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Electrical System Problems of Ford Mustang - part 1

Ford Mustang owners have reported 268 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Mustang based on all problems reported for the Mustang.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Mustang 1
Failure Date: 01/06/2018

I�m a long time Ford owner. In July, 2017 the electronic power steering on my 2013 Mustang gt which had less than 40k miles, malfunctioned which in turn resulted in the loss of traction control, abs and other electronic assist functions. After being informed that my warranty was expire, I was quoted over $2. 2k. Annoyed that a low mileage car which was less than 4 years old could have an issue like this, I chose to drive it without power steering. Fast forward to January 2018, I brought the car to the dealership for an oil change which happened to lose all steering function while in their possession. The dealership explained that the car was a ticking time bomb and that I should be grateful that the steering didn�t go out while I was on the road. I was blown away because they never informed me that I would lose all steering in the original diagnosis 6 months earlier. I contacted Ford consumer affairs and they just filed it away and don�t want to acknowledge the issue due to the potential liability it can face for selling cars with faulty steering that are likely to fail on the road. Ford�s power steering issues are well-known, but the associated catastrophic steering failure is not. Basically, if you drive a Ford product and the power steering goes out, you are driving a death trap.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 2
Failure Date: 12/09/2017

Ford invented a new grill shutter and in 1 1/2 years its broke . They now say it not there fault and $1,100 to replace there defective design .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 3
Failure Date: 11/04/2017

When starting my car, the wrench icon stays lit on my dashboard. The car manual states that this is an issue with the electronic throttle control. The car does not recognize when I am (or not) pushing on the gas pedal- sometimes when I lightly push the pedal, the engine revs, other times the car won't move at all. This has put me (and other drivers on the road) in a very dangerous position to be in, that I can't control my car. I have read many things online that there has been this issue with many other Ford/Lincoln cars, from 2011-2015. When calling my local dealership, they said they will not fix this issue free of charge, even though Ford had a "customer satisfaction program". I was told my car is not in those that had that issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 4
Failure Date: 11/04/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2016 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle with the air conditioner on, vapors would enter the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to local dealer, fairway Ford 2323 laurens road, greenville SC 29607 where it was diagnosed that the evaporator coil failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, however provided no additional assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 35,600. Ec.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 5
Failure Date: 10/23/2017

While driving on freeway (60mph - 65mph) car suddenly stalls. No power to engine, need to limp to side of freeway (very dangerous). Car sits, then you can re-start. Sounds like electronic thottle body (etb) issue that you are well aware of. Why are you not investigating this issue??? Ford (westway Ford, irving, TX) cannot diagnose. This is a critical safety issue. Cars stalling on freeway are a hazard to all parties. You guys need to investigate this issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 09/24/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Mustang. While pulling into the driveway at 5 mph, the power steering failed and seized without being able to turn the wheel. A message that stated "service trac control" and other unknown warning indicators illuminated. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 51,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 09/12/2017

While driving vehicle less than a mile from my home noticed I had no air when I hit the ac button as it was very warm day this has happened intermittently in the last 2 years , so I pulled over and turned the car off and restarted and the air and a/c began working. I took into Ford when car was still under the 3 year 36000 mile bumper to bumper warranty for this issue and was basically told they could not do anything since it was no occurring at that time. I have also had issues with windows fogging up while driving after just starting the vehicle since owning it. This car also has a defective clear coat finish on the back of vehicle trunk area. The clear coat on the black panel of the trunk is peeling off this car is only 4 years old and this is completely unacceptable. I cannot believe the clearcoat is peeling off as badly is it is. I am embarrassed to drive this car with the clearcoat peeling off the way it is. This should not be happening at all. I have owned Ford vehicles my whole life and am extremely disappointed with the quality of this Mustang(which I had to save my money four 4 years before I could buy one) I had a 1995 Mustang gt for 13 years never had any issues with the paint on it. I have always bought Ford but I will never buy another Ford vehicle again. I still cannot believe the finish is peeling off on a 4 yr old vehicle. I am also very unhappy with the fact that I had to drive my car for over a year and a half with defective drivers side airbag before they actually replaced it. I had to reduce my driving until it was replaced almost a year and a half after receiving the recall notice.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 08/15/2017

My instrument cluster does not work and Ford needs to have a recall with all the complaints with all the 05 Mustang owners.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2017

Electrical system problem. There does not seem to be a trigger in regard to rain, hot, or cold weather conditions or how it is being driven. I have had a Ford dealership work on this to no avail. I will start with the safety aspect that is affected. It will do all of these things at once and then slowly come back online, sometimes the errors do not correct themselves. 1. No brake lights 2. No rear turn signal 3. No heat/air (it will turn on and off) - which is bad in inclement weather for old people 4. Brake light, traction control light, tire pressure monitor, service engine, all have errors. 5. Radio will turn on and off. It will cycle through these things failing, they may fail multiple times per minute or just stay in fail mode, or they may just correct themselves. This started to happen infrequently and slowly stepped up to very frequently. I will attach a link to a youtube video that will show my car. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 05/11/2017

