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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,972 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2008 Ford Mustang transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 022010


  • 5,450 miles


My accident happened in a parking lot. When carefully backing out of my parking spot, my car suddenly accelerated. I tried unsuccessfully to stop the car by hitting the brakes. My car kept accelerating. It clipped another parked vehicle. My car came finally to a stop when it hit a water hydrant/ sprinkler system.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072009


  • 495 miles
I was driving down a ramp to a highway (route 21 in clifton, NJ) at approx. 30mph and went to accelerate tp the middle lane on the highway at approx. 45mph when the car suddenly took off. I felt like someone was holding the gas pedal down and the only way I could get some sort of control was to drop the gears to 3rd gear (I have an automatic Mustang 2008 convertible with 500 miles on it). I also held the brake down and put the flashers on to alert other drivers that I was having a problem. I drove for 1/4 of a mile like that before I was able to gain control in a turn. It was only then that I felt the car to be really in third gear. I shifted back to drive and made it home. This is the first occurrence that I've had and feel lucky to not have hit anybody on that wild ride. I called a local Ford dealership and will take it in for service. I do not trust this car to drive at this point.

- East Rutherford, NJ, USA

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