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Ford Mustang repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1263 repairs.
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Ford Mustang repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (43%)

Chart based on 652 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Ford Mustang problems by year

before 2000 (1%)

2001 - 2004 (8%)

2005 - 2009 (36%)

2010 - 2010 (11%)

2011 - 2012 (27%)

2013 - 2014 (9%)

2015 - present (7%)

Chart based on 1280 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 412-horsepower 5.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Third Mustang I have owned, each is better performing and more sophisticated (for a performance car) than the one before. full 2012 Ford Mustang review
2012 2dr Coupe 412-horsepower 5.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Its my third mustang. full 2012 Ford Mustang review
2011 2dr Convertible 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Nothing quite like a Mustang convertible.... or any convertible really. This car was great to drive... Gas mileage good, V6 runs on 87 octane fine. Power is adequate after the engine is broken in (60,000mi for mine) as it was on the Interstates 95% of the time. Brakes are very good, comes with 2010 GT (v8) brakes.... nice. Ride quality is still a sports car, but has softer springs/shocks than the coupe. This agrees with my 50 year old backside. full 2011 Ford Mustang review
2009 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
Owned a 2006 V6 convertible: entirely satisfactory in every respect full 2009 Ford Mustang review
2008 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
Mustangs have never failed to please me. They make the drive more enjoyable. full 2008 Ford Mustang review
2008 2dr Convertible supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
My previous Mustang (88 GT) lasted 15 years (before it was stolen never to be seen again) with no major problems other than normal wear and tear, it too was exceedingly fun to drive. full 2008 Ford Mustang review
2008 2dr Convertible supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
This is the 3rd one that I have owned. I find them a very solid and drivable vehicle. full 2008 Ford Mustang review
2008 2dr Convertible supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
always wanted a 69-70 Shelby. Owned mustangs over 30 years full 2008 Ford Mustang review
2008 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
I have owned 2 Mustangs prior to this one and loved them both. full 2008 Ford Mustang review
2007 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
Like my previous Mustangs, this car is fun to drive. It takes commutes beyond the ordinary. Like Caddy asks "when you turn on your car, does it return the favor?" My Mustang does for me. Driving it puts a smile on my face. full 2007 Ford Mustang review
Ford Mustang Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr Convertible 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Bad was the vibration that developed as the miles piled up... when decelerating the whole driveline would buzz/vibrate heavily in 4th, 3rd, 2nd gear with the 6 speed manual trans. It can be "fixed" but will entail replacing the clutch and flywheel at a cost of $2500 (dealership) due to the clutch dust buildup on the movable counter weights located on the flywheel. No thanks.... I traded the vehicle at 100K and bought a 2013 Mustang V6 premium coupe automatic. Life is too short to drive boring cars. /RZ full 2011 Ford Mustang review
 

Ford Mustang Problems and Repair Histories

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