Seat Belt Problems of Ford Mustang - part 1

Ford Mustang owners have reported 83 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt 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   Seat Belt problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 1
Failure Date: 04/10/2018

I have been having more and more trouble with being able to unbuckle my seatbelt from the belt buckle after parking and attempting to get out, it keeps getting stuck and doesn't release like it's supposed to. I have never spilled anything on it, or inside the belt buckle locking mechanism. My vehicle is a 2011 Ford Mustang gt.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2018

Takata recall passenger seat belt locked up now drivers side seat belt acting up and hard to retract in and out as well.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 3
Failure Date: 03/11/2018

My 2015 Mustang was totaled on March 11 2018 and none of the airbags came out and on inspection the state trooper said my seat beat misfired . When I contacted the Ford customer service center the guy had the nerve to ask me what did I want him to do about it!!!! I never received a recall at all from anyone!!!! I then ask him to have someone call me I have as to yet not received one phone call. . . This is just not the kind of response that will continue to sell Ford Mustang if I can�t be safe or my family be safe what would make me want to own another one or even tell everyone my experience with Mustang and I have owned many of them I loved Mustangs but this really changes my view of Ford and Mustangs!!!.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 4
Failure Date: 03/11/2018

The contact owned a 2015 Ford Mustang. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a mile marker sign. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to restrain the driver correctly. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact sustained neck and back injuries, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 5
Failure Date: 02/24/2018

Driver seat belt fails to latch. If you can get it to latch unlatches while driving.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 12/31/2017

I recently was traveling on the interstate late after work on interstate 10 at 60 mph when I was struck from behind at a high rate of speed which caused the car to spin out of control , hit a guard rail and thrown into onto oncoming traffic. As stated in police report. Both front and rear of the car sustained severe damage however none of the airbags deployed causing facial trauma seatbelts failed, as it did not hold my 100 lb body in place. Causing injury. From being thrown all over the car causing loss of conciousnous. Back driver side wheel and hub was torn off from impact and axle was broke. Car had 96 k miles and well maintained. And cared for. However this car has faulty airbags, seatbelts, among other issues that CA result in a human life!.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2000 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 05/26/2017

As I was pulling into a friend's drive way, my airbags just went off. The seat belts don't retract.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2015 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 01/27/2017

2015 Mustang 2. 3 liter. Purchased brand new from fairfield Ford in California. Mustang rear ended 2014 prius at highway speed. Severe accident. Steering wheel airbag failed to inflate in Mustang. Lower airbag in driver footwell inflated only. Driver seatbelt retractor is not locked potentially should be immobilized. Driver of Mustang suffered 2 broken ribs, 2 cracked ribs, and a cracked sternum. Her face also struck the steering wheel and caused her to become unconscious for a little while . Both vehicles towed from scene, Mustang driver did not realize her injuries and went to the hospital the following day. Complaints of chest pain, which is when x-rays were taken and the bodily injuries were determined.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 01/24/2017

Anchors for car seats are unusable. Only one anchor is installed per side for car seats in the back seat making them unusable. In addition the anchor at the top is unusable as the headrest prevents tightening of the upper strap. Called Ford and they had no solution. The owners manual provides inaccurate information.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

Takata recall plus drivers seat belt wont retrack very easy. Been to world Ford dealership in pensacola and they keep telling me to bring it in next month. It's been since Jan this year and still no airbag replacement. Been in there three times so far. Please let get this fixed before someone gets hurt or dead. . . .

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 10/06/2016

My 11 year old daughter was waiting in my parked car in a parking lot for me and absentmindedly twisting one of the seat belts around her wrists. The seatbelt locked and as she tried to get it to release, the belt went in further and her hands were tightly bound to the seat where the shoulder belt retracts. She was unable to free herself and was screaming for help. She was finally able to reach her phone on the floor by kicking off her shoes & then using her toe to tell "siri" to call mom. When I got outside, I could not free her and her hands were turning purple. I had no choice but to cut the seatbelt off. This is not something I would ever have anticipated. It worries me that a younger child could play with it and fall asleep for example, and the parents may not realize until it is too late.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 08/13/2016

Mustang had front driver airbag inflator recall, took over a year to get this fixed, while being repaired, airbag light constant illuminated on dash panel, dealership ran diagnostic, indicated passenger seatbelt retractor and or sensor malfunction, within 2 days of picking up car received notice in mail of yet another airbag recall, passenger side inflator. Contacted Ford customer service regarding the passenger seatbelt retractor airbag sensor and was told has nothing to do with current recall and nothing will be done with this issue.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2016 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 01/22/2016

I was involved in an incident where a deer jumped out in front of me. I swerved and my car went through a brick mailbox. My airbags took a while to come out, but when they did I was burned and blistered.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1999 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

