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2010 Ford Mustang repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 150 repairs.
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2010 Ford Mustang repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (62%)

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Chart based on 95 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Mustang

Engine not specified

Ford Mustang in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Plastic part on passenger side needed to be repaired or fixed. I did not notice it until after delivery. On the driver side door they have a side windown adjustment but on the passenger side it is just a plastic piece. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

supercharged 540hp 5.4L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

11160 mi
Air conditioning vent motor making clicking noises upon start up. Replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

33000 mi

US $900
Electric Seat (driver) stopped working forcing a replacement of the track assembly. 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2012

16000 mi
Loud clicking noise in dash when first started or when switching to vent position. Dealer's mechanic replaced the HVAC floor mode door actuator. Repair was done under warranty. When cold outside and the first trip of the day, the transmission is difficult to shift into second and third gear. Clunks and resist being shift into gear. Must double clutch into those two gears to avoid long term transmission damage. 
Ford Mustang in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

40003 mi

US $30
blend door actuator i cant believe this is going out on a ton of 2010 mustangs. 1. Lower the glove compartment. 2. Disconnect the temperature blend door actuator electrical connector. 3. Remove the 2 temperature blend door actuator  blend door actuator i cant believe this is going out on a ton of 2010 mustangs. 1. Lower the glove compartment. 2. Disconnect the temperature blend door actuator electrical connector. 3. Remove the 2 temperature blend door actuator  
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

24000 mi

US $60
No air to footwell ducts; air to windshield & vents ok. Caused by bad heater control (part CR3Z-19980-D). 
Jun 2016

26000 mi

US $30
Loud clicking sound from dash when using AC/vents. Sometimes no air to floor. Bad heater adjust motor (part AR3Z19E616). Easy to self-replace. 
Ford Mustang in Iowa, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Apr 2011

6000 mi
Sync System Needed to be updated Synch System Needed to be updated 
Ford Mustang in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2012
Aug 2009

2000 mi
auto-dim mirror didn't headlights aimed at ground 
Ford Mustang in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2012
Jul 2011

4000 mi
Car is hard to start after stalling out in lst gear after waiting for light to change. 
Ford Mustang in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Jan 2011

4340 mi
smart junction box replaced. Lights now turn on. 
Apr 2011

6820 mi
change sjb, but was not the problem. haven't had time to take it back 
Feb 2012

12880 mi
abs module failed 
Ford Mustang in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2011
Nov 2010

6000 mi
Approximately 2100 miles after oil change, oil life meter was down to 5%. Dealer reset meter. Meter only reset to 60% after oil change rather than 100%. 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Dec 2010

22000 mi
The HVAC blend door actuator had slipped off its track, causing a clicking noise when the air vent selection was changed to a certain setting. The part was replaced without tearing the dash apart. 
Nov 2011

39000 mi
driver side seat cushion experienced a tear, which permitted the seat frame to be felt when sitting; replaced seat cushion 
Jan 2012

39800 mi
replaced passenger seat airbag module (SRS service needed light was on) 
Mar 2012

43000 mi
Piece of seat trim broken during January 2012 repair was replaced by the dealership. 
Aug 2012

50800 mi
Driver side seat belt "helper arm" would not stay in position, allowing for belt to drop behind the front seat. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $86
One of the elements of the horn failed, causing a reduced volume and tone in the sound. The entire horn assembly was replaced. 
Oct 2014

77000 mi

US $250
Failed blend door actuator motor replaced; symptom was loud clicking noise when periodically switching blower between upper and lower vents 
Ford Mustang in Virginia, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

57000 mi
Clicking sound when using ventilation system. 
Ford Mustang in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2010

6400 mi
Rattle or creaking coming from behind the radio and behind the instrument cluster. Dealer can hear it but does not know how to fix it. Does not do it all the time. 
Oct 2011

18300 mi
Noise behind the radio when a/c or heat was turned on. Dealer replaced a relay that fixed the problem  
Sep 2012

28000 mi
Paint was peeling on both sides of the rear window. rear window had to be removed, re-painted and rear window re-installed. 
Nov 2013

40000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on. They replaced an oxygen sensor. Would have cost $280, but I used the extended warranty and only paid $50. 
Jun 2015

62000 mi

US $400
Had multiple rust spots on hood.. 
Ford Mustang in Quebec, Canada
May 2016 - Apr 2018
Jun 2016

