We are 108,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Ford Mustang Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2017 Ford Mustang Reliability by Generation2015 - 2017 Ford Mustang
58% Best 139% Worst
See problems for this generation
2013 - 2014 Ford Mustang Reliability by Generation2013 - 2014 Ford Mustang
25.4285714286% Best 82% Worst
See problems for this generation
2010 - 2012 Ford Mustang Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Ford Mustang
18% Best 69% Worst
See problems for this generation
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
2005 - 2009 Ford Mustang Reliability by Generation2005 - 2009 Ford Mustang
10% Best 55% Worst
See problems for this generation

Return to top


What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
Much improved interior materials that should last as well as decent to good reliability from last iteration of the Mustang. full 2010 Ford Mustang review
2007 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
This is my third Mustang. My first two held up very well and I expect no less from this one. I did research reliability before my purchase and found nothing to deter me from my purchase. full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2007 2dr Coupe supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Forged-internal engine can withstand any mod you throw at it. Reliability has improved significantly over previous-generation Mustangs. full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
One hiccup when first purchased, since then not a lick of trouble. The chassis is solid. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
Other than one small electrical issue the car has been flawless. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
easy and cheap maintenance full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
A relatively simple car with good performance, yet is cheap to own. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Front engine, rear wheel drive. Proven and true. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2003 2dr Convertible 190-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Consumer Reports rated the Mustang V6 as average or above average for reliability. full 2003 Ford Mustang review
Ford Mustang Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
I have little faith in Ford reliability over the long haul (compared to that of my Toyotas). full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
At 20,000 miles the AC unit had gone out twice, the fuel system had to be replaced (not just one part, I mean ALL of the fuel system), and the final straw was when the car had an electrical problem no one knew how to fix. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Problems with the CD player, fuel tank, fuel pump, rattling interior/suspension and overall very cheap feeling interior. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2003 2dr Coupe supercharged 390hp 4.6L V8
6-speed manual RWD
usually by 60k miles they squeak or rattle. a usual place for this is the windows, they squeak a lot. also some people with modifications have had belts snap. full 2003 Ford Mustang review