My seat belts do not function well. Sometimes, they retract very slow, lose and sometimes they do not even retract. Also, sometime they get stuck. When I brake hard, they stuck and too tight. . . . On the other hand sometimes they are very lose and doesn't stay tight to my chest, same is the case with the navigator seat belts and also the rear seat seat belts. It been happening for couple of weeks.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2000 Ford Mustang 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

My passenger side seat belt does not work.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

I recently purchased this vehicle and noticed the next day that the passenger seat belt will neither retract or extend to a usable length . Online I have noticed numerous similar complaints. My local dealer wants $287. 00 plus labor of approximately 2 hours to repair and from what I'm seeing there is no guarantee it will be fixed.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 02/10/2015

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Mustang. While driving at 60 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. In addition, the seat belt pretensioner failed to retract causing the contact to strike her nose on the steering wheel. The contact¿s nose was bruised, but no medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

I stopped at a stop sign, then made a right hand turn, my car started sliding on the ice in the street, I turned the wheels hard left to avoid a car parked on the street, then I believe I tried turning right to stay on the street, unfortunately I hit a tree with the right side of front bumper hard enough to push the wheel back about 2-3 feet. The air bag did not go off and the seatbelt allowed my chest to hit the steering wheeling causing a chest wall contusion and exacerbation of my low back pain (I had a fusion of 2 discs with complications of cellulitis and osteomyelitis post-op), along with pain in my left hip replacement because my knee hit the dash. I also have had off and on numbness in my right little finger which I am not sure if it is from something in my shoulder or something in my neck since the surgery. I will have to let my doctor know this when I see him as a follow-up from the er. I also will be letting the doctor or n. P. I see at the pain clinic I go to of this fact. The er provider also said I had some degree of "whiplash". Both the air bag and seat belt failed to protect me from injury. I have sent a email to Ford but am waiting for a response.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 11/12/2014

There was a vehicle in front of me. Both vehicles were traveling at the same speed. The car in front of me anchored the brakes. I was 3 car length behind. Th abs failed and did not allow the brakes to resume. We hit the back end of the car in front at 35mph. The passenger seatbelt broke ending my fiancã©e head into the windshield. The airbags did not deploy car was totaled and the Toyota did not have a scratch: myself and my girl are both injured. I purchased this car 5/14. I believe there may not be airbags and I also think this car escaped having to have a salvage title. We are upset to say the least. As it is one thing but to put a consumers life at risk is another. This is the second car from this dealer since March 2014 that we had been given a death trap.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1994 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

While trying to buckle up the lower seat belt retractor locked and will not unlock. I tried contacting every third part, oem and dealer in the eastern half of the united states for a replacement seat belt. This part is not available as new or recertified. Since this is critical to the safety of passengers Ford should provide an alternative solution or part.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 08/16/2014

The passenger seat has rarely been used in this vehicle. However, the week the seatbelt failed (became jammed in panel as though I had hit brakes and would not release) I was the driver for an 88 year old female friend running her errands while her caregiver was out of town. , the seat belt was used for several days. I went on line and found numerous articles and recalls. I contacted my local Ford dealer. They implied on the phone it would be repaired at no charge because, once I was on site, rent car arranged I was told my particular vehicle was not a specific recall and indicated I must pay. Now after 5 days of paying for a rent car. I was informed replacement seatbelt had not been ordered pending my approval. (previously it was not explained to it would have to be entirely replaced. Cost of seatbelt $260. 42 total cost to install $584. 63. My vehicle will not pass inspection as this is a major safety issue. I feel I have been mislead and ripped off by dealer. At this point I am picking up the part only, turning in the rent car and seeking a less expensive install. This is a well documented defect with this vehicle and could have easily been in an accident with no restraint for my passenger.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2004 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

Passenger side front seat belt retracts only and will not extend, so therefore is non-functional. This is not a case of twisted belt, as we have accessed the part and ensured "flat" wind. My son just bought car. Prior owner says it never worked for several years. Driver's side seat belt is also barely functional. Both present major safety hazards to occupants. Looking on-line this seems to be a well known problem with the manufacturer's design which should be corrected.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1991 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Driver side seat belts will not retract automatically causing concern belt would fail to work.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the drivers side seatbelt was unraveling intermittently. The threads and the belt was deteriorating and at any point in time may fall apart. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the drivers side seatbelt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000. Dyd.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 05/02/2014

I have been waiting for a repair on my passenger side for about 3-4 years. The dealer in dumas, TX repaired the driver side but says they havent gotten the part in for the passenger side. Something is wrong here and somebody is dropping the ball. I want my Mustang repaired so I can drive it. I do not drive it as I always have passengers (grandkids) and the warning I got said not to let people sit in the passenger side of the front seat. Therefore I do not drive my Mustang. It has been parked almost 3-4 years now. What a shame! the dates I am using in this form are about . . . I am not sure when it was recalled at first!!!! I have since received a notice to get this fixed as the company has claimed chapter 11. How can I when the dealer cant get the part?.


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