34720 mi

C $24
Heater blend door actuator was making noise. Replaced the actuator. 
Apr 2018

62620 mi

C $73
Downstream Oxygen sensor failed. Replaced with a new one. 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

25000 mi

US $250
GPS Antennae and Satelite radio Antennae bushings( sway links ) 
Jul 2018

91000 mi

US $30
replace passenger airbag oil change 
Ford Mustang in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Air bag sensor in driver seat replaced...light was on 
Ford Mustang in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

19000 mi
Significant corrosion was forming under the paint at the weld seam between the outer and inner sheet metal panels of the hood. 
Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2017
May 2010

11160 mi
replaced radio, hissing from radio replaced radio, hissing from radio 
Sep 2010

17360 mi
Passenger side drain on windshield not emptying. 
Apr 2012

34720 mi
paint bubble on leading edge of hood clunking sound going over small bumps. Steering feeling vague. 
Ford Mustang in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Had a slight noise under engine. They just lubricated the motor and seems to fix the problem 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

3000 mi
Tank overflowed while filling it (2nd time!) and it triggered the check engine soon light. It threw code #P0451 for evaporative system malfunction. 05-09 Mustangs have had similar problems as the automatic shut-off doesn't always work. 
Jul 2015

17000 mi

US $1100
L/H blend door actuatorand cooling coil(?). Entire dash had to be removed for replacement. 
Ford Mustang in United Arab Emirates
May 2010 - Jan 2015
Jul 2010

93 mi
Car did not start. The instrument panel was faulty (not communicating) and replaced. Dealer replaced free of charge by taking the part from an other new car to avoid downtime (ford stock was empty; 10-15 day delivery time) Car did not start. The instrument panel was faulty (not communicating) and replaced. Dealer replaced free of charge by taking the part from an other new car to avoid downtime (ford stock was empty; 10-15 day delivery time) 
Mar 2011

6820 mi
The spare wheel cover / interior carpet in the boot was almost pierced by the vertical screw bar holding the sparewheel in place. With duct-tape on the inside I fixed a piece of plastic to protect the cover from piercing further. 
Dec 2011

12400 mi
I brought the car in to fix a rattle coming from the dashboard area at 1200 to 1700rpm while the engine is under load. The root cause was a loose fuel line clip. Fixing the clip solved the problem. 
Ford Mustang in New Mexico, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

29000 mi

US $50
AC broken, hot air only. air flapper under dash broken. Repaired or replaced both. Warranty repair. 
Sep 2015

40000 mi

US $50
upper seal between engine and transmission dry rotted. seal replaced under warranty. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

24200 mi

US $300
Car hesistated upon start. Fuel system cleaned 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

5000 mi
oil gauge on computer showed 4 percent life remaining; reset computer 
Sep 2014

40000 mi

US $240
replace leaking front strut 
Ford Mustang in Colorado, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
Dec 2009

4000 mi
Heat does not maintain as constant a temperature as it should. No service bulletin for this symptom so did not have the car examined ... my belief is the dealer would not find a problem ... needs to be broken to get it fixed. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

10000 mi
Car was not running well; seemed to want to stall out after stopping at red lights, etc. After a few days the "wrench light" on the control panel came on. Throttle control module replaced and all is well. 
Sep 2014

36000 mi

US $475
Paint bubbled on the front of the hood and was coming off. Internet search revealed a lot of paint issues on the hood of this model and year. Appears to be a factory issue. 
Ford Mustang in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
Mar 2010

2000 mi
wheel had a blemish radio face had scratches 
Ford Mustang in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2014
Apr 2010

1200 mi
Small brake fluid leak caused by faulty fitting located aft of front driver side wheel. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Indiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

5000 mi
Tire Pressure Sensor R/F faulty 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

21000 mi
The stitching started coming out of the leather seat back. Ford sent the dealer a new seatback, installed free of charge to me. 
Dec 2011

29000 mi
1st, 3rd, 5th gear syncros were bad, throw out bearing was bad, and clutch was burned. all deemed warranty issues. 
Jun 2015

91000 mi

US $470
Thermostat housing cracked, it was replaced and hoses were replaced 
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $500
shocks/ struts had to be replaced, rear shocks were leaking. Replaced myself, and added new springs 
Jul 2016

102200 mi

US $400
A/C fan blower motor died, had to have it replaced 
Mar 2017

106000 mi

US $150
O2 sensors failed, I have yet to replace them due to not having enough time. I do my repairs myself. 
Aug 2017

