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Ford Mustang (2005 & newer) Problems and Solutions



  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    what makes that line worse is that it gets more visable over time as dirt collects there. Plus if you wax the car its a total mess at the edge.

  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    Hate bras on cars, almost as much as carpet on the dashboards.

    And last time I checked, I was not a woman. :shades:

    And yes, the clear bra, may be a better alternative to the ugly black ones.

    OK, who votes for the clear vinyl covers on the seats? My aunt use to have those on her Galaxie 500. :D

    Maybe some curb feelers, so those fake spinners won't touch the curb? :surprise:
  • Well today I have taken my 06 Mustang GT Manual Premium Package in to the shop AGAIN!! I bought it June 10,2006 and it only has 5,000 miles on it. I took it in this time because it kept telling me to check my fuel cap and wouldn't go away. I was also having the same problem with the noise when I was turning worse in reverse and in first gear. They informed me that they have fixed the fuel cap problem and that if I come pick it up to bring it back next week and they are going to put a new clutch package in it. I am a little annoyed because I also had to have a new alternator put in not even a month and a half after my purchase when it had less than 1000 miles on it. I hope that this doesn't continue I am beginning to believe the old FORD stories I hear.
  • The clear bra is like plastic slipcovers on furniture. :(
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926
    It's not that bad guys.

    And my bad, Loren. :shades: I've never known Loren (alternately Lauren) to be a "male" name. Innocent mistake on my part and the correction is duly noted. :)
  • rexmrexm Posts: 1
    My 05 premium convertible is now going back for the second time in a month for a repair of the headliner. It pulls loose from the hard section on the front edge.

    Has anyone seen this successfully diagnosed and corrected? :mad:
  • I could have written any one of these entries unfortunately I have had all of them happen to my 06 mustang. Ford had my car for a solid month while they threw parts at it trying to "fix" it. It being the check engine light coming on, and finally the car dying on me and going into the "limp home" mode on a fairly regular basis. It took a Ford salesman picking up the car and having it die on him to get the ball rolling as far as a serious repair. From what I'm told they replaced several sensors, the pcm, and finally the throttle body. The throttle body was supposed to be the "fix". Did'nt keep the car long enough to find out, Ford would not buy the car back, so we wound up trading out of it. As far as a new car, Ford as to determine that it is a lemon and approve a buy back, which they may or may not do depending on which day you catch them. We just happened to have a great dealership in our hometown willing to trade us out of it. Good luck to you, It's maddening huh !!!!
  • I have an 2005 Mustang Premium convertible and the headliner pulled loose from under the first bow. The first dealer I took the car to put a wad of masking tape between the roof and the headliner to stick it to the roof (real nice). I took the car back and they decided that the headliner was cut too short and suggested installing a new one. The problem was they said the replacement of the headliner was hard and time consuming and they would not do it. I took the car to another dealer and they ordered a new liner and sent the car to an interior trim shop for the install. The new liner lasted 4 opens and closings of the roof before it fell out again. The dealer sent the car back to the trim shop and they determined that the attachment design of the headliner is poor. When you open the roof all of the tension on the headliner is removed causing it to fall out of the track it sits in. The interior shop used some kind of waterproof cardboard shims and placed them along the track above the headliner under the first bow. I have not opened the roof since I got the car back. I'm in the process of lemon lawing the car, so I don't care if I ever open the roof again. My attorney said that shimming the headliner in place is not a real fix to the problem. I've had nothing but problems with the car since I purchased it and I've had enough. The rear wheel bearings and seals have been replaced, the front and rear rotors have been cut, the silver finish was peeling off one of the A/C vents, the rocker flairs were loose and falling off in front of the rear wheels, the parking break lever broke and I have a clicking sound coming from the front end every time I apply the brakes. All this with less than 730 miles on the clock. This car is bad news and I can't wait to get rid of it. I'm going to purchase a Honda S2000 after this mess has been resolved.
    I looked at a used 2005 Mustang convertible sitting on a dealer lot and the headliner was falling out of that car as well. The headliner setup in this car is poor.
  • sigt1sigt1 Posts: 66
    the clear bra is almost a neccessity if you want to preserve the car. if you don't care about chips and scratches then its not for you. but believe me, you will get chips on the hood, fender and front bumper within a thousand miles or so. the water based paint is so fragile. lead paint was much much stronger but now outlawed. for owners with darker colors, your door cup areas will scratch easily from everyday use (the area underneath the door handle). clear bra will protect this area as well. also, DO NOT take the mustang or any other new car for that matter through a brissel/touch automatic car wash. either hand wash (with micro fiber spounge) or touch free wash. the brissels on the autowash WILL give you swirlies that are only completely removed by a wet sanding. i would also reccommend a shorty antenna as a mod, that and the all weather floor mats are pretty sharp. shorty antenna here: ng&query=antenna&catalog=mustangtuning

