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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,683 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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2011 Ford Mustang brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

May 312014


  • 50 miles


Air fail to deploy when hit by a uninsured motorist who was speeding through a school zone did an legal lane change hit me while I was making a left turn seat belt on left turn bleaker on turning when safe bam!!! never seen it coming my head slammed into the steel fame of my 2011 Ford Mustang V6 head neck back mid lower back every thing from head to toe on my left hurts like hell ribs on both sides knees hands feet as well.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172014

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The traction control energized and applied brakes temporarily while backing out of a parking space about May 20, 2014. Yesterday, it temporarily activated again during a U-turn on a city street. About a block later I entered the freeway and approached 70mph then it activated and kept pulsing the brakes causing the vehicle to slow quickly. I was in heavy traffic and had to move over 3 lanes to get to the shoulder. As I approached the shoulder the system disengaged and I had no other problems the rest of the day. I am having the system inspected at a local dealership. This is a dangerous issue.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 272011

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Twice while accelerating to get up to highway speeds, on clear, flat, dry, and smooth pavement the advanctrac system activated for no reason. It starts by very aggressively pulsing the front right brake, followed by the rear left brake, then alternating brakes all the way around causing the car to swerve almost out of control, at higher speeds like 65-70 it probably would cause total loss of control. The advanctrac also cuts engine power along with the hard swerving makes it even more difficult to avoid a crash in multiple lane highway traffic. This last for about 15 seconds, but it is 15 seconds of out of control highway terror. After shutting off the car on the 2 occasions it then drives for a while like it never happened. When the Ford dealer cannot replicate the problem, and it does not record any error or diagnostic codes in the cars computer system. So Ford says there is nothing they can do to fix this safety problem. Talking with other Mustang owners I found out I am not the only one with this exact same problem with advanctrac, and one other that I know of said he also filled a complaint on here, he said it was complaint number - 10430166. He also said that Ford could not duplicate the problem and he also had no codes, so Ford would not fix his problem. Somehow we have to get to the bottom of this malfunction, it is supposed to be a safety system to help protect you from a crash, not a computer malfunction that causes a crash when the driver is doing nothing wrong on good road conditions. Please help!

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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