111000 mi

US $700
O2 sensors replaced but the motor is still throwing the same code. I have not had time to take it back in yet. Takata recall drivers airbag replaced Drivers side fender well became detached after hitting debris on the interstate 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2017
Mar 2011

20000 mi
HVAC blender actuator door clicking and sticking. Dealer replaced blender actuator door. I see this is a design flaw as it's the most consistent issue with the 2012 'Stang. 
May 2011

35211 mi

US $800
at 211 miles over warranty I leaned back into driver seat to pull phone out of my front pocket. Lumbar support pops/breaks away from inner seat frame. $800 for new part. Didn't fix it. Now its just loose in the seat and non functional. 
May 2014

73700 mi

US $400
Compressor clutch failed. Had compressor replaced and system recharged. 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $100
Replaced thermostat that was stuck open. 
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $1033
Clutch and flywheel 
Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Oct 2010

4340 mi

C $60
Passenger side window, needed new motor. Stuck in down postion. Felt like the engine was backfiring. Reported muffler missing baffle or something. They said nothing wrong, but I asked for a mechanic to listen. They heard ticking noise and said needed new muffler on order. 
Jul 2012

14260 mi

C $1600
Clutch replaced. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

42300 mi

US $1500
HVAC climate box and floor, dash, defrosh selector module. 
Ford Mustang in Districto Federal, Mexico
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

4340 mi
Headlamps flicker on their own, even with the car closed and locked. 
Aug 2011

5040 mi
Central computer that controls all lights of the car was replaced under warranty 
Ford Mustang in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2013

51000 mi

US $100
Replace bushings. 
Nov 2014

61900 mi

US $100
Intermittent issue where doors would not unlock/lock using remote. Replace part that receives signal from remote. 
Dec 2015

72000 mi

US $100
Lumbar in driver's seat stopped working and was replaced. 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $125
USB port stopped charging phone and playing audio. Dealer performed diagnostic and reset the "computer". 
Feb 2017

92000 mi

US $600
Replace ball joint, passenger side front. Sway bar link, rear. 
Sep 2017

100000 mi

US $60
Replace battery 
Dec 2017

105000 mi

US $650
Replace rear brake discs, rotors, and calipers. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2011

20700 mi
HVAC blender actuator door clunking upon start-up of vehicle. Dealer replaced blender actuator door.  
May 2013

36000 mi

US $100
Panel that contains radio and HVAC buttons was broken, causing radio stations to randomly change. Defrost actuator door was clunking when switching from A/C to defrost and vice versa. 
Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

9700 mi
Window weatherstip at side view mirror folded on its self Weatherstrip replaced 
Sep 2016

89900 mi

C $300
Emmisions code 
Jun 2018

99200 mi

C $500
ABS module 
Ford Mustang in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Jun 2011

16740 mi
The AC was making noise when starting the engine then it stopped. Supposed to be a ventilation motor to open the ventilations. The motor was changed. when I press on the brake pedal I heard a noise on the transmission automatic handle area. It was the solenoid for the break lock for the transmission 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Belt chirp on startup (intermittent) along with bearing sound during running. I was told they heard nothing, that I was "over protective" of car, and they miswrote the work order. I believe idler pulley has faulty bearing. Time will tell. 
Mar 2011

13000 mi
Chirp & bearing noise from 3/2010 became worse. It was the crankshaft pulley: rubber center was coming apart - replaced.  latch for console storage area replaced. It had been working, but did not close entirely properly. The latch then stopped working. It still does not close entirely properly, but latch now works. The fan motor was also replaced as having a bad bearing. 
Jul 2011

15500 mi
The screws had fallen out of the engine shield in the tire wheel-well and was catching on the tire during sharper turns. The part was replaced. 
Jan 2014

39000 mi
In looking at what to report this time around, I saw it included things I've chosen to live with. So, here I'll report an issue I've been ignoring a long time. It's a clicking sound that is from the actuator for the defrost re-circulation door when first turning the key. It started in January of 2014 and has continued to work. I've gotten cost estimates to repair it, which only requires small hands and the proper tools (that one day I'll find to fix it myself) and the ~$50 part, but Ford and another establishment want to charge upward of $250 to do it. They say it includes diagnosis, although I diagnosed it myself. I say that is too high and as long as the defrost and the re-circulation works, I can live with the clicking at the initial turn of my key. 
Ford Mustang in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Battery acid leak. Dealer replaced the battery and one of the connectors under warranty. 
Ford Mustang in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Jun 2011

