An acknowledged icon among American sports cars, the Mustang continues to generate a lot of buzz among the media and enthusiasts. Our tests show this version of the Mustang is a major upgrade over the previous model in terms of style, comfort, and performance. With this redesign, Ford reached into the vehicle's early history for styling influences, as the interior and exterior are reminiscent of early Mustangs.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags available from 2005, standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2010.
Road Test

An acknowledged icon among American sports cars, the Mustang continues to generate a lot of buzz among the media and enthusiasts. Our tests show this version of the Mustang is a major upgrade over the previous model in terms of style, comfort, and performance. With this redesign, Ford reached into the vehicle's early history for styling influences, as the interior and exterior are reminiscent of early Mustangs.

We tested a GT coupe with a 300-hp, 4.6-liter V8 and a five-speed manual transmission. The base model has a 210-hp, 4.0-liter V6 with a five-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic. Despite the use of a solid rear axle the Mustang is agile and capable, but the ride is stiff and jostling at low speeds. As is typical of many coupes, rear seating is tight and rear access is difficult. Overall, the Mustang remains true to its formula as a quick, stylish and affordable car. Side airbags are standard.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
convertible
coupe
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (210 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Ford Mustang owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"brake light molding"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Door interior side panels separating, seat stitching coming apart"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Door panels became unglued and are detaching from doors"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Inside door panel vinyl covering came loose and unglued on both the driver's side and passenger side doors within a few months. Glue must have dried out. Both had to be repaired and reglued at a professional body/interiors shop"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"door skin upholstery on both doors has come unglued and falls into the cabin. Tried to glue several times, but falls again with in 6 months"

Christopher C., GA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"the fake leather lining on the interior of the doors starts to fall off after a while. This is a very common problem that should have resulted in a recall. Almost every mustang owner I have spoken with has mentioned it"

Nathan F., OK (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The interior door leather trim is separting from the door panel and actually falling off."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The coverings for the rails of the front seat have come lose and I cannot get them back on. The little cover for the door lock fell off and is missing, Parts of the trunk interior covers have come undone with the fittings broken."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The aluminum hood paint has been blistering for approximately 10 years with no support from FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Ford has done nothing to correct this problem!"

R P., NJ (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Blistering of paint on the rear bumper. Also the rear window defogger has broken electrical clips, therefore it no longer works"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The paint on the hood is falling off in chips"

Daniel H., NJ (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"paint is chipping away and not a stone chip, just like falling off the hood etc"

Jerry M., NS (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"oxidation under paint on aluminum hood"

Edwin T., BC (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Blistering of paint on aluminum hood.This is a known problem on all 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustangs which ford REFUSES to address or warranty"

Richard P., FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The paint is falling off the hood"

Daniel H., NJ (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"basically the paint is peeling on the engine hood"

Jerry M., NS (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The clear coat is cracking and peeling on the back bumper"

Kathleen W., FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Leading edge of hood experiencing deterioration."

P E., FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Pain t on crown of the front bumper is beginning to peel. Rear bumper is looking chalky."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Paint does not adhere to aluminum hood and has flaked off. Ford will not repair or replace."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The windshield boot became blocked and water poured in. $430 later it’s fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The air filter often leaks onto the floor. There is a drain by the windshield that gets clogged and pours water into the air filter compartmrnt, flooding the passenger floor"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Waterleak passenger side under the dash"

Riley J., TX (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"We just had a water leak on the front passenger floor. Since it happened last night, we haven't taken it to the dealer yet"

Catherine L., FL (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Drain plug clogged - under wipers"

Don F., PA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Water leaks into the backseat of the car during rain"

Pamela W., TN (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"water traps in passenger side panel.."

Rob R., MO (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Water leak from rain entered the cabin from a bad seal on/near the passenger side door. This was the third time in 13 years this problem occurred."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Door/window seal separating and allowing water to come into vehicle, particularly when going through a carwash"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Convertible, 12 YRS old, roof leaks moisture - often after rain, inside has water on glass, etc"

Glen G., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Convertible, seals around windows failed causing small leaks and air noise"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"under dash rattle at times, but not when cruising smoothly."