    regards to all new mustang owners. she is a beautiful car, please take care of her.
  • I have a 2005 Gt that ran fine until the beginning of August this year. It all started with hesitation on accelaration, then progressed rapidly to stalling when I was at a stop and hit the gas. Took the car into the dealer the first week of August. They replaced the fuel pumps in the car. Got the car back and two days later same symptoms reappeared. Back to the dealer where it took several days for them to duplicate the problems. They re- calibrated and sent me on my way. Car stalled again, back to the dealer where they installed a flight recorder. I drove the car for two days, experienced several hesitations on accelaration and two stalls. Back to the dealer, checked the data on the flight recorder , and they diagnosed it with a bad mass airflow intake. Replaced that part, they test drove it for 70 miles and it stalled on the tech. Still at the dealer, getting no help from them or customer service. Do I need to get a lawyer? Anybody with this same problem? :cry:
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    While driving over the weekend I got a cycle of error messages. I can't remember them all, but remember Oil pressure low, check braking system, emergency brake on, etc.
    The gauges did not function nor did the turn signals. I shut the engine and restarted and all was fine until the next day when it happened again and restarting wouldn't clear the error messages. The next day the messages did not appear, but the check engine light remained on. I took the 550 mile trip back home last night (1st long trip) and reflashed the computer back to original backup (was at a 93 performance tune) and the engine light has not appeared since.
    Any clues to what might have happened? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  • I have a 2006 Mustang, first sports far everything seems fine..after reading some of the msgs in this site, yall have me worried. Anyway back to my question, I have a white stang and the paint seems to have little specs of yellow and black in the paint, at first I thought that it was sap off of trees. Have washed it several 100 times..still there..and then I looked at my sisters car and she has a 2005 stang, white also, same problem. Can anyone help or give advice. Thanks :blush:
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    If you have a paint defect, it is imparitive that you immediately go to your dealer. Paint defects may only be covered for 12 months/12,000 miles.

    Don't be afraid to assert a warrenty claim. If your dealer fails to help you, go to another one. You at least want to get a response from Ford, not just the dealer.

    Make the dealer take digital photos of the car and submit the claim to Ford.

    If the problem is in the paint though, it may be something you have to live with, even if Ford offers to paint the car for you. A full body paint will negatively affect your cars value :(

    One other option is to consider getting Le Mon strips. I saw a white GT500 yesterday with the Blue stripes and it looks awesome!

    The Vista Blue stripes are as metallic as the Vista blue paint and the stripes REALLY kick!

  • My car has 13,000 miles on it..But the specs are all over the car, but mostly in the rear...and the same with my sisters car..Thanks for your advice
  • Yesterday I received a pretty good scare when the passenger door opened as I was making a turn. No warning prior, no buzzer or alert to let me know the door was ajar until it opened. Noticed two things that may have contributed: 1.) exterior door handle is sticking ( both sides) and 2.)If you just push the door closed it apparently engages just enough to keep the sensor from tripping but not enough to keep it closed if there is any force against it. Car is a 2005 convertible with 8K miles. No other real problems that have been persistent or a pesterance. Anyone else had this problem?
  • Mine came with the clear bra on all front surfaces. Dealer is not sure how it got on the car since they claim they did not install it nor did any of the other Mustangs on the lot have one so they didn’t charge me the $500 or so . This has been great! I have taken some serious hits in the front and not a scratch.
  • You have every right to be worried. The Mustang is junk. I've had nothing but problems with mine and am in the process of a Lemon Law battle with Ford. We go to court on 12/20/06 and hopefully shortly there after I'll be rid of this junk.
  • cccompsoncccompson Posts: 2,388
    Not likely it's a paint problem given that the vehicles are two different model years. Water will cleanse tree sap so it can't be that. If you haven't already tried doing so, apply some wax and see if it cleans up. Failing that, use some light polishing compound.
  • My '06 Mustang ran great untill just over 5,000 miles. Same "symptoms" as yours. Ford actually kept my car for a month, replacing sensors,several other parts, installed recorder box, replaced pcm and finally the throttle body. At that point it stopped dying on them and they deemed the car fixed. Dont know that a lawyer at this point would do you any good. They pretty much have to deem your car a lemon, and then it's up to Ford whether they deem it a lemon and will replace it for you. Unfortunately, best they will probably do for you is offer a 5 year extended warranty. Good luck, we traded out of ours by the way. :)
  • lmmlmm Posts: 70
    Get some claybar and see if it removes it. It does wonders!
  • My 2006 Mustang is making these terrible noises. When ever I turn (either way) it makes this TERRIBLE squealing noise. We took it to the dealership, they claim nothing is wrong with it. My husband is going to take it in again soon. Also, I just feel like it swerves all over the road. I don't feel like a car that is less than a year old should be doing this!!!!!!!! Anyone else experienced these problems?

