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Electrical System Problems of Ford Mustang - part 1



Ford Mustang owners have reported 183 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 1
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Mustang 2
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 3
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 4
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 5
Failure Date: 09/28/2014

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

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The speedometer on my Ford saleen Mustang 2005 recently has stopped working properly, the needle on the speedometer sits on 10 mph when idling, when I accelerate the needle is off by 10 mph, this is a safety issue, not knowing how fast you are traveling. I have looked up if there are any recalls available through the web and have only found similar issues on forums.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Speedometer and tachometer needle does not function correctly. Speedometer does not move half the time from resting position and the tachometer will rotate all the way around and stay where it is when the car is turned off. The battery, oil, and temp needles do not move from off position half the time. Transmission does not shift smoothly and shifts harder going from second to third.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 07/29/2014

Since about a year ago, November 2013, this vehicle has shown multiple issues. To start, it is an automatic 05 Mustang which, the more I read online, the more that I seem to find that many have these exact same or very similar issues. Initially the dash cluster (everything besides the tachometer) was not functioning properly. The speedometer would get stuck at 20 mph but still move acting as though the 20 mph was the 0 mph mark (so 35 mph = 15 mph). More recently the gas gauge has stopped working, it sits at empty even after plenty of gas has been put into it. The temperature gauge also gets stuck often, still moving as the speedometer does. Not too long after these issues started occurring, when I went to fill up the gas tank it wouldn't take the gas as it normally would. Sometimes only a couple dollars worth would be in before it clicked off. After paying closer attention I have also noticed sometimes gas actually splashes out when filling it up even though it is definitely not full. Much more recently the vehicle has has worrying issues. At one point while driving on the freeway at 70 mph the vehicle suddenly started to decelerate on its own, even while I was pressing on the gas pedal. I pulled it off to the side, shut it off completely, started it up and it was as though nothing happened. Ever since that incident though it has been running a bit louder and now it seems a possible misfire is happening with one of the cylinders occasionally. The vehicle has a delayed and very hard shift from third to fourth gear. It is not as though the vehicle has not been taken care of, and for a 2005 the mileage is pretty low still. At least one or two of these issues seem to be a safety concern, and it is very obvious after researching online that these issues are prevalent in tons of these exact same vehicles.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

2014 Ford Mustang. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems. The consumer stated she heard a ticking sound, after driving for 15 minutes. The dealer stated the entire long block needed to be replaced. After the long block was replaced, the engine light started flashing, and the engine was revving higher than normal. The vehicle accelerating by itself in gear and there were pressure issues with the brake pedal. The dealer was unable to replicate the consumers concern. The next time the consumer returned to the dealer, the ignition was replaced. The rpm's continued to rev, idle was very rough, even with the ac off. The ticking noise was still present, and the brake pedal was hard to the touch.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

After the leaving the car turned off for approximately 1. 5 hours my two teenage daughters, age 17 and 15, got in the car to drive home and noticed that the car smelled a little smoky. They drove down the road for about 5 minutes when the electrical panel went dead, then the power locks began to go up and down continuously and the smell of smoke became more prominent. At this point, they became very concerned that they were going to be locked in the car with smoke pouring out and not be able to get out of the car. So they pulled into a parking lot, immediately exited the car and called 911. As soon as they got out of the car, smoke began billowing out of both doors which were left open. 5 minutes after exiting the car, flames which reached two feet high, began coming out from under the glove compartment. A passerby obtained a fire extinguisher and tried to put out the flames, then the fire department arrived and proceeded to put out the fire completely. The fire department indicated that it was an electrical fire but were not able to determine the source. They indicated that they thought the vehicle was totaled, which was in fact the case. Clearly, this was a very upsetting situation for our entire family. We feel blessed that the girls were able to get out in time, but also upset at the thought of what could have happened had they not acted immediately or were not in a position to do so.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

Defective electronic throttle body (etb) as per dealership diagnosis. Ford customer service is excluding Mustangs from the customer satisfaction program 13n03 - which clearly states there is a problem with etbs during this time. Looking over the internet, it is clear that some Mustangs where built with the same type of etb as the models covered under the program (fusion, escape, Mercury mariner and Mercury milan). The program extends the warranty on the throttle body to a total of 10 years or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date, which ever occurs first. This car is extremely dangerous to drive as it basically stalls and cannot be restarted without turning the ignition completely off - which in turn turns off power asset to steering and brakes. Car may take up to 3 or 4 tries to start normally. This stalling condition can occur up to 5 times in an 8 mile trip.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 06/22/2014

