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Ford Mustang (2005 & newer) Problems and Solutions



  • mfulfordmfulford Posts: 8
    Well, what I feared the most!!! Not getting this problem fixed before hurricane season. Two years ago we had to evacuate 3 times. The dealership addressed this problem last week saying "You won't get far"! Doesn't that make you feel good?

    Has anyone called the 1-800 #? I have registered all my complaints with Ford. You can do it on line and then they give you a reference #.

    I am so tired of dealing with Ford and hope some answer comes from meeting with Field Engineer June 28th.
  • lavrishevolavrishevo Posts: 312
    Did you ever try turning the gas pump upside down, or sideways? Others have said this has helped them. I'm sorry to hear you are having so many problems. I have not had any with fuel or otherwise.

  • mfulfordmfulford Posts: 8
    Yes, we have tried everything. Nothing seems to work. We have gone to different stations and still no help.
  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    I would want my cash back. Or how about an Fusion V6 w/side air bags? If there is no fix for the gas fueling problem, it seems to me they would have to give you another car, or cash back. Why again did you get another Mustang if the first one could not be fixed?
  • riverronriverron Posts: 26
    Oh, look whose back. Hey Loren one quick question. Why do you bad-mouth these Mustangs so much when you admit you don't even own one and would never buy one?
    I LOVE my 05 GT, and am so impressed with the car that I've already ordered an 07 GT. The dealer I've ordered from wants my 05 on trade so badly that we closed the deal with me getting $2,000 less than the MSRP was 2 yrs ago.
    I believe 90% of new Mustang owners LOVE the cars and a majority of the people with complaints on this forum would not have complaints if the service depts that they are going to would fix the cars instead of giving excuses. I had a few problems with my 05 but the service dept FIXED everything and I'm extremely HAPPY.
    Regarding mfulford's gas tank problems,,,, his car does have a problem, BUT his biggest problem is that the DEALER SERVICE DEPT sucks and they don't want to fix it. My 05 had the filling problems and my service dept fixed it in 3hrs after picking it up at my home and delivering back, with not even a fingerprint on the car (and the car is Black).
  • mfulfordmfulford Posts: 8
    The only reason we got another Mustang is because that is all the dealership would talk. They wouldn't give us our money back. We tried trading it at Nissan but would have negative equity and we couldn't afford to lose $10,000.
  • alex197alex197 Posts: 15
    So why is it that we have someone who doesn't even owns a mustang talking trash on this forum, im mean she got a dodge stealth up to 110 mph once. When she gets a gt and she learns about the mechanics of a mustang then maybe she could warrant an opinion. For those having problems with 05 gt's, have you tried going to a different dealership? the reason is dealerships make their money off of non warranty work. Doing TSB jobs is like working for free. Therefore the quality of their work could be poor. Some technicians actually are technically inclined while some are not. For instance i had that rear end growl that some people has seen before, the end result was replacing the ring and pinion gear. Sound familiar? my dealership technicians were technically inclined and realized that the TSB job for this would not fix the problem, turned out that the internal clutches needed to be replaced. So it all comes to this, do you know who is working on your car.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,637
    Please, no "brand-bashing" in the forums. State your gripe if you have one, but please don't overload the forum with negative comments that are not constructive ones (i.e., "solutions")---ESPECIALLY if you aren't an owner. If you're a non-owner and you can be helpful, fine, but don't nettle the other guests.

    Thank you.

  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    1) Did not bad mouth anything. Simply stated fact. Should get money back if the car did not work and can not be fixed or another car within the brand.
    2) Why would you be happy if they did not fix your problems?
    3) What was the incohent rant about in the next post from Alex? What girl is he talking about? Some other car? And who was talking trash about anything? Someone is getting too near the fumes I guess. Relax. Must be something these days making people get overly defensive about everything. Even when no one attacked them or their car.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    ... We tried trading it at Nissan but would have negative equity and we couldn't afford to lose $10,000.

    How in the world would you have lost $10K?? :surprise: You must've taken a bath on the sale price of your Mustang! :confuse: These things are hardly depreciating at all.
  • mfulfordmfulford Posts: 8
    We took the car to two dealerships. Both only offered $15,500.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Do you have the V6? Even then, why in the world would you have paid $25,500 for a V6 Mustang?!? :surprise: I just can't see how you would lose $10K to depreciation in one year. The only other things I can thing of is that you have relatively high mileage for the car's age or you paid a ridiculous dealer markup to get the car.

