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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,273 miles

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2006 Ford Mustang transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #6

May 102008


  • 40,000 miles


Ford Mustang 2006 transmission. Car sometimes will not move when put in gear or has a hesitation then clanks time it quit pulling while moving down roadway-but caught back before stopped.

- Chickasha, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 132009


  • 55,000 miles
My car started jerking when I put in reverse and drive. While drive I hear a rattling noise underneath the gear shift. I took the car to the dealer and they stated the transmission had a loose solenoid box and that it needed tightening for $900. Also at lower speeds I feel the car slipping especially on turns.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
#1: engine RPM does not stay at idle while in neutral (5-speed manual transmission) if the vehicle is moving. #2: while in gear and not pressing on accelerator, the car continues at a steady speed. The cruise control is off.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #3

Dec 182006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Have had this car in the shop two times previously. One because the fuel pump was bad, the second because there was a throttle variance and a variance in the transmission and the wrench came on in the vehicle then disappeared. This was checked and supposedly nothing was wrong with the car, because the wrench light was off and never came back on. On Saturday Dec. 16, 2006 there was another transmission variance and throttle variance with the car. Today, Monday Dec. 18, 2006 on my way to work, the engine light flashed on and off then disappeared.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 062006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37 miles
Took delivery of Mustang premium convertible (V6) on 1/6/2006. Drove home 17 miles. While accelerating from a full stop and turning onto side street, the engine appeared to accelerate and then stopped in the middle of the turn in the middle of oncoming traffic. Fortunately no accident occurred. During subsequent drives, engine appears to accelerate from a full stop but then stalls. If accelerator is pressed quickly enough, the engine does not stop; however, it may exhibit the stall a second time. Dealer indicates that no information is recorded on computer indicating reason for failure. They cannot duplicate the failure. Next step is to install a "black box" to record event activity during the stall. This does not occur when the engine is cold. It also is very intermittent but, if it is going to happen, it will be following a full stop. I do not feel safe in this vehicle. The failure can occur during a turn across traffic or while moving straight ahead from the stop - either of which could result in an accident.

- Sleepy Eye, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 312006

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,600 miles
2006 Ford Mustang exhibiting hesitation upon acceleration on four different occasions while pulling out into traffic. Feels as if car has stalled then sling shots car into traffic. Each incident nearly resulting in accidents. Dealership can't duplicate problem and therefore can't make any repairs to car. No sensor errors or messages when checked, but obviously there is a malfunction with electronic &/or sensors from gas pedal to engine.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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