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.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Mustang will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Feb 16, 2021
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal air bag, an inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2005-2014 Mustang, 2004-2011 Ranger, 2009-2011 Mercury Milan, 2006 Ford GT, 2008-2012 Fusion, 2007-2010 Edge and Lincoln MKX, and 2009-2010 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with a driver or passenger frontal air bag inflator used as a replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver and passenger air bag module, and replace either the module or the inflator, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 17, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S05.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V081000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1067
AIR BAGS
Feb 16, 2021
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal air bag, an inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain air bag inflator and/or module replacement service parts that may have been used as part of a collision repair. The parts include certain driver-side air bag inflators and/or modules, designed to fit 2005-2014 Ford Mustang and Mustang GT500. It also includes certain passenger-side air bag inflators and/or modules designed to fit 2005-2014 Ford Mustang, 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZ, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, 2010-2011 Mercury Milan, 2007-2011 Ford Ranger, and 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX vehicles. Please see Ford's recall report for the specific part numbers. These parts may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify dealers that purchased the affected parts, and dealers will provide replacement parts to purchasers, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S05.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21E013000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 249
AIR BAGS
Jan 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012 Ford Fusion and Mustang and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion and Mustang, Lincoln MKX, MKZ and Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ, 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available began mailing March 1, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 654695
AIR BAGS
May 31, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles, and 2005-2011 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles and 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Any vehicle not included in "Zone A", or "Zone B" is not included in the safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Ford mailed interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available on July 15, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V384000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1892343
AIR BAGS
May 28, 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2014 Mustang vehicles manufactured April 6, 2004, to June 21, 2014, and 2005-2006 GT vehicles manufactured February 20, 2004, to September 22, 2006. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on June 10, 2016. Even if interim repairs were performed under safety recall 14V-802, owners must bring their vehicles in for the final remedy. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S21. Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-802.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V319000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1018622
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 11, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
AIR BAGS
Feb 25, 2008
DURING AN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, IF A SMALL FEMALE IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT IS NOT WEARING THE SAFETY BELT, AND HAS THE SEAT IN THE FULL FORWARD POSITION, THERE MAY BE AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR A NECK INJURY.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 434,593 MY 2008 MUSTANG VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ONE OF THE NECK INJURY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION," FOR AN UNBELTED 5TH PERCENTILE FEMALE SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT WHILE IT IS IN THE FULL FORWARD POSITION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332 OR THROUGH EMAIL TO WWW.OWNERCONNECTION.COM.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 08C02.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V082000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 434593
SUSPENSION
Oct 27, 2006
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS ONLY, PART NO. 35101.8001, AND EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS SUSPENSION KITS, PART NOS. 35101.840, 35101.680, 35101.780, 35100.680, 35100.780, 4.10135.680, AND 4.10035.780, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 THROUGH 2007 FORD MUSTANG VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.
What should you do:
EIBACH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EIBACH AT 951-256-8300.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AND SUSPENSION KITS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD MUSTANG GT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E089000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 400
SUSPENSION
Aug 08, 2006
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET ROUSH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS A STAND ALONE COMPONENT, PART NO. 401297, AND ROUSH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS A SUSPENSION KIT, PART NO. 401296, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 AND 2006 FORD MUSTANG GT VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.
What should you do:
ROUSH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROUSH AT 734-466-6255.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET ROUSH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AND SUSPENSION KITS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD MUSTANG GT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E071000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 146
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