After about 8 months of purchase of this vehicle the backup camera began to act up. The camera would occasionally go to static or a completely black screen. I had finally managed to have taken a video and produced it for the mechanic to see. They said that they could not recreate the issue so they had blamed the problem on the heat. While I agree it is hot in the state of arizona, this is something that should have been sorted out during the development cycles of the vehicle and the camera. Arizona the last I checked is a part of the united states where Ford exists as a company and road tests vehicles on account of the heat. These are situations that should have been figured out already. You are not expected to rely on backup cameras, but in a vehicle like this it is an important way of being able to see out the back of the car and is a premium item. This is one of four complaints I have had about this vehicle that have not been resolved.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 01/16/2017

Ford intelligence/not so intelligent this morning I was putting my 2 year old child in her car seat as I normally do with the car started and I placed my purse and the keys in the front seat of the car. After securing my child I closed the door to walk around and get in and the doors were locked. My car was running and my 2 year old baby was frantically screaming in the back seat of the car. Why did this happen? when I contacted Ford, they said the car was not supposed to lock with the keys inside, so why did it happen?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

While driving in forward and backing up vehicle complete loss of electric power steering. Including warning cel for service advanctrac, hill assist n/a and traction control. This has occurred on multiple occasions and has been take to dealership multiple times. The loss of power steering is extremely dangerous and almost impossible to control vehicle. 3 times on city streets while turning and 4 times on driveway.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 12/27/2016

Purchased 2015 Mustang 5. 0 with only 6000 miles. And numerous times I tried to register my Mustang with Ford sync vehicle health report but said my vehicle wasnt compadable, which I didnt understand. When I hit 13000miles. . . I noticed vehicle ac was not cooling for a couple days. I made an appointment with dealership but day before I was driving on the freeway checking if maybe the ac would work all of a sudden, the engine shut off. . . . I pushed the clutch back in and started it as I was in neutral. Engine turned back on and I turned off the radio and ac. Thank god I made it back home.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 12/08/2016

Ever since I got my Mustang the fuel gauge was acting up and would sometimes give me a correct reading but most of the time it just sits at empty even after refueling. Then just recently I started driving into work when I noticed that my speedometer said I was doing about 100 mph on city streets and confirmed it was inaccurate when I came to a stoplight and came to a complete stop but the speedometer read 50 mph. When I got to work I stopped the engine and started it back up and I had to repeat this process 7-8 times to get it to reset back to 0 mph this was the first time that occurred since I got it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 15
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

One week ago, or first week novemeber 2016, I had no ac at all. Gone, only the fans operated, and since I live in south florida I was very uncomfortable. I called Ford pompano where I got bought the car and the service person said he was familiar with my problem as many other model 2015 Ford Mustang had the same problem - no ac.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 10/19/2016

Purchase date 4-16. Eight documented visits to dealer/repair. Other visits where service adviser said to return when system failures were happening, as problem would resolve before I arrived at service. Re water inside, driver door issues, sync, camera/stereo electrical issues include doors will not unlock at times, takes multiple attempts to be granted access into car, thus causing safety concern. Sync goes out fairly regularly including phone function, back up camera, stereo. Currently in shop again since 7-3-17 @ 9 am. (16 consecutive days this trip). Safety concern of most importance to me is the fact that car has lost power multiple times on highway and thankfully has not yet been in a major accident. Quick reflexes of drivers behind me are only reasons that accidents have been avoided thus far. I am told by dealer that this is a throttle body malfunction. Throttle body has been reprogrammed after a near rear end accident ( highway/ intersection/turn). Throttle body went out with no warning car instantly decelerated with no acceleration capability. One week later throttle body fails again causing a near accident that would have been fatal in nature due to the speed of traffic on highway. My 7 yea old was in rear seat. My children are no longer for any reason allowed in the vehicle since October 2016. Throttle body has yet again been replaced June 2017. Third attempt to repair this car with no indication that this is a repair, it seems to be merely a repair attempt as this process of attempted repairs has caused 3 near rear accidents. This car has proven itself to be a danger on the road and a major safety hazard for anyone inside or outside of this vehicle while it is in motion. Low mileage is indicator of how untrustworthy vehicle is to me. It is only driven by me, no passengers allowed. Only driven if another car can not be borrowed. Unresolved issues.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 10/12/2016

The vehicles drivers seat motor stopped working. Cannot move the seat to a safe driving position. Was told by mechanic that the track was bad. The car has 55,000 miles on it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 09/07/2016

Takata recall I been dealing with a electrical problem with my car and its brand new. Every time I get in the car and turn it on and drive for about 5 minutes my music turns off and shows the horse symbol displayed on the screen and it comes back on 10 minutes later. But then sometimes it does that and then the display screen turns black and I can't turn on the radio or anything. And that last for a few hours or so. . It's really getting annoying and something needs to be done.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 08/30/2016