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,595
    Sounds like a very loose power steering belt.

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  • I just took my 06 GT to the dealer service center last week, with the exact same problem. It turns out that Ford is aware of the problem. I was told there is a "tech bulletin" in regards to the problem and how to fix it. It even states this on the work order I was given after the work had been done. I was told the "clutches" in the rear axle needed to be adjusted and a synthetic lubricant was used. A spacer was also added. since I got it back , which was the next day, it sounded just fine. and its still ok. The service advisor rode with me so he could hear the noice. Right away he heard it and called it a "howel" coming from the rear end. I think next time you should make a service advisor go with you so he can hear it for himself. Also let them know there is a tech bulletin in regards to the problem. Ive had my share of problems with my car also, so I can really relate. I have a post on here about it. My car is only a month old. At one point they had it for almost three weeks for another problem !!! But thats another thing. Well good luck and I hope you get it taken care of soon. take care.
  • I had almost the same problem with my 06 GT. I wrote a post about it. My car was only a week or so old when it started to idle rough. And at a stop light it almost died twice. My engine light went on too. I took it to the dealer and I was told the PCM ( power control module) was bad. It took three weeks to fix it. They had it the whole time. They gave me a loner car and a rental car, but still that doenst make up for the fact that a new car shouldnt have that problem. Id say at least bring it up to the dealer. It couldnt hurt. But watch out, it took three weeks just to get the part and they had the car the whole time. I went and saw it while I was picking up the loner car. It was sitting in the back with the hood ajar, covered in like an inch of dirt. Im tellin you, it pissed me off. I hope you find out what the problem is soon. I really can relate. Take care. Oh and if they do need to keep it for a while, make sure you get them to give you a loner or a rental. I know for a fact they can do both. Take care.
  • Your tellin me its maddening. I almost gave the car back also...but the lemon laws in my state, california, says it has to be in the shop four times for the same thing. And it has to be a mechanical problem. It only has to be in twice for problems that would result in death or great bodily injury. Now I drive it like its gold. I baby it when I drive because im afraid of something else going wrong. Go figure. Its too bad because it is a good looking car and ive gotten nothing but compliments on it almost everywhere i go in it. And when its running good...that sucker runs. I guess right now I kinda have a love-hate relationship with it. Well good luck with you new car and I hope you are happy with it. What did you end up getting? Take care.
  • I had to take my 1 week old 2006 stang in to my service department for a loud rattle/vibration coming from the passenger side dash and after driving it with the serv. rep. and a tech they said oh yeah its a TSB so they took my pass. side a pillar cover off and supposedly put some foam piece in there. It fixed the problem.I havent heard it since. Only problem I had was the tech got grimy fingerprints all over my parchment leather trim and seats BOY WAS I HOT!!!!!!
  • You think thats bad I had to drive a loner taurus for a week after i bought my 06 cuz first they had to repaint the entire front bumper cuz the paint peeled off, then they took it to get rustproofed (midwest) i got it back and refused to take it because the undercoating crap was all over my performance white paint so after detailing and buffing it out i go to pick it up and i tell them the back bumper is still not right so the kid from the body shop buffs it all out and just as hes finishing up he gets the buffer caught under the pass. side taillight and breaks the lens and burns a huge spot of the paint off all the way to the plastic. So i finally get it back the next day I take it home and i pop the hood to put on some parts i ordered and the bolts that hold the front bumper on are not tight and both my head light mounts are broken because some idiot torqued them down too tight. YEAH i gotta find a new dealership. :cry:
  • As reluctant as I was, I traded into another '06 Mustang. We consistantly told them we love this car, but we felt like with that many issues already, there were bound to be more. So, I upgraded to the pony package with the Stampede Edition, Vista Blue with Silver Stripe. So far so good, we're keeping our fingers crossed !!!
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926
    Congratulations! I'm glad you decided to Mustang another shot. Lemons do occur from time to time. You just happened to be one of the unfortunate few to get one. I'm sure your next experience will be much better!

    What's the Stampede Edition?
  • Well, I read in this site about the gauges messing up, I've had my stang for about a month now and everything was fine until I noticed that my trunk light wasen't working, so I plugged it back in, and headed to town..within 10 miles the gauges started blinking and telling me low fuel messages and low oil, the needle gauges started moving up and down , did this off and on till I unplugged my trunk light, now everything is fine once again...What do you think that was about???? 2006 Mustang
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