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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,561 miles

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2015 Ford Mustang drivetrain problems

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2015 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 022016


  • 8,300 miles


2015 Mustang 2.3 L ecoboost, when at ideal for more then 5 - 10 min. It starts smoking white smoke from the tail pipes, the longer it sits the heavier the smoke gets. Steering : sometimes when turning left the steering wheel doesn't return to center, I have to pull the steering wheel, as if it is stuck. Transmission feels like it shifts hard sometimes and sometimes it does not. Passenger airbag : when someone is riding with me the airbag turns off. Driver side seat: Has cooled seats. Doesn't work all the time, states it is on, but not feeling anything cool. Contacted Ford and they will not do much about it. Except tell me to bring it to the shop.

- Rison, AR, USA

problem #12

Mar 012015


  • 12,000 miles
My car since 2015 when I purchase my vehicle had a ticking sound from the engine. Ford never open the engine indicating that it will cost to much for them to fix it. On top of this problem has worsen and airbegs, stability and other problems has arise now and Ford refuses to fix them.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #11

May 182015


  • 2,171 miles
Previous reported on the phone /E-mail. Case # given, N.T.S.B has no record, 10776652 or 552. New 2015, Ford Mustang, V-6, 6 speed automatic. When gas pedal is floored in drive, first gear will not shift and hits rev, limiter and quits. BBB sided with Ford. Article in car and drive tested a new 2015, Mustang V-6 6 speed automatic. Aug 2015 issue. No problems transmission problems. Ford Motor Co. States this is normal.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 122015


  • 80 miles


Car is experiencing a vibration problem at 65 to 75 mph, in 6 gear, and engine is at 1750 RPM. Vibration is duplicated again, in 5th gear, and engine is at 2500 RPM. Also, with car in the stop position, car in neutral, with clutch in or out, slowly revving the engine vibration occurs at 1500 to 1750 rpms. Also if you quickly rev the engine to 2500 RPM and drop revs slowly vibration reoccurs at 1750 to 1500 RPM. This problem has been present with initial purchase of vehicle, dealership said it was tires and drive it for awhile. The car has since been in the dealership 5 times, replaced all 4 tires, force road balanced 3 times, and has been to second Ford dealership for confirming vibration problem. Second dealership also had another new Mustang experiencing same vibration and could not be fixed. Ford Motor Company has declared the vibration problem is within specs for Mustangs and has declared it "normal operating characteristics" for Mustangs. At this point my case with Ford has been closed. If this vibration problem is occurring in 40 percent of Mustangs as a prior complaint has stated then Ford motors need to address it and not ignore it.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #9

Mar 252015

Mustang 6-cyl

  • 2,171 miles
Instrument gauges, tachometer / speedometer are subdue no lighting during day light driving. Comes and goes. Safety hazard driver diversion. Engine will over-speed at 7,500 RPM and quit transmission will not shift out of first gear in drive. Ford has stated that the transmission is normal. Hasn't address the engine over speed yet. Gauge lighting has not been fix yet. Four times to Ford...updated 10/29/15

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 012015


  • 12,000 miles
As I am turning on my vehichle to go to work like normal my automatic shifter became so hard to move into gear that I had to use two hands. When I was able to select the correct gear my car kept on shaking and making a huge "clunk" noise that you can feel it by sitting in the car. The "clunk" noise became more prominent when selecting reverse from the park position. If one selects drive to reverse the noise and feel is still there just not as prominent.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012015


  • 3,500 miles


Loud thud when shifting, grinding during shifting of all gears, intermittent high RPM lockout. Ford claims its "normal".

- Calera , AL, USA

problem #6

Mar 112015

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,171 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Mustang. While attempting to accelerate from an idle position, the vehicle failed to shift from first gear and stalled. Also, the instrument panel failed to illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two separate occasions. The dealer stated that the shifting issue was a normal occurrence and that a dimmer switch needed to be replaced for the instrument panel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,171. The consumer stated the transmission would not shift out of first gear. It happened intermittently when the accelerator pedal was put to the floor and the engine revved. When the accelerator pedal was released the vehicle would shift proper;Y. normal shifting was around 6,200- 6,500 RPM. Updated 10/26/15

- Hunington Beach , CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 052015


  • 1,200 miles
I am also experiencing the thud issue in my 2015 Ford Mustang GT car. It's really noticeable when I shift from and to 1, 2, 3, 4 and it's quieter but still there shifting 5 and 6. noise is very annoying, but my concern is will I have issues with my drive train, clutch or any thing else in the future.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 232015


  • 16 miles
Transmission thud/clunk that moves the car when going from neutral to 1st gear. Happens when going into every gear unless shifting extremely slow. The thud clunk can be heard and felt throughout the entire car.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 082015


  • 1,700 miles


Upon approaching 60mph the car exhibits an extreme vibration from the driveline. It is felt through the whole vehicle, the steering wheel and seats. The dealership replaced the driveshaft, and the vibration is still present. The dealership believes the problem is axle related and asked for assistance from Ford. Ford acknowledged the issue, but did not offer a solution. The dealership believes it is a safety concern. Ford is still not addressing it. From the online community, this is an issue affecting 40% of 2015 Mustang vehicles. This is a safety concern that needs to be addressed.

- Freeport, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 222014

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
Vehicle just dies (engine shuts off) with the clutch in while slowing to a stop. Could possibly cause an accident.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202014


  • 480 miles vehicle exhibited the sound shown in the video. It took an independent shop to diagnose and find the problem to be shown in the transmission bellhousing of the MT82. Dealer finally heard the issue and service manager acknowledged it sounded from the trans, but now dealer is saying the problem isn't occurring. They have failed to follow my instructions on reproducing the issue. This could cause a severe transmission failure and loss of control but no attempts to remove the trans to inspect has been done.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

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