I purchased my 2005 Ford Mustang v6 automatic transmission in July of 2016. At the time of purchase everything seemed to be working fine but about a month later I noticed the fuel gauge was sitting at e so I attempted to fill it thinking I had an empty tank which meant I should have been able to put 14-16 gallons in and as I was refueling I noticed it kept shutting off even though I had just started the pump eventually I got it filled and only put in about 6 gallons which I thought was odd but I went with it and got back in my car started it up and noticed that the gauge was still sitting at e at that point I knew something was wrong but I figured it could wait since I knew how far I could potentially go on a full tank but then after I left and headed for home I noticed that my speedometer said I was going 60 but everyone was blowing past me at least 10mph faster when the speed limit was 60. So I pulled over and noticed that at a stop the speedometer came to rest at 35mph I was able to fix it but it kept happening I was lucky enough that I didnt get pulled over because I had no idea how fast I was going. Then for a while that stopped happening but every now and then and at an increasing rate the engine keeps stalling like its not getting enough fuel when I stop at an intersection or stop sign even though I had just filled the fuel tank the day before and hadn't driven more than 50 miles. The mileage at the time of the incidents beginnings was ~24,000 miles the current mileage is 34,000 as of 5/15/17.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 08/29/2016

The fan blower motor 2p connector is damage. Mechanic indicate signs of melting and burning on the main harshness which relays the fan, and ac compressor. Also intense chipping of paint on left front quarter panel.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

On 8/18/16, I was driving on maryland state route 198, at about 40 mph, when the car began to lurch forward, stop, lurch forward as I came through a roundabout. I pulled over to the shoulder. I turned the car off, restarted the car, and while on the shoulder, I pressed the gas pedal, and again the car lurched forward twice and then stopped. Wrench light was lit up on dashboard (it wasn't lit moments before) and when I looked at the manual it said the car had defaulted to "limp to home" and I should see the dealer. I was more than 40 miles from home and called aaa. If this had occurred 10 minutes later, I would have been driving 55 mph on interstate 295 s and would have been in danger because that road has no shoulder. This car behavior mimicked what I experienced oct. 6, 2015 (lurching, dashboard lights looking like a disco ball), when the dealer had to replace the throttle assembly (service date oct. 7, 2015). However, the dealer is now telling me it is a transmission problem with the car showing tft sensor, p0710, p0713 code readings. This is the third major repair. On 11/23/12, the dealer replaced the instrument cluster, after I experienced an issue thanksgiving day with all dashboard lights looking like a disco ball and could not read the speedometer to know how fast I was driving while in baltimore on interstate 695. The car is 4 years old and has about 61,000 miles on it. I believe all three incidents represent safety issues. I did not know you could file a complaint until I began researching after this latest incident, and so include the the other two in this report.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 08/06/2016

Pcm- engine begins to chug and stall at a stop/idle until engine completely shuts off. Must place in park, turn off ignition and restart ignition/car; driving safety hazard to have car shutting down in bumper to bumper traffic, at every stop sign, every stop light, and every time of idling.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

I was driving on the freeway going 60mph when all of a sudden my cars power just cut off and it went into limp mode and had the worst idle at 1100 rpm until I turned off the vehicle. I then turned it back on and the limp mode light went away but a few more miles up it cut power again and almost caused a wreck as I had to quickly think and get to the side of the freeway. It happened 2 more times that day til I got it home and got the engine code p2111. I found out later its a faulty throttle body that they used in fusions and other models and everyone is having this same issue of it randomly cutting off. It's a faulty throttle body that should be recalled!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

2015 Mustang 2. 3 l ecoboost, when at ideal for more then 5 - 10 min. It starts smoking white smoke from the tail pipes, the longer it sits the heavier the smoke gets. Steering : sometimes when turning left the steering wheel doesn't return to center, I have to pull the steering wheel, as if it is stuck. Transmission feels like it shifts hard sometimes and sometimes it does not. Passenger airbag : when someone is riding with me the airbag turns off. Driver side seat: has cooled seats. Doesn't work all the time, states it is on, but not feeling anything cool. Contacted Ford and they will not do much about it. Except tell me to bring it to the shop.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

The car was in motion going down the interstate about 70 mph. All of the sudden the car speed dropped slowly until it reached about 20 mph with the gas pedal all the way to the floor and it would not pick speed back up. The service light came on and I pulled over. When the gas pedal was pushed while the car was in park it would not rev at all. Once the car was back in motion it would not go over 15mph. After the car was turned off and the battery reset the car was working like normal for a few days. Once again driving down the interstate out of nowhere the service light came on and the cars speed declined once again, once the car was turned off and reset it worked fine. This problem keeps happening with no warning.

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