A few weekends ago I purchased a very nice looking 06 Mustang gt with 87,000 (apx) miles. Car had just been cleaned up very nicely and looked like a good deal. On the way home I took it through the car wash and came to discover why it had been so cleaned out. Water began pouring in under the passenger side glove compartment. Like a water fall. The water didn't stop until there was a good 4 inches on the floor. What a nightmare. The water smelled terrible. I smell a awful mold/mildew smell now that won't go away. There were small electrical issues at the time that seem to have cleared up. . . For now. An internet search revealed the drainage holes under the cowl were plugged and an investigation verified the problem. Clearing of the drainage holes took only a few minutes, but I fear the damage may be there and will cause serious issues in the future if the wires should ever rust. An electrical failure is scary. Electrical components control. . Well. . The entire car. Cruse control, windows, anti-lock brakes, air bags, etc. I'd hate my air bags to deploy while driving. And the mold in the carpet can't be healthy either. Ford needs to acknowledge this problem and repair these vehicles at no cost to the consumer. This is not only an inconvenience, but the electrical aspect of the situation makes this an extremely dangerous gamble. When this car is paid off, I'm getting a different summertime fun car, and it won't be another Ford. Unless Ford takes responsibility for the issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 06/19/2014

My wife ,who is three months pregnant, was driving down the road when the wrench light came on and vehicle lost power and went into what I am hearing is "limp mode". The car losses power , never shuts off, it reduces the rpms to about 600 and speed to about 10 to 12 mph. When this happened to her she just barely got off the road before an 18 wheeler hit her from behind. When I arrived on scene I cut the vehicle off for about 10 sec. Then started it back up and it ran fine. This happened twice more before the check engine light came on. When I scanned the car trouble code p2111 displayed saying failed throttle body. I reset the computer went to the dealership and was told it would be about $170. 00 andthere was about a 50% chance they would not be able to determine the problem so I kept my money and left. Doing some research on the internet I have found many different forums where people with Mustangs are having the same issue with their etb ( electronic throttle body) on their vehicle but Ford says there is no issue. While doing my research I found where Ford issued a customer satisfaction program no. 13n03 on fusions, escapes, and milians for a defective ebt but the Mustang is not covered or acknowledged even though the problem desribed is the same exact issue that im having. This has happened to us about 10 different times since the first instance. It's a known issue as far as I am concerned and a major safety issue. Please help.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 06/18/2014

While travelling, the speedometer indicated speed changed from 60 mph to 125 mph. It now reads 65 mph when stopped, even while off, and seems to always indicate actual speed plus 65. There is no way to determine actual speed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 15
Failure Date: 06/12/2014

During rain or rinsing of car wash, water leaks inside cabin. Water has started corrosion in small areas under dash where it has contacted wires.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1994 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Started car, drove less than a mile down the road and got a big cloud of smoke inside the car. Pulled over and made it to the passenger side where the back panel was already bubbling with fire. Called 911 but the car was completely engulfed in flames within minutes. Still don't know what caused the fire just glad I got out alive.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

Since the car has had around 45000 miles on it I began having intermittent electrical issues. Speedometer, wipers, instrument cluster, break lights, head lights, and blinkers all stop working while driving. I am forced to shut the ignition off while driving and recycle the key just to get the blinker work and then shut it off again to turn it off! doors will no longer lock or unlock and cannot pop the trunk using fob. The electrical panel on the floor of the passenger side is clicking and I have read hundreds of complaints on the internet about this water leakage issue. How many people need to die before someone holds this manufacturer responsible? this has been a known issue for over 8 years and nothing has been done. Does someone need to be killed when my brake lights fail to illuminate before you take action?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that his vehicle randomly would not start. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer were it was diagnosed that the Smart junction box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage and current mileage was 40,000. Ml.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 04/20/2014

Vehicle was parked and turned off. Fire started in engine compartment. Witnesses said it sounded like the car was trying to start itself. Total loss. Damage was worst on the passenger side of the engine compartment centered in the area in front of the wheel. Security camera of incident shows smoke then fire starting at the front passenger side.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 04/19/2014

My fuel gauge, car temperature, and speedometer, all of a sudden started reading all over the place. The fuel gauge goes way past the full mark. The temperature gauge goes way past the hot mark. The speedometer always reads 110 mph.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 04/06/2014

Water got to fuse box made headlights go off and flooded passenger side of car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated while driving 50 mph, the speedometer stop working without any warnings. The contact mentioned that the speedometer was reading 0 mph when the driver was traveling approximately 25 mph. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 26,865.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 03/17/2014

Dash board gauge stepper motors are faulty resulting in no speed registered. . . No coolant temp registered. . Improper/no fuel level reading. . . Incorrect/no r. P. M. Readings. . . Upon start up, the gauges go ,for lack of better word, crazy. . Or dont operate at all lots of Ford Mustang owners are expweriencing this issue>>>> dangerous to not know the speed rpm fuel level and coolant temp. . . . Could result in accident, vehicle damage. . . Or worse!! Ford needs to be advised to recall and fix this issue. . . .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 03/04/2014

Received error code p2111, the car will bog down without notice and I cannot accelerate. This happens often and it does not matter if I am going slow or fast. The research I have done shows this to be a faulty throttle body. I found a website which shows "affected owners should contact Ford and mention consumer satisfaction program 13n03. " I plan on calling joe myers Ford in houston, TX tomorrow 3/5/14.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

The instrument cluster on my 2005 Mustang is failing. The rpm (tach) does not work at all. My temperature gauge does not work at all. My speedometer is starting to fail. I have researched and found this is a common problem w/ the 2005 Mustangs, yet there is no recall. If my car overheats, I will never know it. When my speedometer finally fails, I will not know how fast I am going.

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