    Take it to a local Carmax and see what they offer you. Also check Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds to get a valuation on your car.
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 259
    I was at the Ford dealer today getting my Mustang serviced ( I own a beautiful 2001 GT) and I asked the salesman about all the problems that the new 05 and 06 Mustangs have. He told me that he wasn't aware of them having any problems. He never knew that they had fuel and gas tank problems. But he did tell me that Ford is NOT giving any rebates on ANY of the Mustangs. I was told that another dealer in the area was selling the 5 speed Mustang GT's for $5,000 MORE than their sticker prices. WHAT A RIPOFF!
    Stupid people are getting ripped off by Ford dealers on their brand new 05 or 06 Mustang GT's and V6 Mustangs. Don't pay over the sticker price. Try to buy the mustang for BELOW the sticker price. Don't be stupid and let the Ford dealers rip you off. I would wait until these cars are sitting on the dealer lots for a very long time and until Ford gives rebates on them before I would purchase a Mustang and get raped buying one. That's just my .02 cents. I know that up here in my area, there are a lot of Mustangs sitting on the dealer's lots UNSOLD. They have more V6's than they do GT's and most of them are automatics, but NONE of them are selling. They are just sitting there on the lot. I think that the Ford dealerships will start giving decent rebates on the Ford Mustangs when the fall and winter comes around when these cars are still sitting on the dealer lots. That's when it will be a good time to start buying up these lemons. :lemon:

    As for me, I am going to wait until the next Mustnag body style comes out before I buy another car. If Ford screws up the design, I will buy the Dodge Challenger or the Camaro.
  • casing1casing1 Posts: 7
    So just to let you all know that I've been having the same problems with the fuel issue as you may already know. We went on a road trip and the problem started up again. Engine light came on, beeping noises gas gauge was going crazy. Not even a week after getting it back from the dealership. So we took it back to the dealership when we got back and said fix it. We weren't going to settle for a lazy answer from Ford. In our suprise they called up and said that they are ordering new fuel sensors which they have them ordered for other customers and these are not the revised ones and that most likely Ford is going to have a recall for this issue. They were very helpful in taking care of the issue. The car hopefully will act like a new car in a couple of weeks. And if anyone goes to a Ford dealership and they don't know about this fuel issue, "these are the same people working on your vehicle with other problems that occur", tell them to pull their head out of their [non-permissible content removed] and hire a mechanic. Two words, "Fix it". Worked for us!
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 259
    Ford dealers don't want to admit that there's a problem with the new 05 & 06 Mustangs. And they want TOP DOLLAR for the current new Mustangs? Ford will have a lot of the Mustangs sitting in their lots UNSOLD if they don't start giving some decent rebates on them.
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    How often do you take inventory of these so called unsold lemons? I wish I had that much free time.
    I guess I am one of the few lucky ones that has had no problems with my '06 GT...
    ... on second thought I bet there are more satisfied customers like me than dissatisfied.
  • Ford Dealers are not ignorant, consumers are. It's the old rule of supply and demand. The new Mustangs were in such demand that people were very willing to pay sticker price plus. The local dealer in the town where I live was marking his up several thousand dollars and couldn't get them in fast enough to meet the demand. You couldn't even test drive one, they were gone as soon as they came in.

    As much as I wanted a Mustang I wasn't going to give the dealer his price. So when I was ready to buy I went to a dealer that was a one-hour drive from where I live and got a great deal.

    If people weren't so anxious to be the first on their block to have something consumers would always be paying a fairer price for whatever it is they buy.

    I love my '06 yellow chariot. It's real looker, it was worth the wait, and I paid a fair price because I did my research before making the deal.
  • pony_piratepony_pirate Posts: 317
    Amen to that. My '05 GT Premium's going strong. Had more problems with my last car, a new fully loaded Accord EX, Honda being one of those supposedly infallible foreign cars that are reputed to be so much better than American cars. :shades:
  • rubatyrubaty Posts: 2
    I purchased a 2005 GT in Feb 05 and I love her to death but she has a big flaw...the fuel tank!!!! I have had my fuel tank replaced twice and it still doesn't work properly! Ford and the Military Car Sales Program are saying that it is the gas stations fault and not theirs. Click on the following link to see the article that was written in the European Stars and Stripes on May 17th 2006:
    Does anybody know of any pending lawsuits against Ford to have them take back or swap out the vehicle?
  • casing1casing1 Posts: 7
    I posted an email earlier about my 05. Gas problems were bad. What they told me is that the 05 that was made after the 4th month and 06 mustangs have a revised fuel tank. Dealership was trying to tell me that it was the gas stations and it's not it's the sensors that are not reading properly. I told them to fix it so they ordered sensors that are not revised and they said most likely they will have a recall. It was easy. Just don't take any excuses.
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