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Electrical System Problems of Ford Mustang - part 1



Ford Mustang owners have reported 210 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 1
Failure Date: 07/30/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that water leaked into the vehicle from the front windshield cowl and made contact with the electrical wires. The failure caused the gauges to malfunction, including the tire pressure monitoring sensor and the fuel gauge display. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,880.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Mustang 2
Failure Date: 07/27/2015

Car seemed to have a miss when driving . . . . After stopping and getting back in and starting car was apparently not running like it supposed to . . . . Also had no gas pedal control at all. . . Was able to turn off and restart and get to a auto parts store to have engine tested ( at this time notice engine light on). Code given was p2111. . . . Throttle acuator control system stuck open upon doing research have found numerous complaints on same model car as mine . . . . Also Ford escape has same issue and Ford has extended warranty to fix the problem . . . . . . . Consumer satisfaction program 13n03. I contacted my local Ford dealer and they say not related to my car . . . Apparently this may be the same issue as mine . . . . No help from them though.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Mustang 3
Failure Date: 07/05/2015

Vehicle was being driven in a parade when it suddenly accelerated or surged at children walking in front two separate times. The first time the vehicle was stopped by the brake and the second time with the brake and the gear shift to neutral. Car was taken to Ford dealer, the could not duplicate problem, but reprogrammed the computer and decarbonized the engine with no guarantee that the problem was fixed. Complaint file was started by Ford 10733728.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1991 Ford Mustang 4
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

The airbags could deploy at an inappropriate time or not at all due to this problem the air bag blinks all the time and the manufacturer has no answers so I am red flagging this problem thank you.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 5
Failure Date: 06/19/2015

Driving down an interstate a wrench came on the dashboard and car went into limp mode. Pulled off turned the car off and restarted it. Got to the destination ok but on the way back home the wrench came on again. Looked at the code and saw it was the p2111 code. It happened 4 times in the way, losing power and shaking. Taking it to Ford tomorrow to find out if it covered under the warranty. There was no recall in the car,however, I am noticing a lot of people are having this issue. This is a safety issue and should have a recall on it. From what everyone else is saying Ford is not doing anything to help or fix the problem.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

P0463 fuel sending unit and fuel gauge.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

The contact owns a 2015 Ford Mustang gt. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the windshield wiper and turning signal flasher became inoperable intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,200.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1998 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 05/23/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 1998 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that immediately after purchase, the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the ignition wires and engine needed to be replaced. The mechanic also diagnosed that the vehicle needed to be properly aligned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000. Oo.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The repair was made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

I am the owner of a 2015 Mustang gt with cooled seat option. When I purchased the car new in November of 2014 and tried the cooled seats they worked well during those cold late fall days for the handful of times I used it. After it got cold during winter and spring I did not use the cooled seat feature again until approximately may 1, 2015. At this time the lower seat cooler would cool the seat but the upper seat cooler would not cool the seat for any amount of time. In fact quite the opposite occurred. With the seat cooling set to maximum of 3 bars the lower cooler would get the seat cold but the upper seat cooler would actually warm the seat up. Several tests confirmed this happening for both seats, driver and passenger. Due to the design of the thermoelectric device buried and enclosed in the seat back, the back side of each seat back would actually warm as well to levels very hot to touch after as short of time of 5 minutes of use. It appears that many other 2015 Mustang owners with this option are experiencing the same issues. Also 2015 Ford f150 owners who have the same design ted cooling device are experiencing this as well. I have contacted Ford customer service and registered my complaint but no fix is out there currently from Ford this is obviously a faulty design. Its equivalent would be putting a room air conditioner inside a room and expecting it to cool the air. On top of that with prolonged usage the material on the back of the seat where the ted vents its waste heat gets hotter and hotter and could pose a fire risk with prolonged usage in the vehicle. Currently we have no information whether or not Ford is either aware or even has any intention of addressing this issue I do not use my cooled seats function currently because it only works on the bottoms and heats us the upper seat while in use. The upper seat will actually be cooler if left off.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 04/16/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that every time the vehicle wa started, the actuator made a clicking noise and there was no air flow therefore the defrost or heater failed to work, making the vehicle impossible to drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that all three actuators needed replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Pam.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 03/23/2015

Driving up hill going about 20. Orange wrench icon comes on and I lose all acceleration. Had to pull over going up a hill losing acceleration fast when cars are parked on the side of the road. Barely made it to a turn and parked my car. Had to turn the car off and wait a minute and turn it back on. Turned around and went home. Called Ford dealership and asked what could be the issue. The mechanic said it could be one of two things. Took the car in to get a dtc code and they couldn't find it. The mechanic said it was safe to drive. 4 days later the same thing happened going 60. Had to pull over and restart the ignition. Almost got rear ended. Took it to the dealer again. No code. They tell me it is safe to drive still. Three days later it happens again on the same road going 60. Certain part of this road have no place to pull over. Have to drift my car for a bit to get to a safe area. Almost get rear ended. Call dealership. They tell me the earliest they can see me is one week away. This morning on the way to work it craps out on me 5 times in 20 minutes. Luckily it was 5 am and there were few people on the road. I do the same thing and restart the car. I used my tuner this time and got a code of p2111 - throttle body actuator code. I know this has been an issue with other Fords as well and checking the message boards for the Mustangs and I have seen quite a few of these incidents, but I did not see where the NHTSA was looking at the Mustangs. Maybe this should be looked into before a lawsuit happens because of this? this car is not safe to drive no matter what they tell me. I will call the dealership this morning and give them the code so they can finally fix my car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

