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2013 Ford Mustang repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (22%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 92 repairs.
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2013 Ford Mustang repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (84%)

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Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

444-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2016
Oct 2014

31200 mi
Transmission vent tube valve bad and loose. Was leaking trans fluid. Fixed under warranty. Drained and refilled trans. 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Nov 2017
Apr 2017

12000 mi
Replaced rear gear set- Noisy 
Ford Mustang in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

8000 mi
TracKey posing problem with emmissions testing and occasional misfiring. Brought to local Ford Dealer and they said the TracKey voided the warranty. Going back and forth with Ford about the key and trying to reestablish warranty. 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

420-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Apr 2014

16500 mi
Exhaust was leaking. Clamps were loose and pipes were not properly aligned 
Oct 2014

22500 mi
Front Lower control arms were the reason of very annoying noise. Ford has a TSB out and they replace both parts with an updated design that include heat shields to minimize damage to bushings 
Apr 2015

29000 mi
Differential, there is a vent or relief valve on the driver side that gets plugged leading to over pressure and oil leak, differential was all stained 
May 2018

79000 mi

US $550
Water pump was making grinding noises since the morning. While driving back home this noise became louder and suddenly stopped. Steam started to show under the hood indicating a major leak. Car was towed to a dealership. Pump and top radiator hose was replaced. 
Ford Mustang in Nevada, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013 Bought car new. Told sales rep the car did not blow cold air. Took unit back after I realized air would not get cold-42-45 degrees. Engineer called-could not repair. Finally traded car. Will never buy a Ford again-they lost my business. 
Ford Mustang in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2017
Oct 2015

28300 mi
Lower control arm bushings worn. Lower control arms were replaced as per a TSB. 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

420-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

14000 mi
Replace LCA under TSB 
Ford Mustang in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

624000 mi

US $990
differential/pinion gear rebuild Replace wheel bearing 
May 2017

67000 mi

US $900
Driver side electric seat - bad motor - replace the entire seat rail 
Ford Mustang in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2018
Nov 2017

20000 mi
The issue was grinding sound when shift gear. The dealer rebuilt the whole transmission. 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

4000 mi
Rear taillight defect with the blackout treatment which was applied unevenly 
Jul 2013

9700 mi
Dealer replaced speaker grill that kept coming off. 
Jan 2014

4800 mi
Replace front bumper cover due to warp along top edge. First repair unsatisfactory. Second trip fixed the issue. 
Sep 2014

24000 mi
Grinding noise coming from rear. Noise still there and will have to take it in in October 
Oct 2014

25000 mi
Rear carrier bearings replaced 
Feb 2015

30000 mi
Rear view vibration mirror. Mirror replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Trunk wiring to trunk lid gets caught in the trunk lid when closing the trunk. Dealer taped up the wiring. 
Aug 2015

35700 mi
Drivers seat cover, top, piping wore prematurely on premium leather covers. Dealer replaced. 
Dec 2015

40000 mi
Stability control light comes on and flashes slowing car down and causing wobbling in the wheels. Dealer could not find the problem as it's very intermittent. 
May 2016

46000 mi
Rear deck panel started delaminating a few months after basic warranty expired. Dealer replaced the part out of good faith. 
Nov 2016

50200 mi
Rear end howling upon deceleration. 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

32300 mi
Left front control arm replaced due to squeaking over speed bumps and deep driveway gutters. Had the Sync system software updated to a new version due to functional problems with my iPod connected to the USB port. Stuck on indexing, telling me voice commands weren't available, and occasional non-responsive to voice commands. 
May 2015

19000 mi
Several attempts were needed to install Sync update v4.4. Strange system behavior seems cured after 3rd update attempt. Note this is a new update from what I previously reported. 
Jun 2015

