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Ford Mustang repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Mustang brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

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2017 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

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

2400 mi

US $5
Squeaky master cylinder 

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2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 310hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual RWD

9000 mi Loose parking brake. Parking brake light would stay on even if the brake was off. 

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2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

435-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

20000 mi Parking brake was loose. Dealer tightened parking brake cable significantly. 

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2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

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

6200 mi E brake not functioning correctly. 

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2015 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

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

52000 mi

US $1000
New front and rear brake pads, resurface rear brake rotors 

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2015 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

435-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

16000 mi Squeaking brakes 
20500 mi Front brakes speaking. Rotors and pads replaced under warranty. 

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2014 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

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

22300 mi Traction control activated without need or warning during normal acceleration. The dealership kept the car 3 days but found nothing. Could not reproduce on the spot, so Ford said "tough luck" 

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2014 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

420-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

43000 mi

US $700
rotors - dealer changed pads 3 times to remove squeaking sound. frankly, dealers need to train on changing brembo brakes. they are now changing rotors because after 3 times, no tread left 

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2013 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

420-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

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. 
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 
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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2012 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

supercharged 550hp 5.4L V8 6-speed manual RWD

40920 mi

C $60
Passenger side rear brake lining had premature wear, replaced pads and freed up caliper. Seems to be a common issue on these cars. 

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2012 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

412-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

38000 mi

US $125
Replaced back brake pads. 

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2012 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

13300 mi

US $10
as in previous post the speed sensitive rear wheel squeak returned, I disassembled and lubed the caliper pins myself, problem has gone away for now. 
42160 mi

C $400
Pads replaced 

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2011 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

412-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

17500 mi The brake pedal mechanism was squeaking. Dealer re-lubed mechanism and it no longer makes a noise. 

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2011 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

125 mi

US $200
Brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced 

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2011 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

56000 mi

US $100
replaced master cylinder 
20000 mi Dealer replaced brake booster. 
97500 mi

US $2
Replaced front calipers and brake pads 

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2011 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

412-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

109600 mi

US $250
Sticking right front caliper, also replaced all pads and rotors 
116000 mi

US $300
Right rear caliper sticking. Cleaned and lubricated slide pins. 
138900 mi

US $200
Scraping noise at right front, replaced right front caliper and front pads. 

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2011 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

76000 mi

US $28
Replaced front brake pads. Original pads 90% worn. 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

12880 mi abs module failed 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

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 automatic RWD

105000 mi

US $650
Replace rear brake discs, rotors, and calipers. 
99200 mi

C $500
ABS module 

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2010 Ford Mustang 2-door

supercharged 8-cylinder manual 2WD

10000 mi replaced caliper and rotor 

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2008 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

315-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

1000 mi brake fluid reservoir leaked down firewall/undercarriage. Took to dealer they fixed problem but took 3 times to have it painted correctly, raised hell. Ford paid me $1500 toward my aggrevations. I've had ZERO problems since then 

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2008 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

5000 mi Car pulls to the left when braking at low speeds. 

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2007 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

45000 mi

US $1000
Parking brake cable snapped at the handle end. Required replacement of the entire brake handle as well as the main cable and 2 side cables. 
28000 mi

US $333
Parking brake cable snapped when applied; entire unit/assembly needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

112000 mi

US $180
upper parking brake cable broke, part was not available separately from handle, so handle was replaced 
35000 mi Ebrake sticks in the upward position. Have not repaired this issue, just leaving the car in gear. 
60000 mi

US $330
E-brake would stick when engaged 
16200 mi

US $300
needed to replace the front calipers. One piston was rusted out on either side I found the issue when changing the brake pads for normal ware 
75600 mi

US $170
Duplicate Entry 
103300 mi

US $250
Cable catch snapped at lever. New lever replacement installed. 
105800 mi

US $400
Passenger side rear Caliper was hanging/stuck, eating through pads and rotor. Replaced Caliper and rotor on passenger side and pads/rotor on drivers side 
121000 mi Rear passenger side brake caliper developed leak 

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2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

39000 mi

US $100
Torn boot on brake cable allowed water into the emergency brake cable and it froze while engaged.  

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2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

42000 mi

US $600
Broken emergency brake cable 
72000 mi

US $250
Parking brake lever assembly. Cable snapped 

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2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

115000 mi

US $200
Replacement rotors corroded badly, rubbed caliper brackets. Rear caliper bracket pins seized, causing erratic brake operation 

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2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

54000 mi

US $900
Rear brake pads and rotors, and right rear parking brake cable. 

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2005 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

25000 mi Parking brake cables replaced. Faulty original design - rubber boot failure - allowed water to enter and freeze. 

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2005 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

150000 mi

US $100
Rear caliper sticks due to malfunctioning emergency brake 
97000 mi

US $699
I broke the emergency brake cable after it had jammed after I had set it. I was reefing on it hard trying to get it to release and the cable broke. Costly repair. 

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2005 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

300-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

11000 mi e-brake cable broken, warranty item, waited for over a month for part to come in; 
37500 mi

US $135
Parking brake cable boots failed allowing water into cables and they would freeze up in winter. 
122000 mi

US $180
E-brake cable from handle broke. Entire handle assembly required replacement. 

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2003 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

36500 mi

US $242
both front brake calipers had to be replaced. 

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2003 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

26040 mi

C $325
Replaced front calipers due to dragging brakes after 6 months standing. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

136000 mi

US $487
Caliper was sticking on the passenger side so the caliper, pads, and brake hose was replaced. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

115000 mi

US $50
Caliper froze. Ruined pads. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

160000 mi

US $210
One front brake caliper started dragging, wore the pads and disc badly. Replaced both front calipers, both discs and all front pads to keep things even. 
176000 mi

US $100
a rear caliper froze, caused premature wear to metal on metal on one side only. 

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2000 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

78000 mi

US $200
all 4 pads & rotors, also rear calipers. 

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2000 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

120000 mi

US $250
My caliper pins on front brakes froze up causing rapid wear of inner pads. I replaced pads, calipers, and rotors and flushed the brake fluid. Problem solved! 

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2000 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

60000 mi

US $150
Both front brake caliper pistons were partially stuck in their bores and wouldn't allow the brake pads to fully disengage from the rotor. This caused the brake pads to rub against the rotor enough to cause the rotors to get cherry red. 

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2000 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

185000 mi

US $300
brake caliper stuck, causing car to pull to left,rotors cherry red 

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