are, like this would make a differance. NO!!

- , matamoras, pa., USA

problem #7

Jun 152008

Mustang V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

It's a pain to deal with because in the course of my job, I travel 500-1000 miles a week. For the last two days when I tried to fill up (3 different times) the pump cuts off and the tank is a long way from filled. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks

- , Middleton, TN, USA

problem #6

Sep 232008

Mustang V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles

I purchased the car for my Daughter. The tank fails to fill regularly - will only fill half full. The car has 18,000 miles. The dealership states there are no known problems. I'll find out tomorrow. I had a 2003 Mustang and never had a problem. This one rattles and has fuel problems. The car was driven by an elder couple prior to my purchase so abuse is the problem. Gas mileage is poor as well.

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 142005

Mustang V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles

Nice car, but I wonder how long the American auto industry can last if they are too dumb to design what is basically a CAN! And dishonest enough to play dumb when you complain to the service department crooks.

No matter which American-made car you buy, you will always be reminded why they are #2 and sinking fast. I won't miss them. I hope all their bad karma comes back to haunt them.

- , Athens, AL, USA

problem #4

May 292008

Mustang Pony

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16 miles

Ever since I first bought this car I am periodically unable to fill the tank.. ticks me off

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 202006

Mustang 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

First off this first started happening almost right after i bought the car. It will randomly flare up when i go to get gas. It is not as frequent as it was previously but still annoying. I go to put gas in my car and it shuts off saying its full and i know that i do not have a 5 gallon tank. I have to find exactly the right speed to pump the gas and it will completely fill up. However it is quite irritating having everyone stare at you like you don't know how to pump gas. I have also had problems where the gauge is all over the place. Its having a good old time dancing from full to empty. I have taken it into ford about several diff problems this being one of them they have replaced the fuel pump and sensors for the tank. Still have problems with it randomly.

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 252007

(reported on)

Mustang GT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,600 miles

Just dropped the 'stang off at the shop...again!!! Just got it back 1 1/2 weeks ago. The car will not hold a full tank of gas before the pump turns off,so I brought it to the dealer and they said it was the fuel tank that needed to be replaced (it's a common problem,I guess). Well, even after replacing the fuel tank-it has the same now I don't know what they are going to do...have had nothing but trouble with this car. Not only the fuel tank but other problems as well. I love the look of the car but that is about all. I did not buy a Mustang GT to be driving a rental car while I wait for them to fix the !@#! thing....

- , Batson, TX, USA

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