24000 mi
Light on the doorsill (under where it says 'Mustang') wasn't lighting up all the lights so the color displays incorrectly... like if it was supposed to be blue, it was green, etc. Told they didn't see it (though it's obvious). Center console is rattling bad (gets worse when it's hot outside, doesn't rattle that bad during the winter). Told they could replicate though it always happens. They removed my infant car seat and told me that was the problem... (right). 
Aug 2012

37000 mi
The module that controls the vent flow to/from defrost quit working. 
Mar 2013

42000 mi

US $100
Both control arms were shot - told that it was a 'known defect'. 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

37000 mi
Lumbar support of drivers seat needed replacing 
Ford Mustang in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

4000 mi
Fuel pump replacement. Car stalling out at random times. 
Sep 2010

12000 mi
Drivers seat material ripping 
Jan 2011 replace vacuum module 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2013
Apr 2012

36200 mi
blend air actuator had to be replaced. broken part making loud clack noise in vent. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

40000 mi

US $50
Lower Control Arm 
Ford Mustang in Alberta, Canada
May 2010 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

1860 mi
Rattles on door panel with bass from stereo, rattles on convertible roof with car vibration. Paint scratches on delivery. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

5000 mi

US $250
Replace a/c door actuator 
Jun 2016

14000 mi

US $250
Ac door actuator 
Ford Mustang in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

19200 mi
Complete tramsmission failure 
Ford Mustang in Indiana, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2017
May 2013

21400 mi
Grinding noise from the rear end when turning after being driven for a while. Dealer put an additive in the rear end to help quiet the noise. Ford claims the noise is normal in the "racing" type differential. 
May 2017

52000 mi
Smell raw gasoline at times. fuel system checked but nothing was found. 
Ford Mustang in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2015
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $200
Replaced whining idler pulley 
Apr 2015

80800 mi

US $800
A/C system developed a leak and they replaced the compressor. 
Ford Mustang in Alabama, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

43000 mi

US $150
Replaced failed Defroster Valve 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Sep 2011

30000 mi

US $50
Gas tank neck replaced. Factory seal faulty, causing a check engine light. No noticeable difference in vehicle besides check engine. 
Ford Mustang in Georgia, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

20200 mi
Failed Throttle body 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2017
Mar 2012

30380 mi
seal leak 
Dec 2012

48360 mi
Trunk release assembly was not functioning motor would click repeatedly 
Sep 2014

79360 mi
some blistering of paint on front hood not rust related so Ford dealer will not repair under warranty. we have made a formal complaint to Ford Canada and are waiting for a response. 
Oct 2016

138500 mi
During heavy rain, rainwater was coming in on passenger side from under dash to floor 
Ford Mustang in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2014
May 2014

71000 mi

US $80
Volume button stopped working, just span around. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

2480 mi
 
Ford Mustang in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

6000 mi
Radio buzz at 40 mph. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2011

25300 mi
The dew wipe on the passenger window kept popping up. Dealer had to order and install new one.  
Sep 2011

32000 mi
Small elastic strap was fraying on the convertible top. Dealership had the entire top replaced under warranty. Got car back and discovered the shop had scratched the paint and trim around the top. Car is still in shop for these repairs. 
Ford Mustang in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2018
May 2012

34400 mi
Water pump leaking. Pump replaced 
Apr 2013

41200 mi
Tire pressure sensor failed 
Jan 2015

41800 mi

US $100
Thermostat replaced. Car ran cold. 
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $118
cracked vacuum lines 
Apr 2018

67000 mi

US $1150
Replace convertible top 
Ford Mustang in Missouri, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2011

26000 mi
Convertible top piping over doors cracking and splitting. Dealer replace top with OEM top. Work done at 3rd party trim shop. Like new now. Noise when driving on rough roadways. Front Struts and bushings were replaced at no charge. 
Ford Mustang in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

8000 mi
pass. side power seat track stopped working 
Sep 2011

9000 mi
passenger windshield cowl clips broken, cowl separated from windshield. new cowl ordered and replaced 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2-door

supercharged 8-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford Mustang in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2011
May 2010

1000 mi
Engine tapping. They won't do anything about it until there are 5,000 miles on the car. 
Jul 2010

3000 mi
Replaced all lifters in the engine 
May 2011

10000 mi
replaced caliper and rotor 

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