19000 mi
Sync system will not play the requested song, even though it repeats / confirms the correct song title to me. It then proceeds to play a different song. Tech understands but could not solve the problem. I have another appointment scheduled Update: I have since discovered that the problem with Sync playing the wrong song only occurs when the system is set to shuffle play. If I say "Shuffle Off" and then request a specific song by title, Sync will play the correct song. Seems to be a logic fault that activates the shuffle function upon request of the first song instead of after it. 
Nov 2016

34800 mi
Lower control arm replaced due to noise Center rear view mirror developed loud rattle 
Ford Mustang in New Mexico, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

12000 mi
Ergonomics of interior are poor. Knee rests against center stack and causes pain in drives longer than one hour. I could no longer tolerate it. 
Ford Mustang in Iowa, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
May 2015

11900 mi
Blower motor replaced. 
Ford Mustang in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2015
Mar 2014

24000 mi
Lower control arms replaced again 
Jul 2014

27300 mi
Lower control arms bad again 
Mar 2015

34000 mi
Repaint hood (paint was bubbling). Paint was bubbling again days after the repaint Replaced leather that was falling apart. Fixed bad gauges. 
Apr 2015

34000 mi
Bubbling paint never fully repaired. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

17000 mi
Heavy vibration developed at highway speeds, similar to a wheel out of balance (ex: lost a balance weight). Dealer balanced tires, no fix. Determined pinion bearings in rear end had worn abnormally. Rebuilt rear-end (all bearings, etc.) 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2016
Nov 2013

5000 mi
Made adjustment to cam sensor 
Ford Mustang in Alaska, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012 Small paint bubble on driver's door handle when I picked it up 
Ford Mustang in Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2018
Sep 2015

17000 mi
Car became hard to shift at high rpms and then 5th started grinding badly. MT82 transmission was completely replaced. To prevent the problem in the future I had a Ford Racing billet short shifter installed. 
Ford Mustang in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2016
May 2015

23000 mi
SYNC stopped working, they had to replace the SYNC module. 
Ford Mustang in Delaware, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

13000 mi
Lower Right Control Arm replaced under warranty. TSB on control arms. 
Ford Mustang in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

30000 mi
Driver side power seat panel broke loose. 
Ford Mustang in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Feb 2013

2000 mi
When at 2500rpms, car would stutter and check engine light would flash. Problem was intermiitent. Driver side seat belt anchor makes metal-on-metal, LOUD rattle. Could not isolate it to a specific speed, temperature, or road conditions. 
Aug 2014

20000 mi
Seat belt anchor rattle never fixed. 
Ford Mustang in Wyoming, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

14000 mi
Back trunk panel paint was bubbling, replaced. Back trunk panel paint was bubbling, replaced. Battery went bad. Replaced 
Ford Mustang in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2015
Feb 2014

3300 mi
Rear End gear noise. 
Ford Mustang in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
May 2013

2000 mi
Crank Position Sensor Replaced. 2 ECU updates that didn't work before installation of the CPS. 
Apr 2014

10500 mi
Water was leaking through the wheel well. The dealer sealed up the wheel well. 
Jul 2014

12300 mi
Radio delaminated Differential breather tube was leaking. Lower Control Arm squeaking/grunting. Update: later went away on its own. 
Aug 2014

13000 mi
Radio replaced to fix faceplate delamination. 
Sep 2014

14000 mi
Paint bubbling on hood and rear decklid rubbing on bumper causing paint to rub off. Decklid and hood to be repainted. Decklid was adjusted Paint bubbling on hood 
Oct 2014

14000 mi
Water sloshing in rear passenger quarter panel. Dealer says it's gas. 
Nov 2014

14000 mi
Brakes applied themselves via the Traction Control System/Stability Control while driving normally and for 30+ seconds. Pulled vehicle to the right. Going through LEMON LAW. Car is Junk 
Mar 2015

15000 mi
Opened drain hole in rear passenger quarter panel to prevent water from sloshing around. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Differential breather tubed cleaned and diff fluid level checked 
Sep 2015