Dale M., SC (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Front suspension has a "cracking" noise at slow speeds going over bumps and/or pulling into parking spaces. Car handles great, cracking noise is annoying"

Daniel G., TN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Noise in rear suspension. One dealer inappropriately recommended and replaced rear sway bar which was not the problem. Simple lubrication of suspension component relieved problem"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Steadily worse over the past 3 years. Has not been resolved. Probably in the folded convertible top."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Wind noise

"Convertible, seals around windows failed causing small leaks and air noise"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"replaced ball joint once a year with hardly any miles driven"

Jerry M., NS (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Replaced wore out bushings on front end"

Edwin T., BC (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"i replaced both lower controll arms(with ball joints) once,then replaced one(1) ball joint again and also an upper inner ball joint"

Jerry M., NS (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Normal replacement at 55,000 miles. Rear shocks were completely shot. Could move piston by hand"

Sally W., OH (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Extra support system rusted out"

Rick R., WI (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"Normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Told by Ford dealer that the vehicle failed inspection because of worn tie rod ends. Three weeks earlier, a national tire dealer aligned the wheels and installed four new tires, without tie rod problems. The steering was always excellent"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"They were just worn out after over 100K miles. Caused need for alignment and replacement of tires"

Clark S., VA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Installed new tires and was told one tie rod end had enough play that they couldn't line it up. Repair was made and car got an alignment."

Anonymous, ME (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires wore uneven due to owner negligence to get suspension fixed"

Clark S., VA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"I have replaced a front wheel bearing hub on three occasions since the car was new"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"If you replace any automatic transmission-be sure the shop replaces the automatic transmission COOLER and FLUSHES the new cooler and lines. If they do not, your new transmission will fail in 2 to 3 months due to grit and junk in the new cooler."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

"Pleather cover on the shifter broke"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Gear linkage detached and automatic transmission not operable. Had the whole linkage replaced at the dealer. Preferred to have it replaced, rather than repaired, for peace of mind. The car was more than 10 years old. Cost approx. 300$"

Anonymous, QC (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.0-L V6)

"Gear selector has become difficult at times to go from park to drive or reverse, especially on a slight incline."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"CLutch had been shifting with difficulty. The clutch pedal linkage broke while driving, was replace with a new clutch/brake pedal assembly that included a new master cylinder."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Clutch warp age causing reverse difficulties"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"see question before this one"

Gary G., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Sometimes shifts hard between 1-2, 2-3. Sometimes slips between 2-3. Also clunks hard at low speed when in transition between no load to load"

William A., CO (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission jerked when placed in gear. Rebuilt transmission points"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"When engine is cold - transmission slips into lower gear - sometimes neural - when you step on gas shifts into drive - sometimes moves forward with foot on brake - after complete warm-up - it works fine. Have it to dealer twice - can't find anythin"

Gary G., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"A solenoid failed and the transmission would not shift properly. Had it rebuilt"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"AC doesn't blow cold air"

Kurt D., VA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Purchased April 2012. A/C went warm Sept 2014. Need to get it repaired next week"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"AC takes about 20 minutes or more to kick on. Believe to be an electrical issue"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"First the A?C did not blow air and it was taken apart and 'fixed', then during the winter the windows fogged up and air did not blow at all- hot nor cold. The car had to go in again to be fixed, it is very expensive to fix as they must take off the entire dash- a lot of labor is involved."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Heater system

"The heat did not blow hot"

Chris F., CA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditioner doesn't blow cold air"

Kurt D., VA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"It was taking 20 minutes for the A/C to get cold"

Keith R., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"It is difficult to fill the gas tank more than half full. The gas pump clicks off and has to be filled very slowly for the rest of the tank"

Bruce E., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Issue with purge valve"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Driver's side catalytic converter needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Fuel cap

"just a bad sensor most likely. Had this replaced a few years ago for about $700 which was a reduced price - ridiculous. The light eventually goes out on its own, usually when the weather changes"

