Ford Mustang 06, worst year ever? *PLEASE READ!!! BEWARE FORD MOTOR CO. !!!
Long story short, I bought a new '06 Mustang GT in September '06. After 6 months the car stalled out, I didn't think anything of it. A few months later, it happened again. This became a more frequent problem happening more often between 30-40 mph. whenever it felt like it. The vehicle went to the dealer several times in '07, I was told by the service manager (a friend of mine who was later let go after 19 years of service at Di Blasi Ford, NY) the '06's had the most mechanical problems. The dealer had already replaced the battery (twice) and the alternator and L/F headlight (water). The Lower Control arms were later replaced after a state inspection found the bushing worn out. I called customer service after the problem was not resolved and became a safety concern to myself and other motorists and pedestrians. Customer service was really nasty. They told the dealer to replace the fuel pump (related problem on the S197's). The vehicle's problem was not solved as I found out 2 months later. I almost rear ended a car on a main road. I decided to trade it in for a used '08 Shelby GT500. 3 days before I was to close on the deal, the belt tore I replaced it and the next day it tore a gain. I replaced the idler and tensioner, it tore again. I took it to another dealer, where they determined that the crank was bad. I lost the deal on the GT500 in February of '09, and the car sat at the dealer for 2 months. The car was back in July for the summer. I got the car back in September. After that I went to NY state district attorneys office which handles the lemon law. (18k or 2yrs. 4 complaints for same not repaired) I was out of the lemon law my car had 20k. I tried every federal, state and government agency. National Highway safety Board, Chuck Schumer everything! Even Caroll Shelby (I guess he's too old to care). I finally decided to take legal action against Ford Motor Company. After 3 months, I was told I could only reach a settlement of $4,000. I declined. If I returned the vehicle to the dealer it ruins your credit and I'd still owe the balance. (I financed a lemon!) How can this happen in America? In 3 years the car has been in the shop for about 1 1/2. At 36K my auto trunk makes noise (has to be replaced) and I still have the same problem stalling out. My friend has a '06 and his transmission is slipping with 40k. My family and I have been Loyal Ford customers over the past 2 decades. My dad owned an old mercury, econoline van and F-150 pickup. My first car was a '88 Bronco 2 and '96 Taurus. I had 4 Mustangs previous to the one I currently own. '94 conv.GT, '89 GT, '95 GT and '00 GT. I told customer service, they didn't give a damn. Everyday, I get on the road I'm endangering everyone they don’t care! I can sympathize with all the family members and friends who lost loved ones in the '90's with the Explorers rolling over, and then blaming Firestone's tires. Ford motor co. Is a blight in the automotive industry. It’s no wonder why people don’t want to buy American cars anymore! This was the worst experience ever, buying my first new car wasn't supposed to go like this. I’m going to trade this lemon in soon back to a Ford dealer and get a Chevy! Goodbye, Ford and thanks for nothing but heartaches and problems! I hope you guys read this closely and beware! You've been warned...
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