20000 mi

US $80
Left rear brake pads where down to metal due to the slide pins malfunctioning. Replaced slide pins and brake pads. 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

5000 mi
The Takata airbag inflator was replaced under recall. 
Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

49100 mi
Rear differential bearing seal leaked, covered under TSB. 
Oct 2016

81800 mi

US $500
Condenser line lower 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

15000 mi
AM radio reception terrible when moving. When stopped, crystal clear. Dealer diag a loose antenna base, fixed under warranty, OK. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Drivers door rattle. Needs to be tighter latching. Dealer cannot duplicate problem. Not fixed. 
Aug 2016

25900 mi

US $400
Defective, leaky waterpump. Replaced with correct aftermarket unit and updated OEM overflow hose. Flush and refill. Dealer could not look at it on a Saturday but Ford eventually reimbursed total cost ($400). 
Jan 2018

35000 mi
Rattle in rear suspension over every bump. Not items in the trunk or spare tire. Probably rear sway bar bushings or similar. Not fixed, will wait till summer for complete diagnosis. Summer here, rattle gone. Could be wheels a bit loose, noticed when switching out to summers. Sprayed all rubber bushings with silicone spray also. 
Ford Mustang in North Dakota, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

56000 mi

US $200
Shuddering from rear axle during low-speed turns after complete stop. Differential fluid changed, friction modifier added. Issue resolved. 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2015
Feb 2013

3900 mi
The heater stopped working. While at the dealer's shop, it started working again. The service advisor said the mechanic could't find the problem, it fixed itself. So far,the heater has worked perfectly. 
May 2013

5000 mi
Leak in heater hose. Dealer didn't stock part. Took 4 days to locate a hose. This is unsatisfactory! 
Ford Mustang in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

53000 mi
Rear differential had to be rebuilt, which was still covered under drivetrain warranty. 
Ford Mustang in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2016
May 2013

5000 mi
Image projected by the 'pony' puddle light had become distorted. 
Jul 2013

8500 mi
A kinked vent tube caused the differential to leak fluid. Repair was simple and finished quickly. 
Sep 2013

11000 mi
Rear differential began leaking again. Dealer determined it was a pinion seal and replaced seal. Leak has not recurred to date. 
Ford Mustang in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2013

4332 mi
Heard a squeaking from the rear suspension. Repair tech found a bushing out of place in the rear sway bar. Steering Wheel controls stopped working. Tech found a connector in the steering column had come loose. 
Jun 2016

86000 mi

US $400
Rear axle seals leaking. 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

supercharged 662hp 5.8L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

8000 mi

US $900
Replace main SYNC circuit board 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

420-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

2000 mi
electric steering box replaced 
Feb 2015

22000 mi
replace rack and pinion 
Ford Mustang in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

22000 mi

US $119
Distorted lens for LH mirror puddle lamp display-distorted image of "Mustang" projected-cosmetic issue only-lamp was functional but I elected to have it repaired anyway to correct image distortion 
Aug 2016

22600 mi
Update SYNC infortainment system to new software to resolve problem with playing MP3 filesvia USB 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Jul 2018
Mar 2015

17980 mi
read lower control arm problems on mustangs and TSB on issue. took in before warranty to get repaired with upgraded lower control arm--preventative measure for when off warranty and no charge. 
Oct 2017

34100 mi

C $6
Squeaking...that persistent annoying bedspring squeek from the rear end you can't quite figure out where it is coming from. Dealer service agent told me not to bring it in but buy a can of silicone spray and spray all rubber bushings on the sway bar and rubber links. Worked great and all squeaking gone from back of car for $6.00 can. Metal parts take a different spray lubricant, but silicone works great on those rubber bushings and connections without harm. Nice of dealer agent to direct me to self-help and save dealer cost of "repair". 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

17360 mi
Ford sync gets into bad state for some USB flash drives. In cold weather, some USB flash drives exhibits read errors and ford sync is not equipped to deal with file system errors. Problem remedied with better USB flash drive. 

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