Julie G., IN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"throttle body control motor failed twice"

Daniel G., TN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"same issue as fuel cap"

Julie G., IN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"I have the high-end 6-CD changer stereo. It has worked well for many years but, in the past two years, the changer would not work properly forcing me to abandon using it all together. I was able to get all my CD out but it will no longer play them"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Gears sound like they are grinding, preventing CD that are in the player from playing or ejecting"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Shaker 500 Multi CD system hangs up and runs the battery down when the car is turned off"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Stopped working, loaded a CD in the CD changer and nothing happens"

James M., GA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"500 Shaker - killed the battery more than once - because CD player runs in background. Left the stereo disconnected for a couple of years. Now we don't use CD player EVER!"

M M., FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"I believe the 6 CD in dash changer continues to run and search for disks even when turned off thereby running the battery down."

Anonymous, NE (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"engine stalling"

Brian H., CT (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Apparently it is known to auto mechanics that this vehicle has a basic major flaw in that there is something in the design that will put a constant drain on the battery if it sits for more than a week without starting."

Peter D., FL (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Sparkplugs had to be soaked and removed by expert otherwise at normal change mileage they would have broken off in engine. $300+ to change sparkplugs! Now Ford says book should read 60K miles to change. But they didn't have to pay - I did!"

M M., FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Engine was miss firing which caused a bucking and power issue but was resolved."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"clutch burned up on the highway. entire system needed to be replaced (after $500 in towing charges)"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"clutch inserted when new completely failed at 65000 miles. i am not a hard driver"

Richard G., SC (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Driving down the interstate and bang transmission let us on the side of the road. Got a replacement transmission via a AAA repair shop and the replacement transmission failed 2 months later."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Was not shifting properly (would rev up and not shift until the speed of the vehicle came down) Had to get it rebuilt"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The automatic transmission gave a check engine light and the repair shop found the transmission was worn out. This required a full rebuild"

Bruce E., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"It happen around 2011 0r 2012. small leak in the rear diff. Went to the local Ford dealer where they changed a rear seal. A few months went by and i started to get a noise in the rearend. The dealer drove the car and they said they had no idea what i"

Gerald E., IN (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"Pinion seal leak"

Bruce E., CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

"The limited slip differential plates were worn out and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"Had to change rear pinion seal 4 different times because of leaking."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"Back convertible top window separated and the top had to be replaced The top was rarely used by me in the 85000 miles driven after buying used"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"One day I sat down in my car in a normal way and as I leaned back the lumbar support collapsed. I am very fit so weight was not an issue. I've heard that this is a common problem. The lumbar support is mechanical and eventually fails"

Nathan F., OK (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"leak from around trunk, possibly around the fuel filler area. Changed the weatherstiping and tightened the fuel filler bracket"

Christopher C., GA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Factory Recall"

Bill G., SC (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Vehicle recalled because airbags once deployed could cause injury. Been waiting at least two years for a new airbag."

David S., WI (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"Both have been recalled. The passenger airbag still isn’t fixed and the recall says to not have a passenger or it could result in death. This has been going on for at least 6 months"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Abs/Tcs light on with no codes."

Rob R., MO (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal brake wear and tear"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Drivers side valve cover began leaking"

James M., NJ (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

"1. Oil filter housing gasket went bad, started leaking. Replaced with OEM Ford gasket. Seems to have fixed the issue. 2. Rear pinion seal started leaking. Replaced with after-market (NAPA) part and that made the issue worse. Replaced the replacement with Ford OEM part. Issue seems to be resolved. I've never had an issue w/after-market parts, until now."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"engine thermostat housing leakeed"

R L., FL (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)
Thermostat

"12 years old car. Normal maintenance item to be expected with 12 yr old car."

Anonymous, VT (2006 Ford Mustang Base 4.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

USB port

"Total failure of radio, cd and MP3 player and intermittant USB problems. Radio/CD player has been replaced 3 times and isn't working again"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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