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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,167 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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2010 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 102016


  • 60,000 miles


The week after getting my airbag replaced at the Ford dealership on my 2011 Mustang it began having a problem. While driving, without warning, the vehicle's wrench warning light comes on and the vehicle goes into idle mode. The car will not accelerate and you have to pull over, turn the engine off, and then restart the car. This has happened going though intersections, riding on highways and all other places. I ride in the slow lanes on highways just incase it shuts down. This is a safety issue and should be recalled.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 082016


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the automatic traction control warning light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently. The brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed three times in order for the vehicle to come to a stop. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000.

- Pentreville, MS, USA

problem #5

Feb 042015


  • 58,301 miles
There are times where I am able to apply complete pressure to my Mustang's acceleration pedal and upon removing my foot from the pedal, the vehicle continues to accelerate. On February 4th, 2015, my car continued acceleration on what was luckily an open highway. I attempted to apply my brakes and they seemed to slow the vehicle down somewhat. Upon releasing the brake pedal, the vehicle began accelerating again. I had to repeatedly jam my foot into the gas pedal to break it free. I was able to replicate this same issue directly afterwards. Next, I parked my vehicle and turned it off. I checked to see if there was anything the pedal could be getting stuck on. I have floor mats, but, there is no way it is seemingly possible for the pedal to get stuck underneath the mat. I tried my best to find some way the get the pedal stuck underneath the floor mat. The pedal would just pop right back up. What really scared me, was after releasing the gas pedal (with the car off) and visually seeing the pedal untouched by any type of obstruction, I turned the car back on and the vehicle's engine began revving as if I was holding the gas pedal down, but of course the car was in park. I have not been able to replicate the issue since then today. This is an issue that has occurred more than once on multiple days of driving.

- Rosemount, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 83,635 miles


This incident happened several times. While driving in the city the rpms would go down while accelerating losing power and hardly moving the car. At one point I almost get rear ended because as I was accelerating from a green light the car totally stalled and would accelerate very slowly. I decided to take it to a Ford dealer and have their technicians check it, since I read many complaints about several Ford from 2005 to 2012 including the Mustang.the service manager told me that there was no warranty or known recall on this issue, when in fact I read dozens of complaints about it, in several websites. My life was in danger several times all because of a faulty part that Ford installed in my cars and for years complaints keep coming and no one is doing anything about it. I am writing to you guys because your link was in one of this websites including I also mentioned to the service manager at the Ford dealer the consumer satisfaction program 13no3 where U guys mention the Ford escape but also talk about complaints on the Mustang and several other Ford vehicles, and he said that my Mustang was not one of them.again I cannot stress enough all the complaints mentioned by different sources about the same issue in the throttle body on the 2010 Mustang. I paid Ford for the repair I had to, for my own safety and my daughter that rides with me in that car everyday and told the dealer this was not gonna stay like this. Not only was my safety and my daughter's in jeopardy but to pay over $700 for a defective part that put my life and my daughter's in danger is beyond ridiculous.when in fact it should have been replaced by Ford at no charge at all. Please tell me what to do? and thank you for your time.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 222014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 43,086 miles
I was on interstate 59 North. I pressed the brakes, they were locked up. Car began to accelerate on its own. Neither would function. Before attempting to engage the emergency brake, I put the car into neutral, attempting to slow it and distance myself from any traffic that was nearby. Once I put it in neutral, it began to slow, accelerator and brakes unlocked, allowing me to come to a stop on the side of the road. Called Ford, they've towed it to a local dealership. I've read sooooo many reports online, but Ford is giving excuses and blaming it on customers. This is deadly and someone is going to die as a result of it! please help!!!!!!!!

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #2

Sep 292011


  • 50,650 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Mustang conv. The contact stated that the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,650 and the current mileage was 50,676.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 192010


  • 28,500 miles
Was pulling into parking spot at church and the car surged forward and hit a concrete wall. Foot was on the brake pedal coming to a stop; was going slowly when the car suddenly lunged forward. The bumper and hood were damaged and will need to be replaced. Took to Ford dealership to run diagnostic, but they said all codes were "within specs". this was the first experience with surge. Neck a little stiff and son hurt elbow (but is ok). Now will have car body repaired and hope this doesn't happen again. Scary.

- Irving, TX, USA

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