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Seat Belt Problems of Ford Mustang - part 1



Ford Mustang owners have reported 58 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1994 Ford Mustang 1
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.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Ford Mustang 2
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 3
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 4
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

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

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 5
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.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 12/29/2013

Near miss - car pulled out in front of me and I instinctively hit the breaks and passenger seat belt locked up and wouldn't release causing passenger discomfort and unable to breath, was unable to release seat belt so had to cut off . This is a 2010 Mustang convertible with less than 50,000 miles . Contacted dealer and said that the seat belt was not covered under warranty! it would be $300 + labor ?? looked online and it seems that there are a lot of people who have the same problem! Ford needs to recall and fix this problem!.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 11/28/2013

Driver side seat belt gets twisted and wont retract and gets shut in door if you don't pay attention, passenger side seat belt is stuck and wont come out or work at all.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1998 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 08/14/2013

Passenger seat belt fulling extended and locked. Unusable.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

Seat belt on passenger side always retracted sluggishly since new, often just hanging loosely from the upper hanger. Then it would retract with help. Finally it jammed and will not release in order to connect the belt for use. When an attempt is made to use the belt, I hear a metallic clunk and the belt will not come out far enough to use.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 06/06/2013

The car was involved in a one vehicle accident hitting a guard rail on an interstate at 60 mph. It was pretty much a head on collision. The car stopped immediately when hitting the fifth post of the guard rail, stood the car up on its nose, spun around about 360 degrees before landing on the tires. During this time the air bags never deployed or the passenger seat belt caught. The passenger was bounced all around the car. The passengers of the car were looking straight down at the road when the car was spinning on the nose. Now, by god's grace only, these passengers were not extremely injured and was it a fatal impact. However, if the safety features of the car worked properly, less injury would have been experienced. The could have easily rolled and if so, the air bags would have been a necessity of security precautions. Ford should be held accountable for all the Mustangs experiencing air bag and seat belt problems. I purchase a vechile with the safety options has a main decision of choice. If the safety is not there, you are purchasing a "product" of death.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1996 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 05/19/2013

Passenger seat belt is stuck and will not retract.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2007 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

Incident vehicle is a Mustang base convertible 2007 originally sold in hawaii and subjected to salt air, water and humidity. Front and rear seat belt retractor assembly floor mount tabs are severely rusted on all surfaces. This appears to be caused by substandard steel or inferior anti-corrosion treatment used in the manufacturing process. The inevitable structural failure of these tabs or the abrasion to the seat belt caused by the rust creates a safety hazard. The seat belt buckle assemblies located nearby have little to no corrosion. The floor pan is not corroded, even under the corroded tabs.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 03/18/2013

Passenger side seat belt has always been slow to retract. Now it will not release at all. Dealer refuses to fix or replace as a defect. Will charge over $500 to fix. The vehicle has never been in an accident, has been taken care of, and has not been abused as the car has less than 83k miles. I thought seat belts were guaranteed for the life a vehicle!.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the vehicle front passenger seat belt sensor broke. The dealer was notified of the failure who stated that the vehicle was not under any warranty for the failure to be repaired and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,530 and the current mileage was 111,570. Pmb.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 15
Failure Date: 05/30/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt retractor was jammed. The seat belt would not move and the contact felt that it was a safety issue that the manufacturer should repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no known similar failures. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 16
Failure Date: 05/04/2012

I was driving on the freeway rear ended a old Nissan truck which resulted in me hitting my head against the steering wheel and totaling my car. I was going 40mph and my air bags did not deploy.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2000 Ford Mustang 17
Failure Date: 01/15/2012

Front passenger seat belt retractor malfunctioned. The seat belt is now stuck and will not extract. It cannot be worn by a passenger. This is the exact failure recalled in NHTSA campaign id number: 99v250000. However, my car's VIN was not included in this recall.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2012 Ford Mustang 18
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

Purchased 7/11 a 2012 Mustang with 9 miles on it. In less than 6 months. We have had two failed tires. A leaking transmission. Now the plastic part of the seat belt that hold the belt off the neck is broken and Ford refuses to fix it.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 19
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

Passenger side seat belt failure - will not retract or come out.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 20
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

Driver side seat belt does not retract on its own. You have to manually mess with it to get it to retract. Sometimes it has a difficult time of pulling it out to buckle. Although still operable, I don't believe this is safe.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 21
Failure Date: 05/05/2011

Rear passenger seatbelt does not retract; unusable.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1999 Ford Mustang 22
Failure Date: 04/27/2011

Mustang rear passenger seat belt stuck.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2011 Ford Mustang 23
Failure Date: 01/27/2011

After several miles uphill, the vehicle had begun to travel downhill. After less than one mile, the steering was unresponsive; driver's input assumed hydraulic response. There was none. The vehicle hit the side of a mountain; very narrow shoulder didn't allow for error. The car overturned. The 'black box' located in the steering wheel collects a volume of data except one important fact: steering wheel angle. The steering wheel was positioned to miss the mountain but not to enter the on-coming lane. The steering didn't react. Why was this essential data not recorded when many other trivial computations are present? I believe Ford understands the potential problem and omits the steering wheel angle because of liability. The vehicle was rented from hertz. They failed to advise the customer of the slow response of electronic steering. Second: passenger seat belt is positioned high and the headrest protrudes, making an occupant of average size 'slouch' to avoid the uncomfortable strap. Regardless, the seat belt travels along the passenger's neck and tightens when the vehicle overturns. The 'accident' caused an 85% carotid artery dissection. My wife spent 10 days in a trauma center because of this horribly positioned seat belt and unresponsive steering. A friend who has a doctorate in nursing advised us during the hospitalization. She recently rented a Mustang and was worried when the strap bisected her throat. Go sit in one! it's all the evidence you need. Ford motor company will do nothing until they are presented with legal papers. I have formally notified them to no avail. They don't care. They just keep building them.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 24
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

The seat belts in the front will not retract. Went to the junk yard and every car I found had the same problem. I don't understand why they have not recalled them. Your oldest seat belts on other cars still work. So why wouldn't these still work?? it is a big safety problem because people can't afford to buy new ones.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 25
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that both front seat belts failed to retract properly. The vehicle was taken the dealer. The dealer confirmed the seat belts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted . The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.

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