I had just finished fueling up my car and when I got in to start it up I heard a pop and hissing sound. . . . When I checked it had blown another spark plug and coil out of cylinder 7. . . . It blew one out of cylinder 8 and I had it fixed now cylinder 7 did it. . . . Its obviously common for the 4. 6 motor to do this and I don't find it right that us owners have to constantly fix these problems when its Ford's fault for making this motor.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 02/20/2015

Speedometer not functioning. While driving 30mph will register as 50mph or while driving 60pmh will register as 120mph. Emissions trouble light will periodically go on.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 15
Failure Date: 02/16/2015

This is the second time this has happened. Upon starting the car, the motor revs uncontrolled to about 7000 rpms. I have to turn ignition off to stop the motor from damaging its self. If my foot was to ever slip off the clutch, we would race uncontrolled in reverse! the car is always parked and started while in reverse. Almost afraid to start this car.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 01/30/2015

I emailed the following to Ford on 2/9/2015 with no response to date from them hello, I don't know who to contact or how to get my point to the right person, I am hoping you will make someone take notice. I rented a 2015 Mustang while on vacation in January. I was driving on the highway when my knee hit the keys ( rental cars always have the extra keys and info tag making it bulky anyway ). The keys turned the ignition to accessory and the vehicle shut off in the middle of the highway in traffic at 70 mph. After the news reports of the other ignition recall that I have seen on abc and my first response training, I stayed calm and was able to get the vehicle off the road without incident. I would just like to make sure Ford knows about this and something is done before anyone gets hurt. I notified the rental company of the issue. Please investigate this issue and let me know that you have at least read my message. I would just like to make sure noone gets hurt and the issue is at least duplicated and investigated. Thank you.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 12/21/2014

Exiting the highway I 93 and entering I 95 s, there is a relative sharp corner to turn. Both my speedometer and tachometer showed incorrect speed and rpm and made me believe I was slowing down to a safe speed of 30 mph. However these gages were not working and I was struggling to make the corner. I have had issues with the fuel, oil pressure and water temp gages not working, but with tachometer and speedometer not working reliable I believe that it is not safe to operate the vehicle. As a precaution, I am using my nevigation system to know what actual speed I am going. Looking at the internet, I am finding lots of people complaining about the dial stepper motors not working correctly. It is a costly exchange of approximately $ 600 + labor and with Ford knowing of the malfunctioning gages and not warning consumers is really unacceptable to me. These clusters should be replaced at Ford's expense and not at the consumer's. These gages were designed to ensure safe and proper operation of the vehicle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 12/19/2014

First occurrence (mid December 2014): I was coming up to a red light and the turn was slightly uphill. I approach the light and drop the car into neutral (clutch was fully engaged continuously at this point) and while braking, as I approached the red light to make a right turn my car's rpms just drop completely to 0. It didn't even try to catch idle. This was about 1. 5 months ago. I figured that it might be something with the tune I'm running so I called up bama and had them send me a fresh tune after explaining what had happened. Also, not sure if this helps or is relevant information but I had been driving on the highway for about 40 min before that and did a pull on the highway 2 min before the car died. Second occurrence (2/25/2015): today while driving to work in the morning I was switching lanes and as I merged into the lane I engage the clutch fully and was braking to adjust to the speed of the vehicle in front of me and was preparing to downshift into gear, but before I could downshift the rpms keep dropping and go past normal idle and drop to 0 again without even trying to catch idle again. So I quickly start it back up again and it drove fine after that. This can become a safety issue if not taken seriously. More and more Mustang owners are experiencing this problem and I had to switch dealerships because the dealership where I bought the car from refuses to work on my car since it is lowered. Ford racing offers lowering springs for the vehicle which is a Ford part. If someone was to have these springs installed and the car was lowered with Ford parts does that mean the dealership will refuse to work on it if it doesn't fit on their lifts then as well? I have reported other issues as well which Ford has claimed to be normal just because it is occurring on other vehicles as well. The csm at Ford motor company has been a huge help so thank you for that.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 12/11/2014

. I got in my car an started the engine. I then noticed my fuel gauge and speedometer were not working at all. I have always taken care of my Mustang an I think Ford should recall the cluster. There's been plenty of 2005 models with very same issue. Please recall the gauge cluster it's the right thing to do for a big name company like Ford. Original owner.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 12/10/2014

The speedometer were not working at all. I read in very forum that 2005 models with very same issue. Think Ford should recall the cluster. I read this in other complain and my opinion is the same. "please recall the gauge cluster it's the right thing to do for a big name company like Ford. Original owner".

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns 2008 Ford Mustang gt. The contact stated that the key falls out of the ignition repeatedly, whether driving or sitting still. No lights illuminate. The contact has not taken the vehicle to a dealer or independent mechanic and has not been diagnosed at this time. The contact stated that the manufacturer suggested he contact us. The mileage during the failure is 44,000. Nw.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. The contact mentioned that the heat that emitted through the vents was above normal temperature burning the contact right hand fingers and wrist. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 11/04/2014

They get stuck especially in cooler weather. The tach is now stuck hanging in the down position. The odometer can go anywhere from 20 to 40 mph faster than I am going. When stoppef it will be in that position.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 09/28/2014

Electronic throttle body failure. Dash light came on as vehicle started limping to stop in traffic.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang gt. The contact stated that while the vehicle being serviced at a dealer, the technician discovered that the a/c emitted a harmful gas into the cabin. As a result, the contact sustained sensations of lightheadedness, severe headaches and heart palpitations that there required medical attention. The dealer advised the contact not to activate the a/c to avoid further health issues. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,200. Djr.

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