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Electrical System Problems of Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang owners have reported 166 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

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

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 1994 Ford Mustang 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 02/25/2014

On 02-25-2014 at approximately 0800 my wife (katherine matthews) was driving our 2012 Ford Mustang gt, she turned on the heated seats and was traveling north bound on GA hwy 49 when the seat warmer malfunctioned overheating and burning a hole through the leather seat back, causing a first degree burn to the bottom left flank of her back. On 02-27-2014 we took our 2012 Ford Mustang gt to riverside Ford/Lincoln in macon, GA we advised them of the incident, they charged us $95. 00 to inspect the electrical system and determine what caused the seat warmer to malfunction and burn a hole through the seat back and cause a first degree burn to my wife's back. Riverside Ford stated the circuit for the seat malfunctioned/failed causing the seat warmer to overheat and burn a hole through the driver's side seat back. Riverside Ford stated our Mustang was out of warranty and we would be responsible for repairing/replace the driver's side seat of our Mustang at a cost to us of $1,142. 36 (parts $715. 76, labor $350. 00, misc. $26. 50, and tax $50. 10). I called the Ford customer relationship center (1-800-392-3673) spoke with a representative and opened a case (case #: cas4038883-v0v1z1) they stated there were no recalls concerning the seat warmers in the Ford Mustang's and there was nothing they could do for us concerning replacing/repairing the drivers seat in our vehicle but they would be looking into the problem. They did advise us to save our seat when we pay to have it replaced in case there is a recall at a later date. I am glad my wife was not more seriously hurt than she was and that she turned the seat warmer off before the vehicle could have caught on fire while she was driving on the highway and possible causing an accident or harming other motorist around her.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 02/15/2014

I was driving the car on a city street at approximately 30 mph. When I accelerated, the engine started extreme shaking and then shut down. Fortunately, no one was behind me, so I did not get hit. I then was able to restart the car, but each time I stopped at a light, the car would stall out again. I was able to get to a nearby Ford dealer. They repaired the car free of charge (it was under warranty) and told me that the issues was that there was a defective computer chip which caused the engine to shut down. Ford has not contacted me to discuss the incident.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

Drove not knowing how fast I was going except my gps thank god, airbag said malfuntion popped me in the face, lights were dim couldn't see and drove into a pole. Third huge issue and Ford won'r fix b/c warranty I could have killed or been killed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 11/29/2013

2006 Ford Mustang. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle broke down and computer recall issues. The consumer was informed a new computer was needed for the vehicle, and Ford had recalled it due to a known issue. However, the part was on back order. After 2 months of not having her vehicle, the part was still on back order. Ford informed the consumer, to have the vehicle towed to a Ford dealership. The part neeed was an ecu, the main computer.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 10/25/2013

The speedometer sticks at approx 60,40,35 mph. It will use that as zero so if it sticks at 60. And you are going 60 it will read 120. Ford says that I should replace the instrument panel. There are numerous other 2005 Mustang v6 owners who have the same problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

My speedometer was reading a lower speed than I was actually driving. It was confirmed with a speed radar sign. My speedometer gauge was off by 15 mph. I checked online and noticed there were many other owners with the same defect. I contacted Ford regarding the issue and they told me there wasn't any recall for my car. I did some more research and found out the steppers in the cluster gauge have been known to go bad.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 07/26/2013

My engine overheated when it cooled down I checked the cooling fan connectors and discovered they have melted now the fan won't operate.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 07/21/2013

Speedometer and rpm gauges faulty. Speedometer starts at 140 when vehicle is stopped and climbs till it is vertically facing down. Rpm gauge does not work.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 07/17/2013

Driving on highway 55mph, car shut down and could not restart. Towed to shop, they say needs a new computer. $1,300. 00 repair. They car is 8 years old and only has 9100 miles on it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 07/15/2013

This has been a reoccurring problem that I have been experiencing for quite awhile. I was researching a lunge problem, discovered it is frequently happening to others. It happens when I am going a a very slow speed. It has happened in traffic many times which is scary, in my housing developments, we have speed bumps so you must drive slowly and making turns. It just immediately all shuts down and the car stops. I actually try to avoid traffic on freeway because it has happened so many times. I have discussed, in the past, this with my mechanic various times and made sure everything in my car is fine. I have replaced everything and my car is well maintained. Extremely dangerous.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 26
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

Automatictransmission has trouble shifting into low gear. Doesn't want to accelerate after stopping. Sounds as if it is stuck in a gear. Have read many complaints about this online and Ford just claims it isn't their problem. Also, all gauges quit working at approx 70,000 miles. Fuel system is terrible. Will not pump gas past half a tank and spits gas back out while pumping like its full. Causes pump to constantly shut off. All of these are incredibly dangerous and makes this car unsafe to drive.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 27
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

The speedometer gauge is stuck around 100 mph when the car is not moving. The gauge then moves from that point once the car is in motion.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 28
Failure Date: 06/17/2013

The instrument gauges on my 2005 Mustang gt started to fail. First the speedometer and then the fuel and temperature gauges. Only the tachometer remains functional. This is a serious safety hazard as there is no way to accurately measure how fast your going. This can be a big issue on rain soaked, icy or otherwise hazardous highways where knowing your speed is crucial to safe operation of your vehicle. Ford is obviously not standing behind their product and will not fix the problem without a recall, unless I pay up 1,000 dollars. . . Then wait for the same thing to occur again. Nhtsa has the power to issue the recall if safety is an issue. How can it not be? how many have to be maimed or injured before you issue the recall and demand that Ford fix this problem?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Mustang 29
Failure Date: 06/04/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Mustang gt. The contact stated that the fuel pump relay fuse burned out and caused the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the problem. The technician replaced the fuel pump relay but the vehicle continued to stall. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was 14,000 and the current mileage was 20,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1990 Ford Mustang 30
Failure Date: 03/28/2013

The windows won't roll down and I've spent a whole day and around $100 trying to fix it. All I want is working windows, can I get some manual doors?.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1991 Ford Mustang 31
Failure Date: 03/25/2013

The contact owns a 1991 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed smoke and then fire from the dash board. The contact called the fire department and personally extinguished the fire. The fire department stated the fire was started due to an electrical component. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the fire was caused by a defective ecm. The contact called manufacturer after noticing a NHTSA campaign I. D. Number 96v071000 (electrical system). The manufacturer stated the parts for the remedy would not be available until six months. The failure mileage was 65,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 32
Failure Date: 03/13/2013

Left side of dash cluster ( tach and fuel gauge ) both stopped working. Must replace entire cluster to fix .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 33
Failure Date: 03/13/2013

While sitting,with all doors closed,the door ajar light came on along with a chime and stayed on,drivers window wouldnt roll down and windsheild wipers started moving by themselves,then the door ajar light went off for a split second,then came back on multiple times along with the chimes and wouldnt go off,at the same time,the windsheild wipers now wont work,shut the car off for 10 minutes,now everything operated fine for a short time,then it started all over again.

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